From 2019 the Irish Cruiser Racing Association is updating the Boat of the Year concept. The results from the wide range of national and regional events we are blessed with in Ireland will be combined in order to identify the top performing boat on IRC across the season balanced between the east, south, west and offshore.

Points will be accumulated for each top 3 placing under IRC in the following national and regional events. 3 for first, 2 for second and 1 for third, weighted according to the significance of the event. The ICRA member with the highest score will take home the trophy.

Current Leaderboard


Previous Winners of ICRA Boat of the Year

YearBoatSkipperClubBoat Model
2019Rockabill VIPaul O'HigginsRoyal Irish Yacht ClubJPK1080
2017-2018Checkmate XVDave CullenHowth Yacht ClubHalf Tonner
2016Joker IIJohn MayburyRoyal Irish Yacht ClubJ109
2015WOWGeorge SiskRoyal Irish Yacht ClubFarr 42
Anthony O'Leary
Mark Glimcher
Michael Boyd & Niall Dowling
Ker 39
Ker 40+
Gand Soleil 43
2013Full IrishDavid KennefickRoyal Cork Yacht ClubFigaro 2
2012NUI GalwayCathal Clarke & Matin BreenNUI & Galway Bay Sailing ClubReflex 38
2011StormPat KellyHowth Yacht Club & Rush Sailing ClubJ109
Mariner's Cove
Roxy 6
Anthony O'Leary
Dave Dwyer
Andrew Creigton
Royal Cork Yacht ClubKer 39
Mills 37
Corby 36
2009KineticRichard Colwell & Tom MurphyHowth Yacht ClubCorby 25
2008Mariner's Cove
Dave Dwyer
Roy Dickinson
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Howth Yacht Club
Mills 37
Corby 36
2007Jump JuiceConor PhelanRoyal Cork Yacht ClubKer 37
2006ChieftainJer O'RourkeRWYCCookson 50
2005AntixAnthony O'LearyRoyal Cork Yacht ClubCorby 36
2004Voodoo ChileEamonn CrosbieRoyal Irish Yacht ClubKer 32

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