Irish Sailing and Mountaineering Adventure Challenge

ISAMAC - Latest race news

NEWSFLASH 11 January 2018 - Changes to rules

Following discussions with prospective skippers, the following rule changes have been instituted for saftey and for the increased enjoyment of the race by crews:

All-rounder teams must put ashore 2 runners, but may put ashore up to 4 runners for the mountain stages (on the basis that having more than two runners is not a speed advantage);

Engine power may be used in the final approach to the anchorage at Templenoe, and on departure;

On the ridge route to Mount Brandon, Cnoc Bhaile Ui Shé (623m) must be ascended on the route to An Gearan (803m), and on the return leg as well.


NEWSFLASH 10 January 2018 - Crew-members looking for boats

The following are looking for boats: please contact them directly and let me know if they have agreed to take part (so that we can take them off this list).

We can't vouch for their skills/abilities, sorry! (Richard Kirby) (Denise Cummins) (Nathanael Booker and Fiona) (both very strong runners) (Laura May Williams)



Robert McCaffrey, organiser of the race and also race entrant (paying the same as any other crew) has become the second entrant to the ISAMAC:

"I wanted to do the Irish equivalent of the Scottish Islands Peaks Race (SIPR) and Three Peaks Yacht Race, and when I discovered that there wasn't one, I decided to organise it myself. My twin brother Lewis is flying from New York to be a part of our crew, which should be fun. It'll be a challenge - but it will be an adventure never to be forgotten!"



Tom Murray - Team Ocean Eagles - is the first (ever) skipper to enter the ISAMAC!

As Tom says, "Our Team is comprised of myself as Skipper and we will be doing at least one of the peaks each: The team is Gerry Crowley, Mountain Guide cyclist and adventure racer; Susan Steele, endurance athlete, marathon runner; John Murray, long distance runner and endurance athlete; and my son Jack Murray, trainee deck officer, runner and navigator. Love the idea of the race and we formed a team!

Who's next?!


NEWSFLASH 26 November 2017: 15 skippers/teams have already shown interest in entering the ISAMAC 2018.

Other skippers/teams and potential crew-members should email rob@trionium to be included in future news!

Entry is now open and has been simplified. The entry fee increases by £100 per team on 1 January 2018 - so enter now to save!