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Up to 50 yachts varying between 30 and 100 feet in length, with crews of between 2 and 20 sailors on board will compete in the 2023 Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race on June 7th
Volvo Car Ireland has again stepped up to support the 2023 Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race in June. This will be the 30th anniversary of the race which has become a biennial fixture in the Irish sailing calendar. As Afloat…
The top Welsh J109 Mojito is heading for Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta in July
North Wales ISORA champion Mojito is one of the first entries into July's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta.  The Pwllheli J109 of Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop is a regular visitor to the Irish east coast and was a big winner…
The front cover of the Pwllheli Sailing Club 2022 yearbook
ISORA's ambitious campaign to promote offshore sailing in the Irish Sea Area was boosted this Christmas by generous coverage in club yearbooks on both sides of the Irish Sea. Not surprisingly, Pwllheli Sailing Club (PSC), the recognised centre for ISORA…
A Figaro 3 yacht competing in the 2022 ISORA Series off Dun Laoghaire
ISORA has finalised its 2023 racing schedule reducing the number of fixtures to avoid clashes with other events. The programme released in draft form in Afloat here in November is built around a busy racing calendar and is aimed to provide…
A Cape 31 racing under spinnaker on Dublin Bay. Could the new design be the first to set a new IRC record from Pwhelli to Dun Laoghaire?
With no current record time established, could the IRC record course from Pwllheli in North Wales to Dun Laoghaire in Ireland have appeal for the high-speed fledgeling Cape 31 fleets now established on both sides of the Irish Sea? ISORA…
Inshore heading offshore – ISORA 2022 Champion Mojito (Vicky Cox & Peter Dunlop, PSC) powering into clear air at the start of a Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race, with Round Ireland winner Cavatina (Ian Hickey, RCYC) close abeam
Is most “ocean racing” today really oceanic? Does “offshore racing” really involve going truly offshore? Are boats touted as being “cruiser-racers” ever really used for genuine cruising? And are sailing enthusiasts who like to think of themselves as being devoted…
Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox's J109 Mojito crew celebrate overall ISORA honours and lift the Wolf Head's Trophy at the National Yacht Club ISORA Golden Jubilee Dinner. Scroll down for the photo gallery of the evening
ISORA will double its coastal races in 2023, the offshore body heard at last Saturday's AGM in the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The move comes after a straw poll of all skippers voted in favour of more coastal…
Sian Reynolds
The Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales has announced the appointment of Sian Reynolds as chair of its board. Sian’s appointment makes history as she is the first female chair and also the youngest chair of RYA Cymru Wales’ board. She…
Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop of the successful J/109 Mojito with ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan of the National YC
In this its Golden Jubilee Season, the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association lived up to its reputation of the points championship being contested right up to the final race. It was the immaculately-prepared J/109 Mojito (Vicky Cox & Peter Dunlop)…
The 2022 ISORA Champion is the J109 Mojito (Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox) from Pwllheli Sailing Club, following a final cross-channel victory in Saturday's James Eadie Race
Welsh yachts have claimed the top two places overall in the 2022 ISORA Series that came to a dramatic close off Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday evening. A win for Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox's J109 Mojito in the final…
Andrew Hall’s J125 Jackknife from Pwhelli leads into the final race for ISORA's Wolf Head Trophy on Saturday
The Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) final race will proceed on Saturday, and competing yachts will fly a black flag following Queen Elizabeth's death. ISORA says it is 'not possible' to set another date for the 80-mile race from Pwhelli…
Andrew Hall’s J125 Jackknife from Pwhelli leads into the final race for ISORA's Wolf Head Trophy on Saturday
The results of Saturday's final race of the Musto ISORA Series will determine the 2022 overall champion for offshore racing's prestigious Wolf’s Head Trophy. Andrew Hall’s J125 Jackknife from Pwhelli is in pole position after 14 races, with her best…
Dublin Bay as viewed by ISORA competitor Rockabill VI in Friday's night race fixture
Champion JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI skippered by Paul O'Higgins completed Friday night's ISORA points-weighted night race off Dun Laoghaire Harbour in a time of four hours and ten minutes.  Light airs on Dublin Bay frustrated a number of competitors who…
Rockabill VI competing at Calves Week in West Cork earlier this summer, the JPK 10.80 is a contender in tonight's Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series night race off Dun Laoghaire
This weekend's two night races on either side of the Irish Sea at Dun Laoghaire and Pwhelli have produced a good combined offshore turnout for the last race of ISORA's Viking Marine coastal series 2022.  From a Dublin entry of…
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RYA Cymru Wales has issued a statement confirming the resignation of its chair, Mike Butterfield. Brian Oulton, as senior independent director, will assume the position of interim chair until a new chair is appointed. Oulton said: “The members of RYA…
After winning the 24-miler, Robert Rendell's Grand Soleil 44 Samatom now leads the 2022 Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series with one race to go; a higher-scoring night race
ICRA Coastal Class champion Samatom (Robert Rendell) was the winner of yesterday's ISORA Coastal Race off Dun Laoghaire. Three potent Jeanneau Sunfast 3600s were among the nine-boat fleet that contested Saturday's 24-mile ISORA coastal race along the Dublin and Wicklow coastline, but none could…