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The Kelly family's Storm will be a class one contender in June's ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
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Next month's ICRA Nationals at Howth Yacht Club will feature what looks like the 'hottest cruiser fleet of the year' when class one boats resume battle after last year's epic clash at Kinsale.  Paul O'Higgins new JPK 10.80 will be up against some…
The big boys’ game….Antix in fine form in the RORC Easter Challenge 2016. But it was during this event that it became clear the newest generation of the Fast40+ class marked an up-grade in performance, and the amateur crew on the now-veteran Antix will have to focus their efforts with total attention if they’re to be at the races at all.
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It has been confirmed by the Irish Cruiser-Racing Association (ICRA) that it’s extremely unlikely that Ireland will be mounting a defence in July 2016 of the RORC Commodore’s Cup, which we so convincingly won in 2014 with the team of Catapult,…
ICRA has been unable to put a team together for July's Commodore's Cup in Cowes
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The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Commodore's Cup team manager Norbert Reilly has issued the following statement on Ireland's participation efforts in the 2016 Commodore's Cup regatta. 'Despite the efforts of all concerned ICRA regrets to announce that it has not been…
The race team got in seven races on a windward leeward course
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Beautiful sunshine and a wide range of wind speeds greeted the participants of the two day training weekend organised by Simon McGibney from ICRA/WIORA and Des McWilliam and Graham Curran of UK McWilliam Sailmakers. This was the second year of…
Former champion, the XP33 Bon Exemple, skippered by Philip Byrne, will be a class one contender in June's ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
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The ICRA Nationals returns to Howth Yacht Club in early June, timed to lead into the Round Ireland​,​ WIORA and Cork Week and Calves Week to round off a summer of​ ​racing. The ​combination of IRC and Progressive Echo divisions…
A class C start at the ORC Europeans in Estonia in 2015
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At the annual meeting of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) in Limerick last weekend, past president Norbert Reilly invited representatives from the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) to address the assembled crowd of over 60 delegates on features of ORC’s…
The new Commodore’s racing machine. Incoming ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney’s family-owned Dehler 101 Dis-a-ray in action in the ICRA Nationals in Tralee in 2013. Dis-a-ray is a good example of the competitive cruiser-racers - not all necessarily in the first flush of youth - which continue to get first class racing both with ICRA’s IRC Divisions, and with its impressive Progressive ECHO Handicap System.
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The Irish Cruiser-Racer Association (ICRA) is a unique organisation. “Run by sailors for sailors”, it is nevertheless a very land-centric administrative body whose only manifestation afloat as a group with its own identity is seen at the organisation of the…
ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney presents the 'Boat of the Year' Award to winning skipper George Sisk
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A buoyant ICRA conference at the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick yesterday saw Simon McGibney of Foynes Yacht Club succeed Norbert Reilly of Howth Yacht Club as Commodore. It is the first time ICRA has elected a Commodore from the…
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Yacht handicapping fees will rise by 12.5% for the coming season. An average sized boat, such as a Sigma 33, will now have total handicapping costs of €177 in 2016 as opposed to €162 in 2015. This breaksdown as follows: ECHO registration…
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The 2016 ICRA Annual Conference will be held in the Castleroy Hotel in Limerick on Saturday, March 5th from 10:30am until 15:30. Besides a range of topics and open floor Q&As session as part of the agenda this year’s conference…
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Eight National Cruiser Racer Championship Titles & Corinthian Cups will be decided next June at Howth Yacht Club (HYC). Racing under Progressive ECHO & IRC handicap, the 2016 ICRA National Championships runs from June 10-12. The full Notice of Race…
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ICRA, the Irish cruiser–racer body has awarded its 'Boat of the Year' award to cruiser zero National Champion WOW, George Sisk's Farr 42 from the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The announcement was made today by outgoing ICRA Commodore Nobby Reilly after…
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To tie in with Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th birthday celebrations the 2017 and 2020 Irish Cruiser Racer National Championships (ICRA) will be staged at the RCYC it was announced last night.  Incoming ICRA commodore Simon McGibney from Kilrush in…
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The inauguration of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association's (ICRA) first ever 'West of Ireland' commodore will take place in Limerick next March, a month before the start of the 2016 summer sailing season. The move away from the traditional November ICRA…
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This week's Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) meeting in Portlaoise heard a full agenda that included plans for the defence of its Commodore's Cup title. Putting a team together to retain the Cup will be no easy feat especially with…
Return of The Half –Tonners As Kinsale Yacht Club ICRA Nationals Gets Underway
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#icra – The biggest Half Ton event of the year gets underway this morning as part of the Irish Cruiser Racing Championships at Kinsale Yacht Club.  The annual (ICRA) Championship that combines the club's Sovereigns' Cup event runs until Saturday. Forecasted…

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