Welcome to the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association.

May I extend a very warm welcome to you from the West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association.

The West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association (WIORA) is a membership based association for promotion and development of cruiser racing and cruising on the West Coast of Ireland.

The association promotes a programme of Inshore, Offshore and Coastal racing for cruisers. The association works closely with the Irish Sailing Association (ISA), Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA) and various clubs along the western seaboard.

I have the privilege of being Commodore on this our 40th Anniversary of the first WIORA where they raced for the Sonia Cup which was presented by Mrs Creina Hartmann in 1976 and was won by Gerry O’Sullivan from Tralee Bay Sailing Club on-board Ceili, his shipman 28.

The 2016 West of Ireland Offshore Racing Association, ‘West Coast Championships’ will be hosted by the Royal Western Yacht Club based in Kilrush Co. Clare. The West Coast Championships will run over four days from Wednesday 29th June to Saturday 02nd July inclusive.

This is definitely an event not to be missed!

More information can be found at www.westernyachtclub.com

Please feel free to contact any representative of the association for any further information, their contact details can be found on this site.

Looking forward to seeing you on the water this season!

Simon Mc Gibney



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