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Dear Sailing Friends,

Irish Sea Tall Ships Regatta (ISTSR) 2012

This Regatta will take place between the 26th and 29th August 2012 with a port visit to Dublin from 23 – 26 August and on completion of the Regatta, a port visit to Liverpool from 30 August to 2 September.

The Regatta will not be a straight race between two points. Instead, Captains will be given a series of waypoints and they will choose their own course using these waypoints, the aim being to cover the greatest distance possible in the time allowed. Prizes will be awarded to vessels that have covered the greatest distance calculated by the legs completed between the waypoints given, with the overall distance then corrected with a distance correction factor, a form of handicap used by Sail Training International to enable the great variety of vessels that we have taking part in our races to compete against one another. Captains will be given a full briefing in Dublin prior to departure.

Participation in the Regatta will require vessels to agree to be in the host ports at each end of the event. In the case of Dublin (the start port) vessels must be in port from midday on 23 August until departure in a parade of sail on 26 August. The Regatta will then start on the evening of 26 August. At the end of the Regatta which will probably be sometime on 29 August, vessels must be in Liverpool from midday 30 August until departure in a parade of sail down the Mersey at around 1pm on 2 September. The in-port days will involve crew activities, parties, dinners for the Captains, a crew parade, etc - large crowds of the general public are always attracted to see the vessels.

In order to participate you do not have to have access to or own a Tall Ship like a square rigger! We race in 4 classes as follows:

Class A – square rigged vessels and all other vessels over 40m LOA

Class B – traditionally rigged vessels with LOA less than 40m and a minimum waterline length of 9.14m

Class C – modern rigged vessels with LOA less than 40m and a minimum water length of 9.14m, not carrying spinnaker- like sails.

Class D – modern rigged vessels with LOA less than 40m and a minimum waterline length of 9.14m, and carrying spinnaker- like sails.

Any yacht owner or Yacht Club wishing to take this unique opportunity to enter this Regatta will be assured of a warm welcome. A lot more information can be obtained from the Sail Training International website – !www.sailtraininginternational.org – and/or by contacting the office in Gosport and speaking either to myself (the Race Director) or to Janet Gauntlett, the Race Director’s assistant. I am attaching a copy of an Entry Form for the Regatta for your information.

I look forward to welcoming you to this Irish Sea Tall Ships Regatta – our first Irish Entry, already received, is from Cork in the form of a yacht “Spirit of Oysterhaven”. We have also been told to expect an entry from the Irish Navy yacht – Creidne. I very much look forward to further entries from the Emerald Isle.

With best wishes,

Mike Bowles MBE MNI

Race Director – Irish Sea Tall Ships Regatta 2012

 

Sail Training International
Office: 0044 (0) 2392 586367
Mobile: 0044 (0) 7962 075750
www.sailtraininginternational.org

Entry Form - ISTSR 2012 

 

 

ISORA Boats in Round Ireland Race 2012 

All boats will be fitted with trackers so you can follow the race. See the Round Ireland website after the start of the race: http://www.roundirelandyachtrace.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTRANT

CLUB

NAME

TYPE

SAIL NO

TCC

LOA

DRAFT

SAILED BY

4

-

-

Peter Hall

NYC

Adelie

First 34.7

IRL 9631

1.004

10.3

2.00

Conor Haughton

2

 

 

James Tyrrell

Arklow SC

Aquelina

J 122

IRL 1281

1.085

12.19

2.20

James Tyrrell

1

 

 

Payne & Young

Poolbeg BC

English Mick

Beneteau First 47.7

GBR 4771R

1.122

14.5

2.87

Carol Payne & Ciaran Young

4

-

-

Ronan O’Siochru

DMYC

IOSS- Desert Star

Sunfast 37

IRL1397

TBC

11.4

1.95

Ronan O’Siochru

3

 

 

Sarratt, Austin & McGuinness

RIYC & RStGYC

Jedi

J109

8088

1.019

10.74

2.10

Andrew Sarratt

3

-

-

John Maybury

RIYC

Joker 2

J109

IRL 1206

1.021

10.74

2.08

John Maybury

2

5

-

Neil Eatough

R St.G YC

Lancasrtian

Starlight 46

GBR 7682T

1.058

14.3

2.21

Neil Eatough

4

8

 

