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Sgrech Claims Second ISORA Win in Irish Sea Sailing Race
#ISORA– Welsh yacht Sgrech (skippered by Richard Tudor) took its second victory in a fortnight on the Irish Sea yesterday when it won ISORA's third race from Conwy in North Wales to Howth in North Dublin a distance of some…
Offshore 'Virtual Marks' Come into Play for ISORA's Race Three
#ISORA – Due to tide restrictions the start time of the third ISORA offshore race of the season from Conwy in North Wales to Howth in North Dublin has been delayed until 09.30 am next Saturday to allow boats to…
ISORA J109s Continue Offshore Domination
#ISORA – J109 yachts continue to show their prowess offshore taking three of the top four places in ISORA's second race from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead on Saturday. Preliminary results have been revised and the latest overall results are attached…
J109s to Lead ISORA Fleet Race Across Irish Sea to Holyhead
#ISORA – Both of the top J109 performers from last weekend's opening offshore race of the season are entered into tomorrow's second ISORA race of the season. The race starts from Dun Laoghaire at 8am on Saturday and heads across…
J109 Yachts Revel in Strong Wind ISORA Race to Arklow
#OFFSHORE – The stable, easy to sail and performance attributes of the J109 came to the fore in a blustery start to the ISORA season on Saturday, the Rod Johnstone design taking the top two places overall in the 18-boat…
ISORA Champion Yacht 'Raging Bull' Damaged During East Coast Storm
#OFFSHORE – Storm damage means defending ISORA champion yacht Raging Bull, skippered by Matt Davis, from Skerries will not be on the start line off Dun Laoghaire tomorrow for the first ISORA race of the season. According to locals the…
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…
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