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(L-R)Paul Tingle, Chairman ICRA Nationals Championships 2017, Jack Roy, ISA President, Simon McGibney, ICRA Chairman & John Roche, Admiral Royal Cork YC

Royal Cork Launch the ICRA National Championships

Minister Simon Coveney and newly elected ISA President Jack Roy paid a visit to the Royal Cork Yacht Club last Monday night. Admiral John Roche and ICRA Chairman Simon McGibney were also present as the club launched the ICRA National Championships for 2017. The national event will be held in the Crosshaven club from Friday June 9th to Sunday June 11th. A full programme of races for nine national titles will be officiated by international race officers Jack Roy, Alan Crosbie and Peter Crowley.

Minister Coveney spoke of his delight in seeing Crosshaven and Kinsale (Sovereigns Cup) hosting major sailing events this summer and he wished both clubs every success. He encouraged all sailors to partake in the regattas and keep the sport at the forefront of the international sailing calendar which in turn will bring visitors from overseas and other Irish ports to the local area.

(L-R) John Roche, Admiral Royal Cork YC, Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government Simon Coveney TD, Jack Roy, ISA President, Paul Tingle, Chairman ICRA Nationals Championships 2017 & Simon McGibney, ICRA Chairman Photo: Bob Bateman Photography.

Royal Cork Admiral John Roche thanked event chairman Paul Tingle and his committee for running the event on behalf of the club and wished them every support and success. John also thanked the Minister, ISA President, ICRA Commodore, the Club Executive Committee, ISA CEO Harry Hermon and Guests for attending the launch event. 

Entry to the ICRA National Championships is now available on-line ( and with a very reasonable entry fee of €150 per boat.

Dates for your diary — Friday June 9th to Sunday June 11th.

Enter early and avail of free berthing and transfer to Kinsale – click here to enter

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