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'Altair' from Cove sailing club with Kieran Dorgan on the helm during the CH  Autumn league, an event that counted for SCORA points. Scroll down for more photos
SCORA
Topics for discussion at next week's SCORA AGM and Presentation of overall prizes is a proposal for better collaboration between the local South Coast Clubs, which may help address the twin problems of falling fleet numbers and the poor number of youth dinghy sailors…
Light air racing at the 2016 ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
ICRA
Crew number limits or crew weight limits at this year's ICRA National Championships are under review following discussion at last weekend's ICRA Conference in Limerick where it was shown different regattas deal with crew weight limits in different ways.  The…
The Farr 42 WOW is for sale but will be raced as usual this season before her crew move to a new 40–footer
DBSC
Royal Irish skipper George Sisk will be at the helm of a new DBSC Cruisers Zero yacht in the not too distant future. The replacement for his current Farr 42 has yet to be determined, but the crew are seeking…
Dominant force – A 13–strong J109 fleet will boost Cruisers One numbers on Dublin Bay Sailing Club this season
DBSC
With just over six weeks to the Sherry Fitzgerald sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club season the stand–out class of the year looks like Cruisers One where a 20–boat fleet has 13 J/109s among its number. It's an impressive result that bodes…
Crazeee…..Conor Clarke’s Embarr (RIYC) on her way to winning the Melges 24 Worlds by an incredible 31 points. In one of many presentations at the ICRA Conference, Maurice “Prof” McConnell outlined the huge level of dedication needed to achieve this stunning victory. Read all about it on Saturday
ICRA
Afloat.ie’s W M Nixon may have received the Royal Irish YC’s “Maritime Journalist of the Year” Award on Saturday night for his “ability to make even the most advanced and complex sailing issues understandable and of interest not only to…
Mark Mansfield (right) collects the boat of the year trophy from ICRA Commodore Simon  McGibney
ICRA
John Maybury's Joker II was named 'Boat of the Year' this afternoon at the ICRA Conference in Limerick. The judges followed the lead given to them by Afloat.ie readers this week in an online poll where Joker II featured prominently.…
Under new rating rules drafted for the IRC European Championships in Cowes in 2018, small boats like this Irish Quarter Tonner Cri Cri will no longer be able to compete
RORC
The significance of the RORC decision to merge the Commodore's Cup with the IRC Europeans in 2018 has extra meaning for Ireland given at least half of the Irish fleet will not be eligible to race due to a ratings…
Cruiser–Racer sailors are gathering in Limerick tomorrow for ICRA's National Conference
ICRA
There will be plenty of items for discussion when ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney opens up a 'round table' discussion on his advertised theme of 'we have to talk about cruiser racing' at the ICRA conference in Limerick tomorrow. A move…
Cruiser Racer action on Dublin Bay in the J109 class. This year there are five major events running between June 9 and July 9
Water Rat
The Irish Cruiser Racer Association must be applauded for providing a platform under the theme: 'we need to talk about cruiser racing' at tomorrow's conference in Limerick. Like an elephant in–the–room, the overcrowded Summer fixtures needs to be urgently addressed…
Once upon a time, he was Gordon Maguire of Howth. But now, he’s AUSGM1
ICRA
Alas, it’s true. Our very own Gordon Maguire is now officially Australian writes W M Nixon. He probably has been for years. His World Sailing Number is AUSGM1, which couldn’t be more clearcut. And that’s why, when we asked the obliging…
The European Championship will be an Open event, meaning that amateurs and professionals will race each other and the presence of professional sailors on board the entries is unrestricted
RORC
June 2018 will see the cream of the IRC fleet gather in the Solent for an exciting 12-race multi-disciplinary team and individual regatta. The Commodores' Cup, a team-based keelboat event, has been running every other year since 1992 and has seen…
Cruiser racing in Cork Harbour – national and local racing results for cruisers are calculated under IRC and ECHO handicap systems. Saturday's ICRA conference in Limerick is calling for debate on a future direction for cruiser–racing in Ireland
ICRA
The Irish Cruiser Racing Associaton (ICRA) has called for debate about the future direction of Irish cruiser–racing at Saturday's national conference in Limerick. Here, Brian Turvey makes his contribution by describing how IRC and ECHO rating systems work in Ireland and…
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ICRA
The Annual Conference of the Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA), an absorbing all-day affair in Limerick this Saturday (March 4th), has an intriguing agenda writes W M Nixon. But for many sailors from all over Ireland and the other side of…
Mixed sailing cruisers competing in a Royal Cork Yacht Club Race in Cork Harbour. The ICRA National Championships wil be held at RCYC from 9th to 11th June
ICRA
Plans are well underway at the Royal Cork Yacht Club to host the Irish Cruiser Racing Association’s National Championships in Cork Harbour on the 9th to 11th June. For the second consecutive year the nationals will be a three day…
DBSC entry Lively Lady (Rodney Martin). DBSC has added three coastal fixtures to its 2017 programme starting this April
ICRA
ICRA Ratings officer Denis Kiely from Cork will chair an open floor Q&A session on the topics of cruiser racer sailing in Ireland at the ICRA Conference on March 4. The aim of the session, according to Commodore Simon mcGibney, is…
DBSC Committee Boat Freebird officiates at the Spring Chicken Series on Dublin Bay
DBSC
A great turn–out after two cancellations got the 2017 DBSC Spring Chicken Series for Sailing Cruisers off to a great start on a lovely day at the National Yacht Club last Sunday.  The Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet was the first…

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