#isora – After a frustrating weekend of racing on the Irish Sea it was Welsh yachts from Pwllheli that took the upper hand in race five of the ISORA series last night. In a 100–mile race from Doulgas in the Isle of Man to Dun Laoghaire, a fleet of 20 boats started from the Manx capital on Sunday morning at 0630 hours but it took took the bulk of the fleet over 12 hours to reach the outer limits of Dublin Bay with four retirals to boot.
The J125 Jackknife (Andrew Hall) with an elapsed time of 11 hours 10 minutes and 38 seconds was the first to enounter the vagaries of the Bay. It was enough to give him a clear handicap win in IRC one and IRC overall. Next in to Dublin was local boat Lively Lady, a Beneteau 44.7 from the Royal Irish Yacht Club skippered by Rodney Martin to take a well earned second on the water but it was the Welsh J109 Mojito (P. Dunlop and V.Cox) in an elapsed time of 13.02.27 that took second on handicap in IRC one and second overall.
Full results for both the ISORA race 4 from Holyhead to Douglas last Friday and the race to Dun Laoghaire are downloadable below as pdf files.