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ISORA – Beat both ways in Night Race

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailReport on Race 8 – Night Race – Dun Laoghaire to North India Buoy 22nd July 2011. Despite the weather forecast indicating very little wind the RAYC and ISORA Sailing Committees decided to stick with the planned course – Dun Laoghaire – Muglins (S) – North India Buoy – (P) – Muglins (P) – Dun Laoghaire. Approx 35 miles.  The tide was favourable for the start with three hours left of south going tide. The wind at the start was south-east, 8-10 knots, despite the forecast for north west, This gave a beat to Muglins and on to North India. “Tsunami” and “Jedi” broke from the start and led the fleet of 15 boats out of Dublin bay.  The wind remained steady for much of the beat to North India but as the leaders were within 5 miles on North India the wind decreased and, for a short time, there was no wind. “Tsunami” had gained a strong lead at this point but this was reduced when the forecasted north-west wind filled in and the fleet moved again, starting at the back. At this stage the tide had turned and progress for the last few miles to North India was slow.  “Tsunami” again rounded the North India first with a bunch of six boats close behind. The new wind gave a beat back to the Muglins and the finish. The winds also freshened 10-15 knots but decreased again to 8-10 knots as the fleet approached the finish at the mouth of Dun Laoghaire harbour.  “Tsunami” took line honours followed by “Jedi” and “English Mick”. However, “Lula Belle” took the Overall and Class 2 win with “Tsunami” taking 2nd overall and Class 1 win. “Jedi” took 3rd overall and 2nd Class 2. “Mojito” won Class 3.  Things are hotting up for the Overall Series – Wolf’s Head. There are several boats that have the trophy in their sights with all depending on the last three races.  The next race is on the Sunday 14th August, immediately after the start of the “La Solitaire du Figaro” from Dun Laoghaire. It is hoped to follow the “Figaro” fleet and use this as a “Family day”. It is hoped that other Dublin Bay and visitor boats will join in the race and be there for the start of the “Figaro” leg. More about this later this week.  Results: ISORA race 8 Results All Classes ISORA race 8 Results Per Class ISORA overall After 8 Races ISORA overall per Class after 8 Races