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Inshore heading offshore – ISORA 2022 Champion Mojito (Vicky Cox & Peter Dunlop, PSC) powering into clear air at the start of a Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race, with Round Ireland winner Cavatina (Ian Hickey, RCYC) close abeam
Is most “ocean racing” today really oceanic? Does “offshore racing” really involve going truly offshore? Are boats touted as being “cruiser-racers” ever really used for genuine cruising? And are sailing enthusiasts who like to think of themselves as being devoted…
Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox's J109 Mojito crew celebrate overall ISORA honours and lift the Wolf Head's Trophy at the National Yacht Club ISORA Golden Jubilee Dinner. Scroll down for the photo gallery of the evening
ISORA will double its coastal races in 2023, the offshore body heard at last Saturday's AGM in the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The move comes after a straw poll of all skippers voted in favour of more coastal…
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The Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales has announced the appointment of Sian Reynolds as chair of its board. Sian’s appointment makes history as she is the first female chair and also the youngest chair of RYA Cymru Wales’ board. She…
Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop of the successful J/109 Mojito with ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan of the National YC
In this its Golden Jubilee Season, the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association lived up to its reputation of the points championship being contested right up to the final race. It was the immaculately-prepared J/109 Mojito (Vicky Cox & Peter Dunlop)…
The 2022 ISORA Champion is the J109 Mojito (Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox) from Pwllheli Sailing Club, following a final cross-channel victory in Saturday's James Eadie Race
Welsh yachts have claimed the top two places overall in the 2022 ISORA Series that came to a dramatic close off Dun Laoghaire Harbour on Saturday evening. A win for Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox's J109 Mojito in the final…
Andrew Hall’s J125 Jackknife from Pwhelli leads into the final race for ISORA's Wolf Head Trophy on Saturday
The Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) final race will proceed on Saturday, and competing yachts will fly a black flag following Queen Elizabeth's death. ISORA says it is 'not possible' to set another date for the 80-mile race from Pwhelli…
Andrew Hall’s J125 Jackknife from Pwhelli leads into the final race for ISORA's Wolf Head Trophy on Saturday
The results of Saturday's final race of the Musto ISORA Series will determine the 2022 overall champion for offshore racing's prestigious Wolf’s Head Trophy. Andrew Hall’s J125 Jackknife from Pwhelli is in pole position after 14 races, with her best…
Dublin Bay as viewed by ISORA competitor Rockabill VI in Friday's night race fixture
Champion JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI skippered by Paul O'Higgins completed Friday night's ISORA points-weighted night race off Dun Laoghaire Harbour in a time of four hours and ten minutes.  Light airs on Dublin Bay frustrated a number of competitors who…
Rockabill VI competing at Calves Week in West Cork earlier this summer, the JPK 10.80 is a contender in tonight's Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series night race off Dun Laoghaire
This weekend's two night races on either side of the Irish Sea at Dun Laoghaire and Pwhelli have produced a good combined offshore turnout for the last race of ISORA's Viking Marine coastal series 2022.  From a Dublin entry of…
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RYA Cymru Wales has issued a statement confirming the resignation of its chair, Mike Butterfield. Brian Oulton, as senior independent director, will assume the position of interim chair until a new chair is appointed. Oulton said: “The members of RYA…
After winning the 24-miler, Robert Rendell's Grand Soleil 44 Samatom now leads the 2022 Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series with one race to go; a higher-scoring night race
ICRA Coastal Class champion Samatom (Robert Rendell) was the winner of yesterday's ISORA Coastal Race off Dun Laoghaire. Three potent Jeanneau Sunfast 3600s were among the nine-boat fleet that contested Saturday's 24-mile ISORA coastal race along the Dublin and Wicklow coastline, but none could…
Royal St. George Yacht Club's Yoyo (Brendan Coghlan) is one of three Sunfast 3600s contesting Saturday's ISORA coastal race
Three Jeanneau Sunfast 3600s are among the nine-boat fleet that will contest Saturday's 24-mile ISORA coastal race along the Dublin and Wicklow coastline. With an eye on current light wind forecasts, race organisers have stated the course may be shortened off…
J125 entry Jackknife skippered by Andrew Hall of Pwllheli Sailing Club
IRC Class 0 J125 entry Jackknife skippered by Andrew Hall of Pwllheli Sailing Club was the winner of ISORA's 120-mile Race Ten from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli on Saturday. The race was won in an IRC corrected time of 14…
Welsh J109 Mojito returns to the ISORA race track for a start off Dun Laoghaire in a 120-mile race to her home port of Pwllheli
The successful Welsh J109 Mojito (Vicky Cox and Peter Dunlop) that was crowned K2Q and Cork Week Coastal Class Champion earlier this month on the south coast returns to the east coast of Ireland for the last offshore fixture of…
The start of the 2022 K2Q race from Dun Laoghaire to Cork. The offshore race began on July 1, just a week after the Round Ireland Race had finished
Kinsale Yacht Club's second offshore race of the season indicates a south coast demand for this type of racing. Still, the absence of any Cork boats on July's K2Q 260 race course means organisers look set to alter the timing…
Mojito on the last day of Cork Week 2022, capturing the Coastal division prize. The winning Welsh J109 crew in action. from left to right are: Victoria Cox, Peter Dunlop, Anthony Doyle, Dave Jackson, Sammo Jones, Charlotte Greenhalgh, Mike Manzke, Nick Smith and Mark O’Connor
A win for Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox's J109 Mojito in July's inaugural 260-mile K2Q Dun Laoghaire to Cork via Fastnet Race, followed by an overall win of the IRC Coastal Division of Volvo Cork Week, is a highlight of…

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