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Avery Crest Ski sponsor YB tracking system for ISORA

ISORA, organisers of offshore racing in the Irish Sea, with support from sponsors Avery Crest Ski is pleased to announce a breakthrough and significant advancement in making offshore racing visible as a spectator sport. Avery Crest Ski operate luxury ski chalets in Meribel France one of the best ski areas in the world.

ISORA have teamed up with the market leaders in tracking yacht racing, YB Tracking ‘Yellow Brick’, to provide tracking of all of the Irish Sea offshore races in 2015. YB Tracking are responsible for tracking most of the classic and high profile offshore races all over the world.

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ISORA Chairman, Peter Ryan said “I am delighted that the ‘ISORA Avery Crest Ski Offshore Series 2015’ can now be followed by our supporters at their yacht clubs, on a computer or even on their smart phones. Spectators will now be able to appreciate our experiences as we race in challenging conditions in keenly fought races as we cross the Irish Sea. This device will also provide us with additional safety information. “

YBlogoEach competing boat will be fitted with a device that will transmit, by satellite, critical boat data including boat speed and position. Followers will provided with a visual representation of the race on a computer generated chart with ‘leader board’ and league table. The tracking will be displayed live on the ISORA web site, www.isora.org and will also be available to replay later after the race.

ISORA already have 900 subscribers to its web based newsletter and this is expected to grow with this new initiative and exposure. It is anticipated that this in turn will lead to an increase in participation in offshore racing and will enable the fleets on both sides of the Irish Sea to grow.

ISORA has also gained the support of a number of race sponsors from Wales and Ireland and there are still some race sponsorship opportunities available.

ISORA has also entered an understanding with University College Dublin Sailing Club to provide crew places on ISORA boats. Peter Ryan also stated “this innovative scheme will allow the student to gain offshore experience and will further promote offshore racing within the sailing fraternity.”

A pre-season talks about offshore racing will be held in the National Yacht Club at 17.30 on Friday 17th April. Two talks will be given by Ed Hill of North Sails and Liam Coyne. All are welcome.

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Notes to Editor:

  • Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) organises offshore racing in the Irish Sea with cross channel races to and from Ireland, Wales, England and Isle of Man.
  • Avery Crest Ski http://www.averycrestchalets.com/ Avery Crest offer the finest luxury ski chalets in one of the best ski areas in the world. They provide the ideal combination of staying in a luxurious private chalet with a 5* hotel service. They look after every aspect of your stay to ensure that you enjoy a relaxed and pampered holiday.
    • The ‘ISORA Avery Crest Ski Offshore Series 2015’ will comprise 14 races. The trackers will be referred to as the “Avery Crest Ski Trackers” when used for ISORA races.
    • YB responsible for tracking races such as Rolex Fastnet and Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
    • More information about ISORA on the web site www.ISORA.org
    • For sponsorship details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    • The pre-season talks about offshore racing will be held in the National Yacht Club at 17.30 on Friday 17th April. Two talks will be given. Ed Hill of North Sails will cover the fundamental topic of offshore tactics with reference to weather forecasts. Liam Coyne, successful co-skipper of 2-handed “Lula Belle” in the recent Round Britain & Ireland Race will explain the preparations needed for 2-handed offshore racing. All are welcome