Galway – December 11, 2017
Preparations on all fronts are well underway for an exciting and distinctive ICRA National and WIORA Championships. The championships will take place in Galway Bay, which is one of the fairest sailing amphitheatres available in Ireland.
Following the launch of the NOR for the 2018 Port of Galway ICRA and WIORA Championships the organising committee is delighted to announce that they have secured the services of Alan Crosbie, David Lovegrove and David Vinnell as race officers for the event. Confirming this top quality lineup of international and national race officers in another important step in the drive to make the event in Galway next year one to remember.
At the same time that the NOR was launched a very competitive selection of entry fees was launched starting with Super Early Bird where you can enter both the ICRA and WIORA championships for just €175. This offer is available until February 1st so we would encourage everyone to get there entry in early to take advantage of this discount.
Once you have entered you will need to sort out somewhere to stay and the event website has plenty of choices on offer to suit all budgets. We will also be adding to this list in the coming weeks. Additionally, the most adventurous who will be bringing a Camper Van will also be very pleased to know that there is suitable parking at Galway Docks for more than 20 camper vans which are on a first come first served basis.
Finally, Galway Bay Sailing Club is very lucky to have Aoife Macken as their Rear Commodore for Cruisers as Aoife has many years of experience in the hospitality industry and acting as the event Accommodation Officer, she will be delighted to assist and answer any questions you have. You can get in touch with Aoife directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 087 0540584.
An important part of the maritime family in Galway is the Marine Institute and the ICRA and WIORA Championship organisers are delighted to announce that Marine Institute scientist and local sailor Tommy Furey will shortly be producing a presentation on all aspects of the race area such as tides, wave, temperature and features etc. This will be made available to all competitors through the website.
The organising committee will be bringing further exciting additions to the regatta programme in the coming weeks.
Initiatives such as Cruising in Company which proposes cruising from Kinsale to Galway and the ICRA Nationals in late July and Early August. Some say a dream cruise up the West Coast visiting incredible places such as Lawrence Cove, Derrynane, Valentia/Caherciveen, Dingle, Kilrush and Kilronan.