Founded in 1987, the Albany Irish Rowing Club owns four Kerry-style currachs (three 25-ft. four-seaters and a 22-ft. three-seater) with painted canvas-covered hulls. The club, whose members range from age 16-70, holds practices on the Hudson River near the Corning Preserve from February through November.
The club is a member of the North American Currach Association (NACA) which promotes currach racing and the Celtic marine heritage.
The Association was established in 1982. NACA has eight clubs that sponsor regattas throughout the eastern and southern United States.
Club teams participate in numerous summer regattas, including competitions on the Hudson River, Chesapeake Bay, Boston Harbor, Lake Michigan, and Ireland.
For more information, visit http://albanyirishrowing.com/.