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Big Boat Classes Won By Royal Cork Yacht Club as ICRA Championship Titles Decided on Dublin Bay
#icra – Royal Cork prowess in big boat racing shone through yesterday in Dun Laoghaire when National Cruiser handicap titles were decided on Dublin Bay in a packed final day for the ICRA championships that brought the best winds of…
Dead Calm at Day Two of ICRA Sailing Champs on Dublin Bay
      #cruiserracing – With racing abandoned for the bulk of classes there was frustration for the 113–boat ICRA championship on Dublin Bay today and an earlier start than scheduled for tomorrow's final day of competition. Classes Zero and One…
ICRA Fleet Leaders Emerge After Light Air Start to National Championships on Dublin Bay
#cruiser-racing– It may have been light and shifty but Nigel Bigg's Half-tonner Checkmate V from the Royal St. George YC gave a show of strength when he took two race wins in Division Two of the ICRA National Championships that began…
98 Yachts Sign Up to Compete for ICRA Honours – Current Entry List Here
#cruiserracing – The current entry of 98 boats for the ICRA National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) (sorted by club below) reveals a wide distribution of entries from all over the Irish coastline and beyond. Although some areas are…
ICRA 'Pro Rule' To Focus on 'Pastime' or 'Business' for Marine Trade Professionals
#cruiserracing – With a month to go, the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) is to implement an amendment to its professional sailor rule for its Teng Tools sponsored national championships on Dublin Bay. As David O'Brien in the Irish Times…
ICRA Drop Plans for New Cruiser Division
#cruiserracing – The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) has dropped plans to create a new handicap division at the bottom end of class 1 and the top of class 2 for its IRC national championships at the Royal Irish Yacht…
Sneak Peek at ICRA National Championship Entries So Far
#cruiserracing – The ICRA National Championships at the Royal Irish Yacht Club is already boasting an entry of 72 IRC cruiser and 17 white sail entrants to date and looks set to break the record of 125 entries previously set…
Silver Lining for Scottish Yacht Racing as 40th Series Names New Sponsor
Scotland's most best known yacht racing regatta has announced headline sponsors Silvers Marine. The new owners of the iconic Scottish Boatyard Silver Hills, Rosneath, have confirmed their support and sponsorship for the 40th Anniversary of the Scottish Series Regatta. The…
42 Cruiser–Racers Entered for ICRA Nationals at Royal Irish Yacht Club
#cruiserracing – Arrangements are being finalised to provide top class racing on the water to decide National Champions in all divisions at this year's ICRA Nationals that take place at a prime time in the season from 13th to 15th June…
£8m National Sailing Centre Underway in Pwllheli, North Wales
#ISORA – The main contractor for the new £8.3m National Sailing Academy and Event Centre has been appointed in Pwllheli, North Wales. The substantial dredging works has already started and the new dedicated visitor and event pontoons will be completed by…
ICRA Nationals 2014 Will See Duel of Vintage Half–Tonners
#halftonner – In what is being billed as the 'Duel of the Half Tonners' by ICRA organisers for June's National Championships another vintage half–tonner 'The Big Picture' is being optimised for competition. According to ICRA Commodore Norbert Reilly, the Howth…
ICRA Appeals to X 332s & Beneteau First 31.7s in New 'Flexible Approach' to Class Divisions
#icra – The Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) has come up with a new flexible approach to the question of class divisions. At its last executive meeting the decision was made to promote to all boat owners especially those who…
Denis Kiely Steps Down as National Yacht Handicapping Officer
#icra – Denis Kiely has stepped down as the ISA's national yacht handicapping officer but continues in his position as Honorary Secretary of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) writes Claire Bateman. After some two decades in office, Kiely is…
Policing Sailor's ISAF Categories Raises the Tempo at ICRA Conference
#icra – Of all the items on Saturday's ICRA cruiser conference agenda the 'liveliest' issue debated was how ISAF sailing categories are to be policed at future ICRA cruiser national championships. A gathering of 110 downstairs in the Royal Irish…
David Kenefick's Solo 'Full Irish' Campaign Awarded ICRA's Boat of the Year Prize
#boat of the year – The Cork based solo yacht named 'Full Irish' skippered by 22-year-old David Kenefick has won ICRA's boat of the year award. The decision was announced at today's annual ICRA conference at the Royal Irish Yacht…
ICRA Commodore Appeals for Cruiser Conference Support this Saturday
#icra – ICRA Commodore Nobby Reilly has issued a last minute appeal for support for Saturday's ICRA conference at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, urging cruiser sailors to help recruit more people to the sport of cruiser racing. It follows…

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