Crew Point is an initiative that falls under the national effort of getting more people sailing and tries to reinvigorate the uptake to the sport. Cruiser Racing is an attractive proposition to attract people to sailing, specially adults.
Because yacht owners always have the need for crew it should be easy to build the capacity to welcome neophytes onboard. By far it offers a low cost approach to explore sailing as an activity and enjoy the social aspect from the beginning, with a group of people.
The shared experience with a group is always more enjoyable and creates stronger bonds that can last a long time. ICRA recognises that it must play a role in contributing to this national effort and has created Crew Point.
It offers participating clubs a support and a commitment to offer a continuation path in sailing. With a bit of money to cover costs, and our support to create a network of people in clubs working together, we trust we can make a difference.
ICRA will make a bit of money available to your club (€250) to advertise and promote your Crew Point, cover costs, invite people to a meal, etc.