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RORC Think Tank seeking ideas for future Commodores’ Cup Events

ICRA Commodore Barry Rose writes about an interesting idea that has been mooted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club( RORC).  They have offered ICRA the opportunity to submit constructive feedback from the Irish Cruiser racing sector on suggestions regarding the future format of  the Commodores’ Cup. All aspects of the competition will be considered including boat types, team formats, event format and professional participation and any other ideas.  Everything is open to suggestion and Irish sailors now have the opportunity to make their views known via ICRA to the RORC.

The organisers are taking the view of starting with a clean sheet and are open to ideas as to how best to maintain and grow the attraction and calibre of the event while facilitating the creation of teams in as competitive a format as possible.

ICRA are inviting any sailors with an interest in the Commodores’ Cup  team event, currently the premier international team event on the world stage, to submit constructive ideas on how they would like to see the format develop.

ICRA looks forward to hearing your views and to avail of the opportunity to have them included in such a vital discussion regarding the event.

Time is pressing for these views to be made known as the next RORC meeting to discuss the issues will take place in less than two weeks so this feedback is needed in the next seven or eight days if possible.

Ireland won this prestigious biennial competition in August 2010 but did not defend the title in 2012 as it was not found possible to put together the three boat team required.

All views and suggestions will be much appreciated by ICRA and should be sent to  and only this address should be used

ICRA takes this opportunity to thank you in advance for your co-operation and looks forward to receiving your views and recommendations.


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