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12 regattas and series will determine the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) Boat of the Year award in 2022 including Kinsale Yacht Club's new south coast offshore race around the Blasket Islands.

Scoring in the Boat of the Year competition will be made up of a boat’s score for a given year and shall be the sum of the boat’s Event Scores from the events listed below. 

ICRA Boat of the Year Events


  • ICRA National Championships
  • Round Ireland Yacht Race


  • WAVE Regatta
  • Inishearaght Offshore Race
  • Kingstown to Queens Town Yacht Race
  • Calves Week


  • Bangor Week
  • HYC Autumn League
  • DBSC Thursday Series
  • RCYC Autumn League
  • ISORA Coastal Series

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Royal Cork's Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo (Denis and Annamarie Murphy) has strengthened her position at the top of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association's Boat of the Year rankings thanks to a solid second place in the Coastal Division of Kinsale's Sovereigns Cup at the end of June.

See full points table below

Class wins in June's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race puts the Sun Odyssey 37 Desert Star (Irish Offshore Sailing) and the J99 Juggerknot II (Andrew Algeo) jointly in second place.

J99 Juggerknot II (Andrew Algeo)J99 Juggerknot II (Andrew Algeo)

Attention now turns west for August' regattas at Calves Week at Schull and WIORA in Tralee for the next scores in the cruiser-racer annual award.  

Sun Odyssey 37 Desert Star (Irish Offshore Sailing)

ICRA Boat of the Year Points Update

  • Nieulargo 9
  • Desert Star Irish Offshore Sailing 6
  • Juggerknot II 6
  • Coracle VI 4.5
  • Samatom 4.5
  • Shillelagh 4.5
  • Slack Alice 4.5
  • Snapshot 4.5
  • YaGottaWanna 4.5
  • Freya 4
  • Humdinger 4
  • Indian 4
  • Rockabill VI 4
  • Artful Dodger 3
  • Gunsmoke 2 3
  • King One 3
  • Prince of Tides 3
  • Supernova 3
  • YOYO 2
  • Gambit 2
  • Miss Charlie 2
  • Valfreya 2
  • BonJourno! Part Deux 1.5
  • Cortegada 1.5
  • Jump Juice 1.5
  • Storm 1.5

Points supplied by ICRA - July 9 2021

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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 next week. 

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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!



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