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The country's biggest club Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire has a single entry and the neighbouring National Yacht Club fleet has still to enter the ICRA cruiser national championships at Fenit in County Kerry, one of the biggest events on the Irish cruiser–racing calendar.
60 boats are now entered from around the country and the expectation is that a buoyant entry of up to 70 yachts (see below) will be racing in Kerry waters, a number that outstrips the British fleet that usually attends the UK IRC Nationals.
Currently hosts Tralee Bay SC have 11 boats entered, Royal Cork has seven. Mayo Sailing Club has six, Galway Bay five. Foynes YC on the Shannon estuary and the Royal Irish in Dun Laoghaire and Howth YC each have four boats attending. Sligo YC has two.
ICRA recognise both IRC and ECHO equally awarding Gold Silver and Bronze medals in each category. 'Interestingly the RORC have recently copied the Irish system by introducing a performance handicapping system effectively ECHO to run alongside IRC because they have seen how effectively progressive Echo works for us' says ICRA's Barry Rose.
'This ensures competitive interest through the fleets and achieves a good balanced spread of prizes' he adds.
Dubarry are sponsoring innovative day prizes for crews on the winning boat which will mean all the crew get rewarded. No boat can win two sets of day prizes spreading these prizes further.
This year ICRA Commodore Norbert Reilly has introduced a novel idea of a Club team prize sponsored by WD 40. All boats from each Club will be automatically entered and the top three boats results from each Club will decide the winner.
Dave Cullen has already been appointed Howth Yacht Club Captain and has laid down the challenge to all other Clubs to join in the spirit of the team event involving all boats.
The non–spinnaker boats will compete for the ICRA Corinthian Cup trophies recognising the growth and importance of this sector.
Entries to date as per Tralee Bay SC
|Boat Model||Boat Name||Sail No||Owner First Name||Owner Surname||Club||I wish to enter for|
|Achilles 9||Freebird||IRL1101||Kieran||Wynne||Mayo SC||WIORA White Sails|
|Beneteau First 337||As Lathair||IRL2301||Rory||Casey||Mayo SC||WIORA White Sails|
|Beneteau First Class 8||CUL8R||IRL 81641||Mahon||Bros||Courtown Sailing Club||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Corby 25||Tribal||IRL2525||Liam||Burke||GBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Corby 25||Alpaca||IRL2506||Paul & Deirdre||Tingle||RCYC||ICRA National Cruiser Championships|
|Corby 25||Smile||IRL25007||Rob||Allen||RWYCI/GBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Corby 26||2602||IRL2602||Jack Brian||Cunnane Raftery||Sligo YC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Corby 33||Rockabill V||IRL3307||Paul||O'Higgins||RIYC/NYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Dehler 34||Disaray||IRL487||Ray||McGibney||FYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Dehler 34||Egalite||IRL4021||David||Griffin||Clifden BC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|du||NowWHAT||9494||BARRY||HESKIN||GALWAY BAY SAILING CLUB||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|DUBOIS 33||NowWHAT||IRL9494||Barry||Heskin||GBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Elan 33||Surfdancer||IRL1759||Charlie||McDonnell||RCYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|First 211||Wild Thing||IRL1363||Louis/Declan||Byrne/Costello||TBSC||Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails|
|First 32s5||Badger||IRL9990||Hugh||Friel||TBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|First 32s5||Growler||IRL937||Diarmuid||Dineen||TBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|First 40.7||Siamsa||IRL123||Eddie||Barry||TBSC||WIORA West Coast Championships|
|First36.7||Galileo||IRL3367||Dan||Counihan||TBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Formula 28||Playtime||IRL828||John||Walsh||TBSC||Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails|
|formula 28||playtime||IRL828||John||Walsh||[email protected]||WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Golden Shamrock||Battle||IRL5147||John Paul||Buckley||FYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Half Ton Humphreys||Harmony||IRL1484||Martin||Reilly||Sligo YC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Harley C33||Yanks $ ffrancs||IRL8071||Vincent||O'Shea||RCYC||ICRA National Cruiser Championships|
