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The ISORA fleet rafted up in the Isle of Man
Taking place soon after the Midnight Race that finished on Saturday afternoon, the ISORA crews of most of the boats had just enough time to take part in the generous hospitality of Douglas Yacht Club’s BBQ and reception before preparing…
The ISORA fleet in the lock exiting the marina for the Midnight Race off Liverpool
The Midnight Race from Liverpool to Douglas, Isle of Man, was being run for the 99th time on Friday 8th June. This is an evening race with the start at 19.30 provided by Commodore of Liverpool Yacht Club, Paul Pratt.…
The start of ISORA Race Four from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli at 8am on Saturday morning
A J109 is back at the top of the ISORA scoreboard after a 60–mile offshore race on Saturday from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli. It brings to four the total of races so far this season and puts Welsh yacht Mojito…
Paul O'Higgins Rockabill II approaches the ISORA finish line at Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday. See drone video below.
There will be many in the 23–boat offshore race fleet that would prefer to forget the long drawn out finish of ISORA's Race three on Saturday. The 14-5 hour Dun Laoghaire to Dun Laoghaire race (full report here) came to…
J122 Aurelia was victorious in Race Three of ISORA's Dun Laoghaire to Dun Laoghaire Race
The Dun Laoghaire to Dun Laoghaire race three in the ISORA Offshore Series 2018 featured 'Champagne Sailing' for “Aurelia” writes ISORA's Peter Ryan. The first offshore race of the ISORA Offshore Championship 2018 took place on the 12th May with a starting…
ISORA Class one competitor Platinum Blonde, a First 35, skippered by Royal St George Yacht Club's Paul Egan
The fourth ISORA offshore race of the season will race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli and not Holyhead as originally scheduled on Saturday, 26th May. Skippers have already received the change of course after extensive discussions with Holyhead Sailing Club…
The Welsh First Minister Carwyn Jones on a visit this week to Holyhead Marina on Anglesey. The Welsh Government is to fund £100,000 to help businesses and promote tourism after havoc wreaked by Storm Emma took place in March.
#Holyhead - The north Wales marina in Holyhead wrecked in a storm which saw dozens of vessels sunk or damaged is to receive a £100,000 Government cash injection to help with the ongoing clean-up. Storm Emma reports Daily News, battered…
ISORA has a new sponsor for its coastal night races
Exposure Lights are sponsors of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) Coastal Night Races for 2018. Both races take competitors over a 35 mile course through the night. One race is based in Dun Loaghaire while the other is…
Frank Whelan's Eleuthera on her way to ISORA victory yesterday. The Judel Vrolijk design was a Cowes Week 2003 winner, a Rolex Fastnet 2003 class winner, an Antwerp Race 2003 and a Gotland Rund Sweden race winner too
Frank Whelan's Eleuthera, the Grand Soleil 44 yacht that broke the dominance of the J109s to win the first ISORA race of the season yesterday, is the former famous Dutch yacht 'Holmatro' with a race winning pedigree.  The Greystones crew…
Skipper Brendan Coghlan with his new spinnaker and the sponsors graphic applied by North Sails Ireland
Brendan Coghlan's new Dublin Bay based Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 took to the water recently for her maiden voyage. North Sails Ireland's Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell and Nigel Young and were afloat with Brendan's team, testing the full inventory of sails that…
Howth J109 Storm is a 2017 Scottish Series winner, a regatta that is part of the GBR IRC Championships programme
Sailors in the UK are enjoying spring racing and looking forward to the summer season, including the varied selection of International Rating Certificate (IRC) Championships that includes sailing events in the Irish Sea that attract interest from the Irish Cruiser…
An aerial shot showing the entrance, channel and basin at Pwllheli Marina. Work on clearing the entrance of silt using land-based machinery will start on 9th April
Important dredging work at Hafan Pwllheli marina in North Wales has been scheduled for 2018. The plan to dredge the harbour entrance and the main channel to maintain its design depth has already been agreed. Work on clearing the entrance…
Kuba Szymanski's Beneteau First 40.7, Polished Manx II
A regular ISORA competitor will take on the marathon Round Britain and Ireland Race double handed class starting on Sunday 12th August, a feat that follows in the wake of Liam Coyne's National Yacht Club First 36.7 Lulu Belle that took double–handed honours…
Kenny Rumball (above) will chat about his dinghy sailing and youth racing which was where he learned his skills
As part of the Irish National Sailing School 40th Birthday Celebrations the country's leading sailing school is hosting a series of free talks and events starting tonight when School Principal Kenneth Rumball will share tales about his background and the…
Damage at Holyhead after Storm Emma. Holyhead Sailing club is making alternative plans to host this year's ISORA fleet
Holyhead Sailing Club (HSC) is working on contingency plans to host the ISORA fleet following the devastation to the North Wales Marina during Storm Emma.  it is unlikely the damage will be repaired in time for the ISORA events planned…
The new Jeanneau Sun Fast 3600 on display at Dun Laoghaire Marina
The ISORA fleet's newest arrival, a brand new Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 named Yoyo, made its debut at Dun Laoghaire Marina this weekend and although only partially commissioned by MGM Boats at this point, the Daniel Andrieu design looks more than ready…

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