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Is the Shannon Estuary's 'Dis-a-Ray' ICRA's Boat of the Regatta? – ICRA didn't nominate a 'Boat-of-the-Regatta' at its Tralee–based championships but with all the praise from RORC about Ireland's dual handicap system, reckons we should hear it for Ray McGibney's vintage Dehler 34 Dis-a-Ray, which we know well…
RORC Endorses 'Parity' of Successful Irish Handicap Scoring System
The Irish Cruiser Racing Associtation (ICRA) has been given a ringing endorsement of the scoring system deployed at the cruiser national championships in Tralee by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) in London who see the Irish dual scoring system 'providing…
ICRA Championships 2013 – New Champions Crowned in Tralee
#icranats – Take sixty-one offshore racers, recruited from Ireland's leading sailing centres. Place them in a bay of stunning beauty, set among spectacular mountains perhaps, but nevertheless a bay which is inescapably located right on Ireland's Atlantic weather frontier. Then…
2013 ICRA National Champions at Tralee Bay Sailing Club
The 2013 Irish Cruiser racer national champions are: Class 0 IRC Antix Anthony O Leary. RCYC  Class 0 Echo Discover Ireland Martin Breen GBSC  Class 1 IRC Bon Example Colin Byrne RIYC Class 1 Echo Joker 11 John Maybury RIYC …
ICRA Nationals Day 1 – Storm II Takes Charge of IRC Division One
#ICRA – Pat Kelly's J109 Storm II from Howth Yacht Club tops the leaderboard of the biggest IRC class after two heavy weather races in the opening day of the 2013 ICRA National Championships. Three J109 designs are in the…
New X Yacht Design Takes Early Lead in WIORA
#ICRA – After the first day of racing at the WIORA championships on Tralee bay yesterday the all new XP33 sportsyacht design from X Yachts, Bon Exemple skippered by Colin Byrne from the Royal Irish Yacht Club, has jumped straight…
Class Bands Published for ICRA Cruiser Nationals
#icra – Class bands for tomorrow's 2013 ICRA Nationals and today's WIORA championships has been published in Tralee and are downloadable below as a PDF file.  Scroll down for attachment. A skippers briefing for the WIORA West Coast Championships took…
Sailing Instructions (SIs) for ICRA Cruiser Nationals 2013 at Tralee Bay SC (Download here!)
The Sailing Instructions (SIs) for ICRA Cruiser Nationals 2013 at Tralee Bay SC in just over a weeks time show that the seven race series is to be a no discard event. Three races are required to be completed to constitute…
East & West Coast Fleets Gear up for Feeder Races to Tralee Bay ICRA Nationals
ICRA Feeder races from Dublin bay, Galway bay and the Shannon Estuary, some with early starts to avail of favourable tides are planned for early June all to arrive in good time for the Fenit based National Cruiser Championships. The…
60 Boats Line up for ICRA Nationals But Some Clubs Still to Enter
Some of the country's biggest yacht clubs have yet to enter ICRA's cruiser national championships due to get underway in less than a month's time (June 13th to 15th). The country's biggest club Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun…
RYA's New Initiative for Cruiser Racing
National Handicap for Cruisers or NHC is the RYA's new initiative for cruiser racing which as of March 2013 has replaced the Portsmouth Yardstick for this area of racing. The change was born through a lack data coming into the…
ICRA National Championship Fleet Building Nicely for Tralee Trip
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…
ICRA's Try Sailing Day at Howth Yacht Club Attracts 87
87 prospective sailors attended last weekend's (April 21) ICRA Try Sailing Day using Howth's J80 fleet. Laura Dillon, Philip Watson and Peter Bayly were among the instructors afloat with shore sessions run by Des McWilliam, Prof O Connell, Graeme Grant…
ICRA Class Two is One to Watch at Tralee Bay Championships
#icra – ICRA Class 2 is building to become the strongest class and most widely representative of all coasts at June's ICRA Nationals at Tralee Bay SC writes Barry Rose. With entries already received from likes of Paul and Deirdre…
Tralee Bay Sailing Club Announce Dual Scoring Element to ICRA Nationals & WIORA Regatta
#cruiserracing – The town of Fenit in County Kerry is getting ready to host a combination of national and regional sailors when it stages both the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) National Cruiser Championship & Corinthian Cup along with the…
Equal Focus for IRC & ECHO Handicaps at Tralee Bay's ICRA Nationals in June
#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…

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