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60 Boats Line up for ICRA Nationals But Some Clubs Still to Enter

17th May 2013
60 Boats Line up for ICRA Nationals But Some Clubs Still to Enter

Some of the country's biggest yacht clubs have yet to enter ICRA's cruiser national championships due to get underway in less than a month's time (June 13th to 15th).

The country's biggest club Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire has a single entry and the neighbouring National Yacht Club fleet has still to enter the ICRA cruiser national championships at Fenit in County Kerry, one of the biggest events on the Irish cruiser–racing calendar. 

60 boats are now entered from around the country and the expectation is that a buoyant entry of up to 70 yachts (see below) will be racing in Kerry waters, a number that outstrips the British fleet that usually attends the UK IRC Nationals.

Currently hosts Tralee Bay SC have 11 boats entered, Royal Cork has seven. Mayo Sailing Club has six, Galway Bay five. Foynes YC on the Shannon estuary and the Royal Irish in Dun Laoghaire and Howth YC each have four boats attending. Sligo YC has two.

KInsale Yacht Club, the host of the Sovereign's Cup that follows the ICRA Nationals later in June, has yet to enter with any boats for Fenit.

ICRA recognise both IRC and ECHO equally awarding Gold Silver and Bronze medals in each category. 'Interestingly the RORC have recently copied the Irish system by introducing a performance handicapping system effectively ECHO to run alongside IRC because they have seen how effectively progressive Echo works for us' says ICRA's Barry Rose.

'This ensures competitive interest through the fleets and achieves a good balanced spread of prizes' he adds.

Dubarry are sponsoring innovative day prizes for crews on the winning boat which will mean all the crew get rewarded. No boat can win two sets of day prizes spreading these prizes further.

This year ICRA Commodore Norbert Reilly has introduced a novel idea of a Club team prize sponsored by WD 40. All boats from each Club will be automatically entered and the top three boats results from each Club will decide the winner.

Dave Cullen has already been appointed Howth Yacht Club Captain and has laid down the challenge to all other Clubs to join in the spirit of the team event involving all boats.

The non–spinnaker boats will compete for the ICRA Corinthian Cup trophies recognising the growth and importance of this sector.

Entries to date as per Tralee Bay SC

Boat ModelBoat NameSail NoOwner First NameOwner SurnameClubI wish to enter for
Achilles 9 Freebird IRL1101 Kieran Wynne Mayo SC WIORA White Sails
Beneteau First 337 As Lathair IRL2301 Rory Casey Mayo SC WIORA White Sails
Beneteau First Class 8 CUL8R IRL 81641 Mahon Bros Courtown Sailing Club Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Corby 25 Tribal IRL2525 Liam Burke GBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Corby 25 Alpaca IRL2506 Paul & Deirdre Tingle RCYC ICRA National Cruiser Championships
Corby 25 Smile IRL25007 Rob Allen RWYCI/GBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Corby 26 2602 IRL2602 Jack Brian Cunnane Raftery Sligo YC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Corby 33 Rockabill V IRL3307 Paul O'Higgins RIYC/NYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Dehler 34 Disaray IRL487 Ray McGibney FYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Dehler 34 Egalite IRL4021 David Griffin Clifden BC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
du NowWHAT 9494 BARRY HESKIN GALWAY BAY SAILING CLUB Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
DUBOIS 33 NowWHAT IRL9494 Barry Heskin GBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Elan 33 Surfdancer IRL1759 Charlie McDonnell RCYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
First 211 Wild Thing IRL1363 Louis/Declan Byrne/Costello TBSC Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails
First 32s5 Badger IRL9990 Hugh Friel TBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
First 32s5 Growler IRL937 Diarmuid Dineen TBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
First 40.7 Siamsa IRL123 Eddie Barry TBSC WIORA West Coast Championships
First36.7 Galileo IRL3367 Dan Counihan TBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Formula 28 Playtime IRL828 John Walsh TBSC Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails
formula 28 playtime IRL828 John Walsh [email protected] WIORA West Coast Championships
Golden Shamrock Battle IRL5147 John Paul Buckley FYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Half Ton Humphreys Harmony IRL1484 Martin Reilly Sligo YC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Harley C33 Yanks $ ffrancs IRL8071 Vincent O'Shea RCYC ICRA National Cruiser Championships
Humphries 3/4 Tonner Modified Hero IRL7234 Adrian O' Connell RWYCI Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
J/109 Jelly Baby IRL9609 Ian Nagle RCYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
J109 Joker 2 IRL1206 John Maybury RIYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
J109 Indecision IRL9898 Declan Hayes RIYC ICRA National Cruiser Championships
J109 Storm IRL1141 Pat Kelly Rush SC/HYC ICRA National Cruiser Championships
J24 Jaguar IRL400 Gary Fort TBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
J24 TBC IRL728 Darragh Mccormack FYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
J24 Django IRL4384 Mac and more LRYC, RWYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
J35 TK Lean Machine IRL673 Cormac Mac Donncha & Others GBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Jeanneau 42i SEADUCTION IRL1169 Anne Doherty Mayo SC WIORA White Sails
jeanneau sun odyssey 371 Titan TBA Louis Keating RWYC Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails
Jeanneau Sunfast 32i Huntress IRL3199 Raphael Crowley TBSC Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails
Ker 37 custom Jump Juice IRL2007 Denise Phelan RCYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Ker 39 ANTIX IRL3939 Anthony O Leary Royal Cork YC ICRA National Cruiser Championships
Kerry Sloop Kerry Dream 37 Tom Murray FYC Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails
Laser 28 Alliance II IRL8188 Vincent Gaffney HYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
MG HS 30 Checkmate XV GBR66R Nigel Biggs RStGYC ICRA National Cruiser Championships
Mills 30CR Raptor IRL811 Denis Hewitt & Others RIYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Mills 36 Crazy Horse IRL9852 N Reilly/Chambers HYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Mod Half Ton King One IRL8094 David Cullen HYC ICRA National Cruiser Championships
Modified Beneteau 25 Platu Minimumm IRL25078 Ronan & Niamh Cobbe & McDonald Howth Yacht Club Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Quarter ton Anchor Challenge IRL3087 Diarmuid Foley RCYC ICRA National Cruiser Championships
Quarter Tonner Illes Pitituses IRL1392 J & D Losty Cove SC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Reflex 38 Discover Ireland IRL7386 Martin Breen GBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Sigma 33 Powder Monkey IRL4206 Liam Lynch TBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Sigma 33 Reconnaissance IRL4320 Peadar O'Loughlin TBSC Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails
Sigma 33 Boojum 2112C David Buckley TBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Sigma 33 Polished manx GBR8666 Kuba Syzmanski Douglas Bay YC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
Sun Fizz 40 Coco IRL1464 Fergus Mc Allister Mayo SC WIORA White Sails
Sunfast32 Josie GBR1111 David Ryall TBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
toledo 30 Saber IRL5684 Paul Ryan Clifden BC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
X 362 Sport Exhale IRL8991 Diarmuid & Hilda Good RCYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
X332 Excuse Me! IRL4 Donal Browne TBSC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
X332 XENA IRL7597 Ian Gaughan Mayo SC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
X332 X-Rated IRL 7066 John Gordon Mayo SC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
X332 Dexterity IRL3323 Team Foynes Partners FYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
X372 ELIXIR IRL8598 Pat Aylward Mayo S.C. Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
XP33 TBC TBC Colin Byrne RIYC Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships
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