Nieulargo Crowned ICRA Boat of the Year 2021
With the completion of the RCYC Autumn League, the final results are in with Nieulargo claiming victory as ICRA Boat of the Year.
Its significant results for the year included Winner of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Yacht Race, 2nd in class O'Leary Insurance Sovereigns Cup & 2nd in class AIB Royal Cork Autumn League to finish on 11 points, just 0.5 points ahead of Frank Whelan’s Greystones J122, Kaya.
The leading Class 1 boat, Evans brother’s Howth based Snapshot included 1st in class O'Leary Insurance Sovereigns Cup, 2nd in class Beshoff Motors Howth Yacht Club Autumn League & 3rd in class ICRA National Championships in her results to finish on 8.5 points.
Nigel Biggs’ Checkmate XVIII headed Class 2 finishing on 9 points whose results included winning Class 2 ICRA National Championships plus a win in Beshoff Motors Howth Yacht Club Autumn League.
Equally scoring on 9 points, was Courtown Sailing Clubs’ Class 3 Snoopy who claimed a class in at the ICRA National Championships and 2nd in class at the CD Environmental Calves Week.
White Sail champion Prince of Tides whose scores included 1st in class CD Environmental Calves Week, 2nd in class O'Leary Insurance Sovereigns Cup & 3rd in class AIB Royal Cork Autumn League.
Commenting on the final results, Commodore Richard Colwell added “the final scores demonstrated that even though the sailing season was somewhat curtailed by COVID 19, it was fantastic to see so many boats taking part on the events that were held and I congratulate all of the Class winners and indeed Nieulargo for their 2021 successes. We look forward to greater numbers next year and of course the 2022 ICRA National Championships will form part of Cork Week in July.”
The ICRA Boat of the Year will be presented at the forthcoming ICRA Annual Conference which will take place on 5th March at the National Yacht Club.