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ISORA Plan to Build on 2010 Success
Alterations to future sailing series plus a change to how races are scored will be considered at November's ISORA agm. The 2010 season has been a watershed year for the body after the National YC rekindled interest in Irish sea…
Matt Davis and Raging Bull are 2010 ISORA Champions
Race 10 – Pwllheli to Howth – James Eadie Sailing Race 11th September 2010. From an entry list of 31 boats, 13 boats came to the line in Pwllheli for the last race in the 2010 ISORA Offshore series writes Peter…
Careful Planning Required for Last ISORA
Due to very big spring tides careful sailing and passage planning will be required for the last ISORA race on the 11th September from Pwllheli to Howth. More details attached. 
Overall ISORA Honours will be Determined by September Race
In an exciting sailing climax for a buoyant ISORA series September's race will determine the overall winner. “Raging Bull”, “Just Enough” and the reigning Champion, “Tsunami” can all take the Wolf’s Head Trophy. Peter Ryan reports on this and news…
Big ISORA Fleet Gathers for M2 Buoy Race
28 sailing boats, the biggest fleet asembled so far is entered for tomorrow's (Saturday) Dun Laoghaire – M2 Buoy – Dun Laoghaire race starting at 10 am. This is the eighth race of the ISORA series and it is organised…
25 Entries for ISORA's M2 Buoy Race
25 sailing boats are entered for this Saturday's  Dun Laoghaire – ODAS M2 Buoy – Dun Laoghaire race starting at 10 am. This is the eighth race of the ISORA series and it is organised in conjunction with the Royal Alfred Yacht…
'Lack of Interest' Forces  Cancellation of Pwhelli Race
Due to lack of interest in the proposed day sailing race from Pwllheli on the 21st August ISORA has decided to cancel the race. The day race from Dun Laoghaire to the M2 Buoy on the same day is not effected. Instructions…
Roller Coaster Takes Overnight Race in a 'Virtual Calm'
Report on Race 7 – Dun Laoghaire – North India Buoy – 23rd July 2010. From an entry list of 27 boats, 13 boats came to the line in Dun Laoghaire for the 7th ISORA race. We had two new…
Up to 20 expected for ISORA overnight
As many as 20 sailing boats could line out for the ISORA overnight race to the India North buoy tomorrow night. The race starts at 7.30pm, leaving the Muglins to starboard as the fleet heads south to the cardinal mark…
ISORA Race Five Comes to Abrupt End
From an entry list of 27 sailing boats, 16 boats came to the line in Dun Laoghaire for the 5th ISORA race and first Sunday Race. Peter Ryan reports.  It was hoped that this format would encourage those boats that…
'Just Enough' Wins ISORA Race Four from Pwllheli to Wicklow
Report on Race 4 – Pwllheli – Causeway - Bardsey – India Nt - Wicklow – 5th June 2010. From an entry list of 28 boats, 14 boats came to the line in Pwllheli for the 4th ISORA race –…
Start Time Changes for ISORA Yacht Race
Possible tidal problems in Wales have forced Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) Commodore Peter Ryan to change the start of the fourth sailing race across the Irish Sea back to Wicklow to 07.15 next Saturday in Pwllheli. More on…
ISORA Get Ready to Race from Pwllheli to Wicklow
Just three weeks before the Round Ireland sailing race kicks off in Wicklow ISORA is preparing to race there in June 5th's race from Pwllheli in North Wales. When most regattas and events this season have struggled to raise entries…
Newcomer 'Poppy' Wins ISORA Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire Race
From an entry list of 30 sailing boats, 19 boats came to the line in Holyhead for the 3rd ISORA race – 75 miles to Dun Laoghaire. The fleet, that was missing many of their “regulars” had four newcomers to…
ISORA Fleet Head for Holyhead
After two successful outings for the ISORA sailing fleet, now at 20 boats, next weekend's fixture starts on the far side of the Irish Sea at Holyhead. Commodore Peter Ryan has posted the entries for the race back to Dun…
Raging Bull Wins Blustery ISORA Race
Matt Davis sailing Raging Bull (a Sigma 400) took first place overall  in the second race of the ISORA series sailed in blustery conditions on Saturday. ISORA newcomer Ken Grant and “Tigh Soluis” took second overall and first in Class two.…

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