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WIORA presentation - After thirteen years leading the association, Simon Mc Gibney stepped down as Commodore
The Annual General Meeting of the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) took place at the Inn at Dromoland in Co. Clare earlier this week. Among the usual formalities of an AGM there included a vote for the venue…
The 54-boat ICRA fleet berthed at Galway Docks
There was a disappointing start to today's WIORA sailing championships with the postponement of the much-anticipated races due to strong winds on Galway Bay. A 54-boat fleet was scheduled to race two races this morning but the Skippers Briefing at the…
After twelve years in his role as Honorary Secretary of WIORA, Thomas Whelan from the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland, stepped down at the AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the 2017 West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) took place at the Dromoland Inn in Co. Clare earlier this week. Among the items discussed on the night was the combined 2018 WIORA ICRA Championships which…
Liam Burke’s Farr 31 Tribal crew are 2017 WIORA champions with five straight wins
The WIORA Championships concluded yesterday in the Aran Islands. First gun time was delayed on the final day to 1155 to allow competitors to see the Lions match before heading out racing. The forecasted light winds thankfully didn’t materialise and…
WIORA 'Round Aran' Class Two start
Day three of the Volvo WIORA Coast Championships continued off the Aran Island of Inís Mór with the Coastal Race with racing taking place around the spectacular cliffs of the Aran Islands, in fantastic conditions, through the Gregory Sound and…
The WIORA fleet assembled in the Aran Islands this week
#WIORA - With the forecast of light winds looming over the weekend, PRO Alan Crosbie opted to run three races on the second day of the Volvo WIORA Championships.  Racing started at a steady 10 knots which built to a…
Kilronan on the Aran Islands is hosting the WIORA Championships for the first time
Day one of the Volvo WIORA Championships dawned with a final entry of thirty nine boats and was to begin with one race and an afternoon start to facilitate crews arriving to the island of Inishmore on the morning ferries.…
The first 33 boats have already gathered at Cill Ronan in the Aran Islands for tomorrow’s four day WIORA Championship, and a further 12 are expected by the time racing gets under way.
The first annual championship ever to be staged in the Aran Islands in the forty year history of the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association gets under way tomorrow at Cill Ronan on Inish Mor. There’s a busy programme afloat…
A truly unique venue. The Aran Islands are the location for the staging of the four-day West of Ireland Offshore Racing Championship in July
Cormac MacDonnacha describes himself as “one of the busiest men” in Galway this week as he strives to bring traditional boats and the modern GRP racing variety together in a major sailing event at a fledging club, writes Tom MacSweeney.…
WIORA Racing on the Shannon Estuary
Class two yacht Ibaraki skippered by John Collins from Galway Bay Sailing Club has been declared overall winner of the 2016 WIORA Championships after a six race series at Kilrush Marina on the Shannon Estuary. Download results below. Collins continued…
WIORA 2016 on the Shannon Estuary
After four races sailed in WIORA at Kilrush Marina, John Collins Ibaraki from Galway Bay Sailing Club contiunes his lead in the week's biggest class on the Shannon Estuary in County Clare. The modified GK34 leads Ray McGibney's Dehler 34…
Summer evening for the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland at their Kilrush base
It was in 1828 – 178 years ago - that a regatta sailed at Kilrush led to the formation the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland writes W M Nixon. Ten years later, the new club was thriving with a…
Ardnacrusha lock on the river Shannon
#Shannon - Lough Derg sailors have expressed disappointment over the continued closure of the Shannon Navigation at Ardnacrusha, which will keep them out of this year's WIORA races. This year's celebratory WIORA regatta is marking its 40th year at Kilrush…
At present there is a total of thirty-one entries for WIORA and Foynes organisers are calling for more
The West of Ireland offshore Racing Association (WIORA) are very proud to be in its 40th year writes Elaine O'Mahoney. This year their flagship event, The West Coast Championships, are being hosted by The Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland (RWYCI),…
#wiora – WIORA had to share inner the Bay with Galway Bay Swim Event from Aughnish to Salthill where some 60 participants took part. The bowman Martin Oliver off NowWhat was one of those. OD Alan crosbie set his windward…
#WIORA - Following Wednesday's wild offshore spin, competition for places in WIORA was heating up yesterday (Friday 24 July), with a number of close-quarters incidents despite the size of Galway Bay, writes Jim Grealish. In class 2, WIORA Commodore Simon…

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