The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) is launching a nationwide ‘Crew Recruitment and Training Programme’ with the objective of creating a pathway for yacht racing as well as providing training and national standards for the various positions including mast, bow, trim, helm, etc.

ICRA is working with the ISA and clubs all over Ireland under the banner ‘More Sailors...More Sailing’. The project is open to all levels of sailors from those interested in mid-week social racing, right up to a position on the Irish Commodores Cup Team.

At this year's ISA National Conference on the 2nd of March in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, ICRA's Commodore Norbert Reilly will be delivering a seminar on the programme and how to get involved. The Conference is free to all ISA members. For more information please see

The initial roll out of the programme will take place on the 21st of April in Howth Yacht Club where 120 slots will be available on the the ISA SailFleet J80 yachts. The workshop will consist of both water and shore based sessions lead by top Irish sailors. 

For those who are interested in attaining a slot, please visit the website to register initial interest.

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