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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 an ICRA executive meeting in Portlaoise, County Laois.
George Sisk's 2015 campaign took victory in Kinsale in June at the ICRA National Championships and Sisk also emerged tops on Dublin Bay at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Week.
WOW faced stiff competition from a selection of top cruiser racer campaigns for ICRA's top award. At today's meeting ICRA judges gave merit awards to the following boats: Checkmate, Encore, Equinox and Ruth. Shortlisted boats for the ICRA award are previewed here.
The meeting elected a new Commodore for a three year term. Simon McGibney from Kilrush in County Clare took over the top job from Reilly of Howth. More on details arising from the ICRA executive meeting on Afloat.ie next week.
Raging Bull overtook Errislannan in Afloat readers opinion poll at lunch time on who will win the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Boat of the Year Award, in just over a month's time. Over 350 voters have given their opinion so far on the ten boat shortlist produced by Afloat. Errislannan proved an early poll topper since voting began last Thursday but as late as lunchtime today votes for Raging Bull saw a dramatic lift, bringing the Irish Sea offshore champion ahead of the Top Cork week Sigma 38. At 2pm a third of the votes cast were for Raging Bull. Errislannan was on 31%. Tiger had 16% and was in third place ahead of Antix with 31 votes. The poll is located on the left hand column of the home page. Cast your vote now!