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ISORA Sets Course for Wicklow in First Offshore of Sailing Season
#OFFSHORE – 18 boats are expected on the line tomorrow morning for the start of the first ISORA offshore sailing race of the 2012 programme. A split for Class 1 and Class 2 will be made but not until the…
ISORA Race Programme 2012 Features Round Ireland Race Plus Many New Features
#OFFSHORE – As the days get longer thoughts are turning to offshore sailing again and as Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) Commodore Peter Ryan writes 2012 promises to be a great year not just because it is Round Ireland…
New Race From Conwy Features in 2012 ISORA Calendar
#ISORA – A sailing race from Conwy in Wales is a new addition to the 2012 Irish Sea Offshore (ISORA) calendar agreed at the weekend that features virtual waypoints for the first time. It was agreed that virtual marks would…
ISORA 2012 Looking at Trackers and 'Virtual' Marks
#IRISH SEA – The Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) is pushing ahead with plans to incorporate 'virtual' marks into at least some of it's offshore programme in 2012. Afloat.ie reported on the prospect last September. The moves come as…
Offshore Success - Raging Bull's Winning Story by Matt Davis
Matt Davis was at the helm of the Sigma 400 'Raging Bull' that successfully defended the ISORA Title in September. Here the Skerries Sailor describes how he and his crew parepared for the defence of the coveted Wolf's Head Trophy…
Raging Bull Defends ISORA Title
Although not winning the last race in the ISORA series, "Raging Bull", Matt Davis successfully defended his ISORA Champion title for the second year in succession. "Sgrech", Stephen Tudor took second place in the series while "Tsunami", Vincent Farrell took…
Offshore Sailors Consider 'Virtual Marks' for 2012 Fixtures
Taking a lead from this year's Lyver offshore sailing race, when Liverpool Yacht Club used a "virtual" waypoint as a mark on the course, ISORA may include this type of mark in future races, that's according to Commodore Peter Ryan.…
Lively Lady Sails to Victory in Fickle ISORA Race to Rockabill
Thirteen boats from an entry list of 24 came to the start line for the M2 Buoy day race, the tenth race in the 2011 ISORA Offshore series. Due to the forecast of light winds on the day it was…
Lula Belle Wins ISORA Night Race
Shifting winds for the ISORA Lee Overlay night race with a course from Dun Laoghaire to North India Buoy on the Irish Sea at the weekend provided the fleet with a beat out and a beat back to Dun Laoghaire.…
Lyver Race Report - Holyhead to Howth
Following very closely after the Dingle Race, ICRA Nationals in Crosshaven and the Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale, it was understandable that the numbers of ISORA boats taking part in the Lyver Race was small. The "grim" forecast of no wind…
Raging Bull Charges Back to Top of ISORA Fleet
After missing the last ISORA race the 2010 Champion Raging Bull charged back to the front of yesterday's 7-boat fleet in a blustery offshore race across the Irish Sea from Pwlhelli in Wales to Wicklow harbour on the Irish East…
Big Turnout Urged for Turbine Race
Offshore boss Peter Ryan is urging as many boats as possible to get invovled in the next ISORA race on May 28th from Pwllheli to Wicklow but also to make it a great offshore weekend by participating too in the…
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…

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