ICRA National championships is expecting an Indian Summer
The Commodore of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA), David Cullen, has reported strong entries for the Monday.com ICRA National Championships incorporating J24 National Championships with six weeks to go.
ICRA and Howth Yacht Club are very encouraged to see entry numbers at 40 boats with six weeks left to go before the event.
Even more encouraging is to see several notable visitor boats attending including the highly fancied Jelly Baby and Anchor Challenge from Cork, together with Hijacker and Final Call II from Northern Ireland.
Defending 2022 ICRA Overall National Champion, John Maybury’s successful “Joker II” is also entered having recently had huge success in Kinsale during Sovereign’s Week, whilst a number of local hot shots including Snapshot, Dux, Checkmate XX and Storm are ready to fend off all visitors whilst providing a very warm welcome at Howth Yacht Club.
The J24 fleet will provide a strong presence with up to 25 boats expected including a number of Under 25-year-olds, K25 boats were part funded by ICRA.
Howth Yacht Club is hopeful that the rain will run out and an Indian Summer has been ordered for 8th -10th September.
Howth Yacht Club have arranged camping and campervan facilities at Deerpark nearby in order to offer accommodation options for those traveling from around the country.
The Howth Harbour Master has been very accommodating to the fleet offering temporary berthing in the Fishery Harbour thereby delivering safe and comfortable facilities to all competitors during the spring tides over the weekend.
Entry can be made for the monday.com ICRA National Championships below.