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'More Sailors, More Sailing' Crew Training Initiative Launched by ICRA

16th January 2013
'More Sailors, More Sailing' Crew Training Initiative Launched by ICRA

#icra – The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) rolls out a nationwide 'crew recruitment and training programme in April just over a month ahead of its 2013 national championships at Tralee Bay Sailing Club.

The Initial roll out of the 'More Sailors, More Sailing' programme will take place on April 21st at Howth Yacht Club, where 120 slots are available that day in the Sailfleet J80 keelboat fleet that is based in Howth for 2013.

It follows a commitment given by ICRA Commodore Norbert Reilly at the ICRA Conference in Kilkenny last November to recruit more numbers to ICRA's 3,000 plus membership base.

The programme will consist of both water and shore based sessions lead by top Irish sailors.

The objective is to create a pathway to get on to a racing yacht, promote local training and provide national standards for the various positions (mast, bow, trim, helm, etc.)

This project is open to all levels of sailors from those interested in mid-week social racing, right up to a position on the Irish Commodores Cup Team.

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