|Humphries 3/4 Tonner Modified||Hero||IRL7234||Adrian||O' Connell||RWYCI||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|J/109||Jelly Baby||IRL9609||Ian||Nagle||RCYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|J109||Joker 2||IRL1206||John||Maybury||RIYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|J109||Indecision||IRL9898||Declan||Hayes||RIYC||ICRA National Cruiser Championships|
|J109||Storm||IRL1141||Pat||Kelly||Rush SC/HYC||ICRA National Cruiser Championships|
|J24||Jaguar||IRL400||Gary||Fort||TBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|J24||TBC||IRL728||Darragh||Mccormack||FYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|J24||Django||IRL4384||Mac||and more||LRYC, RWYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|J35||TK Lean Machine||IRL673||Cormac||Mac Donncha & Others||GBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Jeanneau 42i||SEADUCTION||IRL1169||Anne||Doherty||Mayo SC||WIORA White Sails|
|jeanneau sun odyssey 371||Titan||TBA||Louis||Keating||RWYC||Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails|
|Jeanneau Sunfast 32i||Huntress||IRL3199||Raphael||Crowley||TBSC||Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails|
|Ker 37 custom||Jump Juice||IRL2007||Denise||Phelan||RCYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Ker 39||ANTIX||IRL3939||Anthony||O Leary||Royal Cork YC||ICRA National Cruiser Championships|
|Kerry Sloop||Kerry Dream||37||Tom||Murray||FYC||Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails|
|Laser 28||Alliance II||IRL8188||Vincent||Gaffney||HYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|MG HS 30||Checkmate XV||GBR66R||Nigel||Biggs||RStGYC||ICRA National Cruiser Championships|
|Mills 30CR||Raptor||IRL811||Denis||Hewitt & Others||RIYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Mills 36||Crazy Horse||IRL9852||N||Reilly/Chambers||HYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Mod Half Ton||King One||IRL8094||David||Cullen||HYC||ICRA National Cruiser Championships|
|Modified Beneteau 25 Platu||Minimumm||IRL25078||Ronan & Niamh||Cobbe & McDonald||Howth Yacht Club||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Quarter ton||Anchor Challenge||IRL3087||Diarmuid||Foley||RCYC||ICRA National Cruiser Championships|
|Quarter Tonner||Illes Pitituses||IRL1392||J & D||Losty||Cove SC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Reflex 38||Discover Ireland||IRL7386||Martin||Breen||GBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Sigma 33||Powder Monkey||IRL4206||Liam||Lynch||TBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Sigma 33||Reconnaissance||IRL4320||Peadar||O'Loughlin||TBSC||Combined ICRA Corinthian Cup & WIORA White Sails|
|Sigma 33||Boojum||2112C||David||Buckley||TBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Sigma 33||Polished manx||GBR8666||Kuba||Syzmanski||Douglas Bay YC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|Sun Fizz 40||Coco||IRL1464||Fergus||Mc Allister||Mayo SC||WIORA White Sails|
|Sunfast32||Josie||GBR1111||David||Ryall||TBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|toledo 30||Saber||IRL5684||Paul||Ryan||Clifden BC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|X 362 Sport||Exhale||IRL8991||Diarmuid & Hilda||Good||RCYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|X332||Excuse Me!||IRL4||Donal||Browne||TBSC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|X332||XENA||IRL7597||Ian||Gaughan||Mayo SC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|X332||X-Rated||IRL 7066||John||Gordon||Mayo SC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|X332||Dexterity||IRL3323||Team Foynes||Partners||FYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|X372||ELIXIR||IRL8598||Pat||Aylward||Mayo S.C.||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
|XP33||TBC||TBC||Colin||Byrne||RIYC||Combined ICRA National Cruiser Championships & WIORA West Coast Championships|
A super Class 1 fleet is building for June's ICRA national championships.
In fact, Class 1 is now emerging as a cracking class. Entry includes four J109's, including defending champion Ian Nagle's "Jelly Baby" from RCYC, former Champion Pat Kelly from Rush SC and HYC in "Storm" and from the Royal Irish both Declan Hayes in "Indecision" and John Maybury in "Joker 2".
The hosts have produced a promo vid. We like the J24 wipe out at about 58 seconds on the timeline – Check it out above!
These will be joined by Paul O'Higgin's competitive Corby 33 "Rockabill" RIYC/ NYC, along with Denis Hewitt and gang in "Raptor" RIYC and the likes of Derry Good's X362 sport "Exhale II" from RCYC to name but a few.
