ICRA Announces COVID 19 Measures for National Championships
To keep us all as safe as possible, ICRA and the National Yacht Club will be taking steps to minimize the need for close contact during this year’s ICRA National Championships.
Thursday evening’s briefing (2 September) will be held on Zoom and the Q&A is now available. Please make contact with the ICRA technical delegate (Ric Morris, firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions. All details of the Zoom will be emailed directly to registrants.
There will be no need to register in person at the start of the event. ICRA will work directly with the Irish Sailing rating office to confirm IRC ratings for the event, so please ensure they have the correct details on their database (https://sailing.ie/Racing/Handicapping/Echo-IRC-Ratings). The 28th August will be the final day changes can be processed prior to the cut off.
Taking learnings from the Sovereigns Cup and Cowes Week, one and two-turn penalties will be replaced with a scoring penalty. By flying a yellow flag at the time of an incident, a boat can take a 2-point penalty. Arbitration will be available, and hearings can be attended on Zoom. In keeping with the zero-paper approach requests for hearings will be made via the racingrulesofsailing.org APP or website (event 2363). Our Umpires and Jury Officials will be led by Ailbe Millerick and Bill O’Hara, who will be afloat, witnessing racing as in 2019.