ISORA - Promoting the sport of 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.
Some of you may remember Simon Byrne who wrote “alternative” blogs for ISORA for many years. He is now in the process of self publishing a book of his crazy stories - some ISORA, some rugby and some holiday blogs. A smorgasbord of his eclectic musings over the years gathered together in a book. 25 stories, 56k. words, 190 pages. A steal at a mere €20.
This is NOT a novel. His weird take on life and events may not be for everyone - marmite perhaps? Peter Ryan did, however, award him the Spirit of ISORA Penmaen Plate in 2016 for his efforts with the quip “there’s a book in this Simon.” And here we are.
If anyone is interested he can be contacted on Whatsapp, Messenger or by text at + 353 86 225 9208. Hurry though, the book is with printers for final proofing and there’s not many left.
There is a very useful section on the ISORA web page on 'Safety Considerations and Supporting Documents' - please check it out and become familiar with the requirements for offshore racing.
Have you looked at the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations 2020-21 (OSR)?
Did you know that you must carry sufficient fuel to meet charging requirements for the duration of the race and to motor at the above minimum speed for at least 5 hours? See OSR 3.28.3b
3.29.13 an AIS Transponder which either:
a) shares the masthead VHF antenna via a low loss AIS antenna splitter; or
b) has a dedicated AIS antenna not less than 38 cm (15”) in length mounted with
its base not less than 3 m (10’) above the Waterline and co-axial feeder cable
with not more than 40% power loss
Effective 1 January 2021: Structural Inspection -
updated 18th October 2020
The results are available bu following the link
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