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ISORA Highlights 'Significant Changes' for 2022 Irish Offshore Sailing Season

21st November 2021
There will be two ISORA Coastal Series, one on each side of the Irish Sea
There will be two ISORA Coastal Series, one on each side of the Irish Sea Credit: Afloat

Some significant changes to the ISORA 2022 fixtures schedule (downloadable below) on the Irish Sea are highlighted by ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan ahead of this year's online AGM. 

The Offshore will be a stand-alone series for ISORA's overall Wolf’s Head Trophy. The offshore races will be longer, more like the traditional ISORA races.

There will be two Coastal Series, one on each side of the Irish Sea. Points for the Coastal series will not count for the Wolf’s Head. The Coastal Series will have its own signature trophies.

The Offshore will include the Round Ireland Race and the new RCYC/ISORA Kingstown to Queenstown Race – Dun Laoghaire to Cork, via the Fastnet.

To facilitate gathering for socialising after races, the class starts will be staggered, with Class 2 heading off first. This will also keep the fleet in touch for longer.

ISORA's Peter Ryan is instigating change for 2022 ISORA's Peter Ryan - instigating change for 2022 offshore season

We are strongly promoting the social side of racing. Even with the longer offshore races, there will still be facilities at the finishing club for every boat irrespective of when a boat finishes.

ISORA coastal racing off Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the hub of offshore racing in IrelandISORA coastal racing off Dun Laoghaire Harbour, the hub of offshore racing in Ireland

Encouraging cruising boats to join with the ISORA racing fleet and join in the post-race social events.

We are working with ICRA to create an ICRA National Offshore / Coastal Championship.

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