New changes for the format of future ICRA championships are outlined by Irish Times Sailing Columnist David O'Brien with the news that the rule of pro–sailors will be removed given the growing number of 'quasi-pros' now involved in the cruiser-racer scene. ICRA also say the national championship event may in future be stand-alone or part of a bigger regatta depending on location.
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The news follows ICRA's first meeting under new Commodore Richard Colwell.
In other ICRA news, the national body will shortly announce a new formula for selection of Boat of The Year which will be available to boats from all around the country based on combined regatta results
There will be a new initiative for pathways and funding for Under 25 teams and ICRA will be actively pushing for applicants to avail of its training grants.