ICRA will hold its annual Conference and AGM both in person at the National Yacht Club Dun Laoghaire and also online via Zoom on Saturday 5th March from 10:00 to 13:00.

Headline speakers at the event include

Thomas Kneen (Owner Sunrise) – we are delighted to have Thomas join us to talk about his very succesul and somewhat controversial 2021 sailing compaign in his yacht Sunrise, which won the Fastnet and just missed out on the Middle Sea race in controversial circustnaces.

Jason Smithwick (Director of Rating, RORC) – a presentation from the Director of Rating at RORC, where he will give us on update on IRC ratings, and answer all your questions!

As well as the main speakers, the event will include the sailors forum (where you have your chance to disucss and debate the big issues in our sport), updates from the major events planned in the year, an update of ICRA activities, and will be followed by the AGM.


10.00-10.10Welcome & Commodores updateRichard Colwell
10.10-10.202021 BOTY AwardRic Morris/ICRA Commodore
10.20-10.402022 Events Update
Cork Week / ICRA NationalsRoss Deasy
ISORAPeter Ryan
Wave RegattaBrian Turvey
Round IrelandKyran O’Grady
WIORA RegattaLiam Lynch
10.40-11.20RORC IRC RatingsJason Smithwick, Director of Rating, RORC
11.20-11.30Short Break
11.30-12.10Sunrise Campaign 2021Tomas Kneen, Owner Sunrise
12.10-12.30Sailors ForumRic Morris
AGM Agenda
12.30-12.35Formal Opening of AGMDenis Byrne, ICRA Secretrary
12.35-12.40Financial UpdateJohn Leech, ICRA Treasurer
12.40-12.55Update on ICRA Activities/Objectives
Under 25 ProgrammeBrian Raftery / Saoirse Reynolds
Central Results DatabaseDenis Byrne
ECHO CommitteeLiam Lynch
12.55-13.00Notification of Existing Members stepping down from and election of new members to the ICRA executive committeeICRA Secretary, Denis Byrne
Update to ICRA Constitution
13.00Formal closing of the AGMICRA Commodore


The 2021 conference will be held as a hybrid event, welcoming those that can and wish to attend a face to face meeting to the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, while also retaining the option for those unable to attend in person to register and log in to the conference online.


ICRA Interim ConstitutionConstitution currently in place for the governance of ICRA. This document was adopted at the ICRA EGM on March 2018
ICRA General RulesThe ICRA General Rules document is prepared to deal with specific issues when racing under the ICRA auspices. These rules will also be presented as a draft for discussion at the Annual Conference

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