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Paul O'Higgins is Sailor of the Month (Offshore) for September

2nd October 2020
Team spirit – 2019 Sailor of the Year Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI has retained the ISORA Championship in 2020 Team spirit – 2019 Sailor of the Year Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI has retained the ISORA Championship in 2020 Photo: Afloat

One of the many "little miracles" which kept Irish sailing alive and active during the continually-changing official restrictions in the summer of 2020 was the flexible and effective administration of the Irish side of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association's annual programme by ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan of the National YC.

But in order to succeed in this, he needed the support of the skippers and crews who enjoy what ISORA has on offer, yet in a normal year would be able to plan their programme well in advance.

This wasn't possible in 2020, but thanks to a generous spirit among those involved, the Irish boats in ISORA had a very good season in the circumstances. Once again it came down to the outcome of the last race in September, and once again the final race overall winner, and new 2020 champion, was Paul O'Higgins (Royal Irish YC) with the JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI.

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