The West Coast will be represented by Dan Counihan's First 36.7 "Galileo" from TBSC and Barry Heskin from GBSC in "Now What". The Galway Bay Dubois 33 of Barry Heskin, featuring many of the stalwarts from the Joggernaut days in a now toned down version. Martin Breen, also, from Galway will have something to say when it comes to results, so watch this space and watch the west awake!
Lastly, a very exciting new boat will join the fray – Colin Byrne from Royal Irish will be helming an Xp33, rumoured to be a flyer and yet to be named!
Good news is that the discount entry date has been extended for more than 2 weeks to 15th May, so get your entries and payment in now to take advantage of this very generous offer.
Don't miss the unique opportunity to compete in the magnificent waters of Tralee Bay for the Irish Cruiser Racing Association's national championships in conjunction with WIORA's own championships, both in IRC and ECHO.
With only 6 weeks remaining, it is all systems go for the Irish Cruiser Racing Association's National Championships in Tralee Bay (starting June 13th), held in conjunction with the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association's own championships, starting on June 12th, 2013.
If you haven't entered yet, do so immediately! Otherwise, you will be missing a brilliant event in the Irish sailing calendar this year! If you have entered already, and have not sorted out your accommodation and berthing requirements, now is the time to do so. Entries are coming in hard and fast, so get on board with what will be a major event in Irish sailing! Each and every fleet is building up nicely, with fierce competition expected across the board. Two classes are expected in "White Sails/Non Spinnaker" and just because spinnakers will not be flying, these classes will be fought tooth and nail!
#icra – A fleet of 40 boats with some high calibre entries are entered so far for the ICRA National Championships at Tralee Bay Sailing Club in June.
This year organisers says there is equal focus on IRC and ECHO handicaps in the National Championships with equal trophies prizes and recognition together with the ICRA Corinthian Cups for the Non-Spinnaker Divisions means that all Club sailors are catered for say organisers.
Division 2 is already shaping up to be a great fleet with the Corby 25 Tribal (ex Yanks and Franks), Liam Burke from Galway Bay entered and Dave Cullen's Half-Tonner King One from Howth Yacht Club. Nigel Biggs' Half-Tonner Checkmate XV from Dun Laoghaire's Royal St George is also in. There are also expected entries from skippers Frank Desmond, Peter Deasy and Mark Ivor's Cork Week winning Bad Company from the Royal Cork and Martin Reilly's Half-Tonner Harmony from Sligo Yacht Club.
Division 3 already has two hot quarter tonners Diarmuid Foley's Anchor Challenge from the Royal Cork and Lostys Illes Pitituses from Cobh Sailing Club as well as the defending champion Tiger (Neil Kenefick).
Division 1 is also building with likes of Raptor Denis Hewitt and partners and Joker 2 John Maybury both from the Royal Irish Yacht Club and Exhale Derry Good from Royal Cork Yacht Club leading the charge.
Division 0 sees ICRA Commodore Norbert Reilly's Crazy Horse Howth Yacht Club lining up against Anthony O' Leary's Royal Cork Antix who will be using the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race as a feeder. Gloves Off skippered by Kieran Twomey and Conor Phelan's Jump will also be likely to travel from Royal Cork.
The ICRA Corinthian Cup will be sailed for non spinnaker classes at the same time and is expected to draw significant interest.
As before in Tralee, WIORA West Coast Championships is 'intertwined' with the ICRA's and starts a day earlier on 12th finishing on the 14 th as an extra bonus for all those who travel.
The facilities of Fenit Harbour including marina berths for the duration of the event together with inexpensive lift in and out are a bonus for ICRA. TBSC promise a carnival atmosphere in the club and throughout the village with pubs and restaurants doing their bit to make sailors welcome.
Entry discount applies before 27th April 2013 so don't delay - get your entry in now at www.traleesailingclub.com
#Space - An Irish sailor has her sights set on a voyage of a different kind - into space!
Mags O'Sullivan sails with Tralee Bay Sailing Club, but she's also a trained pilot who has previously flown to the edge of space in a Russian MIG fighter jet - and she currently hopes to be successful in the Lynx Space Academy programme.
One lucky astronaut will get the chance to fly to earth orbit on the new Lynx X-COR Space vehicle - and O'Sullivan will have to compete against hundreds of other hopefuls to make it to the second stage of the competition, from which only 22 will be chosen from 200 contenders for training in Florida.
