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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…
Royal Irish Yacht Club Host Spring Coaching Regatta for Cruisers
#riyc – The Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) is encouraging as many cruiser–racer crews as possible to to attend its Spring Coaching Regatta intiative on the weekend of the 27th and 28th of April in Dun Laoghaire. The event is…
ICRA Aims Again for Commodore's Cup Glory
#icra – The Irish Cruiser Racer Association (ICRA) is to try again and form a team for the 2014 Commodore's Cup in Cowes, an international cruiser team event Ireland won in 2010. ICRA is seeking declarations of interest from owners…
'More Sailors, More Sailing' Crew Training Initiative Launched by ICRA
#icra – The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) rolls out a nationwide 'crew recruitment and training programme in April just over a month ahead of its 2013 national championships at Tralee Bay Sailing Club. The Initial roll out of the…
ICRA Nationals 2013; Tralee Bay Sailing Club,  June 13 - 15th
#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…
New ICRA Commodore Aims to Recruit New Crews to Boost Sailing
#ICRA –  The Irish Cruiser Racing Association's (ICRA) new Commodore seeks to increase participation in cruiser racing during his five year term in office. In his opening address to delegates at the ICRA conference on Saturday Norbert Reilly said he…
NUI Galway Campaign Awarded ICRA's 2012 Boat of the Year Trophy
#boatofthe year – The NUI Galway campaign sailing Martin Breen's Galway Reflex 38 yacht has been named ICRA's Boat of the Year. The prize was presented in Kilkenny this afternoon and applauded by a wide cross section of delegates at…
Who Will Win ICRA's Irish Boat of the Year Award?
#icra – Top handicap cruisers from the popular sailing centres of Howth, Rush, Cork, Galway and Dublin Bay are in the running for ICRA's Boat of the Year award on Saturday and competition judges have already stated a 'special performance'…
Kilkenny Conference to Elect New ICRA Commodore
ICRA has issued its final agenda for Saturday's packed conference in Kilkenny with confirmation that there will be 12 different presentations on the day including UCD's account of its world championship win in La Rochelle last month, Damian Foxall on…
Boat of the Year Judges Seek 'Something Special' for ICRA's Top Yacht of 2012
#icra – Nominees for ICRA's Boat of the Year for 2012 include the reigning champion boat, Pat Kelly's Storm, a J109 from Rush and Howth. Also in the running is Martin Breen's Reflex 38 from Galway Bay Sailing Club sailed…
Foxall to Make Round World Presentation at ICRA Conference
#icra – Successful offshore sailor Damian Foxall will make a presentation at this month's ICRA conference in Kilkenny in a fortnight's time entitled: 'Nine Round the World Races Success or Failure? It will be a further highlight presentation to round…

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