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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

Loki, J109 North American Champion for last 4 years with Quantum Fusion sails
Irish Quantum Sails agent Mark Mansfield, a J109 specialist himself, highlights the amazing run of victories for Quantum Sails in the J109 class in the United States. Three different Quantum Sails boats have won the J109 US Nationals since 2014…
Sunfast 3300 with Quantum Fusion Main and Headsail
As this shortened season draws to a close, Mark Mansfield, Quantum Sails agent, outlines five tips to think about at the end of the season in order to get better life from your sails. If the sails are at the…
The Grand Soleil 44 Performance - a new model for 2020
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Grand Soleil, highlights recent Irish sailing successes on different Grand Soleil models and looks forward to the New Grand Soleil 44 Performance being similar The much-lauded Grand Soleil 44 performance was announced at Dusseldorf Boat…
Gentoo, a Sunfast 3300, has a full Quantum sails inventory
Gentoo, a Sunfast 3300 with a full Quantum Sails inventory, won the RORC IRC Doublehanded Championships last weekend. Gentoo is a sister ship of Cian McCarthy's Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale which finished second in the recent Fastnet 450 race. Commenting…
Cian McCarthy's Sunfast 3300 Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale (with article author Mark Mansfield pictured second from right) at the start of the Fastnet 450 Race
Mark Mansfield, Olympian and Professional sailor and a member of this year's Fastnet 450 Race organising committee reckons lessons learned in this COVID-hit 2020 sailing season means there can still be good compliant big boat racing even in these strange…
 The J/99 now available with a wheel
Mark Mansfield, J/Boat agent for Ireland with news that wheel steering is now an option on the speedy J/99 cruiser-racer There is one J/99 already racing in Ireland, Andrew Algeo's’ Juggerknot 2. Juggerknot 2, the 2019 Dublin Bay Sailing Club…
Depending on the type of sailing you’re doing, be it racing, cruising, or some combination thereof, your choice of headsails may differ
Having the right headsail for the job is important. Quantum’s Chris Williams from the US and Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland help demystify the different types of headsails and when to use them for optimal performance. Depending on the…
Quantum Membrane sails on a J109
Mark Mansfield, Quantum sails Ireland agent and Professional sailor/coach outlines the options and deadlines for those wanting new sails for this year's Round Ireland Race and Wave Regatta at Howth. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, which have now virtually been lifted…
A Quantum Fusion Membrane mainsail and headsail
Often cruising boat owners are unsure what type of upwind sails to order. Many would have received sails with their boat when it was bought new, and no doubt these would have been the primary crosscut Dacron sails. Below, Mark…
The TP52 Quantum Racing showing her Fusion upwind sails
In a normal year sailmakers would be offering autumn /winter discounts. However this COVID-19 year is no normal year. Quantum Sails understands that owners may not get as much use out of their boats this year, but still have a…
This new, 3 cabin, Nautitech 46 Fly is available for immediate delivery, equipped with everything you need to set sail!
Get on the water this summer on this beautiful Nautitech 46 Fly for under €584,000. A 2020 stock boat, this hull was displayed at the Dusseldorf Boat Show and is now lying in Breskens, Netherlands awaiting its new owner. The…
Cruiser racing on Dublin Bay in 2019 in a Class Zero yacht (40-foot and above)
Olympic helmsman, professional sailor and coach Mark Mansfield takes a look at how it may be possible to return to keelboat racing while maintaining social distance onboard. The latest Government five-phase programme appears to allow the reinstatement of boating and…
The J/99 Juggerknot at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
J/Boats teamed up with UK and Ireland sales agents Key Yachting yesterday for a live video interview with current J/Boats president Jeff Johnstone on the new new J/99, writes Mark Mansfield. The J/99 is the latest design and in many…
The Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran
Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Nautitech Catamarans (plus Grand Soleil yachts and J Boats), presents a video/webinar from a client of Key Yachting who has done just that. UK sailor David McLeman bought a new Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran from…
World's Largest Multihull Show at Le Grand-Motte Cancelled But Test Sail Nautitech Catamarans at Hamble
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Nautitech Catamarans, advises on the cancellation of April's Le Grand Motte Multihull Show and that an option to test sail versions in Hamble is available. While we might not be able to see you at…
A Dehler 30 OD with A3 Quantum Asymmetric
Mark Mansfield, Quantum Sailmakers Ireland agent and professional sailor, outlines what downwind sails should be available to owners who want to compete at a top-level offshore. Having competed in the last two Round Ireland Races (on the Euro Car Parks/J109…
A J99 sailing short handed
Olympian Mark Mansfield is the J/Boat agent for Ireland. Here he describes sailing the multipurpose J/99, its improving performance and why this new J/boat model is shortlisted for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The J/99 is one of 12 models that…
Nautitech 46 Open berthed at Hamble in the UK
Irish Key Yachting agent Mark Mansfield now has a New (demo model) Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran available for immediate delivery for the coming season. This is a high-specified model, with sails, instruments included in the package including Code 0 equipment.…
Mark Mansfield
Mark Mansfield, four-time Olympian, professional sailor/coach and J Boats and Grand Soleil agent for Ireland, outlines why he has decided to link up as an agent for Quantum Sails. I was recently appointed the Irish agent for J Boats and…
The new Grand Soleil Performance 44
The Grand Soleil 44 is the new performance yacht of the Cantiere del Pardo yacht builders writes Irish agent Mark Mansfield of Key Yachting. To rise to this challenge, Cantiere del Pardo has turned to the designer who, in recent years,…
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