ICRA Nationals

Dino

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I see the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Nationals class bands are up on the Royal St George YC Website ...

http://www.rsgyc.ie/images/documents/Provisional_Divisions_ICRA_65.doc

Looks like a very good fleet of 112 boats.. Class Zero and One look very competitive.

I see the Aquelina gang have a new J122 and it's good to see Jump back in action.

I wonder if Quokka will have her new rig on time.

It should make for a great weekends racing...

Anyone want to make some early predictions...

 

cara

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I see the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Nationals class bands are up on the Royal St George YC Website ...

http://www.rsgyc.ie/images/documents/Provisional_Divisions_ICRA_65.doc

Looks like a very good fleet of 112 boats.. Class Zero and One look very competitive.

I see the Aquelina gang have a new J122 and it's good to see Jump back in action.

I wonder if Quokka will have her new rig on time.

It should make for a great weekends racing...

Anyone want to make some early predictions...
Our new rig went in yesterday, Dino, out for tune up today. All being well, will be there.

 

battenpoker

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I see the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Nationals class bands are up on the Royal St George YC Website ...

http://www.rsgyc.ie/images/documents/Provisional_Divisions_ICRA_65.doc

Looks like a very good fleet of 112 boats.. Class Zero and One look very competitive.

I see the Aquelina gang have a new J122 and it's good to see Jump back in action.

I wonder if Quokka will have her new rig on time.

It should make for a great weekends racing...

Anyone want to make some early predictions...
Our new rig went in yesterday, Dino, out for tune up today. All being well, will be there.



It will be interesting to see how Quokka and the new Corby 36,Roxy, go against this group. Pretty decent fleet. Anyone know if Roxy will be Pro'ed up.?

 
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I see the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Nationals class bands are up on the Royal St George YC Website ...

http://www.rsgyc.ie/images/documents/Provisional_Divisions_ICRA_65.doc

Looks like a very good fleet of 112 boats.. Class Zero and One look very competitive.

I see the Aquelina gang have a new J122 and it's good to see Jump back in action.

I wonder if Quokka will have her new rig on time.

It should make for a great weekends racing...

Anyone want to make some early predictions...
Our new rig went in yesterday, Dino, out for tune up today. All being well, will be there.



It will be interesting to see how Quokka and the new Corby 36,Roxy, go against this group. Pretty decent fleet. Anyone know if Roxy will be Pro'ed up.?
well Roxy was only 25 and 10 sec's behind Antix in yesterday's two race's... not a bad start.

Race 2 http://www.rcyc.ie/Results/2010/cruisers/may/McWilliamSailMakers/irc102.html

Race 3 http://www.rcyc.ie/Results/2010/cruisers/may/McWilliamSailMakers/irc103.html

 

battenpoker

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I see the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) Nationals class bands are up on the Royal St George YC Website ...

http://www.rsgyc.ie/images/documents/Provisional_Divisions_ICRA_65.doc

Looks like a very good fleet of 112 boats.. Class Zero and One look very competitive.

I see the Aquelina gang have a new J122 and it's good to see Jump back in action.

I wonder if Quokka will have her new rig on time.

It should make for a great weekends racing...

Anyone want to make some early predictions...
Our new rig went in yesterday, Dino, out for tune up today. All being well, will be there.



It will be interesting to see how Quokka and the new Corby 36,Roxy, go against this group. Pretty decent fleet. Anyone know if Roxy will be Pro'ed up.?
well Roxy was only 25 and 10 sec's behind Antix in yesterday's two race's... not a bad start.

Race 2 http://www.rcyc.ie/Results/2010/cruisers/may/McWilliamSailMakers/irc102.html

Race 3 http://www.rcyc.ie/Results/2010/cruisers/may/McWilliamSailMakers/irc103.html


Nice results for Roxy as Antix is a good yard stick. What were the wind conditions for 2 races .

 
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Nice results for Roxy as Antix is a good yard stick. What were the wind conditions for 2 races .

reasonably fresh, flat water, wasn't out myself though

 

battenpoker

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Nice results for Roxy as Antix is a good yard stick. What were the wind conditions for 2 races .

reasonably fresh, flat water, wasn't out myself though

Offshore race on Friday night will be interesting. Could be a long one though. Forecast for friday night for Tusker area is for 2/3 knots North west, building then in the morning to around 10 knots from the north or north west.

 

UniGor

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A potential beat up the east coast among the banks in a weakish (windguru says the 10 is a max) breeze? And with spring tides too.

Interesting indeed - in a similar way that a boot in the nuts is interesting.

 

battenpoker

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Time to bump this back up to the front page. Anyone seen a long-range forecast yet ?
Windguru is calling for light airs all weekend. So who are going to be the potent boats in the classes in ligher air?. Anyone know how the offshore race from Cork went?. There was a report in the RCYC site on the start at Cork but I haven't seen any results .

 

kawalski

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Time to bump this back up to the front page. Anyone seen a long-range forecast yet ?
Windguru is calling for light airs all weekend. So who are going to be the potent boats in the classes in ligher air?. Anyone know how the offshore race from Cork went?. There was a report in the RCYC site on the start at Cork but I haven't seen any results .
Start in about 15 knots quick beat up to number 10 mark and then kite out past roches point. Harden up to A0 weather then 2 sail up the south coast as the night wore on.

