ISORA Racing Programme for 2011
Author: Peter Ryan Posted on: 14/1/11 Print Version

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The following is from Peter Ryan, Chairman ISORA
Date: 12 January 2011

Ladies & Gents,

The horrible cold snowy winter is nearly over and the days are getting longer. It is nearly time to be thinking about offshore racing again.

I attach the Race Schedule, Notice of Race, Conditions and Entry Form for 2011.

There is an extensive list of eleven races in the schedule. The types of race vary greatly to give a variety of racing experiences. There are Day Races, Night Races, Short Cross Channel Races, Medium Cross Channel Races and 'The D2D' - Dingle Race.

This season, if the number of entries permits, we will be running a Classic Class in both Class 1 & 2. The boats eligible for the Classic Classes will be selected by the Sailing Committee before the start of the first race and the selection will be based on the boats performance / capability during the previous season. It is hoped that this will provide a much greater spread of prizes. The rating break for Class 1 and Class 2 will be decided at the same time.

The Race schedule has been carefully selected to ensure the maximum amount of sailing and social life is obtained. The usual 'get together' will take place before and after each race. This season we have some additional attractions:
If desired, the race on the 28th May from Pwllheli to Wicklow can be followed by boats taking part in the 'Turbine Race' (see ) on Sunday 29th. This race starts and finishes in Arklow, 10 miles from Wicklow. This will allow the usual 'get together' in Wicklow on Saturday evening and another one in Arklow on Sunday after the Turbine Race. This is the UK Bank Holiday weekend and will allow the UK boats time to return home on Monday!!

After taking part in the 'D2D Dingle Race' (see ) on the 11th June, you can wander around to take part in the 'ICRA Championships' (see )in Crosshaven before making your way to Kinsale for the 'Sovereign’s Cup' (see ). The Dingle Race is a qulaifier race for the Fastnet Race.

'The Lyver Race' on the 1st July is a Feeder Race to the Dun Laoghaire Regatta - a great few days sailing in Dublin Bay. (See ). This race is a RORC Race and a qualifier for the Fastnet Race.
You may not have noticed but the ISORA website has been upgraded and will become very active this year. There is a 'Crew Register' and a 'Buy and Sell' section in the 'Forum' page. I would encourage everyone to register for this facility and use it to get crew for races or for crew to get boats. I will issue detailed instructions on the use of this over the next week or so. Try the website out!!!!

I propose to hold an 'ISORA Introductory Evening' in the NYC in February or early March. The purpose of this is to encourage those boats who are thinking of taking part in Offshore Racing by a series of talks about what is involved in this type of racing. I will use this session to demonstrate the use of the new website’s 'Crew Register'. The session will be followed by a reception - more about this later.

I look forward to receiving your entries very soon. I would appreciate it if you could also spread the good news about ISORA and offshore racing.

For any queries, contact the NYC at, me at or my mobile +00353 87 2545037.

Peter Ryan

Chairman ISORA