Promoting the sport of Offshore Racing in the Irish Sea
Race 4 - Offshore race
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The next race in the ISORA 2020 re-boot series is the first scheduled qualifying offshore race.
The Race Management Committee has been working hard with the Governing Bodies and other agencies in Ireland and Wales to see how this race could be run in compliance with all current regulations and, of course, in accordance with our own 'back to racing protocol'.
Differences between the regulations on either side of the Irish Sea with differences in crew number limitations, port access and difficulties with overnight stays onboard have all conspired to make it impossible to run a qualifying race which is equitable and equally available to all competitors.
The Race Management Committee has therefore decided that there will be two offshore qualifying races on Saturday 1st August: one in Ireland and one in Wales.
The remaining races will follow the same schedule of races previously published, however, the format and date of the race scheduled for Monday 17th August will be reviewed and details will be published next week.
Our racing will only take place if conditions allow for a safe competition for all and that we are not placing any risk on others.
ISORA racing in these difficult times is possible because of our investment in technologies which allow remote desk-top race management. The course for both races will be issued before 1200hrs on Friday 31st July and both races can be viewed on the ISORA YB Tracker.
Good sailing - Hwyl
HON. Secretary ISORA
Please note the following for Race 4 a & 4b
Re-Boot General Sailing Instructions for 2020 (SIs) these are published – see here
Supplemental Sailing Instructions For Race 1 (SSIs) – see here
The race can be followed on our YB race tracker here
Please make sure you and your crew have registered to receive the e-newsletters with race information by subscribing here
To receive these e-newsletters please subscribe here (or just let me know and I will include your e-mail in the next run)
Make sure you are familiar with the following:
The race Specific SSIs and the
Covid 19 Protocol.
Enter the race on-line
Register all crew on the ISORA Crew Manager App
Check the course - enter the waypoints
Remember to collect your tracker
Enjoy the racing
If you are sitting this one out - follow the race on the YB Tracker!
Any suggestions and ideas can be sent by return e-mail to:
ISORA Hon. Sec firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for your Diary....
IRC Welsh National Championship - 14th to 16th August
Wave Regatta - Howth 11th - 13th September
ISORA (Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association) is a not for profit members organisation responsible for offshore racing in the Irish Sea.
The Association is run by volunteers for the benefit of competitors by working in partnership with boat owners, crew, yacht and sailing clubs, other associations and the governing bodies for boating in Ireland, Wales and the UK.
Our mission is to promote the sport of offshore racing in the Irish Sea.