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Contenders for ICRA Boat of the Year 20112

George Kenefick’s Tiger and Martin Breen’s NUI Galway, the two contenders for ICRA’s Boat of the Year title for 2012. The winner will be announced on November 17th at the ICRA Annual Conference. Picture Robert Bateman

The ICRA National Conference will take place at the Newpark Hotel, Kilkenny, on Saturday, November 17th, 2012.  The event will commence with the opening address and Annual Report from Commodore Barry Rose and will be followed by the Financial Report from Treasurer Fintan Cairns after which Norbert Reilly will  be appointed as the new ICRA Commodore. There is a very full agenda for the Conference and the morning session will also include a progress report on the plans for the 2013 ICRA Nationals that will take place in Tralee.

The afternoon session will include presentations by Jack Roy, International Race Officer that will give an opportunity to those present to exchange ideas with a leading Race Officer on development and cruiser race management, course types, etc. This will be followed by a presentation from Ian Travers on preparation and racing of quarter ton type boats.  A presentation will also be given by Damian Foxall, Ireland’s premier offshore sailor.

As always the conference will be the forum for the announcement of Boat of the Year and for 2012 there are two contenders for this prestigious title, NUI Galway, Martin Breen’s Reflex 38, and Royal Cork’s George Kenefick’s  Quarter Ton Tiger.

All are very welcome to attend and can be assured of an interesting and informative day.

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