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Ferry operator, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has confirmed that provisional bookings for sailings to the 2023 TT will open next week, on Monday, 23rd May.

Provisional bookings, which are held with a deposit, are priced at £40 for foot passengers and £80 for vehicles.

Confirmation of bookings with final details will be sent out toward the end of 2022, with the final balance payments due in February 2023. Any bookings that are not paid in full will be put back on sale the following month.

Brian Thomson, M.D. at the Isle of Man Steam Packet, said: ‘After strong bookings for Isle of Man TT 2022, we’re anticipating high demand for 2023 TT sailings. Previously, first day bookings have exceeded the 5,000 mark within a matter of hours of the booking system opening.

‘We’re expecting our website and phone lines will be very busy on the 23rd May, but we’ve put in place several initiatives to ensure users have a good experience. This includes bringing in additional staff and updating our web booking system to include a queuing system, but would ask for the public’s patience as we deal with the high volume of customer inquiries.

‘The TT is a great event for the Island’s businesses, residents, and, most importantly, visitors and 2022 looks set to be a busy and highly entertaining festival for all, and we look forward to serving fans’ and islanders’ needs in 2023.’

Published in Ferry
Fastnet Line's Cork-Swansea route operated by the M.V. Julia will continue to be off service for annual dry-docking maintenance until the beginning of March. The next sailing will be Friday 4th March from Swansea at 20.30 hours. The route between Munster and south Wales takes 10-hours.
Bookings can be made on up to three hours before departure. Amendments to bookings or a refund for a cancelled sailing can be made by contacting the ferry company reservation teams at the numbers listed below.

Reservations Office Ireland : +353 (0) 21 4378892

Open Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm

Reservations Office UK: 0844 576 8831

Open Monday - Thursday 8.00 am - 8.00 pm

Open Friday 8.00 am - 7.00 pm

Open Saturday and Sunday 9.00 am - 6.00pm

Published in Ferry

West Coast of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA)

The West Coast of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) objective is to promote an annual programme of yacht racing for the West Coast of Ireland.

WIORA aims to encourage and promote participation in and knowledge of racing and seamanship. It does this by developing yacht racing between yacht clubs on the west coast and hosting an annual regatta known as the West Coast Championships. The championships are rotated between west coast clubs. 

WIORA was formed in 1976. WIORA is affiliated with the Irish Cruiser Racing Association.

The association burgee is a pennant with a background of St. Patrick's Blue and overlaid with an emblem of St. Brendan's Cross, which is of saffron colour. 

WIORA is open to members of yachts clubs located on the west coast of Ireland, from Mizen Head to Malin Head and the waters of Lough Derg and Lough Ree, and sailors outside thee areas who may wish to participate at the WIORA annual regatta.

The membership association has a Commodore and committee.

Annual membership is €10.

WIORA Championships

WIORA 2024 will be held at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary from June 12th-15th 2024

WIORA Championships

WIORA 2022 will run over three days, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th June at the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland on the Shannon Estuary

WIORA 2023 will be held at Kilronan on the Aran Islands

WIORA 2024 will be held at Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary

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