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ICRA Announce Scoring Details for its ICRA Boat of the Year Award

1st June 2021
ICRA's 2019 Boat of the Year, Rockabill VI, a participant in the 2021 ISORA Viking Marine Coastal Training Race Series on Dublin Bay
ICRA's 2019 Boat of the Year, Rockabill VI, a participant in the 2021 ISORA Viking Marine Coastal Training Race Series on Dublin Bay Credit: Afloat

The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) has announced scoring details for its annual Boat of the Year Award.

The overall prize was unable to be awarded last year due to COVID-19's impact on the cruiser-racer season.

For 2021 and onwards, a boat's 'Boat of the Year' score for a given year shall be the sum of the boat's Event Scores from the 'boat of the year events' listed by ICRA in that year. (See 'ICRA BOTY 2. EVENTS' below for 2021)

A boat's Event Score for a given event shall be its best Division Score from that event multiplied by the events Event Weighting.

A boat's Division Score shall be based on its overall series placing in an IRC division at the event:  3 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd

ICRA BOTY 2. EVENTS

CATEGORY 1: CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS; EVENT WEIGHTING X2

  • ICRA National Championships
  • Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Yacht Race

CATEGORY 2: NATIONAL REGATTA; EVENT WEIGHTING X1.5

  • Sovereigns Cup
  • Calves Week
  • WIORA

CATEGORY 3: REGIONAL EVENTS: EVENT WEIGHTING X1

  • HYC Autumn League
  • DBSC Thursday Series
  • ISORA Irish Coastal Series
  • RCYC Autumn League

ICRA BOTY 3. PRIZES

The ICRA Boat of the Year Trophy shall be awarded to the boat qualifying for ICRA membership with the highest Boat of the Year Score for that year. The trophy shall be presented at the ICRA Annual Conference, usually held in March.

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The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Information

The creation of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) began in a very low key way in the autumn of 2002 with an exploratory meeting between Denis Kiely, Jim Donegan and Fintan Cairns in the Granville Hotel in Waterford, and the first conference was held in February 2003 in Kilkenny.

While numbers of cruiser-racers were large, their specific locations were widespread, but there was simply no denying the numerical strength and majority power of the Cork-Dublin axis. To get what was then a very novel concept up and running, this strength of numbers had to be acknowledged, and the first National Championship in 2003 reflected this, as it was staged in Howth.

ICRA was run by a dedicated group of volunteers each of whom brought their special talents to the organisation. Jim Donegan, the elder statesman, was so much more interested in the wellbeing of the new organisation than in personal advancement that he insisted on Fintan Cairns being the first Commodore, while the distinguished Cork sailor was more than content to be Vice Commodore.

ICRA National Championships

Initially, the highlight of the ICRA season was the National Championship, which is essentially self-limiting, as it is restricted to boats which have or would be eligible for an IRC Rating. Boats not actually rated but eligible were catered for by ICRA’s ace number-cruncher Denis Kiely, who took Ireland’s long-established native rating system ECHO to new heights, thereby providing for extra entries which brought fleet numbers at most annual national championships to comfortably above the hundred mark, particularly at the height of the boom years. 

ICRA Boat of the Year (Winners 2004-2019)

 

ICRA Nationals 2021

The date for the 2021 edition of the ICRA National Championships is 3-5 September at the National Yacht Club on Dublin Bay.

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