The Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) has announced Ireland's Team for the 2014 Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup. The Green Team consists of, Catapult, a Ker 40 owned by Mark Glimcher of the United States; Anthony O'Leary's Ker 39, Antix; and Quokka, a Grand Soleil 43, being chartered by Michael Boyd and Niall Dowling.
Ireland has an impressive track record in this world level competition resulting in the 2010 Team bringing home the Rolex Commodores’ Cup. ICRA has been working for some time to assemble a top level Irish Team for this year's event, taking place off Cowes, Isle of Wight between 19th and 26th July 2014.
Catapult has won the US IRC Nationals, Cork based Antix is a seasoned and successful campaigner and a winning Commodores’ Cup team member in 2010. Quokka is an extremely competitive IRC boat with a strong track record. The Team's campaign will begin with the Warsash Spring Series in the Solent followed by various other regattas including the UK IRC Championship in mid-June.
ICRA Commodore, Norbert Reilly welcomed the development of such a high calibre team that will have a strong Irish crew involvement on all three boats comprising of sailors who won the Cup in 2010 combined with some new talent…all geared up to bring home the Cup.
ICRA also have serious interest from a fourth boat to form a second team and are inviting interest from another two boats to form Ireland Orange Team.