2019 in Dublin Bay and 2020 in Cork Harbour
ICRA (Irish Cruiser Racing Association) are delighted to announce dates and venues for the ICRA National Championships in 2019 and 2020, and the end of year Annual Conference/ AGM.
For 2019 the ICRA National Championships will be held in Dublin Bay, hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club. Allowing time for a tune up during the domestic spring series or in Scotland for the Kip Regatta and Scottish Series, the Nationals will kick start an Irish season on the 7th – 9th June, followed by a number of high profile events such as the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, Sovereigns Cup and Dun Laoghaire Regatta.
In 2020 the Royal Cork Yacht Club holds its 300th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Cork or the Royal Corks Tricentenary celebrations. To celebrate this significant milestone the 2020 ICRA National Championships will be held in conjunction with Cork Week in July of that year.
While no commitments have been made at this time on the location and dates of events after 2020, the committee envisages that the event will return to be hosted by clubs on the East Coast for the following two years.
The ICRA Annual Conference, will be held in Lough Derg Yacht Club, on Saturday 3rd November, after an invitation to host the event was kindly provided by John Leech. It will include an AGM, for members to elect the ICRA committtee that represent them, and to bring the full new constitution into effect. It will also allow time for the current committee to inform members of the proposed strategy for the next five years. The full conference agenda and times will be provided in due course.
- ICRA Annual Conference and AGM 2018 - 3rd November 2018 - Lough Derg Yacht Club
- ICRA Nationals 2019 - 7th-9th June 2019 - Dublin Bay
- ICRA Nationals 2020 - 12th-17th July 2020 - Cork Harbour