She's currently in 46th place, but she needs the support of Ireland's sailing community if she is to have a solid chance of securing her dream.
Vote for Mags O'Sullivan by visiting her profile page on the Lynx Space Academy website and clicking the Vote button.
#icra – A series of feeder races to Kerry for the 2013 Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) Nationals at Tralee Bay Sailing Club (TBSC) could swell numbers to 70 boats or higher for the Fenit event according to estimates coming from ICRA's annual conference in Kilkenny on Saturday. PDFs of the Notice of Race, entry form and event advert and flyer are available for download below.
The major event for Fenit Bay next season will be preceded by the WIORA West Coast Championships (June 12 - 14th 2013) and as both events will be staged in the same week along with a shore based family based Sea Breeze festival, the Kingdom is preparing for a big celebration of sailing 'craic' next Summer.
TBSC are also aiming to contribute to 'The Gathering' initiative by inviting overseas crews to sail back home for a racing week in the most westerly port in Europe.
Championship organiser Brian O'Sullivan previewed the June 13-15 event for the ICRA delegates on Saturday and there was a lively discussion on making the national championship a no-discard event as well as writing new alternative on the water penalties into this year's sailing instructions.
O'Sullivan confirmed feeder races will include the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle (D2D) race (June 8th) with D2D race organiser Martin Crotty offering to accommodate as many ICRA racers for the 180–mile race from the National Yacht Club. Races from Galway and Cork have also been designed to encourage as many boats as possible to head west.
Estimates indicate that a 40-boat WIORA fleet will be supplemented by at least 30 or more Dublin and Cork visitors giving respectable championship fleet sizes.
Although ICRA and Fenit organisers concede the remote location from the big Dublin cruiser fleets might be an obstacle on reasons of cost in the current climate, the decision is nevertheless in keeping with ICRA's ethos of sharing the championships around the coast on a yearly basis. (The next championships is scheduled for Dun Laoghaire at the Royal Irish YC in 2014).
Course types were also discussed on Saturday. Research from the 2012 ICRA championships in Howth showed cruiser racer fans are split on course types. Some favour windward leeward courses but others are keener on round the cans course configurations. International Race Officer Alan Crosbie will lead the race management team on the water.
A mix of courses produces more accurate results under the IRC handicap rule and as there appears to be a ground swell away from pure windward-leeward courses the intention in Fenit is to run three separate course types over the two seven race WIORA and ICRA series from Brandon Point to Kerry Head.
According to commodore Jacqui Browne many TBSC members would not have been in touch with the club since sailing ended last year, so this is a wonderful opportunity for Oppy sailors, dinghy sailors, keelboat sailors, crew members, friends and family to come along and meet up and have a chat about the upcoming events organised in this years sailing calendar.
There will be a cold buffet served on the night as well as a slideshow.
#SAILOR OF THE MONTH – Sophie Browne of Tralee Bay and Royal Cork is Afloat.ie/Irish Independent "Sailor of the Month" for January after taking the Silver Medal in the Girls Division in the Optimist Worlds in New Zealand. She added it to the Gold in the Girls, and fourth overall, which she won from an enormous fleet in the last major European regatta of 2011, at Palma, Mallorca in December.
Sophie in action abroad in Palma (top) and at home
It's some going when you're just fourteen. Sophie is back at school now, trying to make up for lost study time. But if she gives it the same total dedication she put into each sailing campaign during recent years, she'll sail into a good leaving cert in due course.
Dedication is the name of the game, and the Browne family in Tralee are a byword for it. Normally, the adjudicators for the Sailor of the Month are very reluctant to make the award to the most junior helms. They grow up so quickly, there's something ephemeral about it all.
But even at only fourteen, there's nothing ephemeral about Sophie's success. Other kids may think too much about the glitzy side of championships, but Sophie Browne is well aware of the sheer hard work and unglamorous dedication which goes into that podium place.
After the big regatta in Palma in December, the European Optimist squad went out to New Zealand with high hopes. But the pre-Worlds and the Worlds were salutary experiences. Thoughtful observers were well aware of the rising talents of southeast Asia, and South America too, as well as New Zealand and Australia, but for most it was a daunting learning experience.
