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Thursday's 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta has attracted a fleet of 500 boats. Scroll down for a review of the IRC fleet divisions
There is no doubt about it that 500 entries – so far – for Thursday's Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is a great indication of the state of yacht racing in Ireland, especially when so many other regattas struggle for numbers.…
Chris Power Smith's Aurelia from Dun Laoghaire took overall victory in the Midnight race from Liverpool to Douglas
In a 39-boat ISORA midnight race from Liverpool to Douglas on the Isle of Man, Royal St. George Yacht Aurelia (Chris Power Smith) was the overall IRC winner. The race, number eight in the 2019 ISORA calendar, was sailed in West…
Rockabill VI skipper Paul O'Higgins
Defending the title with the same boat in the biennial 270-mile Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is a real challenge at a time when the cruiser-racer fleet is expanding with some very hot new designs. But Paul O’Higgins (Royal…
Dun Laoghaire’s Shanahan family J/109 Ruth
The Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is now such a significant event that inevitably it attracts the involvement of professional and semi-professional talent. But so many boats sail determinedly within the Corinithian ideal that in effect they created an extra…
George Sisk's XP44 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay leads the Coastal class after day one of the Sovereign's Cup at Kinsale
George Sisk's XP44 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Dublin Bay leads the eight-boat Coastal Class in the O'Leary Life sponsored Sovereign's Cup off Kinsale after today's first race writes Bob Bateman. Although the Dublin Bay boat leads, Kinsale yachts are second and…
Light winds for the Midnight Race in Liverpool last year
Liverpool Yacht Club (LYC) and Tranmere Sailing Club (TSC) have announced the 100th Isle of Man Midnight Race on Friday 5 July. The century race to the Isle of Man will start from the international start line outside the Royal…
Mojito was the winner of ISORA race six
ISORA Race 6 was originally planned as an offshore race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire, but had to be re-planned to start and finish in Dun Laoghaire, due to ongoing infrastructure issues at Holyhead, following last years devastating damage to…
Andrew Hall's J125 Jacknife
Andrew Hall's Pwllheli Sailing Club based J125 Jacknife will start Saturday's 60-mile race six of the ISORA calendar as the overall fleet leader. Originally Scheduled as a Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire race this will now be a Dun Laoghaire to…
Jacknife (Andrew Hall) of Pwllheli Sailing Club won the ISORA Welsh Coastal Race and now leads the overall series
During the build-up to the Global Displays Welsh Coastal Series ISORA race 5, a changeable forecast showed winds potentially less than 5 kts and as much as 12kts in Cardigan Bay, giving the race committee a challenge to set a course catering predominantly…
The J97 Windjammer  (Lindsay Casey) took her first ISORA overall win and Class 2 in the fourth race of the Viking Marine Coastal Series
The first Irish Coastal race of the Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Championship 2019 took place on the 18th May with a starting time of 10.00. 21 boats from the entry list of 22 came to the start line in Dun…
Mick Cotter’s SouthWind 94 Windfall is the largest boat entered for next month’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race run by the National YC, and he’ll be looking to topple the course record he established with the 78ft Whisper in 2009.
You’ll seldom if ever hear anyone who has actually done the biennial Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race dismissing it in an offhand way as some sort of Round Ireland Lite writes W M Nixon. It may only be 280…
Brendan Coghlan's YoYo will compete in this Saturday's Viking Marine ISORA 40-mile coastal race
Dun Laoghaire sailors will get a double helping of coastal races this month with Viking Marine's ISORA coastal fixture set for next Saturday, a week after DBSC's own coastal race held on Saturday, results here. The 40-mile ISORA race will…
19 ISORA boats from the entry list of 20 came to the start line in Dun Laoghaire
The first offshore race of the ISORA Offshore Championship 2019 took place on the 4th May with a starting time of 08.00. 19 boats from the entry list of 20 came to the start line in Dun Laoghaire writes ISORA…
Brendan Coghlan's Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 is a 2019 ISORA entry
Race No 3. in the 2019 ISORA Series is on this Saturday 4th May from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead where a warm welcome awaits after the devastation there following Storm Emma in March 2018.  This is the first of the 'Offshore'…
The XC weather forecast for Dun Laoghaire on Saturday
Due to the uncertainty of the track and conditions of Storm Hannah, the ISORA Sailing Committee have decided to cancel Race 1 scheduled for tomorrow morning. It was a difficult decision for the Sailing Committee, drawn from all sized boats…
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Viking Marine Boss Ian O'Meara is onboard Rockabill VI skippered by Paul O'Higgins for the first race of the season this Saturday
Viking Marine will sponsor the ISORA Coastal Series again this year for the third year running writes Ian O'Meara. I have always loved offshore sailing. To this day, I remember my first offshore in 1980 onboard Barry O'Donnell's Oyster Yacht…

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