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Class One action at the weather mark of the inaugural Wave Regatta at Howth in June
15 years have passed since a small group of Cork and Dublin sailors met at the Granville Hotel in Waterford to establish the Irish Cruiser Racing Association. In the intervening years, ICRA has had great success co-ordinating Irish yacht racing…
Noel Grealish, Independent TD for Galway West with event Chairperson Martin Breen and members of the ICRA/WIORA organising committee on board J109 Joie De Vie, Galway's Class One challenger in this year’s ICRA National Championships
This week Galway Bay Sailing Club (GBSC) members and friends gathered at Dock 1 Seafood Bar and restaurant in Galway Harbour for the official launch of the ICRA/WIORA 2018 which will be held in Galway Harbour from August 15th –…
Royal Cork's Conor Phelan is an early entry into Galway's first ever staging of the ICRA Nationals in Galway.
Regatta Chairman Martin Breen reports strong interest for August's ICRA/WIORA 2018 event from all over Ireland and further afield. The ICRA Vice-Commodore (Richard Colwell) and Commodore (Simon McGibney) are confirmed entrants with Breen confirming new entrants 'on a daily basis'. See…
A graph showing the rise in 2018 IRC certs (orange) over 2017 (blue)
There's good news for Irish cruiser–racers after a graph of International Rating Certificates (IRC) published by Irish Sailing administrators reveals a lift in certs issued so far this season. It's an indication that more boats will be racing in a season…
A new ICRA Executive was appointed in Portlaoise and an interim constitution put in place last night
Last night's ICRA egm has removed a lot of uncertainty for the future direction of the cruiser racer body that was formally recast under new officers and an 'interim' constitution at its Portlaoise pow wow. After months of turbulence for…
ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney
ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney has issued the agenda for tonight's EGM to be held at 7.30pm Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise. The meeting will vote on new candidates for the ICRA executive and will also vote on a new constitution.  The final…
Extraordinary General Meeting of ICRA Called
An extraordinary general meeting (EGM) of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association has been called for Wednesday, March 21. It will be held in the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise at 7.30 p.m. and a new Executive Committee will be voted into…
ICRA sailors at the Workshop in Limerick that aims to shape a five year plan for the cruiser racer body
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) has postponed next month's annual conference until the Autumn. It follows 'strong representations' about its timing aired at this month's symposium in Limerick. The goal now, according to the ICRA executive, is to have 'a…
Norbert 'Nobby' Reilly submitted his letter of resignation to ICRA on Thursday 18 January
#ICRA - Norbert ‘Nobby’ Reilly has spoken to Afloat.ie to clarify his comments over his resignation from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) last week. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the Howth Yacht Club sailor and former ICRA commodore left…
Norbert 'Nobby' Reilly submitted his letter of resignation to ICRA on Thursday 18 January
#ICRA - Norbert 'Nobby' Reilly has resigned from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) over disagreements with its direction in the last 12 months. In his resignation letter submitted yesterday (Thursday 18 January), the Howth Yacht Club stalwart and former…
Racing at the 2017 ICRA National Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
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…
Kieran O'Connell (third from left) competing onboard a Royal Cork keelboat
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…
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
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…
Galway Bay Confirmed As Hosts Of 2018 ICRA Nationals
#ICRA - The Irish Cruiser Racing Association has reaffirmed its decision to allocate the 2018 ICRA National Championships to the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) and Galway Bay Sailing Club. The event from 16-18 August 2018 will be…
Cartoon (Ken Lawless and Syb McCormack) were part of the winning Cruisers III team
Following a light–air Cruisers Three East Coast Championships DBSC feeder race from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones on Saturday, the second two races of the 2017 Championship were held on Sunday in 20–knots of wind as part of the Greystones Harbour…
Waterford's Fools Gold crew celebrate another Welsh victory at Abersoch Keelboat Race Week
Waterford Harbour Sailing Club's A35, Fools Gold, skippered by Rob McConnell returned to Wales at the weekend for another regatta campaign. Having won the IRC Welsh Nationals in August in Pwllheli, the Dunmore East boat has gone on to win…

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