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Darryl Hughes of Maybird with Anne-Marie Ryan, wife of the ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan, at the presentation of the historic Penmaen Plate in the National YC
The Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association has a long and varied history extending back to the 1930s writes W M Nixon. For although ISORA, as we know it today, was inaugurated as recently as 1972, it is directly descended from…
Mojito co-skippers Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop receiving the Wolf’s Head Trophy from Peter Ryan of ISORA at the annual awards ceremony in the National YC in November
The annual November awards ceremony of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association is a highlight of sailing’s social calendar, a convivial gathering of friendly rivalry from both sides of the Irish Sea. But though 2018’s was staged with the usual…
Jeanneau's Sunfast 3600 design is proving a popular boat for offshore with a third joining the ISORA fleet next season
With the publication of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) ambitious 16-race 2019 calendar, Chairman Peter Ryan warns that future fleet growth is contingent on the repair of Holyhead's 450–berth marina writes David O'Brien in this morning's Irish Times…
ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan (left) and Hon Sec Stephen Tudor at Saturday's agm at the National Yacht Club
Following Saturday's agm and prizegiving dinner at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, ISORA has published its 2019 fixtures calendar but it is in 'draft' form until matters at Holyhead can be settled following the break up of the Welsh…
Reigning ISORA Offshore Champion, “Mojito” (Peter Dunlop & Vicky Cox) successfully defended their title off Dun Laoghaire yesterday
The 2018 ISORA Offshore Championship was decided in a nail-biting finish to the last race on Saturday. Reigning ISORA Offshore Champion, “Mojito” (Peter Dunlop & Vicky Cox), had led the series for much of the season but Chris Power-Smith’s “Aurelia”…
 ISORA champions Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox in the J109 Mojito
With a clear lead of 27.1 points, defending ISORA champions Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox in the J109 Mojito look set to retain their title in tomorrow's final race of the season. Royal St. George's J122 Aurelia skippered by Chris Power–Smith can still topple them…
J109 Jetstream winning race 14
ISORA's Race 14 was the final race of the Welsh coastal series, which would decide the Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series. With 23 boats competing in Ireland for the Viking Marine Coastal Series, and 7 in Pwllheli, both coastal series…
Royal Irish rivals Wow and Lively Lady in race 13 to Greystones
The Royal St. George Yacht Club J122 Aurelia continued her winning offshore form in the ISORA Series today by winning Race 13 from Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow. The Chris Power Smith skippered entry,…
Aurelia is in the hunt for overall ISORA honours
The 12th race in the ISORA Offshore Series took place on Saturday the 11th of August, with 11 of the 13 entered boats coming to the start for an 08.00 gun writes ISORA Chief Peter Ryan. Many of the regular…
Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) moves up to second overall after a win in windy Race 11
The 11th race in the ISORA Offshore Series took place on the 28th July with an 08.00 start from Dun Laoghaire writes Peter Ryan. 20 boats were due on the start line for the race but poor weather forecasts and…
Chris Power Smith's J122 Aurelia is the ISORA overall leader after ten races sailed
The Royal St. George Yacht Club J122 Aurelia, skippered by Chris Power Smith, will defend its overall lead in the 11th race of the 2018 ISORA Championships on Saturday. Power Smith will be chased by Welsh defending champions Mojito (Vicky Cox and Peter…
The three boat track from ISORA's Race ten
Crewman on Stephen Tudor's J111 Sgrech, Mark Thompson, reports on ISORA's race ten, the Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series Night race sponsored by Exposure Lights With an entry list depleted due to regular entrants racing at Cork Week, three boats…
The J109 Ruth skippered by Ben Shanahan
The National Yacht Club's J109 Ruth skippered by Ben Shanahan was the winner of this morning's 16-boat Exposure Lights sponsored ISORA night race. The race was the ninth in the popular Viking Marine Coastal Series. The fleet sailed a 33–mile…
Vincent Farrell's Tsunami (a First 40.7) is a starter in Friday's ISORA night race
It is appropriate that Exposure Lights, specialists in marine lighting is sponsoring the two ISORA night races in the Viking Marine Coastal Series writes Peter Ryan. The first is tomorrow evening with a start and finish in Dun Laoghaire. The second…
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.…

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