Yacht “Snapshot” is crowned the ICRA Boat of the Year for 2022

8th November 2022

Yacht “Snapshot” is crowned the ICRA Boat of the Year for 2022

Following a busy and successful racing season of ICRA events nationwide, the J99 yacht Snapshot in Class 1, owned by Mike and Richard Evans of Howth Yacht Club was deemed the clear winner for this prestigious Annual Award. She claimed victory by 1.75 points from her nearest rival Samaton in Class 0. The season was blessed with good weather for most of the events, which added greatly to the enjoyment of the 109-boat fleet that competed for this award. Snapshot had a great season overall, she finished 1st in her Class in the SSE Renewables Round Ireland Race, she finished 1st in her Class during CD Environmental Calves Week, 1st in the Beshoff Motors HYC Autumn League and 2nd in her Class during the HYC WAVE Regatta.

The top 3 boats in each class were as follows:

Class 0

  1. Samatom (14.75 points)
  2. Rockabill VI (13 points)
  3. Darkwood (10 points)

Class 1

  1. Snapshot (16.5 points)
  2. Storm (8 points)
  3. Final Call II (6.5 points)

Class 2

  1. Lambay Rules (6.5 points)
  2. Pyxis (6 points)
  3. Bad Company (4.5 points)

Class 3

  1. Dux (5.5 points)
  2. Maxims (4.5 points)
  3. Blue Oyster (4 points)

Class 4

  1. Headcase (6 points)
  2. Relativity (4.5 points)
  3. Janx Spirits (4.5 points)

Non-Spinnaker 1

  1. Prince of Tides (10 points)
  2. Magnet (6.5 points)
  3. White Pearl (4.75 points)

Non-Spinnaker 2

  1. Shilleagh (6 points)
  2. Demelza (4 points)
  3. Roaring Forties (4 points)

The ICRA Committee is pleased with the keen competition and participation in the ICRA events over the season and look forward to 2023 where we hope to see more cruisers compete in these highly competitive events. The 2023 National ICRA Championships will be hosted by Howth Yacht Club on 1st – 3rd September.

The ICRA Boat of the Year Award will be presented by Commodore David Cullen, at the forthcoming ICRA Annual Conference, which will take place on the 4th of March in Dun Laoghaire. All cruiser sailors are welcome to this event which promises to be interesting, engaging and helpful, especially to new members that want to give that team spirit of sailing a go and enjoy the sociability, they will receive a warm welcome to ICRA from our committee and members.

To view the full set of results please click on this link BoTY 2022


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