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.
ISORA 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) will be held virtually by 'Zoom' on Saturday, 7th November 2020 at 11.00 hours for the transaction of the following business:-
The meeting is for the following categories:
Voting will be restricted to one vote per ISORA participating boat
Questions for the AGM to be forwarded to the Hon Sec before 2nd November 2020
To attend please complete the 'AGM attendance invitation request form' here so that the Zoom invitations can be circulated by e-mail.
Stephen Tudor MRICS FNAEA MARLA
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
“Rockabill VI” is ISORA Irish Offshore Champion while “Mojito” is the ISORA UK / Welsh Offshore Champion.
In these strange times and in the absence of the Overall Championship, The Wolf’s Head, we have two offshore champions. As government regulations prevented any traditional cross channel offshore races, two separate series were run on each side of the Irish Sea. A total of 16 races were run, 8 on each side. As there was no mixing of the fleet, the Wolf’s Head trophy for the overall ISORA champion was withdrawn.
On the Irish side the currant offshore champion for 2019, Paul O’Higgins and “Rockabill VI” beat off competition from Andrew Algeo’s “Juggerknot 2” and Chris Power-Smith’s “Aurelia” to take the ISORA Irish Championship 2020. On the UK side, Peter Dunlop’s “Mojito” took the ISORA UK / Welsh Offshore Championship 2020.
Each side also had a coastal series consisting of four races. On the Irish side the Viking Marine Coastal Series was won by “Rockabill VI”. On the UK /Welsh side “Mojito” also took the Global Display Coastal Series.
Silver Class was won by.
Class 1 was won by Andrew Algeo’s “Juggerknot2” and Class 2 was won by Grzegorz Kalinecki’s “More Mischief”.
In normal times, the prizegiving is part of the famous ISORA AGM & Dinner that takes place in the National Yacht Club in November. At this stage , it is unlikely that the Covid regulations will allow this gathering to take place. An alternative event, equally enjoyable, will be planned!!!
There is an article and great photos on Afloat.ie here
Including overall series tables for IRC
The results are available bu following the link
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