The Royal St. George Yacht Club J122 Aurelia continued her winning offshore form in the ISORA Series today by winning Race 13 from Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay to Greystones Harbour in County Wicklow.
The Chris Power Smith skippered entry, that is vying for the overall ISORA title as well as the Viking Marine Coastal Series, saw off a strong challenge today from Poolbeg J109 Roger Smith as well as a challenge from Frank Whelan's all-conquering Grand Soleil 44 Eleuthera from Greystones Sailing Club.
A 23 boat fleet had a hectic start at the pin–end of the line in Dun Laoghaire before the reach south at 10 am this morning in the 24-mile race.
Making a return to ISORA racing after his retiral from the Round Britain and Ireland Race was Howth Yacht Club's Conor Fogerty in his Class II entry, the vintage Silver Shamrock.
See photos below
(Above and below) There was a schmozzle at the pin end (DBSC Pier Mark) of the start line Photo: Afloat.ie
The Greystones crew of the Grand Soleil 44 Eleuthera Photo: Afloat.ie
Eleuthera set a staysail to work out an early on the water lead Photo: Afloat.ie
WOW Farr 42 flies a huge asymmetric spinnaker in the gusty northwesterly Photo: Afloat.ie
Robert Rendell's Samatom, an XC45 from Howth Yacht Club Photo: Afloat.ie
Two Sunfast 3600s – Hot Cookie Sunfast 3600 (John O'Gorman) to weather and Brendan Coghlan's YOYO (also below) from the Royal St George Yacht Club Photo: Afloat.ie
Paddy Gregory's First 34.7 Flashback from Howth Yacht Club Photo: Afloat.ie
Poolbeg entry Waker Wakey is skippered by Roger Smith Photo: Afloat.ie
Chris Power Smth's race winner Aurelia was helmed by Duncan Lyster of the Royal St. George Yacht Club Photo: Afloat.ie
Aurelia chases Wakey Wakey Photo: Afloat.ie
Conor Fogerty at the helm of Silver Shamrock Photo: Afloat.ie
(Above and below) The 23-boat ISORA fleet head south from Dublin Bay Photo: Afloat.ie
1 IRC Class 0 Aurelia IRL 35950 J122 Royal St George Yacht Club Chris & Patanne Power Smith
2 IRC Class 1 Wakey Wakey GBR 5909R J109 Poolbeg Yacht & Boat Club Roger Smith
3 IRC Class 0 Eleluthera NED 7025 Grand Soleil 44 Race Frank Whelan
4 IRC Class 0 WOW IRL 4208 Farr 42 Royal Irish Yacht Club George Sisk
5 IRC Class 0 Lively Lady IRL 1644 First 44.7 Royal Irish Yacht Club Derek Martin
ISORA Full results here