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ICRA Nationals Day One - Photos from Cork Harbour

17th June 2011
ICRA Nationals Day One - Photos from Cork Harbour

Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39 has got off to the perfect start in today's ICRA National Championships taking a double win in the top class of the 65-boat event at Crosshaven. Second to Antix is the Corby 37, Impetuous skippered by Richard Fildes. Third is Conor Phelan's Jump Juice, another Ker design from the host club, Royal Cork.

Winds from the North West freshened during the day.

Full IRC results and photos below.

The 17-boat  IRC class one division is lead by J109s with Pat Kelly's Howth entry Storm leading local sistership Jelly Baby (Ian Nagle) by four points after two races. Third is Dublin Bay's Aztec III, an A35 design sailed by Peter Beamish of the Royal Irish Yacht Club.

In class two, West coast champion Disaray, a Dehler 34 from Foynes Yacht Club and skippered by Simon McGibney has worked out a one point advantage over Brian Goggin's Allure, a Corby 25 from Kinsale. Full IRC results below:


The Kiwis round the weather mark of their first race in Ireland. Photo By Bob Bateman. Scroll down for 17 more pics from today's Cork harbour ICRA racing below.

Series PlaceSail NoEBoatType of BoatOwnerClubHandicapSeries PointsRace 1Race 2
1IRL3939EAntixKer 39Anthony O'LearyRCYC1.129211
2GBR7737R ImpetuousCorby 37Richard FildesSCYC1.091523
3IRL2007EJump JuiceKerConor PhelanRCYC1.105752
4IRL2003EGloves OffCorby 38Kieran TwomeyRCYC1.115835
5IRL9852ECrazy HorseMills 36Chambers/ReillyHYC1.085844
6IRL1281EAquelina/WJ122James & Sheila TyrrellArklow SC1.0831899
6IRL7111 WoW/WJ111George SiskRIYC/RCYC 1899
6IRL36000 Roxy 6/WCorby 36Robert DaviesRCYC 1899
Series PlaceSail No E Boat Type of Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2
1IRL1141 E Storm J109 Pat Kelly RSC/HYC 1.019 3 1 2
2IRL9609 E Jelly Baby J109 Ian Nagle & Paul O'Malley RCYC 1.029 7 2 5
3IRL29832 E Aztec A35 Peter Beamish RIYC 1.034 8 7 1
4IRL13500 E D-tox X-35 Donal O'Leary RCYC 1.048 8 5 3
5IRL811 E Raptor MILLS 30CR Denis Hewitt RIYC 1.025 8 4 4
6IRL17200 E Antix Beag 1720 (modified) Robert O'Leary RCYC 1.005 11 3 8
7IRL6695 E Eos X362 Sport David Scott KYC 1.022 18 6 12
8IRL3709 E Axiom X37 Michael O'Neill RIYC 1.035 19 13 6
9IRL6021 E Ellida X332 Ria Lyden RCYC 0.986 19 10 9
10IRL8109 E Jetstream J109 Peter Redden RIYC 1.028 20 9 11
11IRL892 E Tux X332 Mary O'Keeffe RCYC 0.981 21 11 10
12IRL3323 E Dexterity X332 Alan McEneff (Team Foynes) Foynes YC 0.984 24 12 12
13IRL8991 E Exhale X362 Sport Derry Good RCYC 1.025 26 8 18
14IRL7290 E Felix X332 Michael & Gretta Wallace RCYC 0.981 27 14 13
15IRL2382 E Xerxes/W IMX38 LD O'Neill RIYC 1.046 36 18 18
15IRL3307 E Rockabill IV/W Corby33 Paul O'Higgins RIYC/NYC 1.044 36 18 18
15IRL9834 E True Pennance Projection 35 Colman Garvey/Martin Darrer RCYC 1.022 36 18 18
Series PlaceSail No E Boat Type of Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2
1IRL487 E Disaray Dehler 34 Optima 101 Raymond McGibney Foynes YC 0.929 5 3 2
2IRL2506 E Allure Corby 25 Brian Goggin Kinsale YC 0.936 6 2 4
3GBR7525R E Thundebird Corby 25 Denis Coleman RCYC 0.941 7 4 3
4IRL16859 E Bad Company Sunfast 32 Desmond / Ivers / Deasy RCYC 0.939 8 7 1
5IRL2525 E Yanks $ ffrancs Corby 25 Vincent O'Shea RCYC 0.936 8 1 7
6IRL7495 E Maximus X302 Paddy Kyne HYC/WHSC 0.930 13 8 5
7IRL26026 E Ruthless Corby 26 Conor Ronan Sligo YC 0.953 15 6 9
8GBR9896 E Magnet MG335 Kieran & Liz O'Brien RCYC 0.944 16 5 11
9IRL2010 E Alpaca First 31.7 Paul & Deirdre Tingle RCYC 0.957 19 11 8
10IRL9732 E Wicked Sunfast 32 Mark Mendel RCYC 0.940 19 9 10
11IRL3492 E Big Deal Dehler Derek Dillon Foynes YC 0.925 22 10 12
12IRL1022 E Aramis Contessa 33 Pat Vaughan RCYC 0.929 25 12 13
13IRL4170 E Slack Alice GK Westerley Shane Statham WHSC 0.951 26 20 6
14IRL6676 E Y-Knot First 32s5 Barrett/Conlon RCYC 0.933 33 13 20
15IRL222 Zoom/W Dehler DB1 Nicola & Stuart Harris WHSC 40 20 20
15IRL1649 E Caesium Beneteau 31.7 Shaun & Kathy Doran Ballyholme YC 0.951 40 20 20
15IRL1972 E No Excuse/W X302 Ted Crosbie RCYC 0.931 40 20 20
15IRL2706 E Kodachi Corby 27 Denis Ellis Cove SC 0.959 40 20 20
15IRL8094 E King One/W Half Tonner Dave Cullen Howth YC 0.951 40 20 20
Series PlaceSail No E Boat Type of Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
1IRL999999 E Tiger Quarter ton Neil& george Kenefick/James O brien RCYC 0.902 3 1 1 1
2IRL3087 E Anchor Challenge Quarter ton Eamonn Rohan KYC 0.912 8 3 2 3
3NZL3311 E Blackfun Quarter Ton Jamie McDowell Royal Port Nicholson YC 0.908 9 2 3 4
4IRL1771 E Shillelagh Blazer 23 (Kirby) John Twomey KYC 0.868 13 4 7 2
5IRL9600 E Impacunious Hunter Impala Edward Rice RCYC 0.888 16 6 5 5
6GRB1479R Flashheart Quarter Ton Mike Webb & Tom Bailey King Queen YC 0.893 18 5 6 7
7IRL78 E No-Gnomes Nicholson 33Mod Leonard Donnery RCYC 0.910 20 7 4 9
8IRL9538 E Running Wild Hunter Impala OOD Sullivan Brothers RCYC 0.890 25 11 8 6
9IRL9564 E Whyte Knight Impala OOD Fergus Coughlan Cove SC 0.890 26 9 9 8
10IRL4794 E Junebug J24 Sarah Hyde/Annette Foley RCYC 0.889 28 8 10 10
11IRL9591 E Prometheus Impala OOD Paul Murray RCYC 0.888 33 10 12 11
12IRL9577 E Bedlam Impala David Doyle Cove Sailing Club 0.890 39 12 11 16
13I8709 Cri-Cri/W Jezequel 116 Paul Colton RIYC 0.905 48 16 16 16
13IRL400 E Jaguar/W J24 Gary Fort Tralee Bay SC 0.889 48 16 16 16
13IRL4206 E Powder Monkey/W Sigma 33 Liam Lynch Tralee Bay SC 0.909 48 16 16 16
Series PlaceSail No E Boat Type of Boat Owner Club Handicap Series Points Race 1 Race 2 Race 3
1GBR9625R E Sundancer Dynamo 25 Alan Mulcahy KYC 0.841 4 2 1 1
2172 E Granny Knot Westerley GK24 Michael Sexton KYC 0.830 5 1 2 2
3IRL7156 E Gaelic Kiwi GK 24FR Kevin O'Connor Cove SC 0.854 12 4 4 4
ECHO and White Sail results to follow
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The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Information

