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ISORA Night Races Attract Key Contenders at Dun Laoghaire and Pwllheli

26th August 2022
Rockabill VI competing at Calves Week in West Cork earlier this summer, the JPK 10.80 is a contender in tonight's Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series night race off Dun Laoghaire
Rockabill VI competing at Calves Week in West Cork earlier this summer, the JPK 10.80 is a contender in tonight's Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series night race off Dun Laoghaire Credit: Bob Bateman

This weekend's two night races on either side of the Irish Sea at Dun Laoghaire and Pwhelli have produced a good combined offshore turnout for the last race of ISORA's Viking Marine coastal series 2022. 

From a Dublin entry of 16 for tonight's 24-mile race,(sponsored by Jack Ryan Whiskey), ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan admits, however, the final nine boat turnout is 'disappointing' from an Irish point of view.

While numbers may be down, the quality at Dun Laoghaire remains high with key contenders for the overall ISORA Wolfs Head Trophy all coming to the startline for tonight's staggered start from 2000hrs. (Class 2 - 20.00 and Class 1& 0 - 20.30)

As previously reported by Afloat, after winning the 24-miler a fortnight ago, Bob Rendell's Grand Soleil 44 Samatom now leads the Coastal Series with just tonight's higher-scoring night race to go.

Two Dun Laoghaire yachts, Brendan Coghlan's Sunfast 3600 YoYo and Paul O'Higgin's JPK 10.80 Rockabill remain in the hunt for the coastal prize.

Dun Laoghaire Coastal Night RaceDun Laoghaire Coastal Night Race

Ryan is setting an intercept line at East Kish and due south, in case he has to shorten the Dun Laoghaire race.

The Dun Laoghaire course of 24 miles approxThe Dun Laoghaire course of 24 miles approx

The usual full finish YB intercept will be set at the finish.

The Course will be:

  • Usual Dun Laoghaire start at Dun Laoghaire Outfall Buoy 53 18.404N 6 8.348W
  • ISORA Dublin ISORA Virtual (P) N53 17.110 W6 00.100
  • North Kish (S) 53 18.560N 5 56.423W
  • East Kish (S) 53 14.343N 5 53.595W
  • Muglins (P) 53 16.515N 6 4.550W
  • Usual Dun Laoghaire Finish between the pier heads. 53 18.145N 6 7.619W

The night race in Pwllheli is tomorrow and the entries are below. Download the supplementary Sailing Instructions below. 


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