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ICRA Champs Again Frustrated by Strong Winds in Galway

17th August 2018
ICRA Championship competitors rafted up in Galway Docks ICRA Championship competitors rafted up in Galway Docks Photo:

The 2018 ICRA Championships has again fallen victim to the strong winds on Galway Bay this morning.

The 53-boat fleet gathered in Galway Docks have been waiting for a break in the weather since Wednesday for the first ever staging of the combined WIORA and ICRA Championships by Galway Bay Sailing Club.

The Race team headed by two International Race Officers Alan Crosbie and David Lovegove now aim to complete a series of three championship races on the final day of racing tomorrow, Saturday, with a first gun at 0925.

ICRA Yachts Galway docks 0025ICRA yachts at Galway Docks Photo:

However, should winds abate, there is some frustration over the restricted access to the race area due to the opening times of Port of Galway lock gates that is beyond the control of the championship organisers.

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