The name of the Club shall be the Irish Cruising Club and it is hereinafter referred to as “the Club”.
(i). In these Rules where the context so requires or admits the masculine shall include the feminine and the singular the plural and vice versa; and
(ii). A heading to a Rule is for ease of reference only and does not constitute part of the Rule itself.
The objects of the Club are:
(i). to provide a means for yachtsmen having a strong interest in cruising under sail in Ireland and elsewhere to associate;
(ii). to encourage cruising with particular emphasis on cruising under sail;
(iii). to gather and publish information useful to yachtsmen concerning tides, tidal streams, harbours, anchorages, lights, navigational aids, shore facilities and other matters of interest on the Irish coast; and
(iv). to record and publish logs of cruises and passages undertaken by members, and to make awards for exceptional cruises and logs.
The Club flags are as follows and pictures of approved versions will be posted on the Club website for reference:
(i). The Club Burgee shall be triangular, black in colour, with a red triangle in each of the first and third quarters, having in the centre a white device representing the Fastnet Rock and lighthouse showing beams, in accordance with its traditional design. The Burgee may only be flown at the main masthead of a vessel under the command of a member, including an honorary or temporary member.
ICC Burgee 3:2
(ii). The Ensign of the Club shall be: navy blue, in the first quarter the national tricolour; in the fourth quarter a white device representing the Fastnet Rock and lighthouse showing beams, in accordance with its traditional design, and shall be subject to regulations imposed upon the Club by the warrant issued to the Club by the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources of the Republic of Ireland. This Ensign may only be worn aboard a vessel either: registered in the Republic of Ireland and owned by a member of the Club while the owner is on board, or the vessel is under his command; or not registered but owned by a member of the Club, being an Irish citizen, while the owner is on board, or the vessel is under his command. The Ensign shall be worn on an ensign staff on the taffrail or, when at sea, at the mizzen masthead or at the peak of a gaff mainsail. It shall be kept clean and in an unfrayed condition. The Ensign may only be worn when the Club Burgee is being flown.
ICC ensign (2:1)
(iii). The Club Burgee shall not be flown nor the Ensign of the Club worn aboard any vessel at that time being used for trade or business or chartering for hire. No member chartering his vessel shall leave aboard, or permit any charterer to fly the Club Burgee or wear the Club Ensign aboard his vessel while under charter.(iv). The flag of the Commodore shall be the Club Burgee, Ratio 3:2, in the form of a broad pennant with swallowtail. The flag of the Vice-Commodore shall be identical, but with the addition of one white ball in the first quarter. The flag of a Rear-Commodore shall be identical to that of the Vice-Commodore, but with the addition of a further white ball in the third quarter. The appropriate flag shall only be flown at the main masthead of a vessel under the command of a flag officer of the Club.
Commodore Vice Commodore Rear Commodore
The flag of past Commodores shall be a red rectangle, ratio 3:2, with a black diamond bearing a white device representing the Fastnet Rock and lighthouse showing beams. The flag of past Vice-Commodores shall be identical to that of past Commodores but with the addition of a white ball in the first quarter, and the flag of past Rear-Commodores shall identical to that of past Vice-Commodores, but with the addition of a further white ball in the third quarter. The appropriate flag shall only be flown at the main masthead of a vessel under the command of a past flag officer of the Club.
Past Commodore Past Vice Commodore Past Rear Commiodore
(vi). The House Flag shall be rectangular, with red bands top and bottom, the remainder black with a white device representing the Fastnet Rock and lighthouse showing beams, in accordance with its traditional design. It shall be flown, only when the Club Burgee is not flown, at the starboard main lower crosstrees (or port if a national courtesy flag is also flown) of a vessel under the command of a member of the Club and, where flown in conjunction with other house flags, in a position appropriate to the seniority of the Club.
House flag (3:2)
(vii). The Trans-Oceanic Pennant shall be a long pennant (the fly being approximately 10 times the hoist), black in colour, with a red triangle, having curved inner edges, in each quarter, in the centre a white device representing the Fastnet Rock and Lighthouse showing beams, in accordance with its traditional design. It shall be flown in substitution for the Club Burgee or the House Flag, only on a vessel under the command of the person to whom it was awarded.
