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ISORA Races to be tracked by Satellite

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailISORA-jpeg-logo 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. 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. “ Each 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.”