Coyne /Flahive

WSC

LC Tyres Lulabelle

Beneteau 36.7

IRL3607

1.006

10.66

2.21

Coyne /Flahive

4

 

 

Paul Egan

RStGYC

Legally Blonde

Beneteau 31.7

IRL 3175

0.954

9.48

1.90

Philip Doyle

3

-

-

Peter Dunlop

Pwllheli SC

Midnight Mojito

Elan 350

GBR 1549R

1.025

10.6

2.15

P Dunlop & V. Cox

2

-

-

Cathal Clarke

WIORA-NUIGSC

NUI Galway

Reflex 38

7386

1.057

11.58

2.30

Cathal clarke

4

8

 

Floate & Norton

IOM YC & WSC

Ocean Tango

Dehler 34

GBR 6848T

0.927

10.14

1.76

Floate & Norton

4

7

 

Jerry Collins

RStGYC

Persistance

Sigma 38

IRL 8237

0.985

11.55

2.08

Jerry Collins

4

8

 

Anthony Keane

RStGYC

Pink Panter

Jeanneau 40.3

IRL2504

0.940

11.75

1.50

Keane & MacFhionnlaoich

4

5

6

Michael Creedon

NYC

Sarnia

S & S

IRL 2260

0.891

10.97

2.00

Michael Creedon

3

-

-

Stephen Tudor

CH Pwllheli SC

Sgrech

J109

GBR 9319R

1.021

10.74

2.10

Stephen Tudor

Prizes: (To be presented at the ISORA Dinner in November)

  • Trophy will be awarded for winner of Combined Class 1 & 2
  • Trophy will be awarded for winner of Class 3
  • Trophy will be awarded for winner of Class 4

 These prizes are in addition to those presented by WSC.

To see other entries follow the LINK

ISORA are very pleased to announce that they have teamed up with lynx metmAsts to promote the Pwllheli to Wicklow race on the 2nd June. The race will be known as the lynx metmAsts ISORA Pwllheli to Wicklow race.

The race is a 100 mile Round Ireland qualifier. Weather permitting, the course will include rounding the wind turbines on the Arklow Bank.

lynx metmAsts will be hosting a reception in Pwllheli Sailing Club for all entrants on the evening before the race. Details of this will be announced nearer the date.

lynx metmAsts will be presenting a new trophy to the Overall winner of the race. It is hoped that this presentation will take place immediately after the race in Wicklow Sailing Club.

ISORA feels that this association with lynx metmAsts will help promote its offshore racing to a wider audience and will greatly help in attracting more new boats to its race series.

For details of lynx metmAsts follow this LINK

No words can add to this account of a tragic offshore disaster.

A survivors account of the race can be accessed by clicking the attached link: Survivor's Account

ONLINE entry for all races is now available. Payment can be made by credit card directly through PayPal.

To enter online click HERE.

28th April                    -         ISORA / RAYC / Lee Overlay Day Race - (50 miles)  
                                                     Dun Laoghaire to Nt. Arklow Cardinal

 5th May                        -          ISORA Offshore -  Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead (60 miles)
                                                     Qulaifying Race

 19th May                      -         ISORA Offshore - Conwy to Howth (100 miles)
                                                      Qulaifying Race

 2nd June                       -         lynx metmAsts ISORA Offshore - Pwllheli to Wicklow                   
                                                     Qulaifying Race

14th July                        -        ISORA Day Race - Pwllheli (35miles)

 27th  July                      -       ISORA / RAYC / Lee Overlay Night Race - (35 miles)  
                                                      Dun Laoghaire to Nt. India Qulaifying Race

 18th August                 -         ISORA Offshore  - (75 miles) Qulaifying Race  
                                                      Dun Laoghaire – Pwllheli  

 1st September             -          ISORA / RAYC / Lee Overlay Day Race - (54 miles)  
                                                       Dun Laoghaire to M2

8th September              -         ISORA Day Race - Pwllheli (35 miles)

 15th September           -         ISORA Offshore - Pwllheli to Dunlaoghaire. (80 Miles) 
                                                       James Eadie Race – Qulaifying Race

 Overall Series:            To win the overall ISORA series for the Wolf’s Head Trophy boats must complete 2 of the 6 “Qualifying”. Points for the overall series will then be taken from the best 5 results. Prizes will be awarded for a separate series to include all races in the schedule.

