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Early Bird Discount Ends Soon for ICRA Nationals in Galway Bay

26th May 2018
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Royal Cork's Conor Phelan is an early entry into Galway's first ever staging of the ICRA Nationals in Galway. Royal Cork's Conor Phelan is an early entry into Galway's first ever staging of the ICRA Nationals in Galway. Photo: Afloat.ie

Regatta Chairman Martin Breen reports strong interest for August's ICRA/WIORA 2018 event from all over Ireland and further afield.

The ICRA Vice-Commodore (Richard Colwell) and Commodore (Simon McGibney) are confirmed entrants with Breen confirming new entrants 'on a daily basis'. See provisional entry list here

The end of May is the end of the early bird period discount period, leaving sailors only a few days left to avail of great discounts!

As previously reported by Afloat.ie, the ICRA National Championship and WIORA from Aug 15th-18th are being held in association with Port of Galway under the guidance of Harbourmaster Capt Brian Sheridan. Capt. Sheridan has organised for there to be free berthage and craneage for the event so everyone can be catered for.

The end of May is the end of the early bird period discount period, leaving sailors only a few days left to avail of great discounts!

According to organisers, you will be able to leave your boat in the comfort of Galway Docks after racing and take the short walk into the bright lights of Galway City.

If you are sailing to Galway prior to the event you will also be accommodated. That way you can arrive in Galway for the regatta safe in the knowledge that your boat is there waiting for you.

Of course, a critical element of taking part in the event is securing accommodation and the team in Galway have their very own Accommodation officer, Aoife Macken, who has years of experience in the hospitality industry in Galway. She has put together a comprehensive list of accommodation options to suit all budgets which are available here

This includes 10 rooms in The Victoria Hotel right next to the docks so don’t delay as these rooms won’t be around for long! Aoife's contact details can also be found on this page should you have any questions. Galway is a busy place but there are plenty of beds for everyone.

As the central hub of the Wild Atlantic Way Galway and its environs has so much to offer that a good time is pretty much guaranteed while you’re here in mid-August.

Early bird entry ends on May 31st.

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