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Light winds for the Midnight Race in Liverpool last year
Liverpool Yacht Club (LYC) and Tranmere Sailing Club (TSC) have announced the 100th Isle of Man Midnight Race on Friday 5 July. The century race to the Isle of Man will start from the international start line outside the Royal…
Mojito was the winner of ISORA race six
ISORA Race 6 was originally planned as an offshore race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire, but had to be re-planned to start and finish in Dun Laoghaire, due to ongoing infrastructure issues at Holyhead, following last years devastating damage to…
Andrew Hall's J125 Jacknife
Andrew Hall's Pwllheli Sailing Club based J125 Jacknife will start Saturday's 60-mile race six of the ISORA calendar as the overall fleet leader. Originally Scheduled as a Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire race this will now be a Dun Laoghaire to…
Jacknife (Andrew Hall) of Pwllheli Sailing Club won the ISORA Welsh Coastal Race and now leads the overall series
During the build-up to the Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series ISORA race 5, a changeable forecast showed winds potentially less than 5 kts and as much as 12kts in Cardigan Bay, giving the race committee a challenge to set a course catering predominantly…
The J97 Windjammer  (Lindsay Casey) took her first ISORA overall win and Class 2 in the fourth race of the Viking Marine Coastal Series
The first Irish Coastal race of the Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Championship 2019 took place on the 18th May with a starting time of 10.00. 21 boats from the entry list of 22 came to the start line in Dun…
Mick Cotter’s SouthWind 94 Windfall is the largest boat entered for next month’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race run by the National YC, and he’ll be looking to topple the course record he established with the 78ft Whisper in 2009.
You’ll seldom if ever hear anyone who has actually done the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race dismissing it in an offhand way as some sort of Round Ireland Lite writes W M Nixon. It may only be 280…
Brendan Coghlan's YoYo will compete in this Saturday's Viking Marine ISORA 40-mile coastal race
Dun Laoghaire sailors will get a double helping of coastal races this month with Viking Marine's ISORA coastal fixture set for next Saturday, a week after DBSC's own coastal race held on Saturday, results here. The 40-mile ISORA race will…
19 ISORA boats from the entry list of 20 came to the start line in Dun Laoghaire
The first offshore race of the ISORA Offshore Championship 2019 took place on the 4th May with a starting time of 08.00. 19 boats from the entry list of 20 came to the start line in Dun Laoghaire writes ISORA…
Brendan Coghlan's Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 is a 2019 ISORA entry
Race No 3. in the 2019 ISORA Series is on this Saturday 4th May from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead where a warm welcome awaits after the devastation there following Storm Emma in March 2018.  This is the first of the 'Offshore'…
The XC weather forecast for Dun Laoghaire on Saturday
Due to the uncertainty of the track and conditions of Storm Hannah, the ISORA Sailing Committee have decided to cancel Race 1 scheduled for tomorrow morning. It was a difficult decision for the Sailing Committee, drawn from all sized boats…
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Viking Marine Boss Ian O'Meara is onboard Rockabill VI skippered by Paul O'Higgins for the first race of the season this Saturday
Viking Marine will sponsor the ISORA Coastal Series again this year for the third year running writes Ian O'Meara. I have always loved offshore sailing. To this day, I remember my first offshore in 1980 onboard Barry O'Donnell's Oyster Yacht…
Adelie success – Peter Hall (owner), Mairéád Ní Cheallacháin (skipper), and crew Louise Dwyer, Antonia O'Rourke, Nikki Dwyer and David Crosbie
Peter Hall's Adélie of the National Yacht Club sailed to another success in the Ruta de la Sal from Denia to Ibiza this Easter. There were very different conditions this year when the race started at 10 am on Thursday…
The 2019 series starts with the Viking Marine Coastal Races in Ireland and the Global Display Coastal Race in Wales, both on Saturday 27th April.
ISORA has a full and exciting schedule of races in its 2019 series with a total of 16 races which will include the two Coastal Series, Night Races and, of course, its traditional Offshore Races. The series has been designed to…
The Irish championship winning J109 Juggerknot is up for sale
The Irish Championship winning J109 Juggerknot campaigned so successfully last season by Andrew Algeo of the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay is up for sale. The boat is offered for sale at €99,000 Tax Paid or US$ 114,355…
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…

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