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HYC's Bam competing in last month's Round Ireland race. Sailing solo this week, skipper Conor Fogerty is in contention in the Solo Fastnet race and expected to finish the race tomorrow
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Conor Fogerty's BAM from Howth Yacht Club is lying second overall in class and fourth overall in the inaugural Solo Fastnet race this morning. Fogerty is expected to finish the five day course tomorrow. The Royal Western Yacht Club of…
Rockabill is a mark on the course of Saturday's ISORA Lighthouse race
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Saturday's 42–mile ISORA offshore race from Dun Laoghaire features Dublin lighthouses Rockabill and Kish and a finish back at Dun Laoghaire in time to join the apres–sail at Saturday's Royal St George Yacht Club Regatta. Download the race details below.     
Lynx one of 16 ISORA boats racing in today's Round Ireland Race from Wicklow
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Irish Sea Offshore Racers (ISORA) boats represent 25% of today's record Round Ireland fleet of 64–boat writes Peter Ryan. ISORA will be presenting a trophy to the winner of these boats and in view of the number of ISORA boats taking part,…
From the tracker – just after the start of ISORA Race Five
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Innovation by necessity in windless conditions led ISORA to start Friday's race from Dublin to the Isle of Man by Virtual Race Management (VRM). The ground breaking move that brought about a silent start and finish could revolutionise race management,…
The Kish Light marks the start line in tonight's ISORA race from Dublin to the Isle of Man
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Tonight's ISORA race start from Dublin will be a silent one; there will be no committee boat, flags or sounds.  The start has been relocated between North Kish and the Kish light seven miles out into Dublin Bay in order…
The location of the ISORA finish line in Douglas
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There is no rest for ISORA offshore racers. After a marathon race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire last weekend the fleet is back out on the Irish sea this Friday evening for the fifth race of the series from Dun…
Chasing dolphins in Saturday's ISORA Race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire on board Daragh Cafferkey's A35 Another Adventure
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All week previous to the fourth ISORA race the weather forecast was for very light conditions writes Peter Ryan. This did not change up to the date of the race. This did not put off any of the 30 entries…
Virtual ISORA Waypoints & Tracker Managed Finish Line for Holyhead–Dun Laoghaire Race
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In view of the light wind forecast this weekend ISORA are making provisions for a finish outside Dublin Bay for its fourth race of the series from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire tomorrow. ISORA will also be using virtual waypoints for…
A big ISORA turnout of 25 boats raced from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead yesterday. Winds ranged from 8–14 knots for the 55–mile voyage to Wales
ISORA
Provisional results from yesterday's 55–mile ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead reveal Royal St George Yacht Club J122 Aurelia (Chris & Patanne Power Smith) were winners in a bumper turnout for race three of the 2016 season. Second was former…
Current Blue Water Medallists Tom and Vicky Jackson aboard their much-travelled S&S 40ft sloop Sunstone. Built by McGruer’s in Scotland in 1963 and originally called Deb, Sunstone was for many years known as Dai Mouse III when she was a regular contender with the ISORA fleet in the Irish Sea
W M Nixon
We take it for granted, and it’s always there - whether we like it or not. The good old Irish Sea. But could it be that there’s a new and growing awareness of just how much the Irish Sea can…
The ISORA fleet has swelled to 28 for the first race to Holyhead tomorrow
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The biggest ISORA fleet in many years gathers at 8am on Saturday morning for a 54–mile race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour to Holyhead.  The number of boats taking part in the race is a record for recent times in ISORA.…
Former ISORA sailors at the National Yacht Club were: Barry O’Donovan (Avanti), Peter Cullen (Eliminator), Liam Shanahan Snr (Lightening), Michael Horgan (Emircedes), Vincent Farrell (Humphrey Go Kart)
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Last Friday, the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire saw a gathering of NYC members who raced in ISORA in the 1980’s. The dinner was attended by over 40 members and guests, representing the skippers and crew of six boats.Represented…
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Defending ISORA champion Ruth (Liam Shanahan) from the National Yacht Club was the winner of yesterday's first coastal IRC handicap race of the season but not before a protest for redress was lodged following a finish line problem off Wicklow writes…
Rodney and Keith Martin's Lively Lady from the Royal Irish Yacht Club races to Wicklow tomorrow in the first ISORA coastal race of the season
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ISORA expects a turnout of 20 boats for its first coastal race from Dun Laoghaire to Wicklow tomorrow morning. A further 5-6 boats are expect for the ISORA day race in Pwllheli, North Wales. The course for the race tomorrow…
2015 RORC Middle Sea Race Double Handed Winner Dermot and Paddy Cronin from Malahide
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The Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) has introduced short handed sailing to the Irish Sea offshore game this season, a recognition for the Irish boats acheiving success in the discipline on the international stage over the last few seasons. Although…
J109 Ruth, the defending ISORA champion faces new competition offshore this season
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The ISORA series this year promises extra spice with several new boats entering that could yet threaten the offshore dominance of the J109 design in recent seasons. The new boats on the scene are Kuba Szymanski’s 40.7, Grant Kinsman’s Sigma…

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