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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…
Dun Laoghaire yacht Windjammer (IRL2597) is in contention for overall honours in the ISORA Viking Marine Coastal Series this Saturday
The final race of the Viking Marine Coastal Series ISORA series on Saturday will see an expected fleet of 18-20 boats race to Greystones Marina in County Wicklow on Saturday.  As Afloat reported earlier, this, the 14th race in the…
The victory for “Rockabill VI” (above) tightens the top of the ISORA Overall Championship
Race 12 of the ISORA Offshore Series 2019 took place from Dun Laoghaire on the 16th August 2019. The race was a Night Race with a 20.00 hrs start. The race was part of the ISORA “Viking Marine” sponsored Irish…
 Jackknife - thr current ISORA 2019 series leader
ISORA offshore racing tops the offshore agenda again now summer Regattas and Championships are more or less completed writes Stephen Tudor. ISORA has attracted 60 competitors (so far) in the 2019 series. Top ISORA performer Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) scored…
Andrew Hall's J125 Jackknife leads ISORA overall after Race 11 from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli on Saturday
A win in Saturday's offshore race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli has put Andrew Hall's Jackknife into the overall ISORA lead after 11 races sailed. Racing into his home port of Pwllheli after 75 miles of sailing, Hall and his J125 crew…
Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox with the crew of “Mojito” and RDYC Commodore Charlie Jones
35 boats took part in the Hendrick Ryan Royal Dee Offshore Championship 2019 that took place over two weekends and over 5 races. The championship included the ISORA Offshore from Douglas IOM to Dun Laoghaire on Sunday the 7th July…
Thursday's 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta has attracted a fleet of 500 boats. Scroll down for a review of the IRC fleet divisions
There is no doubt about it that 500 entries – so far – for Thursday's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is a great indication of the state of yacht racing in Ireland, especially when so many other regattas struggle for numbers.…
Chris Power Smith's Aurelia from Dun Laoghaire took overall victory in the Midnight race from Liverpool to Douglas
In a 39-boat ISORA midnight race from Liverpool to Douglas on the Isle of Man, Royal St. George Yacht Aurelia (Chris Power Smith) was the overall IRC winner. The race, number eight in the 2019 ISORA calendar, was sailed in West…
Rockabill VI skipper Paul O'Higgins
Defending the title with the same boat in the biennial 270-mile Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is a real challenge at a time when the cruiser-racer fleet is expanding with some very hot new designs. But Paul O’Higgins (Royal…
Dun Laoghaire’s Shanahan family J/109 Ruth
The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is now such a significant event that inevitably it attracts the involvement of professional and semi-professional talent. But so many boats sail determinedly within the Corinithian ideal that in effect they created an extra…
George Sisk's XP44 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay leads the Coastal class after day one of the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale
George Sisk's XP44 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay leads the eight-boat Coastal Class in the O'Leary Life sponsored Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale after today's first race writes Bob Bateman. Although the Dublin Bay boat leads, Kinsale yachts are second and…

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