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ISORA Celebrates 2017 Offshore at the National Yacht Club

240 ISORA competitors and guests attended the 2017 awards ceremony and dinner at the National Yacht Club in Dún Laoghaire on Saturday, and were treated to a champagne reception, followed by an outstanding four course meal devised and cooked by head chef Cormac Healy, served with fine wines and Jack Ryan “Beggars Bush” whisky to finish. ISORA chairman Peter Ryan kept the evening on track, with awards of both the perpetual trophies and Crystal glassware to the top three placed boats in all three fleets, plus prizes the individual results for all competitors in the 14 races series which started in April, and culminated in the season defining “James Eadie” 75 mile race from Pwllheli to Dún Laoghaire which this year decided the ISORA overall champion.

Please read the full post at www.isora.org  

Tracking Offshore Racing

3 major offshore races and 1 record attempt are currently taking part with 2 NYC Members in the heart of the action!! Use this handy link panel to track them all!

Biggest racing trimaran ever built on its way to Round Ireland Record Attempt!

LATEST NEWS: SPINDRIFT 2 ABANDONS ROUND IRELAND RECORD ATTEMPT DUE TO BAD WEATHER

 The legendary maxi trimaran Spindrift 2, the largest racing trimaran ever built (ex Banque Populaire V; LOA: 131ft, Beam: 75 ft, Mast: 137ft, Disp: 20.5T) is on its way from its Brittany base ‘La Trinite sur Mer’ to attempt to break the Round Ireland Speed Record currently held by MOD70 ‘Phaedo 3’ in  36 hours and 52 minutes, approximately 1h 45mns faster than the previous record.

The weather conditions are lining up nicely in the next 24h to 72h with a low pressure system centered on Ireland generating a perfect anti-clockwise system to beat the record.

You can track Sprindrift 2’s progress here

Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race

43 boats took the start on Wednesday evening but unfortunately encountered adverse wind (F6-7 on the noise) and sea conditions taking a heavy toll on the fleet. 20 Boats are expected to finish in Dingle this week-end and ALL deserve a prize for this achievement!

Follow the action here (live trackers / afloat articles / official D2D Tweets)

Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race Talk – Wednesday 19th April

Thinking of taking part in the Volvo D2D Race 2017 (www.d2drace.ie) ?

ISORA (the Irish Sea Offshore Association) is organising a talk on the D2D Race preparation and Navigation on Wednesday 19th April from 19:30 in the JB Room.

Maurice O’Connell of North Sails is the main guest speaker.