The Irish Cruiser Racing Association bring their annual Conference to Dublin for the first time on Nov 26th at the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Saturday Nov 26th from 1100 Hrs to 1600 hrs.
All Irish cruiser racing owners and crews are automatically members of ICRA and are welcome at the conference which is in effect an interactive forum where ICRA report on the year just finishing and look forward to 2012.
Constructive ideas will be welcome and open discussion of current issues in Cruiser Racing both Spinnaker and Non Spinnaker will take place.
A pre view of ICRA Nationals scheduled for Howth Yacht Club on 25th/27th May next will take place and future venues will be outlined.
It is hoped to have a discussion on Courses for cruisers with some Race Officers present.
Des Mc William, newly appointed Worldwide President of UK Halsey sails, will fill us in on his new role and his views on cruiser racing in Ireland.
The Commodores Cup 2012 defence will be on the Agenda and there will be a report on IRC and Echo rating systems developments.
It is also planned to have an open discussion on current Class Bands and their relevance in developing fleets.
The day will end with presentation of the ICRA boat of the year. Trophy.nominations for same are still open.
The conference will startat 1100 hrs with a break for lunch at 1300 hrs and will finishe by 1600 hrs.
It is an opportunity for cruiser racers to get together to discuss issues of relevance to them and to influence ICRA policy going forward.
We look forward to seeing you there !