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#wiora – The highlight of the offshore racing season on the Atlantic seaboard gets under way tomorrow (Wednesday) with the four day West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association Annual Championship in Galway Bay, with thirty boats from all the main…
#wiora – The 2014 West of Ireland (WIORA) champion is Tribal, Liam Burke's Galway Bay Sailing Club based Corby 25 that produced four wins from seven races in last week's WIORA championships at Mayo Sailing Club. Burke's scoreline was good…
#WIORA - The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association’s (WIORA) West Coast Championships will be held on Clew Bay from Wednesday 23 to Saturday 26 July 2014. As reported last October on Afloat.ie, Mayo Sailing Club in Rosmoney will play…
WIORA's 'West Coast Championships' will take place from Wednesday, 23rd July to Saturday, 26th 2014, and will be hosted by Mayo Sailing Club at Rosmoney, on Clew Bay. A fleet of up to 30 boats will take advantage of the new pontoon…
#WIORA – The West of Ireland Offshore Championship's, which were hosted by Foynes Yacht Club last week on the Shannon Estuary was a great success for the for the club writes Gerry Ryan. The last time the championships were hosted…
#WIORA – In an ebb tide the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Championship's hosted by Foynes Yacht Club got off to a terrific start yesterday on the Shannon Estuary. Race Officer, Liam Dineen set a challenging course for some of…
#WIORA– As a flagship event to mark their 50th year of sailing on the Shannon Estuary,  Foynes Yacht Club are setting an aggressive target to attract 50 boats to next year’s West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) sailing championships…
Cahill's Joie de Vie Sails to Victory at WIORA Series, Clifden
The overall winner of the 2011 West Coast Championships (WIORA) is Glen Cahill's "Joie de Vie" of Galway. Cahill won the IRC 1 division. Local boats filled the class two and three slots on IRC.  David Griffin's "Egalite" of Clifden…
Clifden Under Full Sail for WIORA Regatta Week
Clifden Boat Club's long awaited staging of the West Coast of Ireland's big regatta, WIORA week, kicked off today in perfect Atlantic conditions. It's the third time the event has been sailed at the boat club and the first since…
WIORA Race Week Shaping up at Clifden Venue
With a week to go to the first gun of the West Coast Championships in Clifden Co. Galway, the 35th Anniversary event of the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA), is shaping up to be one to remember at…
WIORA 2011 Preview

WIORA 2011 Preview

3rd February 2011 WIORA
July 13th - 16th 2011. Four days and seven races, in IRC and ECHO 1, 2, 3 and White Sails classes, is the menu for excitement in Clifden this year. Last hosted by this club in 2007, when the West…
At the recent Annual General Meeting of the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association a presentation took place of a grant to the value of one thousand euro to the Royal Western Yacht Club of Ireland for the development of…
WIORA Heads for Clifden Next July
The 2011 West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) Championships will be staged by Clifden Boat Club in Co. Galway from 13th - 16th July.
McGibney yacht 'Disaray' is Overall West Coast WIORA 2010 Winner
The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA), 'West Coast Championships' concluded at the weekend, which was hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club based in Kilrush Co. Clare. Strong winds prevailed thought the event and unfortunately no sailing took…
Windy WIORA Tests the Best of the West
There were thrills and spills off the Clare coast yesterday as the breeze filled in to test competitors at the WIORA West Coast Championships.  Nonetheless, the top boats shone through and a full complement of sailing was held. IRC1 Glenn…
All Clare for WIORA Start
The annual WIORA championships kick off today in sunny conditions at Kilrush Creek marina, hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club. PRO Alan Crosbie has a range of courses at his disposal, including a variation on the popular slalom course…

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