ISORA - Offshore Racing. Best six races from 16 for the Overall Championship (but must race in 4 of the qualifying cross channel races).Read More
There are two coastal series - Ireland and UK. Four races in each - one discard!Read More
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The Course for Race 1, Viking Marine Coastal Race, in Dun Laoghaire will be published here shortly
Start at DBSC Pier mark (as defined)
To be decided
Finish - at Pier Heads (as defined)
40 miles to be decided
The Supplemental Sailing Instructions is published >here
The course will be announced on Thursday 25th April 2019.
This race is the first Race in the ISORA 2019 series and the first race of the ISORA “Viking Marine Coastal Series”
Amendment 1 - 20th April 2019
The race finish will be automated with the time taken from the ISORA YB Tracker
Amendment 2 - 20th April 2019
Please Note: 11.1 - please folow the instructions for the TSS at South Burford
The results are published here
27th April 2019 -
The Course will be published here:
Start (PSC Bridge as defined in the SIs)
to be confirmed
Finish (Plas Heli line as defined in the SIs)
The Notice of Race and Supplemental Instructions are published here and below – the course will be announced on Thursday 25th April 2019.
This race is Race No. 2 in the ISORA 2019 series, the first race of the ISORA “Global Displays Coastal Series” and is also a CHPSC Coastal Race” as part of the Spring Series!! So many races within the same race.
We recommend that anyone interested in this race should subscribe to the ISORA and CHPSC newsletters (priority racing) so that you will receive the latest racing information.
Information for competitors on the use of the ISORA YB Trackers - please play the video clip:
We have a great race schedule for 2019 that combines with many top class regattas. Details can be found on the ISORA website.
The series starts with the Viking Marine Coastal Races in Ireland and the Global Display Coastal Race in Wales, followed by the first Offshore race from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead where a warm welcome is awaiting us.
We have again this year teamed up with other races in the Irish Sea and arranged the racing so that deliveries are mimnimised. This includes the Dun Laoghaire to Dinglr Race and the Liverpool to Douglas Midnight Race.
The Royal Dee Yacht Club, in conjunction with ISORA are running the RDYC Irish Sea Offshore Championship again this year as part of the VDLR.
The offshore race from Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli on the 5th August is a feeder race to the Spinlock Welsh IRC Nationals. The IRC Welsh National Championships at Pwllheli 9 - 11th August 2019 is planned to be bigger and better than last year! Racing for IRC Fleets as previously with windward/leeward courses plus a coastal race; and two new fleets, sports boats racing around the PSC Club marks, and a cruiser class with one race per day around various marks in Tremadog bay. Something for everyone with a warm welcome and great socials and fun ashore.
While good and challenging racing is a must for offshore and coastal races, the social side of ISORA is equally important. It is the social side of the races that binds the fleet together and allow crew to share experiences. Whenever possible, a social reception will be arranged either the night before or after each race. Courses will be selected that, where possible, will allow all boats taking part in any race to be able to partake in any post-race reception.
With the increasing exposure in the media of offshore racing, we are getting many requests from potential crew to take part in ISORA. It is important that we encourage as many people to take part and to have as many crew available for any race. Lack of crew is the most common cause of boats not taking part in a race.
Although ISORA is totally voluntary and all entry fees go towards prizes, additional funds are now needed to run the ISORA YB trackers and promote the important social side of ISORA. While many of our sponsors from last year are continuing to sponsor ISORA, we need new sponsors for 2019. If you would be interested in sponsoring an ISORA race, please contact me.
We are greatful for Viking Marine who are sponsor for the Irish Coastal Series and Global Display Ltd who are the sponsor of the Welsh /UK coastal Series. The full list of sponsors for 2019 will be published before the first race.
Hon. Sec ISORA