Trans-Oceanic pennant (10:1)
(i). The maximum number of members of the Club shall be for the time being 550. The Committee shall not be obliged to elect new members to attain the maximum or any lesser number. Membership shall be in accordance with the categories set out below;
(ii). Ordinary members: members who are not Senior, Honorary or Temporary members;
(iii). Senior members: members for whom the sum of age and period as a member in years exceeds 95 on or before 31st December in the preceding year;
(iv). Honorary members: Those whom the Committee shall elect as Honorary members, for such time, and for such reasons as it in its absolute discretion thinks fit. Such members shall not have voting rights, except where they have been elected from Ordinary membership;
(v). Temporary members: Those whom the Committee shall elect on a yearly basis. The subscription shall be as for members. Such members shall not have voting rights;
(vi). Unless the contrary is expressed in these Rules the term “member” shall include Ordinary and Senior members only.
- ELECTION TO ORDINARY MEMBERSHIP
(i). Every candidate for membership shall be proposed by one member and seconded by another member, each of whom shall be a member of at least four years standing on the date of election, and to both of whom he must be personally known, unless the Committee shall, under special circumstances dispense with such personal knowledge. Flag Officers and members of the Committee shall be ineligible to propose or second candidates for ordinary membership. The candidate should be acquainted with, or have been introduced to, at least one member of the Committee.
(ii).No person shall be eligible for election who has not attained the age of 18 years on the 31st December of the year previous to election.
(iii).The candidate for election, and their proposer and seconder shall complete and sign an official nomination form, (which shall include a synopsis of previous cruising experience), approved by the Committee and obtained from the Flag Officer representing the region with which he/she wishes to be associated. The completed form and other relevant documentation shall be returned by the proposer to the relevant Flag Officer for assessment before 31 October in any year and as appropriate forwarded to an Hon Admissions Officer appointed by the Committee or returned to the proposer. The completed form must be received by the Hon Admissions Officer by 30th November. (See Rule 20).
(iv). No more than three supporting letters from other members may be submitted with the nomination form. The nomination form and these letters, which must be printed and limited to one page only, shall be held in the strictest confidence and no member of the Committee shall mention them or allude to their contents except at a meeting of the Committee, or at a private discussion between themselves.
(v). Each member of the Committee shall receive copies of all documentation for each applicant.
(vi). Election Meeting: The nomination form and any accompanying letters shall be considered at a meeting of the Committee at which the election of members and matters relating to membership shall be the sole business. Such meetings shall take place between 1st January and 1st March next following the closing date for receipt of nomination forms. The Committee shall consider such proposals for membership without regard to the dates of submission of the nomination forms. Following such election meeting the proposer of an unsuccessful candidate shall be advised of the outcome of their proposal; the proposer should then, as a matter of courtesy, so inform the unsuccessful candidate.
(vii). The Hon. Secretary shall forthwith notify any elected candidate that he has been admitted a member of the Club, and shall send him a copy of these rules, and he shall be bound thereby.
(viii). Where the Committee, in its absolute discretion, considers that an application has merit , but for any reason considers that it is unable to accede to it at that time, it may direct that the application shall be deferred and brought forward at the meeting in the following year, without the requirement of renewal. Whereupon, upon receipt of a letter signed by the applicant stating that he desires the application to be sustained, and indicating his recent sailing activities, the Committee shall reconsider such application together with any other applications received and may, notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 6(iv) accord such application such precedence and more favourable consideration as the Committee in its absolute discretion considers appropriate.
(ix). Any member failing to pay his subscription and entrance fee within a period of six weeks after his election shall ipso facto cease to be a member.
(x). Any member who had resigned in good standing may submit a written application for re-election without formal proposal, and such application shall be considered at the next election meeting and shall rank equally for consideration with new applicants. Any such candidate re-elected shall not be required to pay an entrance fee.
