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Racing at the 2017 ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
ICRA
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) is running a workshop to examine the future role of ICRA this month. ICRA has issued an invitation to clubs and individuals that are key to the development of cruiser racing with a view…
The haven under the hill. Howth will be pulling out all the stops to make its new Wave Regatta from June 1st to 4th 2018 a user-friendly success
W M Nixon
A successful new development in the national sailing programme will inevitably be something of a revolution. Yet if those managing the event handle it in the right way, the changeover can take place without people thinking that anything really revolutionary…
Ted and Tom Crosbie in the X-302, No Excuse was the RCYC Winter League IRC winner
Royal Cork YC
There was a ding dong battle for overall prizes at Royal Cork Yacht Club's O'Leary Insurances Winter League in Cork Harbour on Sunday won out by Ted and Tom Crosbie in the X-302, No Excuse writes Bob Bateman. A festive…
SCORA Commodore – Kieran O'Connell
Tom MacSweeney
After a few negative years, resulting in some despondency about the future of cruiser racing, the annual meeting of SCORA, the South Coast Offshore Racing Association, had a more positive atmosphere, with a good attendance of skippers, boat owners and…
Top Irish offshore yacht Rockabill from Dublin Bay racing in Cork Week 2016
Cork Week
The 2018 Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week, which will take place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club from the 16th to the 21st of July, 2018 has been published (and is downloadable below) A Super Early Bird entry…
After twelve years in his role as Honorary Secretary of WIORA, Thomas Whelan from the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland, stepped down at the AGM
WIORA
The Annual General Meeting of the 2017 West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) took place at the Dromoland Inn in Co. Clare earlier this week. Among the items discussed on the night was the combined 2018 WIORA ICRA Championships which…
Finbarr O'Regan's Artful Dodger (red spinnaker) is a SCORA winner at tonight's agm and prizegiving in RCYC. Scroll down for full list of prizewinners
SCORA
Connor Phelan's Jump juice will be among the winners saluted tonight at the South Coast Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) agm and prizegiving that will be held in the Royal Cork Yacht Club at 7.45pm writes Bob Bateman. Cruiser–racer fortunes are…
Cork Harbour cruiser racing this month. The possibility of an all-harbour-clubs league throughout the season would add to the revived interest in cruiser racing
Royal Cork YC
There is a possibility that Cork Harbour could see more active inter-club racing next season. Following the successful initial inter-club racing this past season between Monkstown Bay and Cove Sailing Clubs, there are to be meetings with the RCYC about…
Some great racing in light conditions for today's fourth race of the O'Leary Insurances League at RCYC. Scroll down for gallery of Cork Harbour action.
Royal Cork YC
There was a competitive air to today's Royal Cork Yacht Club racing in light westerly breezes at Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. Topper and Laser dinghies enjoyed short course racing as part of the final round of RCYC's winter frostbite series…
Kieran O'Connell (third from left) competing onboard a Royal Cork keelboat
ICRA
Interest in keelboat racing is increasing. Cruiser racing is on the way back! So says the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Rear Admiral for Keelboats, Kieran O’Connell, writes Tom MacSweeney. Clubs around the coast have experienced a fall-off in racing numbers at…
RCYC's Kieran O'Connell (in RIB) assists Winter league competitor Blue Oyster that went aground yesterday in Cork Harbour. Race three photo gallery below
Royal Cork YC
A yacht that went aground during racing in the O'Leary Insurance Winter League in Cork Harbour yesterday was successfully recovered by fellow competitors and Royal Cork Yacht Club officials writes Bob Bateman. The 38–foot yacht that was competing in the White Sails…
2017 All Ireland Champion Fionn Lyden (left) with Irish Sailing President Jack Roy and crew Liam Manning at Mullingar SC on Lough Owel this evening
ISA
As we head into the winter I’m not just looking back on a very active calendar of sailing, but also looking forward to our winter schedule writes Irish Sailing President Jack Roy. I’ve travelled around the country extensively these last…
Galway Bay launch - Simon Mc Gibney ICRA Commodore / WIORA Commodore, Captain Brian Sheridan Harbour Master Galway Port, Gary Allen Commodore Galway Bay Sailing Club, Rory Carberry Irish Sailing Board Member, Martin Breen Event Chairperson and Denis Kiely ICRA Honorary Secretary
ICRA
The 2018 ICRA Cruiser National and WIORA West Coast Championships have been launched at the Port of Galway offices. The national cruiser championships will be organised by Galway Bay Sailing Club and will combine both the Irish Cruiser Racing top event…
An umpire (in RIB, left) observes a start line at the Elmo Cup Team Racing Competition in Dun Laoghaire
Team Racing
The Irish Team Racing Association (ITRA) has been one of the first organisations to congratulate two new IRL International Judges appointed at the recent World Sailing Conference in Mexico. Both successful candidates have close links with team racing. Cxema Pico is a…
Majestic – The Grand Soleil 40 Nieulargo skippered by Denis Murphy led the fleet. Scroll down for photo gallery
Royal Cork YC
There was another super race in the O'Leary Insurances sponsored Winter Sailing League at Royal Cork Yacht Club today writes Bob Bateman. Sunny (most of the time) with wind 20 to 25 knots from north north west was a scenario where…
Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) both of the Royal Irish Yacht Club completes her gybe at the outfall mark on Dublin Bay in today's first race of the DBSC Turkey Shoot. Scroll down for photo gallery below.
Turkey Shoot
Dublin Bay Sailing Club's popular Turkey Shoot Series got off to a breezy start on Dublin Bay this morning for an all–star cast of sailing cruisers that includes last year's winner, the triple ICRA Champion Joker II (John Maybury) and…

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