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19 Boats Enter ISORA's First Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire Offshore Race of 2022

11th May 2022
Robert Rendell's Howth Grand Soleil 44R will compete in the first ISORA offshore of 2022 Credit: Afloat

A strong entry of 19 boats spread over three classes includes the current form boat Rockabill VI for the first ISORA Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead race this Saturday (14th May).

Eight of the 11 boats are UK entries setting up the first Musto offshore race of the 2022 season (and the first 'traditional' cross-channel race since Covid) as a hotly contested 60-miler.

Early forecasts, however, indicate a light variable forecast for the Irish Sea race track.

As the season's Round Ireland Race offshore highlight is just five weeks away, further entries are also expected for this weekend as the ISORA serves as a warm-up race for the biennial Wicklow classic, according to ISORA Chief Peter Ryan.

Paul O'Higgins' RIYC based JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI has had an impressive start to the season, winning both of ISORA's Viking Marine Sponsored coastal races so far and an inshore DBSC Thursday night race.

Saturday's fleet includes former ISORA champion, the J109 Mojito from Pwllheli and two Sunfast 3200s from North Wales. 

Three Irish Sunfast 3600s are also entered. 

Current entries for the first Dun Laoghaire-Holyhead race this Saturday

Racing for points for the overall ISORA Wolf’s Head trophy, the race is significant because it marks a resumption of normal ISORA activities between Ireland and Wales in the association's golden jubilee year.

The race will start in North Wales at 9 am (approx) and finish that evening in Dun Laoghaire Harbour

An Apres sail party and “Jack Ryan Whiskey” prizegiving in the National Yacht Club soon after the last boat finishes.

Online entries are still being accepted on www.isora.org

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