(xi). Any member who resigned in good standing and has been re-elected to membership pursuant to Rule 6(x) shall, for the purpose of these Rules, have the duration of his membership calculated as the total of the duration of his membership prior to his resignation and the duration of his membership subsequent to his re-election.
(xii). Disciplinary Procedures.
(1) If a member is alleged to have infringed any of the Rules or regulations of the Club or to have behaved in a manner unbefitting a member of the Club or in a manner likely to bring the Club in to disrepute, the Committee may, after due and fair consideration, initiate the following steps:
(a) Convene a Disciplinary Committee to investigate the matter. The Disciplinary Committee shall consist of three members of the Club one of whom may be a Flag Officer and/or a member of the Committee. The other two shall not be members of the Committee. The Committee shall appoint one of the members of the Disciplinary Committee to act as chairman and convenor.
(b) The Disciplinary Committee (and any Appeals Committee) shall have power to fully investigate the matter in whatever way it deems necessary to establish the facts, and shall have power to obtain such professional or other advice as it may require and to have the costs of such advice discharged out of Club funds.
(c) The Disciplinary Committee, within seven days of being convened, shall give notice to the member alleged to have committed the infringement, outlining the names of the members of the Disciplinary Committee, details of the alleged infringement, and the date, time and place of a meeting which the member should attend for the purpose of establishing the facts. The member should be advised that at any meeting of this committee or any Appeals Committee, the member may be accompanied by a person of his choosing.
(d) The Disciplinary Committee shall, except in exceptional circumstance, within 14 days of any such meeting, reach a decision on the facts and if it finds that an infringement has taken place shall decide on a sanction. Within the same period, the Disciplinary Committee shall notify the member in writing of the findings and of any sanction. Any decision of the Disciplinary Committee shall be unanimous.
(2) If a member does not accept the decision of the Disciplinary Committee, within 14 days from the receipt of such decision, he may serve notice of appeal stating the grounds of his dissatisfaction on the Hon. Secretary of the Club who shall put the same before the Committee as quickly as is reasonably possible. The Committee shall then initiate the following steps:
(a) Convene an Appeals Committee to review the decisions of the Disciplinary Committee. The Appeals Committee shall consist of three members none of whom were members of the Disciplinary Committee, and one of whom may be a Flag Officer and/or a member of the Committee. The other two members of the Appeals Committee shall not be members of the Committee. The Committee shall appoint one of the members of the Appeals Committee to act as chairman and convenor
(b) The Appeals Committee shall have power to fully investigate the matter and to examine and review the decision of the Disciplinary Committee. It may, within seven days of its appointment give notice to the member alleged to have committed the infringement of a meeting and if it does so, the notice shall give the same information as the notice of the first meeting with the Disciplinary Committee. If the Appeals Committee decides that it does not require a further meeting, it shall ask the member alleged to have committed the infringement if he requires a further meeting or other opportunity to present new evidence or information and if so, the same shall be facilitated as soon as reasonably possible. The Appeals Committee shall have power to carry out any new and additional enquiries it deems fit.
(c) The Appeals Committee shall, except in exceptional circumstances, within 14 days of any such meeting and in any event as soon as reasonably possible after it has been convened, report its findings of fact and its decision as to whether an infringement has taken place, and whether such findings and decision are unanimous, to the Committee.
(d) Based on the report of the Appeals Committee, the Committee shall have power to confirm, change or set aside the decision of the Disciplinary Committee and the decision of the Committee shall be final. Such decision may be by simple majority of those present and voting. The decision of the Committee shall be notified to the member in writing as soon as reasonably possible.
(e) Any member of the Committee who sat on either the Disciplinary Committee or the Appeals Committee or who has been involved in any way in the matter under discussion shall absent himself from the hearing of the Committee at which the report of the Appeals Committee is discussed and/or a decision is reached. Flag Officers of the Club who did not sit on either the Disciplinary Committee or the Appeals Committee may sit on the General Committee which decides the appeal.
