ICRA Nationals 2016

Date 10th June, 2016 - 12th June, 2016
Location Howth Yacht Club

Irish Cruiser Racer Nationals hosted by Howth Yacht Club

The ICRA Nationals return to Howth Yacht Club in early June, timed to lead into theRound Ireland​,​ WIORA and Cork Week and Calves Week to round off a summer of​ ​racing.

The event, sponsored by long standing friends McPeake Auctioneers, and in association with Dubarry, WD40 and Dublin, a Breath of Fresh Air, promises to be another high calibre event returning to Howth Yacht Club this year under the experienced Chairmanship of Chris Howard who has twice before run superb Championships with ICRA at this great venue.

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Early bird entry closes 6th May

An early entry list is admittedly still building but it already features top boats with the likes of Conor Phelan‘s Jump Juice returning from his success in March’s RORC‘s Easter Challenge.

Early indications are that the hottest fleet could be in class one where, like ICRAs in 2015, some of the most competitive sailing took place. Paul O’Higgins new JPK 10.80 will be up against some good J109’s (including John Maybury’s Joker which won ICRAs in 2015, Jelly Baby from Cork, Storm from Howth and J/109 newcomer Tim Goodbody). Also in the class one mix will be the A35 Fools Gold which was second to Joker at Kinsale and also won the Scottish series 2015 overall. Former champion, the XP33 Bon Exemple, skippered by Philip Byrne, is also a contender.

Class two should be competitive as well with four Half Tonners vying against the home club’s X332 Equinox (Ross McDonald) plus a few others. Half tonners won’t have their pro sailors however as ICRA rules only allow pros in classes 0 and 1.

Class three will see Fusion the Corby 25 of Colwell, Cobbe and Ronan pushed by likes of Anthony Gore Grimes in Dux, the Sigma 33 s and of course, the ICRA Commodore’s family boat from Foynes Yacht Club, the McGibney’s Dis a Ray.

Class four will see current National Champions Kilcullen the local Howth Yacht Club youth J24 team take on the J24 fleet including the ICRA Commodore Simon MC Gibney the well sailed quarter Tonners and likes of Impalas who can all feature on their day.

The Corinthian Cup​s​ ​are well established for the non spinnaker boats and ​are expected to attract a large fleet.

The early Discount deadline for the ICRA Nationals is 6th May so get your entry in and enjoy great racing and a fun social scene ashore.

We are all very excited to have you sailing with us in this great event.