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Mark Mansfield

Mark Mansfield

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Four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield is a Professional Sailor. He is Irish Agent for Key Yachting Ltd, the sole U.K. and Irish agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans and the Tofinou range of boats. More on Mark here

Michael O'Donnell’s J/121 Darkwood from the Solent
Key Yachting, the Irish agent for both J Boats and Grand Soleil, are delighted to note that, along with two Grand Soleil's entered, nine J Boats entered in this year's Round Ireland event commencing this Saturday. The two Grand Soleils…
Samatom, Grand Soleil 44 this weekend testing her new Fusion M7 Carbon Mainsail and A3 reaching spinnaker built with Contender Superkote
Like many industries, sailmakers are experiencing delays in delivery in the last few months due to sailcloth delays, transport delays and many other issues. However, Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland says the loft has some decent stocks available and…
The J/112e Jib and Tonic is on the market through Mark Mansfield of Key Yachting Ireland
A new boat has just been added to the Key Yachting brokerage listing in Ireland writes Key Yachting Ireland representative Mark Mansfield The 2016 J/112e—Jib and Tonic has just gone on the market and is ready to race or cruise…
Come and view the New Nautitech 44 and the Nautitech 40 at the INTERNATIONAL MULTIHULL SHOW 2022 from 20th to 24th April 2022, La Grande Motte, France
Launched in 2010, the International Multihull Show was built around a simple concept, to show multihulls afloat, in a dedicated place, in an exclusive manner. Taking place in La Grande Motte, France every April, this diverse show offers the latest…
With Spring nearly upon us, many owners are planning for the season, sorting the bits needing to be sorted, winding up the crew, and planning the events that they will be doing. 2022 will be a big year with both…
The Grand Soleil 44 Samatom
As I reported in November, top results have been coming hard and fast for Quantum Sails clients in events such as the TP52, RC44, Club Swan 50, Melges 32, Club Swan 36 and other international classes, where boats with Quantum Sails are winning…
The Grand Soleil 44 model has just been awarded the prestigious Sailing World Boat of the year in the crossover category. This follows its recent win as Cruising World Boat of the Year in the performance cruiser category. That is…
Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland gives some suggestions for improving both racing and cruising sails that are no longer performing as well as expected. With a full-size loft in Galway, we have the space and the expertise to achieve…
The new Grand Soleil 72 Long Cruise
Does size matter? The latest sailing innovation from Grand Soleil: the Grand Soleil Long Cruise 72 argues it does! This is where long-distance sailing meets quality, spaciousness, design and pure performance. The new Grand Soleil 72 follows the same path…
Platoon—winner 52 Super Series Menorca—using Quantum Fusion M membrane sails
In the past, PR and advertising might lead you to think that there was only one sailmaker to go to if you want to do well in cruiser racing and big boat one-design fleets. However, the results worldwide, particularly in…
Winner Class Coastal/Zero: Grand Soleil 44, Bob Rendell, HYC
Both brands are represented in the UK and Ireland by Key Yachting. Nautitech catamarans and Tofinou day boats complete the portfolio for the business. Mark Mansfield from Cork manages Key Yachting in Ireland and congratulates all those who have topped…
Kaya, the all winning J/122 Grand Prix version is for sale at €145,000
The overall winner of the 2021 ICRA National Championships is for sale. Kaya, the all winning J/122 Grand Prix version, has come on the market with Key Yachting in race-ready condition, complete with three new sails, one unused. The present…
Team Aqua, World Champions 2021 - Powered by Quantum Sails
The RC44 class World Championship has just finished last weekend at Scarlino, Italy, and like the TP52 Class, it was won by a boat using Quantum Fusion upwind sails and spinnakers. A last-minute manoeuvre by Nico Poons’ Charisma won them…
Platoon—winner 52 Super Series Menorca—using Quantum Fusion M membrane sails
The TP52 class is regarded as one of the most competitive classes globally, and the circuit of events, called the '52 Super Series', has just finished its second regatta. Sailmakers, yacht designers, and other marine companies highlight their top-level products…
A Quantum Fusion M6 Mainsail for a 42 footer laid out in the Galway loft
Mark Mansfield of Quantum Sails Ireland highlights that their Winter discount period, where additional discounts of up to 10% are available, will be coming to an end in the next few weeks. Mark comments “ We have had a great…
Key Yachting's Mark Mansfield, aboard the Nautitech 46 at the Show, that is heading for Schull, West Cork after the show
Mark Mansfield, Key Yachting agent for Ireland, reports very high interest levels in the four yachts on show at Southampton Boat Show from Key Yachting's four different brands. Key Yachting is the agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans…
The very successful 2019 J/99, Juggerknot II is up for sale
Following the purchase of a different yacht, the owner of the very successful 2019 J/99, Juggerknot II has placed her to sell with Key Yachting Ireland agent Mark Mansfield. Key Yachting is UK and Ireland agents for J/ Boats, Grand…
Irish Grand Soleil 44 Samaton, a sistership to the winning ORC Class B World Champion, Essential 44
The Alexela ORC World Championships took place from August 6 – 14, 2021, in Tallinn, Estonia. Key Yachting Irish agent, Mark Mansfield, is delighted to congratulate Essential 44 for winning her Class at the 2021 ORC worlds at Tallinn, Estonia,…
J/45 World Premiere! - The exquisite J/45 is premiering at Cannes Yachting Festival this September
Change your plans and prepare to amend your bucket list as the new and exciting J/45 makes her premiere at Cannes high-end trade show, 7th-12th September. This year, the Festival will host almost 600 boats, 430 exhibitors and over 140…
The Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park
Britain's biggest boating festival, the Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park, is coming soon, 10-19 September 2021. With Government travel restrictions having lifted, those double-vaccinated can enjoy a trip "abroad" by visiting Southampton, which is currently competing for the…
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