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Fresh winds and sunshine for day two at BMW Cruiser Nationals
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#ICRA – The second day of action in the BMW Cruiser Nationals at Howth saw a repeat of the welcome sunshine but, in stark contrast to Friday, there was no shortage of wind, with strong easterlies and a big sea…
Sunshine and frustration at BMW Cruiser Nationals' first day at Howth
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#ICRA2012 – Howth may have basked in glorious sunshine for the best part of the BMW ICRA Cruiser Nationals’ first day but lack of wind created enormous frustration among the record 123-boat entry as the Race Officers were obliged to…
Howth Boasts Record Entry of 123 Boats for BMW Cruiser Nationals
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#ICRA – A record entry of 123 boats racing in 7 sailing divisions will compete for honours at this weekend's BMW Cruiser Nationals being hosted by Howth Yacht Club on behalf of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA). Seven races…
Ireland's Final Plea to Defend Commodore's Cup
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#COMMODORE'S CUP – The Irish Cruiser Racing Assocation (ICRA) has issued a final plea to any skippers interested in defending the Commodore's Cup Ireland, first won in 2010, to come forward amid speculation that Ireland's hopes of mounting the defence…
Deadine Looms for ICRA Entry Discount
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#ICRA – Over 50 boats have aready entered the ICRA Nationals in Howth and another 50 are expected but the offer of a reduced entry feef from €175 to €125 for the BMW sponsored event expires this weekend.The offer includes…
Howth Prepares for Spring Series, Corby Cup and ICRA Nationals
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#CRUISER RACER –-Buoyed up by some early successes abroad Irish cruiser racer fans are in for a treat at home now with Howth Yacht Club staging three cruiser events before the end of May giving a major kick-start to the…
Boats Line Up for British Trials But Irish Commodore's Cup Team Still Eagerly Awaited
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While the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) are reporting a near record turn-out for the British trials for July's Commodores' Cup there is still no update on an Irish team to defend the title it won in 2010. The RORC…
Kinsale Corby 25 Will be the Boat to Beat at BMW Event
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#ICRA – Class two will live up to its reputation as the most competitive of classes at ICRA's BMW National Cruiser Championships in Howth Yacht Club with current National Champion Brian Goggin's Corby 25 Allure from Kinsale Yacht Club pitched…
Niche Quarter Ton Class Continues to Grow
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#QUARTER TON CLASS – With a decline in big boat sailing here (some say we will be lucky to even field a Commodore's Cup team this year), people are turning to what other classes that are around for competitive and…
ICRA Hears Appeals for Greater Participation in Sailing
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#SAILING – The tenth Annual ICRA Conference took place in Dun Laoghaire for the first time on 26th November in the same year ICRA was awarded the Mitsubishi Club of the Year trophy writes ICRA Commdore Barry Rose. It was…
Howth Plans Big Event for 2012 ICRA Nationals
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#SAILING–Any Sailing Club with ambitions of staging the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) National Championships will have to look as far ahead as 2015. ICRA – the 2011 Club of the Year – laid out its stall until 2014 at…
Storm Wins ICRA Boat of Year Award
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As predicted in Afloat's online reader poll Howth Yacht Storm (Pat Kelly) has lifted the Irish Cruiser Racer Association's Boat of the Year award at this afternoon's ICRA conference in Dun Laoghaire. Among other wins, the J109 design counted five…
Offshore Fixture Clash to be Aired at ICRA Conference
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#ICRA – Next weekend's agenda for the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) meet in Dun Laoghaire will discuss a clash of offshore fixtures following the news that a new 600–mile race from Galway, the Round Rockall race on June 24th…
ICRA Announce Short List for Boat of the Year Award
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#BOAT OF THE YEAR – The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) has announced a short list of 16 boats for its annual boat of the year award. The list includes the campaign of recently crowned All Ireland Sailing Champion George…
ICRA Sets a Course for Dun Laoghaire Conference
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The annual cruiser racer Think-In will be held in Dun Laoghaire for the first time next month when the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) Conference takes place at the Royal Marine hotel on Saturday, November 26th. Items on the agenda…
ICRA Seek Team for Defence of 2012 Commodore's Cup
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The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) is seeking expressions of interest from owners to form an Irish team to defend the Rolex Commodore's Cup next July. ICRA Commodore Barry Rose says that despite the current difficult environment ICRA remains hopeful…

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