(3) The following is a non-exhaustive list of possible sanctions:
(a) Termination of membership. At the discretion of the relevant committee, the member may be refunded the balance of the annual subscription which has been paid in advance.
(b) Temporary suspension for a period to be determined. During the period, the member shall not attend or participate in Club functions. No part of the annual subscription will be refunded.
(c) Suspension/removal from any of the committees of the Club on which the member may sit or from any position of responsibility or privilege.
(d) Imposition of a fine or payment of a specified sum to a charity or institution.
(e) Redress to any person or restitution of property which has been damaged or destroyed by the member being sanctioned.
(xiii). The Committee shall at any meeting have power, on receiving satisfactory explanations, to reinstate as a member of the Club, with or without payment of the entrance fee, any person who may have ceased to be a member under any of the provisions of these Rules.
(xiv). The Committee, in considering all or any applications for election or reinstatement to membership, shall endeavour to make its decision with a view to promoting and preserving the objects and traditions of the Club. The Committee shall, in its absolute discretion, give weight to the accredited seamanship, sailing and sea-faring experience of all applicants, and to the circumstance that some applicants may not have had the same opportunity to acquire sea mileage or wide experience as others. The Committee shall attempt, in its absolute discretion, to provide for the encouragement of younger membership.
(xv). If the Committee in considering the applications for membership finds that, if it were to accept the applications it were otherwise minded to accept, it would then exceed the maximum number provided by Rule 5 (i), then, in exceptional circumstances, the Committee may by resolution temporarily increase that maximum number. Such a resolution shall require a two-thirds majority of those present and voting. The Committee shall exercise this power when it is in the interests of the Club so to do, and only in exceptional circumstances in that year.
For the avoidance of doubt, the Committee shall henceforth ensure that such increase is purely temporary
The Flag Officers of the Club shall consist of Commodore, Vice Commodore, and two Rear Commodores, each of whom shall be a yacht owner, a member of at least six year’s standing, and have been a member of the Committee. The other Officers are an Honorary Treasurer and an Honorary Secretary. Unless the Committee concludes that circumstances do not permit it, normally one Flag Officer should represent each of the four Regions (North, South, East and West) of Ireland.
The affairs of the Club shall be managed by the Officers and Committee, who shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting as hereinafter provided.
9. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
(i). At every Annual General Meeting the Officers shall be elected to hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting. The retiring Officers shall be eligible for re-election subject to Rule 9 (iii).
(ii). No candidate for election to any office (other than the retiring officers) shall be proposed unless the name of such candidate and of his proposer shall have been sent to the Hon. Secretary, so as to reach him at least 14 clear days before the Annual General Meeting.
(iii). The Commodore shall not hold the office of Commodore for more than three consecutive years. The Vice Commodore shall not hold the office of Vice Commodore for more than two consecutive years, and the Rear Commodores shall not hold the office of Rear Commodore for more than two consecutive years.
(iv) For the purposes of this Rule the year 2020 shall be deemed not to count as a year of service for any Flag Officer.
10, CASUAL VACANCIES
In case of any casual vacancy in the office of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Hon. Secretary or Hon. Treasurer, the Committee may appoint one of themselves or some other member of the Club to act until the next Annual General Meeting.
11. ELECTION OF COMMITTEE
(i). The Committee shall consist of at least seven and no more than 15 members of the Club. The number will be agreed by the Committee and members will be notified before the Annual General Meeting, and election will be by the members present at that meeting.
(ii). The Officers of the Club shall be ex-officio members of the Committee.
(iii). Candidates for election to the Committee shall be proposed and seconded by members of the Club. Only members of at least four years standing on the date of the Annual General Meeting shall be eligible for election to the Committee. The name of every candidate with the names of his proposer and seconder shall be sent to the Hon. Secretary at least 14 clear days before the date of the Annual General Meeting.
(iv). Four Regional Subcommittees may be formed from the Committee with the Regional Flag Officer normally as Chairman.
(v). Each region shall normally have members of the Committee appropriate to the membership in that region.
