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Donald McLaren
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ISORA 2014

Post by Donald McLaren » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:09 pm

The programme for this popular series is now available. Sigma 33 participants have historically done very well. ELANDRA, OBSESSION, MISBIHAVIN, RUPPERT, PIPPA 4 and winner of the SILVER CLASS for 2013 Polished Manx contested 12 races in 2013.

2014 looks equally exciting. Details below and on http://isora.org/ - otherwise ask Kuba – Polished Manx

Race Program 2014

26th April - ISORA / RAYC Coastal Day Race - (50 miles) Dun Laoghaire to Nt. Arklow Cardinal
10th May - ISORA Offshore - Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire (60 miles) Qualifying Race
24th May - ISORA Offshore – Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead (100 miles) Qualifying Race

Offshore Sailing Weekend
6th June - ISORA / LYC RDYC Offshore – Midnight Race – Friday evening start Liverpool to Douglas IOM (70 miles) Qualifying Race
8th June - ISORA Offshore – Sunday – Douglas IOM to Dun Laoghaire (80 miles) Qualifying Race Feeder Race to ICRA Nationals

13th June - 15th June - ICRA Nationals – Royal Irish Yacht Club
28th June - Round Ireland Race – Wicklow Sailing Club
5th - 11th July - Cork Week – Royal Cork Yacht Club
12th July - ISORA / RAYC Coastal Day Race – Light House Race (35 miles)
26th July - ISORA Offshore - (75 miles) Dun Laoghaire to Pwllheli Qualifying Race Feeder Race to Pwllheli / Abersoch Event – Welsh IRC Nationals
1st Aug - 3rd Aug - Welsh IRC Nationals – Pwllheli / Abersoch
8th August - ISORA / RAYC Coastal Night Race - (35 miles) Dun Laoghaire – North India buoy
23rd August - ISORA / RAYC Coastal Day Race - (54 miles) Dun Laoghaire to M2
6th September - ISORA Offshore - Pwllheli to Dunlaoghaire. (80 Miles) James Eadie Race – Qualifying Race

Offshore Series: To win the overall ISORA series for the Wolf’s Head Trophy boats must complete 3 of the 5 “Qualifying”. Points for the overall series will then be taken from the best 5 results.

Coastal Series Best 3 results from the Coastal Races only.

Team Series: 3 boats per team. Teams selected randomly. Best 5 results for each boat. (Traditionally “The Victoria Cup”)

N.B. - All races will have a weighting applied.

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Re: ISORA 2014

Post by Kuba » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:23 pm

Donald

Thank for that one too. Yes - ISORA :D - some serious stuff

The Irish Sea can be such fun.
Brgds
Kuba

Polished Manx - IOM 8666

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Re: ISORA 2014

Post by Kuba » Thu Mar 20, 2014 2:47 pm

Guys

there is new, very "sexy" ISORA website. First race only 6 weeks away :)

http://www.isora.org/index.php/en/
Brgds
Kuba

Polished Manx - IOM 8666

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Re: ISORA 2014

Post by Kuba » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:03 pm

Dear Fellow Sigmas :)

I am delighted to advise that 3 Sigmas 33 started in the first ISORA race last Sunday 26.04.2014. Elandra, Pipa4 and Polished Manx took part in the race which was supposed to see 18 boats at the start line, with one winning Silver Class :) . Weather conditions were rather challenging. Wind SSE -SE 28-28 Kts.

Start was sharp 1000 from Dun Laogharie (Scotsman bay) and course for the day was as follows: Muglins to stb, Wicklow outfalls to port, Muglins to stbd and through the finish line , which usually is entrance to the Dun Laogharie harbour. 40 Nm all in all

Ruth (J109) was first through the line followed by Polished Manx. Seas were rather high and so was seasickness ratio on board of all the boats.

It took 2.5 hours for the first boats; Challenger 67, J-109 to round the top mark.

Sigmas were the smallest boats but were keeping good pace, with Polished Manx rounding Wicklow Mark after 3 hours and 5 minutes from the start followed by Pippa and Elandra 12 and 14 min respectively.

Return trip was less challenging but more nerve wrecking :) as Sadler 34 Lady Rowena was trying very hard to gain ground on Polished Manx. We did manage to keep her at bay.

fastest boat on the water was Challenger 67 (foot not years :) ) - 4h46min
but Gold Class was eventually won by X boat Dux 5h06min on corrected time.

First Sigma - Polished Manx was 5th overall and won Silver Class with 5h23m46sec
Second Sigma - Pippa 4 was 9th overall and 5th in Silver Class 5h39m30sec
Third Sigma - Elandra was 10th overall and 6th Silver Class 5h41m00sec (very close to Pippa on 40 Nm race !!!)

Sigma left behind:
Nicholson 58, Oceanis 411, Sadler 34, Sanfast 37, First 34.7; First 40.7, First 44.7, S&S 34

Next Race for us - ROUND THE ISLE OF MAN - Start Sunday at 1400.

5 Sigmas are scheduled to participate:

Sea pie of Cultra ; Spargos; Pippa 4, Wild Urchin and Polished Manx.

Hope to have report ready next Monday.
Brgds
Kuba

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Re: ISORA 2014

Post by Kuba » Tue May 06, 2014 8:44 pm

Round the IOM race 2014 is history now.

5 Sigmas entered Round the Isle of Man Race organised by Ramsay Yacht Club, but only 3 made it to the start line.

Sea Pie of Cultra, Pippa 4 and Polished Manx started race in what proved to be great race. Conditions were "right" for Sigmas, light winds to start with, followed by 22-25 Kts SE "on the nose" on the west coast and and different conditions for different boats on the East Coast.

Jerry (Sea Pie) had brilliant start - kite went up bang on time, followed by Kuba (Polished Manx) who had 10 seconds delay as spinnaker bag did not open. Grant (Pippa 4) was the 3rd Sigma to start only seconds behind Polished Manx.

Sea Pie's 10 seconds in front proved to be crucial for the whole race. Conditions at the start line were very fluky and Jerry's ability to read them gave Sea Pie huge advantage they would not let go for the next 12 hours.

Sea Pie made it first to the Point of Ayre, where kites went down and boats started 7-8 hours beat into the SE fresh breeze. No.2 and mains reefed saw boats tacking frequently.

Sea Pie arrived at Calf Of Man / Chicken Rock gate 30 min before Polished Manx and 45 before Pippa 4.

Then first boat was able to hoist kite again and sail into rather calmer waters East of IOM. Polished Manx wasn't so lucky and although enjoying good fetch could not hoist.

At this stage Pippa 4 decided to call it a day and retired - they had long way back home to Dublin via Holyhead, with 7 B predicted "later".

Sea Pie completed race in 11:30:58 followed by Polished Manx 12:31:54 - Massive win for Sea Pie of Cultra who won:

First over the line
First overall
First in One Design
First in Division I Class A

W E L L D O N E Jerry and his crew !!!


Polished Manx crew:
Charlene
Jane
James
Iain and
Kuba

Well done guys - great effort and below is your trophy and champagne which needs to be drunk
Polished Manx 2nd place in Round the Isle of Man Race.

Well done to all the crew!!!
Brgds
Kuba

Polished Manx - IOM 8666

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