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Paddy Gregory’s “Flashback” took first overall in the race to Greystones
The ISORA / RAYC Irish Hospital Supplies Day race was the concluding race in the Viking Marine / RAYC Coastal Series and was also the feeder race to the Greystones Regatta writes Peter Ryan. It took place on Saturday 27th…
The ISORA fleet off Dun Laoghaire and heading for Wales on Saturday
The offshore from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli at 08.00am on Saturday 6th August attracted 16 boats from the 27 boats entered writes Peter Ryan. Mainly crew availability had forced boats to pull out of the race.The course for the race…
ISORA Champion Ruth (Liam Shanahan) will race to Pwllheli this weekend
The next race in the AveryCrest ISORA 2016 series is the race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli this Saturday.  The race is also the feeder race for the Spinlock IRC Welsh National Championships in Pwllheli from August 12 to 14th.…
ISORA racing tonight has been cancelled
Due to the total lack of winds forecast in the Irish Sea around Dublin and the strong tides, tonight’s ISORA Night Race from Dun Laoghaire has been postponed until 20.00 on Friday 19th August. The decision was taken by the…
After a windy first SORC Solo Fastnet race, Conor Fogerty and BAM from Howth Yacht Club finish in light airs on the A2 at Plymouth
Conor Fogerty's Sunfast 3600, Bam from Howth Yacht Club continued her 2016 campaign with the inaugural SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) run, Solo Fastnet, from Cowes to the Fastnet, finishing at Plymouth, a distance of 605 nautical miles, writes BAM…
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.…

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