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First look - Andrew Hall's Welsh J125 Jackknife is among the entries for the inaugural K2Q race on July 1 from Dun Laoghaire to Cork Harbour
Just as the 2022 Round Ireland Race concludes at the end of June, a new Irish biennial offshore racing fixture between Dublin and Cork has launched with a start in five days' time, and a 'novel set up' to provide…
Howth Yacht Club First 50 Checkmate XX (Nigel Biggs/Dave Cullen) was the overall winner of ISORA's Race 7 ahead of next week's Round Ireland Race from Wicklow
With six days to go to the highlight of the offshore season and the Round Ireland Race, ISORA debutante Checkmate XX emerged as a possible pre-race favourite when she won Saturday's ISORA's 120-mile race 7 off the Dublin and Wicklow…
Welsh skippers presented Peter Ryan (third from right) with an ISORA Chairman's jacket in recognition of his 'hard work and dedication' to offshore racing in the Irish Sea
Visiting UK ISORA Skippers gathered at the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire on the eve of the offshore association's Race No.7 to make a special presentation to ISORA Chairman Peter Ryan. The Welsh skippers presented Ryan with an ISORA Chairman's…
After six races sailed and with one discard applied, the overall ISORA leader is the IRC Class 1 J109 Mojito (Peter Dunlop & Victoria Cox) from Pwllheli Sailing Club in North Wales
ISORA's race number seven and the third race offshore fixture takes place on Saturday, 11th June. This is a challenging 120-mile race from Dun Laoghaire Harbour. 21 competitors will be on the three start lines with Class 2 off first…
ISORA leader Welsh J/125 Jackknife skippered by Andrew Hall is the 50th entry into the Round Ireland Yacht Race on June 18th
The 50th entry into June's SSE Renewables Round Ireland Yacht Race is the potent Welsh J/125 Jackknife, the weekend winner of ISORA's cross channel race from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead.  The Andrew Hall skippered yacht won the line honours, overall…
Andrew Hall's J/125 Jackknife took line honours, IRC overall and the IRC Zero class win in the 60-mile ISORA Cross Channel race
Welsh yachts shared the bulk of the silverware in Saturday's second ISORA Cross Channel 60-mile race sailed in light westerly winds from Dun Laoghaire Harbour. 12 Irish and seven Welsh boats competed in the day-long Musto sponsored fixture that is a…
Howth Yacht Club Grand Soleil 44 Samatom (Robert Rendell) is one of ten Class Zero entries for this Saturday's ISORA race to Holyhead
A 23 boat fleet – with possibly more to come as entries are still open this week – is mustering at Dun Laoghaire Harbour for the second cross channel ISORA race of the season this Saturday.  Starting at 8 am, the Dun…
ISORA race yachts Wild Haggis skippered by Nigel Ingram (left) and Brendan Coghlan's Yoyo pass anchored Tall Ships Pelican and Maybe on their was to the finish off Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
Royal Irish JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI skippered by Paul O'Higgins reigned in Saturday's first ISORA cross channel IRC race for over two years but with a winning margin of less than a minute after nine hours on the water. The…
Lt Sean Flood at the helm of the Erskine & Molly Childers ketch Asgard in 1961
Afloat.ie joins with his extended family and many friends in sailing and the business world in wishing Sean Flood of Howth a happy 90th Birthday this week. The very epitome of enthusiasm, energy and optimism both ashore and afloat, Sean…
The First 44.7 Black Magic (Barry O'Donovan) will add extra spice to special Class Zero in the cross channel ISORA race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire this Saturday
Saturday's ISORA race from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire now has over 21 entries for the first cross-channel race since the COVID epidemic. A buoyant fleet of eight Class Zeros, seven Class One and six Class Two yachts are now entered…
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…
Paul O'Higgins in the JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI was the winner of ISORA's third race in the Musto 2022 Series and the second race of the “Viking Marine Coastal Series” at Dun Laoghaire
Thirteen of a 15-boat ISORA fleet had a tricky 26 nautical mile coastal race off the County Dublin and Wicklow coasts today but offshore supremo Paul O'Higgins in the JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI navigated a stylish race to win overall…
Saoirse Reynolds rounds the Kish Light on Dublin Bay at the helm of Aurelia during the 2021 ISORA Series
The National Yacht Club’s Saoirse Reynolds has continued her winning streak in the UK over the Easter Holidays by scoring first place in the inaugural race of the season run by SORC (Solo Offshore Racing Club) for single and double-handed…
Rockabill VI (10800) makes the best start of the first ISORA Coastal Race from Dun Laoghaire
Irish Sea offshore supremos Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins) of the Royal Irish took the honours when eight boats from an expected fleet of 13 turned out for the first race of ISORA Golden Jubilee season this morning.  Easterly winds of 16-18 knots…
Pete Smth's Searcher from the National Yacht Club is one of three Sunfast 3600s contesting a four-boat class one battle in ISORA's first coastal race of the season
Saturday's weather forecast of 16-18 knots with gusts of 28, has led ISORA to choose a shortened course for its first Dun Laoghaire Coastal Race of the 2022 season, the golden anniversary year of the Irish Sea offshore body. An expected fleet of 13…
ISORA racing - There will be an introduction to getting involved in a great Irish offshore scene in 2022 by the INSS in Dun Laoghaire in April
Getting involved in Offshore Racing can be tricky if you don't know where to start. There's a fantastic offshore racing programme offered by ISORA, the skippers are very welcoming and everyone aboard had to start at the beginning sometime, so…

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