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After Cork week 2016, Cruiser–racer action returns to the South coast next June for both the ICRA Nationals at Royal Cork and the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale
It will be a packed June for cruiser-racer fans on the south coast next year with two of the biggest sailing events of the season taking place within a fortnight. Plans are well advanced for the 2017 ICRA Cruiser National Championships…
Light winds prevailed at Howth Yacht Club's ICRA National Championships in June
Following its national championships at Howth Yacht Club in June, the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) is seeking feedback on the event via an online questionnaire. ICRA commodore Simon McGibney says the survey aims to get views on how the event…
ICRA Class three champion, the all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack/Ken Lawless from the Royal Irish Yacht Club will be in action in Cowes tomorrow
Recently crowned ICRA Class three champion, the all-black Quarter Tonner Cartoon, skippered by Sybil McCormack and Ken Lawless, is one of three Irish Quarter Tonners competing in tomorrow's Quarter Ton Cup at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes. Only three days after…
Do you really think we’ll manage this? Closing in on the pin in a Division 1 start
The wisdom of the old salts would have it that in a regatta series, a set of steady results towards the front of the fleet with no silly mistakes is much more useful in the final tally than an uneven…
Royal Irish Quarter Tonner Cartoon (Ken Lawless & Sybil McCormack) is vying for the IRC Three title at the ICRA National Championships at Howth YC
After five races sailed, there are big changes at the top of the leader board in three of the four IRC classes at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships this evening which means the stage is set for tomorrow's cliff–hanger finale…
An on–the–water jury keep a close eye on a class one start at today's ICRA National Championships off Howth
Tim Goodbody made the perfect debut in the ultra competitive Irish Cruiser Racing Association class one IRC fleet off Howth this afternoon when he took a four point lead in his new J/109 White Mischief. The Royal Irish Skipper leads…
David Cullen's Half Tonner Checkmate from Howth Yacht Club is competing in today's ICRA Nationals off Howth. Read full entry list below.
In a further boost to today's first race of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association national championships at Howth Yacht Club, the fleet has risen from 73 to 86 boats in six classes over the past week. While over 24 clubs from…
Class one ICRA champion J109 Joker II skippered by John Maybury will defend their national title in Howth next Friday
ICRA has published provisional class divisions for next week's 73–boat national championship fleet at Howth Yacht Club. The divisions are as expected but this year's class two has been forced to combine boats that in previous championships sailed in classes two…
ISA Medals will be presented to the winners of next week's ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
Howth Yacht Club and ICRA have revealed the trophies for next week's cruiser–racer national championships to be staged at the north Dublin venue for a record fifth time. The three day event, from next Friday, will decide eight national titles…
Harry Gallagher – Howth Yacht Club Race management. Watch video below
Next month's ICRA Nationals at Howth Yacht Club is aiming to attract both spinnaker and white sail sailors and HYC have gone to some lengths to promote its commercial free waters in this latest youtube video.  The ICRA Nationals are returning to Howth…
The Kelly family's Storm will be a class one contender in June's ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
Next month's ICRA Nationals at Howth Yacht Club will feature what looks like the 'hottest cruiser fleet of the year' when class one boats resume battle after last year's epic clash at Kinsale.  Paul O'Higgins new JPK 10.80 will be up against some…
ICRA has been unable to put a team together for July's Commodore's Cup in Cowes
The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Commodore's Cup team manager Norbert Reilly has issued the following statement on Ireland's participation efforts in the 2016 Commodore's Cup regatta. 'Despite the efforts of all concerned ICRA regrets to announce that it has not been…
The race team got in seven races on a windward leeward course
Beautiful sunshine and a wide range of wind speeds greeted the participants of the two day training weekend organised by Simon McGibney from ICRA/WIORA and Des McWilliam and Graham Curran of UK McWilliam Sailmakers. This was the second year of…
Former champion, the XP33 Bon Exemple, skippered by Philip Byrne, will be a class one contender in June's ICRA National Championships at Howth Yacht Club
The ICRA Nationals returns to Howth Yacht Club in early June, timed to lead into the Round Ireland​,​ WIORA and Cork Week and Calves Week to round off a summer of​ ​racing. The ​combination of IRC and Progressive Echo divisions…
A class C start at the ORC Europeans in Estonia in 2015
At the annual meeting of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) in Limerick last weekend, past president Norbert Reilly invited representatives from the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) to address the assembled crowd of over 60 delegates on features of ORC’s…
ICRA Commodore Simon McGibney presents the 'Boat of the Year' Award to winning skipper George Sisk
A buoyant ICRA conference at the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick yesterday saw Simon McGibney of Foynes Yacht Club succeed Norbert Reilly of Howth Yacht Club as Commodore. It is the first time ICRA has elected a Commodore from the…

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