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Grand Soleil Samatom of Howth Now Leads ISORA Viking Marine Coastal Series With One Race Left to Sail

14th August 2022
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
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 Credit: Afloat

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 beat the Grand Soleil 44. 

The race was the 11th Race in the Musto ISORA 2022 series and also the third race of the Viking Marine Coastal Series.

For the second time this season, a technical glitch in the YB Tracker set-up showed the winner being other than the Howth Grand Soleil. Organisers told Afloat the matter is being investigated. 

After winning the 24-miler, Rendell now leads the Coastal Series with one race to go; a higher-scoring night race.

Top Welsh J109 Mojto is in chasing Samatom for the Viking Marine ISORA Coastal top prize Photo: AfloatTop Welsh J109 Mojto is in chasing Samatom for the Viking Marine ISORA Coastal top prize Photo: Afloat

Two Dun Laoghaire yachts, Brendan Coghlan's Sunfast 3600 YoYo and Paul O'Higgin's JPK 10.80 Rockabill remain in the hunt for the coastal prize.

Andrew Hall's (pictured on the wheel) J/125 Jackknife from Wales tops the ISORA leaderboardAndrew Hall's J/125 Jackknife from Wales tops the ISORA leaderboard Photo: Afloat

The 2022 ISORA overall table (below) now shows Andrew Hall's J/125 Jackknife leading and being chased by Samaton, the J109 Mojito and Rockabill.

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