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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)
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…
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
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
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
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…

Gerry Haggas 1919-2016

16th February 2016 ISORA
For Irish sailors who put in the great times with ISORA from the 1970s onwards for three and more decades, it simply didn’t seem like a proper offshore race unless Gerry Haggas from Pwllheli was taking part with his pale…
The Irish Sailing Association Annual Awards ceremony undoubtedly conveyed three clearcut messages. The first is that, in global sailing terms, we’re a wet and breezy little island which nevertheless punches way above our weight. The second is that we live…
ICRA, the Irish cruiser–racer body has awarded its 'Boat of the Year' award to cruiser zero National Champion WOW, George Sisk's Farr 42 from the Royal Irish Yacht Club. The announcement was made today by outgoing ICRA Commodore Nobby Reilly after…
Offshore sailing crews from up to ten yacht clubs across Wales and Ireland gathered at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last weekend to hear details of the 2016 ISORA offshore sailing calendar that does not include June's 700–mile…
ISORA Commodore Peter Ryan has delivered a buoyant review of 2015 Irish Sea racing activities – including the season highlight – at Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay. We reproduce his speech from Saturday night's prizegiving and agm below. A PDF…
174 ISORA members and guests were treated to a very special evening to celebrate the 2015 season at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire in the annual ISORA Avery Crest Prize giving and Dinner dance on Saturday evening. The…
ISORA will meet this Saturday to agree its offshore race schedule for 2016. The AGM will be held at 15.00Hrs at the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire.  The Agenda and '2016 Race Schedule discussion Document' are attached for download below.
The Royal Dee Yacht Club Bicentenary Dinner, the high point in their 200 year celebrations, took place at Eaton Park, Eccleston, Chester, on the 17th September 2015.Eaton Park is the private residence of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster with…
The last race of the ISORA Avery Crest Offshore series that was sponsored by LC Tyres, took place on Saturday 12th September with the race from Pwllheli to Dun Laoghaire (74 miles) writes ISORA's Peter Ryan. The boats compete for…
Ruth & Jackknife Prepare For ISORA Showdown After Greystones Race
#isora – After yesterday's two ISORA off races from Pwllheli and Dun Laoghaire into Greystones in Co Wicklow a big showdown is in prospect for the final race of the ISORA season in two weeks time between the National Yacht Club's Ruth…
ISORA Fleets Race To Greystones From Dun Laoghaire & Pwllheli
#isora – There are two offshore ISORA races scheduled for this weekend: both to Greystones in County Wicklow to join the Greystones Regatta on Sunday. Race 12 takes the Irish ISORA fleet form Dun Laoghaire to Greystones. The race starts…

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