The creation of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) began in a very low key way in the autumn of 2002 with an exploratory meeting between Denis Kiely, Jim Donegan and Fintan Cairns in the Granville Hotel in Waterford, and the first conference was held in February 2003 in Kilkenny.

While numbers of cruiser-racers were large, their specific locations were widespread, but there was simply no denying the numerical strength and majority power of the Cork-Dublin axis. To get what was then a very novel concept up and running, this strength of numbers had to be acknowledged, and the first National Championship in 2003 reflected this, as it was staged in Howth.

ICRA was run by a dedicated group of volunteers each of whom brought their special talents to the organisation. Jim Donegan, the elder statesman, was so much more interested in the wellbeing of the new organisation than in personal advancement that he insisted on Fintan Cairns being the first Commodore, while the distinguished Cork sailor was more than content to be Vice Commodore.

ICRA National Championships

Initially, the highlight of the ICRA season was the National Championship, which is essentially self-limiting, as it is restricted to boats which have or would be eligible for an IRC Rating. Boats not actually rated but eligible were catered for by ICRA’s ace number-cruncher Denis Kiely, who took Ireland’s long-established native rating system ECHO to new heights, thereby providing for extra entries which brought fleet numbers at most annual national championships to comfortably above the hundred mark, particularly at the height of the boom years. 

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