Simon Mcgibney

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 Philip (left) and Richard Lovegrove sailing the Sigma 33 ‘Rupert’, winners of the Waterhouse Shield for the best performing DBSC cruiser-racer in 2018. Photograph: Afloat.ie

Royal St George Yacht Club’s Richard and Philip Lovegrove, the joint skippers of the Sigma 33 ‘Rupert’,will be the toast of the Dún Laoghaire clubhous(...)

John Maybury’s Joker 2.  The Royal Irish Yacht Club boat has enjoyed a consistent run of form over  recent years, and the 2018 season is no exception. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Just days ago John Maybury’s team on Joker 2 seemed set for an unprecedented fourth national title win at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) (...)

 John Maybury’s Joker II defends its ICRA crown in Galway Bay next week. Photograph: Afloat.ie

A buoyant turnout from sailing clubs right along the west coast is a just reward for organisers who will stage the national cruiser-racer championship(...)

 Triple ICRA Champion Joker II Skippered by John Maybury of the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dublin. This year’s ICRA National Championships are heading to Galway Bay for the first time in August. Photo: David O’Brien

This week’s Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) egm appointed a new executive, approved an “interim” constitution and confirmed that it’s “full st(...)

The stalemate  at the Irish Cruiser Racing Association  impacts on the more than 7,000 regular competitors around Ireland each year. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A stalemate of sorts has emerged in the saga of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) that impacts on the more than 7,000 regular competitors ar(...)

Norbert Reilly: emailed his resignation from the Irish Cruiser Racing Association on Thursday after disagreeing with several developments  over the last year

On the eve of a symposium to determine the future direction of the organisation, Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) executive member Norbert Reil(...)

Mounting issues for the largest segment of Irish Sailing affecting around 7,000 competitors will be addressed at a special review in Limerick  this month. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Mounting issues facing the largest segment of sailing may lead to an overhaul of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) depending on the outcome (...)

The Royal Irish J109 yacht White Mischief  (pink spinnaker in foreground), skippered by Tim and Richard Goodbody, will win the Waterhouse Shield for best boat on handicap at the DBSC awards. Photograph: David O’Brien

Flying Fifteen sailor Ben Mulligan will be crowned best one-design sailor at Friday night’s Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) gala awards ceremony in Dún(...)

The Dubois 37 Dark Angel is the now the sole challenger to Jump Juice and the Class Zero ICRA National Championship title on home waters at Crosshaven starting this afternoon. Photograph: David Branigan|Oceansport

An ideal forecast to start the annual Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) championships appears set to deliver “champagne sailing” conditions off(...)

Dinghy classes already combine resources for good effect at events such as the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta that takes place in July this year. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

A welcome change of direction by Ireland’s sailing clubs and classes is on the cards in the near future as an end to congested fixtures and overlappin(...)

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