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Strong Winds Cancel Day One of the ICRA Championships on Galway Bay

16th August 2018
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The ICRA fleet in Galway Docks with Half Tonners, Sportsboats and the large J24 fleet in the foreground The ICRA fleet in Galway Docks with Half Tonners, Sportsboats and the large J24 fleet in the foreground Photo: Afloat.ie

The first race of the ICRA Championships in Galway has been cancelled today due to strong winds on Galway Bay.

The 54-boat fleet, moored in Galway Docks, was expecting an early start and as many as four races this morning after Wednesday's opening races of the WIORA championships were also cancelled due to strong winds.

Race officersThree of Ireland's six international race officers at Galway Docks for the ICRA National Championships. From left, Olympic Race Officer Jack Roy who is attending in his capacity as Irish Sailing President and Alan Crosbie and David Lovegrove, both of whom are officiating at the cruiser–racer championships Photo: Afloat.ie

The Galway Bay Sailing Club race management team are keeping a close eye on weather forecasts to complete a minimum of three races in order to constitute a championships series by Saturday.

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