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Xpletive Wins ISORA's Pwllheli Day Race
An 11 mile beat to Gwylan Islands was a challenging part of ISORA's race three – the Pwllheli Day Race –  and the crew on the J109 Sgrech made the best of the upwind leg getting to the Islands well…
Lively Lady is ISORA Rockabill Race Winner
East Coast inshore campaigner Lively Lady (Derek Martin) left Dublin Bay racing behind yesterday for ISORA's offshore race to Rockaill and won. The Royal Irish boat, a Beneteau First 44.7, topped a 13-boat fleet over the 50 mile course to…
ISORA Fleet Prepares for Arklow Race
After the pasting the ISORA fleet got last weekend in the first ISORA offshore race of the season the good news is that conditions on the Irish Sea look better with moderate south east winds promised for Saturday. The next…
Raging Bull Top Again in First ISORA Race
A 'tough opener' is how Commodore Peter Ryan has described the first ISORA offshore sailing race of the season from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire yesterday. Inspite of the difficult conditions though there was little change at the top of the…
21 Confirmed for ISORA's First Race of 2011
Offshore racing continues its comeback and the first sign of renewal comes tomorrow morning on Dublin Bay when 21 boats muster for the first race of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead. It's all…
ISORA Entry List 2011
Up to 40 yachts form the backbone of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association fleet (ISORA).  Although the 2011 entry list (below) shows a large number of Beneteau models it also reveals a wide range of other marques, largely between…
17 Boats to Contest First ISORA Offshore of the Season
There are 17 definite entries and it is estimated up to another half a dozen could be sailing to the line next Saturday morning for the first race of the 2011 ISORA series.  The impressive early entry follows a series…
National Yacht Club Hosts Offshore Sailing Talk
Sailing offshore? The National Yacht Club is staging an 'Introduction to Offshore Racing' evening next Saturday 7th April 2011 at 19.30 and a line up of speakers inlcudes Maurice 'Prof' O’Connell on winning the 2009 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race.…
Eleven Races in Busy Irish Sea Offshore Schedule
Chairman of ISORA Peter Ryan sets out the 2011 programme for ISORA that kicks off on April 7th with an introductory evening on April 7th. Spring has come and the days are getting longer. It is now time to be…
ISORA 2011 Preview

ISORA 2011 Preview

3rd February 2011 ISORA
ISORA has published its race schedule for 2011 and to win the overall sailing series next year boats must complete four of the six 'qualifying' events. Points for the overall series will then be taken from the best five results…
2011 ISORA Race Schedule Published
ISORA has published its race schedule for 2011 and to win the overall series next year boats must complete 4 of the 6 "qualifying". Points for the overall series will then be taken from the Best 5 results from ALL…
Black Tie Finale to ISORA Season
Irish Sea Offshore sailing Chief Peter Ryan has circulated the Notice and Agenda for next Saturday's ISORA AGM at the National Yacht Club and told Ireland's biggest band of offshore crews to wear dinner jackets so they can vote on next…
2011 ISORA Scoring and Race Programme Up for Debate
Offshore boss Peter Ryan has submitted two sailing issues for consideration at ISORA's AGM in the National YC on the 6th November. The first is a proposed race schedule for 2011. Due to the number of races and the large…
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. 

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