Full steam ahead as racing programme announced for 2021 ICRA National Championships
Entry now open for event hosted by National Yacht Club and the Irish Cruising Racing Association on 3rd to 5th September.
The three-day Championships being held in Dun Laoghaire will comprise of fleets accommodating offshore, traditional and white sail racing. Each fleet will get its own race areas with race management ensuring great racing for all.
Three fleets will be accommodated at the event covering
- Fleet 0 Class 0
- Fleet 1 Class 1 and 2
- Fleet 2 Class 3 and Corinthians Cup White Sails classes
Fleet 0 will be provided with a combination of offshore coastal and inshore Windward Leeward races, whilst Fleets 1 & 2 will have a mix of inshore races covering both Round the Cans and Windward Leeward courses.
Courses will be managed by International PRO Jack Roy and his team, ably supported by PRO Con Murphy, ensuring great racing for all.
Back on shore, possibly for the first big Irish regatta of the year, the renowned National Yacht Club will welcome and provide full hospitality for all, subject to prevailing COVID 19 regulations.
Regatta Director, Paul Barrington commented, “The National Yacht Club is delighted to be hosting the ICRA National Championships and to welcome sailors from around the island of Ireland following a very difficult 18 months. Together with ICRA and a large team of National Yacht Club volunteers, we look forward to creating an environment for enjoyable and competitive racing for these prestigious Championships.”
ICRA Commodore, Richard Colwell added, “We are delighted to launch the ICRA National Championships 2021 in conjunction with the NYC and our sponsors. It is fantastic to be launching an event that looks very likely to go ahead, and now looks certain to be one of the biggest and most competitive events of the year. We will have great racing and fun for all cruiser racers at the Championships, from J24s to Sunfast 3300’s, and both furling and non-furling white sails classes. We recommend completing your entry as soon possible to ensure your place.”
Entries can be made on-line at https://cruiserracing.ie/icranats/ before 20 August 2021The Entry Fees are as follows:
Before 11th June
- Boats rating 0.895 and under ... €165
- Boats rating between 0.896 and 0.985 ... €195
- Boats rating 0.986 and above ... €225
After 11th June
We are all very excited to host what promises to be the most competitive and well-attended event this year.
Photographys by David Branigan Oceansport