ISO Race meetings

The ISO Class Association (ICA) organise an annual series of events for ISO owners to meet and race against each other. The events are very friendly and newcomers will be welcomed into the fleet. If your skill level is not very high we will make allowances during the races and offer help and advice afterwards. While we are all trying to win, the accent is on friendly camaraderie rather than competitive aggression. There has not been any protests in the last 10 years as far as I know. If you make a mistake and impede a right of way boat you may be asked to do some turns but this is part of the game and no one is going to think badly of you for it. You need to join the ISO Class Association to compete in the main ISO class events (Nationals, Inlands, Eurocup) but for smaller events (especially when we join a general handicap fleet in another open meeting) we don't tend to enforce this although you won't be able to win ICA trophies. 

Featured ISO Events


Featured ISO Events

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May 27th - 29th - Langstone Harbour Race Weekend (ISO NATIONALS)  - Tudor Sailing Club, Portsmouth, PO3 5LY - goto LHRW website

July 31st - Aug 4th - Stone Week (ISO EUROCUP) - Stone Sailing club, Essex, CM0 7NF - goto Stone SC website

Oct 7th - 8th - Open Dutch Skiff Trophy (DUTCH ISO CHAMPIONSHIP) - Bruinisse, Zeeland, NL - goto SkiffBenelux website  goto Google maps

Oct 14th - 15th - ISO Inlands (ISO INLAND CHAMPIONSHIP) - Rutland Water Sailing Club - goto Rutland Water SC website  goto Google maps

Events Calendar 2017

Date Event Venue Links ISO category Other Classes
April 14th - 16th Weston Grand Slam Weston Sailing Club, Southampton Weston SC Suggested  Open Handicap
May 27th-29th Langstone Harbour Race Weekend Tudor Sailing Club, Portsmouth, PO3 5LY LHRW ISO Nationals Open handicap on Windward/Leeward courses. Also Buzz Nats

June 3rd - 4th

Toward SC Toward Sailing Club, Argyll, Scotland  Toward SC ISO Circuit (N)  Open Handicap

June 10th-11th

Langstone Regatta and Prentice Plate  Langstone Sailing Club Langstone SC Suggested

3 races Saturday, one long race on Sunday

July 1st - 2nd

East Coast Piers Race Marconi Sailing Club, Essex ECPR Suggested Fast handicap, Long distance charity race 

July 8th - 9th

Medway Regatta Wilsonian Sailing Club, Kent WilsoniansSC Suggested Open Handicap round the cans 'orienteering'

July 31st-Aug 4th

Stone Week  Stone Sailing club, Essex, CM0 7NF Stone SC ISO Eurocup Open handicap 
Aug 7th - 11th Kippford Week The Solway Yacht Club, Dalbeattie DG5 4LL Solway YC ISO Circuit (N) Open Handicap
Aug 26th - 28th Goodacre Cup Roadford Roadford SC Suggested Open handicap
Sept 9th - 10th Polaris Regatta Holy Loch SC

Holy Loch SC


ISO Circuit (N) Open handicap
Oct 7th - 8th Open Dutch Skiff Trophy   Bruinisse, Zeeland, NL 


google maps

Dutch ISO Championship  Open handicap on Windward/Leeward courses
Oct 14th - 15th ISO Inland Championship Rutland Water Sailing Club, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 8HJ

Rutland SC

ISO Inlands Buzz, 3000, 4000

Your first class event

From chatting to various people, mainly newcomers to the ISO or just new race meeting attendees, the reason they haven't attended before is that they think the racing is ultimately serious. They think they won't be welcomed into the class because they don't know every rule or they might get shouted at by the top guys because they were in the way etc. This is most definately NOT TRUE. The main thing the top guys want is more ISOs on the race course to race with. They will even be keen to try to help you go faster so that you provide more competition!

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