Dublin – June 03rd, 2021
ICRA announces details of qualifying events for 2021 Boat of the Year. With some events cancelled for this season, ICRA has included most events on the basis of giving boats from all regions a chance to win this prestigious trophy.
The overall prize was unable to be awarded last year due to COVID-19’s impact on the cruiser-racer season.
For 2021 and onwards, a boat’s ‘Boat of the Year’ score for a given year shall be the sum of the boat’s Event Scores from the ‘boat of the year events’ listed by ICRA in that year. (See ‘ICRA BOTY 2. EVENTS’ below for 2021)
A boat’s Event Score for a given event shall be its best Division Score from that event multiplied by the events Event Weighting.
A boat’s Division Score shall be based on its overall series placing in an IRC division at the event: 3 points for 1st, 2 points for 2nd, 1 point for 3rd.
ICRA BOTY 2. EVENTS
CATEGORY 1: CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS; EVENT WEIGHTING X2
- ICRA National Championships
- Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Yacht Race
CATEGORY 2: NATIONAL REGATTA; EVENT WEIGHTING X1.5
- Sovereigns Cup
- Calves Week
CATEGORY 3: REGIONAL EVENTS: EVENT WEIGHTING X1
- HYC Autumn League
- DBSC Thursday Series
- ISORA Irish Coastal Series
- RCYC Autumn League
ICRA BOTY 3. PRIZES
The ICRA Boat of the Year Trophy shall be awarded to the boat qualifying for ICRA membership with the highest Boat of the Year Score for that year. The trophy shall be presented at the ICRA Annual Conference, usually held in March.
The full Notice of Race can be found here.