(vi). If no names, or an insufficient number of names of candidates are received by the Hon. Secretary as provided for in Rule 11(iii), candidates may be proposed and seconded, as otherwise specified in Rule 11(iii), at the Annual General Meeting without notice.
(vii). If the number of candidates duly proposed and seconded exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, the election shall be by ballot.
(viii). The Committee shall have power to co-opt should the necessity arise.
(ix). The Committee may appoint Honorary Port Officers to provide advice and assistance to Club members when cruising in the area.
(x). The Chairman of Irish Cruising Club Publications Limited shall be ex-officio a member of the Committee.
(xi). The Web Editor, if a member of the Club, shall be ex-officio, a member of the Committee.
12. ENTRANCE FEE
The Entrance Fee shall be at the same level as the Annual Subscription or such other sum as the Committee shall decide. Any person elected to membership, who has not attained the age of 25 years on or before 31st December of the year previous to the date of election, shall not be required to pay an entrance fee.
(i). The annual subscription shall be determined by the Committee and ratified at the AGM. The subscription shall be denominated in Euro and the Committee shall determine the exchange rate from Euro to Sterling annually.
(ii). No member shall in any year be entitled to any rights or privileges of membership until his subscription for that year and arrears (if any) are paid.
(iii). Any member who has not attained the age of 30 years on or before 31st December shall be required to pay only half of the annual subscription. Senior Members may, on application to the Honorary Secretary, choose to pay only half of the annual subscription.
(iv). The annual subscription shall become payable on 1st January. Except in exceptional circumstances to be approved on each occasion by the Committee, the subscription shall be paid by direct debit from the member’s bank account and the member shall ensure that all necessary steps have been taken to authorise this. Any member whose subscription has not been paid by March 15th of that year shall be deemed to be in default. Thereafter, so long as he remains in default he shall forfeit the privileges of membership, including: inter alia, the entitlement to receive a copy of the Club Annual, to fly the Club burgee or wear the Club ensign and to apply for a position, or to be present at any Club functions: and shall, so long as he remains in default, be considered to have ceased to be a member. In consequence, at the next meeting of the committee following the AGM in the year in which the subscription had become due the name of any such person who had remained in default shall be removed from the list of members, unless at or before that meeting such person shall have paid any arrears in full, shall have taken all necessary steps to authorise all future payments by direct debit and shall have provided an acceptable explanation for his default.
14. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
(i). The Annual General Meeting of the Club shall be held not later than 30th April on a date to be fixed by the Committee, and the Hon. Secretary shall, at least 21 days before such date, send to each member notice thereof, and of the business to be brought forward. A summary of the accounts shall be included with such notice.
(ii). The business at such Meeting shall be the election of officers and of the Committee, the appointment of the Accountant, the passing of the accounts, and any other business. The Accountant shall not be an officer or member of the Committee. In addition, any other business can be considered which has been proposed by any member at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting. Notice of such other business shall be circulated to members by the Hon. Secretary, by way of an amended Agenda, at least seven clear days before the Meeting.
(iii). At all General Meetings, each Ordinary member, Senior member and any Honorary member who has been elevated from Ordinary status shall have one vote, and the Chairman of the Meeting an additional casting vote.
(iv). Every question, except alterations to the Rules, shall be determined by a majority vote of the members voting.
(v). The quorum for any General Meeting shall be 30 members of good standing.
15. EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING
The Hon. Secretary shall on a resolution by the Committee, or on a requisition signed by any 30 members of good standing, summon an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Club for any specific business, the nature of which shall be stated in the convening notice, and the discussion at such Meeting shall be confined to such stated business. Notice of any such meetings shall be given in accord with that in Rule14(i), and a quorum shall be 30 members of good standing.
16. COMMITTEE MEETINGS
(i). Meetings of the Committee shall be held at such times and places as the Committee shall decide; but any Officer or any four Committee Members may at any time summon a Committee Meeting by giving notice in writing to the Hon. Secretary.
(ii). Seven members of the Committee (including ex-officio members) shall form a quorum, voting shall be by show of hands, and if votes are equal, the Chairman shall have a casting vote.
