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Grand Soleil 44 Leads ISORA as Offshore Race Reroutes to Dun Laoghaire Due to Lack of Marina at Holyhead

10th May 2018
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The ISORA fleet have a 60–mile offshore race starting and ending at Dun Laoghaire this Saturday The ISORA fleet have a 60–mile offshore race starting and ending at Dun Laoghaire this Saturday Photo: Afloat.ie

Frank Whelan's Grand Soleil 44 Eleuthera goes into Saturday's first ISORA qualifying race of 60–miles as the overall series leader but the Greystones Sailing Club entry is only narrowly ahead of second placed Royal St. George's Chris & Patanne Power Smith's, J/122 Aurelia. The overall results after two races are here

This weekend's race to Holyhead has been amended due to the loss of the North Wales marina. Instead, a 30–boat fleet will race an offshore course that begins and ends off Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

The first warning signal will be at 0755 off Dun Laoghaire's East Pier.

ISORA's 2017 champion Mojito, the J109, from Pwllheli Sailing Club, skippered by Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox has already arrived at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire in anticiptation of Saturday's amended race.

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