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#RS - Thirteen Fevas battled it out with Tim Norwood and Finn Cleary of the Royal Irish Yacht Club who took their class Southern title with five bullets to count as the RS Southern Championships concluded yesterday (Sunday 16 September) in Baltimore Harbour.

Frank O’Rourke and Emma Hynes of Greystones Sailing Club had an equally impressive series, never dropping out of the top three and winning the 21-strong RS 200 fleet.

In the RS400 class, the recent third-place finishers at the RS400 Europeans held their winning form securing the Southern title in a fleet of 18 boats.

Alex Barry and Richard Leonard (Monkstown Bay/Royal Cork) held off the home team of Johnny and Harry Durcan as well as Rush Sailing Club’s Alan Ruigrok and Max McNught with five bullets.

Baltimore Sailing Club thanked event organiser Jim Griffiths, helpers afloat and onshore, the race management team, results personnel and all competitors at the late season event and a fitting conclusion to the 2018 RS calendar.

Published in RS Sailing

#RS - Three races were completed yesterday (Saturday 15 September) on day one of the RS Southern Championships at Baltimore Sailing Club.

In the RS200, Frank O’Rourke and Emma Hynes on .com from Greystones Sailing Club lead the fleet with two bullets and a second place in the third race yesterday.

They stood just a point ahead of Usain Boat, helmed by Aaron Jones with Rosemary Tyrell from Greystones and the Royal Irish YC.

In the RS400, Alex Barry and Richard Leonard (Monkstown Bay/Royal Cork) were number one with three bullets, while Tim Norwood and crew Finn Cleary (RIYC) lead the RS Feva field as of yesterday evening’s results.

Published in RS Sailing

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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