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Raging Bull Charges Back to Top of ISORA Fleet

29th May 2011
Raging Bull Charges Back to Top of ISORA Fleet

After missing the last ISORA race the 2010 Champion Raging Bull charged back to the front of yesterday's 7-boat fleet in a blustery offshore race across the Irish Sea from Pwlhelli in Wales to Wicklow harbour on the Irish East coast. Second to Matt Davis's Sigma 400 was the Welsh J109 Sgrech and third the Royal Irish A35 entry Aztec III skippered by Peter Beamish.

The bad weather before the race and difficulties with delivery as well as a general poor forecast (and a rugby match) for the race was the
main reasons for a very disappointing turn out for what is normally a very popular race.

Some of the fleet – now moored in Wicklow harbour – are sailing in this morning's Round the Turbines race from nearby Arklow Sailing Club. Provisional ISORA results from the Pwllheli to Wicklow race are below.

ISORA interests now turn to the big offshore fixture of the season, the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race on Saturday, June 11th.

Scroll down for Race start pics by Cathy Mullan
Boat NameSail No.TypeIRC RatingIRCFinish TimeTime elapsedTime elapsedCorrected Corrected PlacePlace
   (provisional)No Spinnaker   TimeTimeClassO/A
English MickGBR4771RBeneteau 47.71.127IRC18:43:203770010:28:204248711:48:0727
Quite CorrectIRL 5405DS541.095IRCDNS------
African ChallengeIRL 2649Fast 421.077IRCDNS------
TsunamiIRL 4007First 40.71.061IRC18:54:193835910:39:194069811:18:1815
LancastrianGBR 7682TStarlight 14.5m1.059IRCDNS------
RebellionIRL 6001Nicholson 581.054IRCDNS------
OrnaIRL 532 1.042IRCDNS------
Aztec 3IRL29832A351.034IRC18:59:143865410:44:143996811:06:0833
JediIRL 8088J1091.029IRC19:04:013894110:49:014007011:07:5044
Raging BullIRL 9666Sigma 4001.027IRC18:57:473856710:42:473960811:00:0811
Miss ScarlettIRL 4763Sunfast 40.31.025IRCDNS------
Lula BelleIRL 3607First 36.71.019IRC19:51:464180611:36:464260011:50:0058
First of SeptemberIRL 8581First 43.51.016IRC20:47:594517912:32:594590112:45:01712
DinahIRL 3508JOD 351.016IRC20:04:314257111:49:314325212:00:5269
WindshiftIRL 37737SF370.992IRCDNS------
AdelieFRA 9631First 34.70.988IRC20:52:024542212:37:024487612:27:56210
MojitoGBR 1536LBravaria 390.988IRC19:52:144183411:37:144133111:28:5116
Mistral of St HelierK 8337Sigma 380.984IRC21:08:394641912:53:394567612:41:16311
YahtzeeIRL 1068Oceanis 4110.983IRC21:35:254802513:20:254720813:06:48413
SarniaIRL 2260 0.891IRCDNS------
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