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Aran Islands to Host WIORA 2023 at Kilronan

15th March 2021
WIORA racing at the Aran Islands first ever staging of the championships in 2017
WIORA racing at the Aran Islands first ever staging of the championships in 2017

The 2023 West of Ireland Offshore Racing (WIORA) Championships will be sailed at Kilronan Harbour on Inismor, following a vote at the WIORA AGM last week.

Galway Bay Sailing Club with Cuman Seoltoireacht Kilronan as well as Foynes Yacht Club made bids to host the week and these were presented at the AGM.

Kilronan's successful bid has been hailed as a "significant benefit to sailing in the West of Ireland and the people of Aran".

In addition to promising another top-class sailing event in 2023, the regatta will be instrumental in supporting Kilronan in its bid to get permanent Pontoons in place, this process has already started, a GBSC spokeswoman told Afloat. 

WIORA previously sailed on InisMor in 2017, as Afloat reported here.

Building on the experience of 2017 this will be a great social event. It will give a much-needed boost to a community hard hit by Covid, according to GBSC.

It's another feather in the cap for west coast sailing that also sees the Round Britain & Ireland Race Stopover arriving into Galway Port in 2022 as Afloat reported here.

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