(iii). Regional Subcommittee Meetings may take place to assess membership applications, proposals for Flag Officer and Committee membership from that Region, and to arrange local Club business and events.
(i). Accounts and the Balance Sheet shall be made up to 30th September in each year.
(ii). The Accountant shall before 31st December next following the financial year-end, report on the accounts of the Club. In the event of his being unable or unwilling to act, the Committee shall appoint a substitute who shall likewise hold no other office in the Club, nor be a member of the Committee.
(iii). Annual accounts shall be kept and made available to the Revenue Commissioners on request. Where the gross annual income exceeds €250,000 the accounts will be audited
The Committee shall be empowered to appoint Trustees in whose name shall be vested the assets of the Club. Each Trustee shall be entitled to be indemnified out of the assets of the Club and thereafter jointly and severally by the members against any loss cost claim or expense suffered by him in acting as a Trustee of the Club save in respect of his own misfeasance and/or his own negligence.
19. PUBLICATIONS AND EVENTS
(i) Irish Cruising Club Publications Limited shall manage the organisation of the writing, editing, printing, sale and distribution of publications such as the Annual Journal and Sailing Directions.
(ii) The Committee may appoint such independent company as it may choose to organize such events as it may from time to time decide
The Committee shall be empowered to appoint from the members generally such Honorary Officers and such sub-committees as it from time to time considers expedient to investigate, report on, or carry out such activities as it considers appropriate.
The Committee shall be empowered to borrow such sums of money, for such purposes, and on such terms and conditions, as it may deem prudent and expedient in the best interests of the Club. The limit on the level of borrowings permitted is €10,000 unless specifically authorised by a resolution passed at a General Meeting.
The Committee shall adjudge those who are the fit and proper recipients of its various trophies and awards, which at the time of the adoption of these Rules are those set out in the Appendix to these Rules. It may delegate such adjudication to any member it sees fit, in whatever manner it deems appropriate.
23. WINDING UP
If upon the winding up or dissolution of the Club there remains, after satisfaction of all debts and liabilities, any property whatsoever, the same shall not be paid to or distributed among the members of the Club. Instead, such property shall be given or transferred to some other institution or institutions having main objects similar to the objects of the Club. The institution or institutions to which property is to be given or transferred shall prohibit the distribution of their income and property among their members to an extent at least as great as is imposed on the Club under or by virtue of the Income and Property clause hereof (Rule 24) . Members of the club shall select the relevant institution or institutions after or before the time of dissolution, and if and so far as effect cannot be given to such provisions, then the property shall be given or transferred to some charitable object. Final accounts shall be prepared and submitted that will include a section that identifies and values any assets transferred along with the details of the recipients and the terms of the transfer.
24, INCOME AND PROPERTY
(i) The income and property of the club shall be applied solely towards the promotion of the object(s) as set forth in thede Rules. No portion of the Club’s income and property shall be paid or transferred directly or indirectly by way of dividend, bonus or otherwise howsoever by way of profit to members of the Club
(ii). No officer shall be appointed to any office of the Club paid by salary or fees, or receive any remuneration or other benefit in money or money’s worth from the Club.
(iii) However, nothing shall prevent any payment in good faith by the Club of:
a). reasonable and proper remuneration to any member or servant of the Club (not being an officer) for any services rendered to the Club.
b). Interest at a rate not exceeding 1% above the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (Euribor) per annum on money lent by an officer or other members of the Club to the Club.
c). Reasonable and proper rent for premises demised and let by any member of the Club (including an officer) to the Club.
d). Reasonable and proper out-of-pocket expenses incurred by any officer in connection with their attendance to any matter affecting the Club.
e). Fees, remuneration and other benefits in money or money’s worth to any Company of which an officer may be a member holding not more than one hundredth part of the issued capital of such Company.
25. AMENDMENT OF RULES
(i). These Rules shall not be altered unless by a resolution passed at a General Meeting by a majority of not less than two thirds of those present and voting.
