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The complete package. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore racing his J/109 Powder Monkey in Calves Week at Schull. Despite her undistorted hull shape and comfortable accommodation, the J/109 frequently beats all comers in open IRC racing, while also now offering the possibility of viable One Design racing in Dublin Bay
W M Nixon
The J/109 has proven herself to be well suited for sailing in Irish waters for several years, achieving major successes in the main offshore races and championships allied to starring roles in top regattas. Yet it is only now that…
Conor Fogerty's BAM, a Sunfast 3600, from Howth, pictured here during Jun'es Round Ireland Race, races in division IRC six in Malta tomorrow
Offshore
One Irish boat and a good selection of Irish sailors are among 112 twelve boats, from twenty five nations and six starts in tomorrow's Middle Sea Race. A light wind forecast means that it may suit smaller boats rather than…
Lynx, a Sailing school entry was tenth overall in a fleet of 63–boats in this year's Volvo Round Ireland race. Above the INSS Reflex 38 sets out on her 700–mile journey off the Wicklow coast. She is now for sale at €60k.
Boat Sales
Lynx, the successful Irish offshore Reflex 38 racer that has featured at the top of Ireland's offshore racing fleets for the past five seasons or more is seriously for sale by current owners, the Irish National Sailing School (INSS) in…
The Archambault 35 Another Adventure (Darragh Cafferky) from Wicklow is one of 54 boats competing in the Irish Sea Offshore (ISORA) series
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Offshore sailing body ISORA that goes from strength to strength on the Irish Sea, with 54 boats racing in 2016, is surveying competitors in an on-line questionnaire for competitors (past, present and future) to make sure it is 'providing the…
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Stephen Tudor’s J/109 Sgrech in flying form off the “Snowdon Riviera”
Sailor of the Month
In a year in which one of our 'Sailor of the Month' awards went to America’s irrepressible George David for his fabulous overall victory in the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2016 in Rambler 88, we see no reason at all…
ISORA Champion Sgrech skippered by Stephen Tudor
ISORA
Following an intense battle between three top contenders across the Irish Sea yesterday overall ISORA leader Sgrech skippered by Sptehen Tudor was crowned ISORA champion at the National Yacht Club last night. Defending champion Ruth skipperd by Liam Shanahan of…
Current ISORA Champion Ruth (Liam Shanahan) is looking for a third win in a row having won in 2014 and 2015 on Saturday
ISORA
The last race of the AveryCrest 2016 ISORA series, the “LC Tyres James Eadie Race”, takes place on Saturday 10th September from Pwllheli to Dun Laoghaire, a distance of about 75 miles. As happened in the last two years this…
Defending champion Ruth skippered by Liam Shanahan is in third place going into the final race of the 2016 ISORA series
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There are some familiar names at the top of the ISORA 2016 leaderboard that should produce a cliff hanger finish off Dun Laoghaire on September 10th. J109s fill the top three places and J Boats the top five overall. Former champion…
Paddy Gregory’s “Flashback” took first overall in the race to Greystones
ISORA
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
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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
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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
ISORA
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
Solo Sailing
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
Solo Sailing
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
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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.     

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