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ISORA has abandoned Wolf's Head Trophy racing for 2020
In a major change to ISORA's rebooted season, the offshore body is cancelling plans for any further attempt at cross channel racing this season. It is the latest blow for Irish Sea offshore sailing fans and follows the loss of…
Class two ISORA debutante, the Archambault A31 'A Plus' (Mick Flynn and Grant Kinsman) on her way to overall victory in the 50-mile ISORA offshore from Dun Laoghaire. Scroll down for slideshow
Despite similar conditions as the three previous ISORA coastal races, Saturday's first offshore at nearly double the distance off Dun Laoghaire has produced substantially different results, with National Yacht Club Class two newcomer A Plus (Mick Flynn and Grant Kinsman)…
28 boats are entered for ISORA's first offshore of the season that will race separately in Wales and Ireland due to COVID. The biggest is fleet is expected for the start off Dun Laoghaire Harbour (above) on Saturday morning
In a first-ever for ISORA, there will be two separate offshore qualifying races for its overall Wolfs Head Trophy this Saturday, one in Ireland and one in Wales. The change arises from differences in COVID-19 regulations on either side of…
Chris and Patanne Smith's J122 Aurelia from the Royal St George Yacht Club was the line honours night race winner
The dominant form of the 2019 Irish yacht of the year, Paul O'Higgins' JPK10.80 Rockabill VI continues to stalk the ISORA racecourse, picking up another win at 1.30 am this morning off Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the well attended night…
Class Two winner Black Velvet (blue kite) on port gybe shortly after the start of the second race of the ISORA Viking Marine Coastal Series
Reigning ISORA Champion Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) took a one-minute 35-second margin on corrected time to win the second ISORA Viking Marine Coastal Race on Dublin Bay this afternoon. The JPK10.80 was the IRC overall and Class Zero winner according…
ISORA's Race two course
Race 2 of the Viking Marine Coastal Race this morning will be a shorter 24-mile course from Dun Laoghaire Harbour at 0955. From a start, at Dun Laoghaire Outfall Buoy, the expected 20-boat fleet will pass the Muglins on the…
More light winds are forecst for the second ISORA Coastal Race on Saturday
The second of four races in the Viking Marine Coastal Series has attracted a fleet of 20 for Saturday's ISORA race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour. Hoping that their early-season training, that paid off so handsomely in last Saturday's tricky conditions,…
The new ISORA Crew Manager App
A new ISORA app has been developed by the offshore sailing body to register competing crews before each race. The 2020 ISORA season got underway last Saturday with a 35-mile Viking Marine sponsored coastal race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour and…
George Sisk's XP44 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Race winner
George Sisk's XP44 WOW took an emphatic win in the first ISORA race of the 2020 season yesterday when racing got off to a decidedly tricky start in the first of four Viking Marine Coastal Series races on Dublin Bay.…
Leslie Parnell's First 34.7 from the Royal Irish Yacht Club is one of 19 starters in this morning's first ISORA coastal race off Dublin
This morning's Dun Laoghaire Viking Marine Coastal Race (Re-Boot) course has drawn a potent fleet of ISORA 19 boats that includes former champions Mojito (Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox) from North Wales and reigning champions Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins). The…
Chris Power-Smith's top offshore performer Aurelia from the Royal St. George Yacht Club is entered for the 2020 ISORA Series
Offshore entries are building nicely for Saturday's first ISORA race of the season climbing from ten boats on Monday to 18 on  Wednesday, indicating a fleet of 20 plus is possible for the weekend's outing. It looks like quite a…
Welsh ISORA yacht Jackknife
Already buoyant entries for August's Round Ireland Yacht Race can expect a further boost when a potent Welsh IRC fleet comes out of lockdown. From the 2018 Race, seven Welsh boats finished in the top 20 but none of these…
ISORA Publishes Offshore Racing 'Reboot' Protocol & New 2020 Calendar
ISORA has made good on its promise to publish its 'Back to Boating' Protocol this week (downloadable below), the offshore racing body is eager to get back racing at the earliest possible opportunity on the Irish Sea. The first race…
Johanna Murphy of Cobh, Commodore of the South Coast Offshore Racing Association, is also a Committee Member of of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association
Some offshore racing enthusiasts may have been hoping that the historic re-enactment of the “Kingstown to Queenstown" Race of 1860 – the first proper offshore event in Irish and British waters – might still have been staged in some very…
ISORA's protocol will be issued early this week
The Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) is working on a protocol that will allow coastal racing to begin at the end of this month. The return to full racing, however, hinges strongly on the two-metre social distancing being reduced,…
Welsh J109 Mojito has been in a Pwllheli shed since March for a hull bottom refinish but nothing can be done in lockdown
Peter Dunlop, skipper of the only Irish Sea boat entered for the now-cancelled IRC Worlds in New York, updates on plans for the former ISORA Championship winning J109, Mojito, on this side of the Atlantic It's a bit of a…

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