Gloves with the early lead took off ahead of everybody else. Then Antix, Mariners and Roxy. Roxy passed Mariners during the reach up. Gloves had to sail too deep with the big kite so we passed her on Antix. Although the next morning they were only about 500 metres behind. Wind very flukey up the Irish coast, anything from j1 to a0 to s4 up. Mariners hugged the coast and got becalmed at Wicklow Head and retired. We got stuck off BRay head for about 2 hours. Finished in 20 hours 20 minutes or there abouts. Gloves next to finish and then Roxy. I think Roxy got second on handicap and Gloves third but not sure of the deltas.

 

battenpoker

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Time to bump this back up to the front page. Anyone seen a long-range forecast yet ?
Windguru is calling for light airs all weekend. So who are going to be the potent boats in the classes in ligher air?. Anyone know how the offshore race from Cork went?. There was a report in the RCYC site on the start at Cork but I haven't seen any results .
Start in about 15 knots quick beat up to number 10 mark and then kite out past roches point. Harden up to A0 weather then 2 sail up the south coast as the night wore on.

Gloves with the early lead took off ahead of everybody else. Then Antix, Mariners and Roxy. Roxy passed Mariners during the reach up. Gloves had to sail too deep with the big kite so we passed her on Antix. Although the next morning they were only about 500 metres behind. Wind very flukey up the Irish coast, anything from j1 to a0 to s4 up. Mariners hugged the coast and got becalmed at Wicklow Head and retired. We got stuck off BRay head for about 2 hours. Finished in 20 hours 20 minutes or there abouts. Gloves next to finish and then Roxy. I think Roxy got second on handicap and Gloves third but not sure of the deltas.


Just looking at the forecast for the weekend and at least it is looking a bit better than yesterday. It was saying just 5 to 6 knots and now it is showing up to 9 knots--see http://www.windguru.com/int/index.php?sc=47769. Any predictions in this lighter stuff?.

 

Dino

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Looks like we are in for some classic Dublin Bay conditions. http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=242647

4, 5 or 6 knots all weekend. At least it's going to be dry and Saturday & Sunday look sunny.

It's going to make it interesting if we get races in. It will be interesting to see whick Zeros go best in the light stuff as some are carrying extremely heavy bulbs.

In Class 1 it's probably going to be the X35's weather. They love the light stuff.

I wonder will we have any surprises like the last ICRA's in DLa few years ago. On the friday afternoon we went from light/moderate breeze to 30 knots in a few minutes... A few boats didn't look too pretty with their No. 3's sitting on the dock.

 

farmsailor

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Looks like we are in for some classic Dublin Bay conditions. http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=242647

4, 5 or 6 knots all weekend. At least it's going to be dry and Saturday & Sunday look sunny.

It's going to make it interesting if we get races in. It will be interesting to see whick Zeros go best in the light stuff as some are carrying extremely heavy bulbs.

In Class 1 it's probably going to be the X35's weather. They love the light stuff.

I wonder will we have any surprises like the last ICRA's in DLa few years ago. On the friday afternoon we went from light/moderate breeze to 30 knots in a few minutes... A few boats didn't look too pretty with their No. 3's sitting on the dock.
perfect wind forecast for the students who are stuck inside studying and can't take part!

 

battenpoker

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Looks like we are in for some classic Dublin Bay conditions. http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=242647

4, 5 or 6 knots all weekend. At least it's going to be dry and Saturday & Sunday look sunny.

It's going to make it interesting if we get races in. It will be interesting to see whick Zeros go best in the light stuff as some are carrying extremely heavy bulbs.

In Class 1 it's probably going to be the X35's weather. They love the light stuff.

I wonder will we have any surprises like the last ICRA's in DLa few years ago. On the friday afternoon we went from light/moderate breeze to 30 knots in a few minutes... A few boats didn't look too pretty with their No. 3's sitting on the dock.
perfect wind forecast for the students who are stuck inside studying and can't take part!
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Class 1 will be interesting now. If there was a good all round breeze you wouldnt bet against Rockabill as Paul with Mel and Pettit always put a good series together. Now however with the lighter airs the x35 and j109's will surely become a force. Any tricked up j 109's(with non roller headsails) going to be there?.

Class 0 will be pretty open. Light airs might be a problem for Quokka. Gloves off could be the best light air boat but dont know who will be sailing with them. Reckon winner could come from any one of Mariners, Antix, Tiamat, Jump ,Roxy or Gloves.

 

heysail

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don't be sill about No 3's being needed in Dublin Bay - at that wind strength the race officer goes home.

 

morrisre

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Basically it was 3 of the best days sailing Dublin Bay has served up in the last 5 years. Blazing sunshine, 10-14kt, steady direction and no washing machine chop.

Irelands Commodores Cup boats lead the way in class 0 and the new Quoker looks a steady plodder that will churn out consistent races.

In terms of the supposed second Irish team, Rockabill put on a worthily dominant display in class 1, Jumps pullpit came adrift on day 1 after which they took their foot off the peddle ... or put in flat to the floor depending on how you want to look at it and Tiamat did absolutely nothing wrong, sailed very well making no mistakes and came 5th.

Another national class 2 title for Kinetic although they where pressed a bit harder than last year apparently.

Class 3 was a scrap between the Keneflics tricked out Quater Tonner (the son getting the call up to trim the last day despite having exams the following day so the bar talk goes) and Flor O'Driscoll in his J24.

The location of the ICRAs has now been nailed down for the next 4 years and it goes something like Royal Cork, Howth, Feinit, Royal St George. Not sure I've got the last 2 in the right order.

... oh and the piss-up on the Saturday was huge

 
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