It looks like Ireland is looking to make it big at the offshore racing event this year as it has planned to bring out two separate transatlantic solo campaigns this season.
Ireland has done a very good job in 2016 in the Round Ireland Race as well as the Round Ireland speed records. They have done extremely well in the monohull and the multihull events. Ireland is looking for even greater achievements in the 2017 offshore sailing season. There is also an Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association fleet waiting in the wings.
There was a survey conducted by the Irish Sea Offshore Racing Association (ISORA) on behalf of Yacht Charter in Scotland, and the result of this is that 53 percent of the respondents to the survey out of the 115 responses said that they are regular offshore racers and 30 percent of the respondents said that they are regular coastal racers. This means there is a wealth of talent in the offshore sailing in Ireland. (more…)