SORC Success for ‘Dinah’

The annual Solo Offshore Racing Club’s ‘Channel Week’ was held last week in a varying mix of conditions. Seven offshore legs over eight days took the fleet from the Solent to the Channel Islands, and on to three French ports, before crossing back to the Weymouth and finishing in the Solent. Conditions were challenging throughout […]

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Two-Handed class (IRC) for the 2011 DL Regatta Confirmed

The Regatta Organising Committee have confirmed the addition of a Two-Handed class (IRC) for the 2011 Regatta.

The Two handed IRC racing will make its debut in July’s Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta. Up to six boats have expressed interest in the new intiative and the organisers say the class will race […]

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Irish 2-handed Racing Calendar 2011

Attention 2-handers…now is the time to open the new planner brought by Santa and put these dates down…

The 2-handed sailing calendar (for the East Coast at least) will comprise:

2-handed Irish rankings! And the winner is...

Alright, here we go…

Based on the point scoring system described in a previous post, the winner is Dinah (Barry Hurley & crew(s)). Congratulations to Barry who had a string of successes this season.

Also a big well done to ISORA regulars  Katanca (Barry O’Connor and Paul O’Riain) for their 2nd spot and to our friends from across […]

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Congratulations to ID&SRG Members!!

Following the Irish domination of the RORC Commodores Cup 2010, this weekend saw further Irish success in the annual RORC Cherbourg Race. Nick Martin and Barry Hurley co-skippered “Diablo-J”, a J-105, to not only win the RORC trophy for the Two–Handed Division, but took home the Yacht Club de France trophy for IRC 2 and […]

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2-handed Irish rankings - scoring system

Right, many have asked how I intend to “rank” 2-handers considering some take part in the ISORA, others not, and that the Round Ireland Race should really feature prominently considering its length.

Well, put simply, I am not going to re-invent the wheel and after scouring for points system solution, I have decided to apply the […]

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Proper Sailing This...

Member of the ID&SRG Maurice O’Connell from North Sails rediscovers the pleasure of 2-handed sailing…

Suzie and I “raced” double handed on Sigma 33 “September Song” in DBSC Spring Chicken series last Sunday.

75-odd boats on the water in four starts. It’s only tremendous.

Results are calculated on “FECKO” – Fintain Cairns’s ECHO.

Suzie made tea going down to […]

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OSTAR Lecture Series in aid of RNLI

Barry Hurley & Dinah

OSTAR class winner, Barry Hurley, of the Royal Irish Yacht Club, is presenting a series of lectures on his experiences in the 2009 edition of this world renowned solo transatlantic race. Using images, chart references and video footage taken during the race, Barry will recount some of his adventures sharing the […]

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Unisail for Solo Sailor?

Van Gorkom Yacht Design LLC

Now that  you got rid of your crew, who is going to tack and trim the jib for you? Well maybe the answer is to get rid of your front sail altogether!!!

New technology in sails design and carbon free standing masts give a new lease of life to an old […]

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ISORA Series opens to 2-handed competitors

The Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association has agreed to accept 2-handed entries for its 2010 race programme.

Download the entry form here:
ISORA Entry Form 2010

Additional information and rules for entry are available on the ISORA website:

The ISORA Calendar will form the basis of the Irish 2-handed race schedule for 2010, culminating with the Wicklow Sailing […]

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