#isora – Race 7 of the ISORA series takes place tomorrow with the race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli. This race is being sponsored by KONA and is also the feeder race to the Welsh IRC Championships to take place in Pwllheli on the following weekend.
A fleet of 17-18 boats are expected to take part in the race. How the fleet handles the forecast light winds in the early morning could be the deciding factor in the overall placing. "Ruth", who came second in the recent Round Ireland race will be taking part. He is also leading the Overall ISORA Series and needs a good result in this second last offshore to ensure his placing.
KONA are presenting their KONA Offshore Perpetual Trophy for the race. Coincidentally "Ruth" won this event last year. As it is the feeder race to the Pwllheli event the Royal Dee Yacht Club is also presenting their Tidal Cup to the overall winner. The winner of this race will collect three trophies.
It is hope that many of the ISORA boats will take part in the IRC Championship. Many of them took part in the recent ICRA Nationals. ICRA are presenting a trophy to the boat with the highest combined points in both events. This is an innovative idea to further develop the relationships between both sides of the Irish Sea. Pwllheli are in an advanced stage of construction of their Sailing Academy and are likely to be a dominant player the sailing in the Irish Sea. The first part of this work - the 40 dedicated racing berths on the marina will be available for the ISORA finishers this weekend.