Congratulations to Chris Power Smith and all on the Aurelia team for a fantastic result in the Volvo Round Ireland Race:
Result - 3rd Overall, 1st ISORA boat and 1st in IRC Class 2. Fantastic
Congratulations also to all ISORA boats on their Round Ireland achievements and there is a special mention for Maybird for '..their dogged persistence....' in completing the Race in 9 days and 22 hours!writesW M Nixon in AFLOAT.ie here
Newport RI to Bermuda - Jackhammer
We also congratulate Andrew Hall and the Jackhammer crew (sistership to Jackknife) on their 3rd in Class result in this 630-mile classic race and only 40 minutes behind 1st in Class. Race report in Yachts and Yachtinghere.
Exposure Lights Night Races - Race 9 and 10:
Exposure Lights - Race 9 - Night Race in Ireland
The Supplemental Race Instructions are published on the ISORA web site here and attached. This race starts and finishes in Dun Laoghaire this Friday 13th July.
This race is also the third race in Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series and can be followed live on the YB tracker here.
Exposure Lights - Race 10 - Night Race Wales
The Supplemental Sailing Instructions are published on the ISORA web site and also attached. This race is from Pwllheli to Pwllheli on Friday night 20th July.
This is also the third Race in the Global Display ISORA Coastal Series (Wales) and can be followed live on the YB tracker here.
Both races can be seen live on the ISORA YB Trackers here
ISORA Race 11 - Dun Laoghaire to Howth 28th July
Please note that the Race 11 - a Qualifying race is from Dun Laoghaire to Howth - this changes the Notice of Race. - Race information is available on the web site.
Results - So Far
The season is hotting up in the 54 boat ISORA fleet and the results so far are posted on the web site and will be updated soon after the boats finish the next race
The Class splits have been set as follows:
IRC 0 =1.040 or greater IRC 1 =0.991to 1.039 RC 2 = 0.990 or less
Class 1 Silver Fleet = Hull Factor 7.8 or less and DLR 220 or greater Class 2 Silver Fleet = Hull Factor 7.8 or less and DLR 200 or greater
2018 Race Schedule and On-Line Entry Form
The Race schedule is published and available on the web site here
The On-line entry form is now open and available here
You can follow the racing on the ISORA YB trackers here.
For the skippers:
YB trackers will be allocated before the start of each race in accordance with the SI's
It is recommended that trackers are “deactivated” after racing. If left “activated”, they must be left above deck or the battery will discharge whilst searching for satellites.
To “Activate” - hold the centre button for 1-2 secs, the screen will change to the active working screen as per image
To “Deactivate” - scroll down with bottom key to the legend “deactivate” and press ok button. It will ask you to confirm
It is recommended you “activate” the tracker 1 hour before racing and check your boat name is on-line and showing on the YB app, for the relevant race.
If you do not appear on the YB tracker we will not get a finish time!
Have you asked your crew to subscribe to the newsletter - just forward this newsletter to all crew (including shore crew/ friends and family) and ask them to subscribe to receive the 'Priority Racing Updates'
Just an Idea!! - Race to Pwllheli on the ISORA feeder Race (Race 12 Saturday 11th August from Dun Laoghaire). Stay at the Welsh National Sailing Academy and Event Centre for the IRC Welsh Nationals and then do the ISORA Coastal Race on 25th August and then the James Eadie return Race to Dun Laoghaire on 8th September! All at discounted pontoon berth fees!
- If you want to include your event in this feature for 2018 please contact ISORA
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.