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Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox's J109 Mojito were winners of the Tremadog Bay 'pop up' Regatta in North Wales. Pictured from left to right are Peter Dunlop, Stephen Tudor, Hon Sec in Pwllheli and ISORA, Vicky Cox and Mark Thompson, Vice Commodore in Pwllheli SC and a member of the ISORA management committee
Peter Dunlop and Vicky Cox's J/109 Mojito were winners of the Tremadog Bay 'pop up' Regatta at Pwllheli Sailing Club in North Wales. This Welsh regatta was organised over the same days as the cancelled Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta - hence…
JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI (left) and J122 Kaya cross tacks on the Dublin Bay shore line at Sandycove in the early stage of yesterday's 35-mile ISORA Race Ten
According to provisional tracker results, reigning Irish ISORA Champion Paul O'Higgin's in the JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI was the winner of yesterday's 35-mile Dublin coastal race.  There was a fine turnout of 14 competitive boats for Race Ten of the…
Leslie Parnell's Black Velvet First 34.7 from the Royal Irish Yacht Club is entered for Race Ten of the ISORA series from Dun Laoghaire Harbour
There is a 'quality' fleet now assembled for Saturday's 35-mile Viking Marine sponsored ISORA race that starts and finishes at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. With entries still open for race ten of the season, the Irish fleet is back to full strength…
Frank Whelan's new J122, Kaya
14 strong and competitive entries have been received for Saturday's ISORA Race ten of the Musto Irish Coastal Series including potent Greystones 2021 debutante, Frank Whelan's new J122, Kaya. The July 10th race will be to and from Dun Laoghaire…
Rockabill VI Paul O'Higgins leads the ISORA Musto points series
Reigning ISORA Champion Rockabill VI Paul O'Higgins leads this season's ISORA Irish points series after Saturday's 64-mile offshore race from Dublin. The Royal Irish JPK 10.80 also leads in the overall combined UK and Irish ISORA league. As regular Afloat readers know,…
Chris Power-Smith's J122 Aurelia
Paul O'Higgin's JPK10.80 Rockabill VI from the Royal Irish Yacht Club was the IRC winner of ISORA's race eight over a 64-mile course off Dublin Bay yesterday with Chris Power Smith's corinthian crew on the J122 Aurelia taking line honours…
John O'Gorman's Hot Cookie, third in June's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race is racing the 64-mile ISORA Viking Marine Coastal Course this Saturday from Dun Laoghaire
There are six proposed starters for Saturday's first ISORA race since June's big offshore Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race including the 2021 Irish Sea Coastal Champion Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins of the Royal Irish Yacht Club).  The Archambault 31 A Plus,…
While Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI (RIYC) – the defending champion in next week's NYC Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race – is clearly fond of a good breeze of wind, her experienced crew have shown they can stay ahead in lighter airs
Way back whenever, as each wave of COVID seemed to sweep over its predecessor with a power worthy of Aileens herself, the incurable optimists among Ireland's sailors continued to hope that by some miracle we'd have reached a stage on…
New ISORA entry, the Sunfast 3600 Searcher was one of three 3600s in yesterday's training run on Dublin Bay
Billed as the last training event before June 9th's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, a fleet of 11 boats turned out on Saturday morning for a light wind training run but after 12 hours of racing over a 50-mile course,…
Howth J109s Outrajeous, the first ISORA training race winner, (right) and Indian are both entered for Saturday's second training event before both boats compete in the Dun Laoghaire Dingle Race on June 9th
A 17-boat fleet can expect light winds for Saturday's ISORA Training Race as part of the Viking Marine Coastal Series off Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The race is the last before June 9th's Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race and thus provides…
New 2021 J122 ISORA entry Kaya from Greystones Harbour will start next Saturday's 50-mile training run from Dun Laoghaire
ISORA boss Peter Ryan has described next Saturday's training race as 'the last chance for skippers to ensure their crew are offshore battle-hardened and have recent offshore experience' before the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race on June 9th.  Ryan has published…
Cometh the hour, cometh the boat. The Laser may have been around for more than fifty years, but thanks to being solo sailed, it was one of the real
"Sailing is a lifestyle activity which evolves as an expression of a vehicle sport afloat". There you go. So now you know. And please note that it's "lifestyle" and not "lifetime", though the latter also applies. Yet you were thinking…
Emmet Sheridan's Dufour 45e from Howth at Dun Laoghaire Harbour last Saturday
After last Saturday's high octane start to the ISORA season at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, several new boats are expected to join the Irish offshore fleet as the scene hots up for the National Yacht Club hosted Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race…
The Howth Yacht Club J109 Outrajeous (Richard Colwell and John Murphy) was the IRC winner of Saturday's first ISORA coastal training event after a results correction
Howth ISORA debutante Outrajeous was the winner of Saturday's 35-mile training event following a recalculation of IRC rating results. The impressive performance of the north Dublin J109 crew came to light on Sunday evening after it was discovered the boat…
The start of the first race of the 2021 Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Race Training Series off Dun Laoghaire Harbour
ISORA's first event of its “Viking Marine Coastal Series at Dun Laoghaire Harbour yesterday mustered a high powered IRC fleet of 13 for a 35-mile course. Starting in a testing south-easterly breeze of 18 to 20 knots at 0955 am, the…
Frank Whelan's new Greystones Sailing Club J-boat, Kaya aims to be at the Dun Laoghaire ISORA training event on Saturday
ISORA has a potent cruiser-racer fleet of 14 entries and possibly more for Saturday's first training event of the 2021 season from Dublin Bay. In an exciting development for Irish offshore crews, the ISORA fleet will be joined for the…

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