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Under new rating rules drafted for the IRC European Championships in Cowes in 2018, small boats like this Irish Quarter Tonner Cri Cri will no longer be able to compete
RORC
The significance of the RORC decision to merge the Commodore's Cup with the IRC Europeans in 2018 has extra meaning for Ireland given at least half of the Irish fleet will not be eligible to race due to a ratings…
Cruiser–Racer sailors are gathering in Limerick tomorrow for ICRA's National Conference
ICRA
There will be plenty of items for discussion when ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney opens up a 'round table' discussion on his advertised theme of 'we have to talk about cruiser racing' at the ICRA conference in Limerick tomorrow. A move…
Cruiser Racer action on Dublin Bay in the J109 class. This year there are five major events running between June 9 and July 9
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The Irish Cruiser Racer Association must be applauded for providing a platform under the theme: 'we need to talk about cruiser racing' at tomorrow's conference in Limerick. Like an elephant in–the–room, the overcrowded Summer fixtures needs to be urgently addressed…
Once upon a time, he was Gordon Maguire of Howth. But now, he’s AUSGM1
ICRA
Alas, it’s true. Our very own Gordon Maguire is now officially Australian writes W M Nixon. He probably has been for years. His World Sailing Number is AUSGM1, which couldn’t be more clearcut. And that’s why, when we asked the obliging…
The European Championship will be an Open event, meaning that amateurs and professionals will race each other and the presence of professional sailors on board the entries is unrestricted
RORC
June 2018 will see the cream of the IRC fleet gather in the Solent for an exciting 12-race multi-disciplinary team and individual regatta. The Commodores' Cup, a team-based keelboat event, has been running every other year since 1992 and has seen…
Cruiser racing in Cork Harbour – national and local racing results for cruisers are calculated under IRC and ECHO handicap systems. Saturday's ICRA conference in Limerick is calling for debate on a future direction for cruiser–racing in Ireland
ICRA
The Irish Cruiser Racing Associaton (ICRA) has called for debate about the future direction of Irish cruiser–racing at Saturday's national conference in Limerick. Here, Brian Turvey makes his contribution by describing how IRC and ECHO rating systems work in Ireland and…
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ICRA
The Annual Conference of the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA), an absorbing all-day affair in Limerick this Saturday (March 4th), has an intriguing agenda writes W M Nixon. But for many sailors from all over Ireland and the other side of…
Mixed sailing cruisers competing in a Royal Cork Yacht Club Race in Cork Harbour. The ICRA National Championships wil be held at RCYC from 9th to 11th June
ICRA
Plans are well underway at the Royal Cork Yacht Club to host the Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Championships in Cork Harbour on the 9th to 11th June. For the second consecutive year the nationals will be a three day…
DBSC entry Lively Lady (Rodney Martin). DBSC has added three coastal fixtures to its 2017 programme starting this April
ICRA
ICRA Ratings officer Denis Kiely from Cork will chair an open floor Q&A session on the topics of cruiser racer sailing in Ireland at the ICRA Conference on March 4. The aim of the session, according to Commodore Simon mcGibney, is…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird officiates at the Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay
DBSC
A great turn–out after two cancellations got the 2017 DBSC Spring Chicken Series for Sailing Cruisers off to a great start on a lovely day at the National Yacht Club last Sunday.  The Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet was the first…
The J109 Indecision is a competitor in the DBSC Spring Chicken series.
DBSC
Unsuitable wind conditions disrupted this morning's Dublin Bay Sailing Club's (DBSC) Spring Chicken Series for a second week in a row. While last week's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored racing was scrubbbed because of no wind, this morning's round–the–cans race was forced off…
The 68ft Nimmo, built by Dan Mill in Galway in a four year project eight years ago, is a reminder that there’s a lot more to sailing in the west than the traditional craft of the Irish Atlantic seaboard
W M Nixon
There is really no reasonable comparison between Ireland’s eastern and western seaboards writes W M Nixon. The east coast is quite densely populated, and while it has some areas of impressive scenery, in general it lacks the majestic inlets and…
While the course is on, RORC will be offering to measure boats at a substantial discount at Royal Cork
ICRA
Royal Cork Yacht Club in conjunction with ICRA and RORC will be running an IRC Measurement weekend on the 5th, 6th and 7th of May. The aim of this weekend is two fold: IRC Measurers:• To train up new people…
Prof O'Connell will talk about his Melges 24 World Championships win last December
ICRA
This year’s Irish Cruiser Racing Association Annual Conference will take place at the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick on Saturday 4th March from 10.30. Under the heading ‘We Must Talk about Cruiser Racing’ this year’s conference promises to be an…
Just Jasmin, Phil Smyth's Bavaria Match 33, was a competitor in last year's DBSC Spring Chicken series
DBSC
Organisers of Dublin Bay Sailing Club's Rathfarnham Ford sponsored Spring Chicken Series are expecting a last minute rush to enter Sunday's first of six races. More than 25 boats are already entered but the 2017 warm–up series usually attracts double that…
Entries are open for the 2017 DBSC Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay
DBSC
A series of six Dublin Bay Sailing Club will be held on Sunday mornings for racing under modified ECHO. Cruisers, cruising boats, one-designs and boats that do not normally race are very welcome to join in the DBSC warm-up series…

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