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ISORA Champion Mojito – Her USA trip is off after the IRC Worlds in New York were cancelled
Despite a strong entry list from the United States and abroad including Ireland, and the exhaustive efforts of the New York Yacht Club along with the governing bodies for the ORC and IRC rating rules, the decision has been made…
A Dun Laoghaire Harbour start of a 2019 ISORA race to Wales
Although ISORA has announced a further postponement of its May fixtures, the ambitious offshore sailing body has also published a revised calendar for the rest of the season (downloadable below) as it commits to running a full programme this season…
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In 2025, the Centenary of the RORC Fastnet Race – arguably the world’s most famous offshore challenge – will be sailed. Until recently, it would have seemed a bit odd to be focusing on a Centenary all of five years…
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The postponed date of Friday, July 31st is being considered as a feasible time to think of starting the ISORA-organised 160-mile Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour Race, which was originally planned for July 9th to link this summer’s celebration of…
ISORA yachts on a 2019 coastal course on Dublin Bay
ISORA has announced the postponements of the first two races of the 2020 season. Both the Welsh Coastal Race and Irish Coastal Race scheduled for April 18th and 25th respectively have been scrubbed along with many other early sailing fixtures. A week…
A major announcement about the biennial Fastnet Race is expected at lunch time
The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) is heralding big changes to its world's largest offshore race, the Rolex Fastnet Race at lunchtime today. The offshore club has invited members of the press to a Briefing concerning the world's largest offshore race, at its…
Former ISORA Champions Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox will contest the New York hosted 2020 ORC/IRC Championships
Thousands of miles and 10 months of lead time are proving no deterrent for former ISORA Champions Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox of the National Yacht Club in Ireland but are based in North Wales and who are intent on ensuring…
ISORA winners gathered at the National Yacht Club
Irish offshore sailing's biggest social event of the year has traditionally been ISORA's annual dinner at the National Yacht Club and last Saturday night was no different with 160 guests gathering at the East Pier clubhouse in Dun Laoghaire to…
ISORA racers will have a new race on the 2020 schedule from Dublin Bay to Cork Harbour next July
The 2020 ISORA Race calendar will include a Dún Laoghaire to Cobh race in July as part of the official Cork300 celebrations. The full 2020 ISORA calendar of 13 races is downloadable below. The 2020 season will start on April 18th…
Paul O’Higgins’ JPK1080 Rockabill VI, the ICRA Boat of the Year for 2019
Paul O’Higgins’ JPK1080 Rockabill VI from the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay has won the ICRA Boat of the Year Award to round off a stand out 2019 season. Rockabill’s wins in the high scoring ICRA Nationals and…
After a 60-mile race across the Irish Sea from Wales, Paul O'Higgins's JPK10.80 Rockabill VI is pictured on her way to overall victory in the closing stages of the 2019 ISORA season last Saturday on Dublin Bay
Paul O'Higgins is the first Royal Irish Yacht Club skipper in the 42-year-history of ISORA to win its overall Wolf's Head Trophy with previous winners (see list below) reading like a who's who of the Irish Sea offshore racing scene.…
Paul O'Higgins' Rockabill VI inches to overall ISORA victory in the closing stages of light air Race 16 at tea time yesterday on Dublin Bay. Among the crew are 1989/1990 NCB Ireland watch leader Kieran Tarbert on the helm, Mark Pettit in the hatchway and four time Olympian Mark Mansfield
Paul O'Higgins' Rockabill VI from the Royal Irish Yacht Club is the 2019 overall ISORA champion claiming the overall title in the dying airs of yesterday's final race into Dublin Bay. Provisional results published this morning (see below) confirm victory…
Andrew Hall's Jackknife leads into the final ISORA race on Saturday
ISORA is set to crown a new Irish Sea offshore champion this weekend with three boats able to win overall going into tomorrow's final race that looks set to be a light air conclusion to 2019. The final race, for…
Glorious weather at the St Tudwal islands
Conditions couldn’t have been more glorious for a bank holiday weekend of ISORA races in Pwllheli writes Vicky Cox. The last two races of the Global Displays three-race Welsh Coastal series. The first race of the weekend, the Global Displays…
The ISORA race start at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
Race 14 of the ISORA Offshore Series 2019 took place from Dun Laoghaire on Saturday, 24th August 2019 writes Peter Ryan.  As Afloat previously reported, the race was a Coastal Day Race with a 10.00 start. The race was part…
Frank Whelan's Eleuthera won the Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Race into his own home port of Greystones
Greystones Sailing Club yacht Eleuthera (Frank Whelan) was the winner of Saturday's final Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series Race from Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow. Only eight of the 14 starters finished the 40-mile…

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