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Kinsale Corby 25 Will be the Boat to Beat at BMW Event

23rd March 2012
Kinsale Corby 25 Will be the Boat to Beat at BMW Event

#ICRA – Class two will live up to its reputation as the most competitive of classes at ICRA's BMW National Cruiser Championships in Howth Yacht Club with current National Champion Brian Goggin's Corby 25 Allure from Kinsale Yacht Club pitched against locals Dux Anthony Gore Grimes and Dave Cullen's King One. Another south coast entry, Slack Alice, Shane Statham's GK 34 from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club is also a performer.

The BMW sponsored event cruiser national championships runs from 25th to 27th May with some of the country's top boats already declaring their interest.

Class 1 will be expected to feature Pat Kelly's J109 Storm last year's Champion and ICRA boat of the year but she will be challenged by Paul O'Higgins in the refitted Rockabill and a strong Dublin bay based J109 fleet.

In class three Howth's Alliance (Vince Gaffney) is already entered giving the local fleet another chance at ICRA silverware.

The challenge in Class 0 will be led by Howth's Crazy Horse Norbert Reilly's attractive and potent Mills 36 who will face up to Royal Cork Yacht Club Kerr 39 Antix which is always campaigned to a high level by Anthony O'Leary.

The Corinthian Cup for non spinnaker boats has magnificent trophies for both IRC and Echo to cater for all boat types. Kieran Jameson's Changeling has already entered this division which is expected to feature a large fleet.

Discounted entry fee of €125 is available up to April 14th to encourage early entry.

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