 

N.B. - All races will have a weighting applied.

 

The presentation below was prepared for the ICRA conference that was held on the 26th November in the Royal marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire.

Opportunities for Offshore Racing - Final (pdf)

The 2011 ISORA prize giving dinner took place on the 19th November in the National Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire.

The packed dining room was treated to a sumptuous meal. The evening started with a reception and classical music provided by the Neptune Trio.

Annual Prize menu

 

Over 90 people turned out for the ISORA talk "Introduction to Offshore Racing" held in the National Yacht Club on the 7th April.

The first speaker was Capt Mick Liddy who gave a talk on "Preparation for Offshore Racing"

Capt. “Mick” Liddy is an Air Corp Helicopter pilot / flight instructor with extensive Search & Rescue experience. Mick has recently spent time flying the Garda Air Support Helicopter and served with the UN in Liberia and Sierra Leone. He has also flown politicians and heads of state as part of his government service duties.

On the water, Mick has received even more plaudits. As one of Ireland’s most accomplished amateur offshore yachtsmen, he has held two World Sailing Records, including the record for the fastest solo sailing time around Ireland, and won the Double-handed Round Britain and Ireland race in 2006. He added a win in the Maxi World Championships in 2009, one of his many successful appearances for Ireland on the international yachting stage.

In 2010 he completed the Round Ireland Race with, visually impaired sailor, Mark Pollock.

The ISORA Chairman, Peter Ryan, gave a presentation about ISORA, the Clubs and ports involved, a brief outlook of the races in the 2011 program and some tips on the tides involved.

The last speaker was Maurice "Prof" O'Connell. Maurice has competed successfully in the Sydney Hobart, Fastnet and Round Ireland offshore races, has won numerous one-design national and international titles, was a member of the coaching team at the Athens Olympics in 2004 and campaigned for selection for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He recently skippered "Legally Brunette" to victory in the 2009 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race. He currently assists teams from dinghies to big boats in maximising their performance on the water and also represents North Sails in Ireland. Prof is a member of the RCYC and RStGYC.

Presentation:
Capt Mick Liddy: Mick Liddy OFFSHORE RACING (pdf 542kb)
Peter Ryan: Introduction to Offshore Racing Part 1 (pdf 4.8Mb) Introduction to Offshore Racing Part 2 (pdf 3.1Mb)
Maurice "Prof" O'Connell: Prof OConnell (pdf 3.5Mb)

Thinking of racing offshore? This will be of interest to you.

JB Room, National Yacht Club - 7th April 2011 at 19.30

Informal talk followed by reception.

Speakers to include:
Maurice “Prof” O’Connell – “The Dingle Race – Tactics”
Mick Liddy – “Preparing for Offshores”
Peter Ryan – “ISORA- Strategies & Tips”

· This is a unique opportunity to gain from the Speaker’s years of experience of Offshore Racing in one night.
· Experienced offshore racers will learn from or contribute to the evening.
· An opportunity to share offshore experiences.
· If you need crew for offshore racing, they will be there.
· If you are interested in crewing, find a boat owner at the meeting.

ALL WELCOME & BRING A FRIEND!!!!!!

RSVP Peter Ryan – Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Text: +353 87 2545037

22nd – 26th August

Get ready for the 2011 Keelboat Week at Abersoch. This year will be bigger and better than ever with more on and off the water fun planned for all. The Regatta will also be the North West IRC Championships and will be raced under the burgee of SCYC.

For more details follow go to www.abersochkeelboatweek.org

2011 Race Entry Form

Notice of Race 2011

On the 13th November, at the request of the Irish Cruisier Racing Association (ICRA), I presented a paper to their annual conference helf on Carrigaline, Co. Cork. ICRA have been particularly interested in promoting offshore racing in Ireland and I was asked to present my views and ideas on how ISORA has progressed.

The presentation was well received by the conference and there appeared to be a keen interest, not only in the progress of ISORA, but in South Coats Offshore Racing Association (SCORA) and West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA).

I attach a pdf version of the powerpoint presentation given at the event.

Peter Ryan
Chairman

 Revival of Offshore Racing - Final (pdf 5.3Mb)

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