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Win this Ergofit Pro Lifejacket worth €205 lifejacket in our free to enter competition below
CH Marine Chandlery
Leading Irish Chandlery CH Marine is giving away a Crewsaver Ergofit 190N Pro Auto Harness Light and Hood worth €205 in this free to enter Afloat.ie competition.  The competition is part of CH Marine's annual LIFEJACKET AWARENESS WEEK that kicks off this…
Bring in your lifejacket to CH Marine for a free RNLI Lifejacket Clinic at its Cork branch THIS SATURDAY from 11am - 3pm.
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CH Marine's annual LIFEJACKET AWARENESS WEEK kicks off this Saturday 27 May with lots of lifejacket info, special offers and support. Given the recent results from a Dun Laoghaire RNLI Lifejacket last month that found barely one fifth of lifejackets…
Prize winners at the Laser Masters in Ballyholme with event organiser Claire Storey and Rear Commodore Ruan O'Tiarnaigh
Laser
Almost 40 Laser sailors enjoyed great sailing over the weekend in Belfast Lough, hosted by Ballyholme Yacht Club at the Danske Bank Private Banking sponsored Irish Laser Master Championships. Despite the forecast of little wind on the Saturday followed by…
New for 2017 is the Henri Lloyd Deck Grip Glove; available in both long and short fingered versions
Marine Clothing
Glove design is a very specialist area and Henri Lloyd has developed their 2017 range focusing on ergonomics and the use of specialist fabric technology to deliver durability, performance, grip and dexterity. The Henri Lloyd Pro-Grip Glove, available in both…
A track of Laser sailor Theo Lyttle's training course over last Friday evening's training session – the DBSC Lasers were out in the conditions that cancelled the DBSC Saturday racing
Laser
DBSC Laser dinghy fleet began their month of May training over the weekend in both extreme conditions. Friday evening saw the fleet of Lasers leave the harbour in a solid 26–knot breeze and large swell practicing upwind technique, followed by…
The Irish Laser class mustered a 116–boat fleet in three divisions for its Ulster Championships
Laser
Ireland's youngest ever Olympic helmsman won three of six races to be crowned Ulster Laser Champion yesterday at Royal North of Ireland. Finn Lynch, of the National Yacht Club, had a four point margin with six top three results but…
The first day of racing began with a light 6-10 knot easterly breeze, stronger winds are expected tomorrow
Tokyo 2020
Three Irish Laser sailors are in the middle of the fleet as round two of the 2017 World Cup Series in Hyères, France began today for 541 sailors in ten Olympic classes writes Nathaniel Ogden. After “one good race and one…
Henri Lloyd's new sailing holdall
Marine Clothing
New for 2017, the Henri Lloyd Breeze Sailing Holdall has been designed for the everyday traveller, both on land and on water and combines technical performance alongside everyday features. Offering 50L of storage the bag has been construction from highly…
Ewan McMahon won the first two races this morning and leads the Radial class of the Youth Nationals
Youth Sailing
Day Two of the ISA Youth Sailing Pathway National Championships and Optimist Trials saw all of the fleets afloat for the first time with over 200 sailors visiting Ballyholme Yacht Club.  With a stronger breeze than yesterday averaging 12-14 knots…
There was a 125 boat turnout at Baltimore Sailing Club for the Laser Munster Championships
Laser
The CH Marine sponsored 2017 Laser Munster Championships attracted a strong fleet of 125 boats to Baltimore Sailing Club over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend. In the 45–boat Laser Radial fleet, six races were sailed with five to count. Royal Cork's…
Sean Craig, a member of DBSC's Laser Class
Laser
Is your Laser dinghy sitting in your garden? Maybe your teenager doesn't want to use it anymore? If you can answer 'yes' to either question, then Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) Laser class has the answer for you, if you're…
Kiama X Jacket is available in Black and Flame Red
Marine Clothing
Kiama X is Zhik’s new range of marine clothing is designed for coastal sailing and boating. It is for premium levels of comfort it is tailored specifically for women and men to enable free movement with a sleek fit. The…
Zhik is onboard with VOR's Team AkzoNobel
CH Marine Chandlery
Innovative specialist sailing apparel manufacturer Zhik has been selected by team AkzoNobel as its official technical clothing partner for the upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. The crew will race across four oceans and encounter some of the most…
Irish youth sailors are competing at the Europa Cup in Lugano, Switzerland
Laser
A team of seven Royal St George Yacht Club Laser sailors, as well as sailors from Schull in West Cork and Foynes  on the Shannon Estuary are competing in the Europa Cup this Easter. The International Laser Class Association run the…
3M Perfect-It Gelcoat Light Cutting Polish + Wax. The range in Ireland is available from CH Marine
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Whether maintaining a factory fresh finish on your boat or trying to return an old and oxidized finish to its original lustre, working with gelcoats can sometimes be a challenge. 3M introduces a new set of products available in Ireland…
Bantry Bay Canoes offers one of the most comprehensive ranges of kayaks and equipment available in the country
Marine Trade
Leading Irish Marine Firm CH Marine has taken over the interests of Bantry Bay Canoes, one of Ireland’s largest and best known canoe and kayak suppliers. This Bandon-based company was previously owned by the major UK canoe and kayak chain…