(ii). No addition, alteration or amendment shall be made to the provisions of the objects clause, the income and property clause, the winding up clause, the keeping of accounts clause, or this clause of these Rules for the time being in force unless the same shall have been previously approved in writing by the Revenue Commissioners.
This appendix is not part of the Rules but contains information pertaining to the Rules.
1. The Challenge Trophy Awards, for members only, are:
a. The Faulkner Perpetual Challenge Cup shall be awarded each year for the log of the best cruise on a sailing yacht owned by a member of the Club, undertaken during the Season by any member, provided that he shall be in command of the yacht. The judge will take into consideration the distance covered, the time taken, the size of the vessel and its crew, the use of auxiliary power, the seamanship displayed, and any difficulties encountered and overcome.
b. The Strangford Cup, for an alternative best cruise.
c. The Fortnight Cup, for the best cruise undertaken in a maximum of 16 days.
d. The Round Ireland Navigation Cup, for the best circumnavigation with special emphasis on navigational and pilotage content.
e. The Wybrant Cup, for the best cruise in Scottish waters.
f. The Fingal Cup, awarded at the adjudicator’s discretion for the log which appealed
to him most.
g. The Rockabill Trophy, for a cruise that includes an exceptional feat of navigation and/or seamanship.
h. The Glengarriff Trophy, for the best cruise in Irish waters.
i. The Atlantic Trophy, for the best open sea passage with port-to-port distance of at least 1000 miles.
j. The Perry Greer Bowl, for the best first ICC log.
k. The Wild Goose Cup, at the adjudicator’s discretion for a log of exceptional literary merit.
l. The Marie Trophy, for the best log for a cruise in a yacht up to thirty feet overall.
m. The Wright Salver, awarded by the North Region Subcommittee.
n. The Donegan Memorial Trophy, awarded by the East Region Subcommittee
o. The Waterford Harbour Cup, awarded by the South Region Subcommittee.
p. The Aran Islands Trophy, awarded by the West Region Subcommittee.
q. The Dunn’s Ditties Salver, for the best Dunn’s Ditty,
- The John B Kearney Cup, for an outstanding contribution to Irish sailing. This cup may be awarded to non-members.
- The Trans-Oceanic Pennant. Awarded to a member who has sailed a vessel across an ocean as skipper when a member. The voyage may include a stop en route provided that the overall general direction of the voyage is unchanged and a single passage of not less than typically 1500 nm forms part of the voyage. A request for the award of a pennant should be sent to the Hon Sec with details of the voyage and the Committee will decide whether to make the award. The pennant, if awarded, will be supplied free of charge. Another owner or skipper may not fly the pennant on that vessel. The member to whom it was awarded may fly the pennant on any other vessel that he or she may subsequently skipper, in the manner described in Rule 4 (vii).
- The Fastnet Award is a perpetual trophy which will be held by the Club on behalf of the recipient(s) for 12 months. It will be presented not more often than annually, but it is not anticipated that it will be awarded every year.
The Award will be made for exceptional achievements and for excellence in or closely related to cruising under sail. The Commodore may, at his or her discretion, nominate a small number of people to assist with the identification of potential candidates as they arise. A list of candidates, when such is available, will be submitted to the Commodore and the recipient of the Award will be selected by the Flag Officers of the Club.
The recipients need not be members of the Irish Cruising Club; they may be professional or semi-professional sailors and the voyage or achievement recognised by the award can have benefited from sponsorship or other financial support.
The presentation of the Trophy will be made, whenpossible, at the Annual Dinner of the Club.
- The Gull Salver, is awarded biennially to the owner of the highest placed Irish yacht in the RORC Fastnet Race
- The Irish Cruising Club Photographic Plate
a. The photograph must be of a maritime or littoral subject.
b. It should have been taken by a Club member or a crew member of a
Club member’s boat.
c, It should have been taken in the previous cruising year.
d. It should have been submitted to the Club as a contribution to the
website, newsletter or Annual and the respective editors will provide
a short list of the best submissions to an Adjudicator nominated by the
Committee in January (or earlier) of the year of the award.