It's Singapore which is most clearly setting the pace. Kimberly Lim from the vibrant city-state was both top girl, and the new world champion. Sophie Browne was second in the girls, but was back in 13th overall. Yet she was still one of the best of the Europeans – the top British sailor, for instance, was back in 21st.
It's the first time a 14–year old helm has taken the monthly sailor title. We've had younger sailors sharing a title as crews on a Mirror dinghy, but this is the first driver. And we're certain sure it won't be the last we'll hear of Sophie Browne of Tralee Bay in international sailing.
#NORTH SAILS SEMINAR – US Sailmaker Bill Gladstone of North Sails returns to these shores for a nine stop lecture tour of Ireland starting this Saturday at the country's biggest club, the Royal St George YC in Dun Laoghaire. Gladstone was last here in 2009 and the series proved popular. From Dun Laoghaire the North Sails seminar heads West to Galway Bay. The full schedule is below.
Gladstone has been teaching sailing and racing for over 30 years. Topics this week, for the €20 pay at the door event, include starting tactics, upwind trim, wind shift Strategy to spinnaker trim and handling.
2012 SEMINAR SCHEDULE
Royal St George Yacht Club.....28 January 2012
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
National Yacht Club..................30 January 2012
7 pm - 11 pm
Galway Bay Sailing Club...........31 January 2012
7 pm - 11 pm
Tralee Bay Sailing Club...........01 February 2012
7pm - 11pm
Royal Cork Yacht Club.............02 February 2012
7pm - 11pm
Kinsale Yacht Club...................03 February 2012
7pm - 11pm
Royal Irish Yacht Club.............04 February 2012
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Howth Yacht Club....................06 February 2012
7pm - 11pm
Royal Ulster Yacht Club*......... 07 February 2012
7pm - 11pm
Pay at the door. €20 per person. *RUYC £18 per person.
To add to the festivities Tralee Bay Sailing Club are delighted to welcome anyone next Sunday between 2pm-5pm who would like to try out a range of water based activities for free!
Just come along to Tralee Bay Sailing School opposite the beach parking area in Fenit to see the range of water craft we have for you to try out. We will have kayaks, dinghies, motor-boat ribs and some larger cruising boats available for the afternoon. You will also be able to find out more information about the range of sailing & kayaking courses we offer throughout the summer from June to August inclusive.
Our Clubhouse will also be open where you can sit and relax with some refreshments from our bar whilst also enjoying the wonderful views Tralee Bay has to offer.
For further information contact:
Jacqui Browne 087-2610447 or Diarmuid Dineen 087-2531083
Email: [email protected]
The IODAI Optimist Trials concluded in Dun Laoghaire this weekend at the Mitsubishi Youth Regatta with a fine win for Sophie Browne. The Tralee Bay Sailor raced a consistent series with blinding boatspeed to pip long term leader Sean Donnelly (NYC). The purpose of the trials is to select teams to represent Ireland at the World, European and German Championships. The Royal Cork continued its recent history of fine results with 7 of the 18 available places being filled by club members.
By winning the trials, Browne has now taken up the option of travelling to New Zealand in December 2011 to represent Ireland at the Optimist World Championships.
The following sailors were selected by the trial process to represent Ireland at the European Championship which will be held in Portugal in July 2011: Sean Donnelly, HYC, Peter McCann RCYC, Harry Whitaker RCYC, Eoin Lyden RCYC, Jil McGinley RCYC Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain KYC and Megan Parker SSC
The team selected to travel to the German National Championships include Robert Dickson HYC , Daire Cournane KYC, Sean Waddilove Skerries SC, Richard Hogan HYC, Adam Hyland RSGYC, Ronan Cournane KYC, Sean Gambier Ross KYC and Fergus Flood HYC, Aoife Hopkins and Alacoque Daly Tralee Bay SC.
In addition 10 sailors were chosen for the Irish under 12 squad who will compete in the Optimist UK National Championships.IODAI Trials 2011 Entries: 53 Races Sailed: 14 Discard: 3 Provisional Results
|Series Place||Sail No||Fleet||Helm||M/F||Prize Age||Club||Series Points|
|10||1442||Senior||Cliodhna Ni Shuilleabhain||F||13||KYC||110|
|45||1360||Senior||Nicole Hemeryck||F||13||NYC/ HYC||416|