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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

A Cape 31 with full Quantum sails wardrobe winning the 2023 UK Cape 31 National Championships
With the new season fast approaching, Quantum Sails Ireland has just announced a new 10% spring discount for sails ordered by the end of March. An average delivery time of 8 weeks allows sails to be delivered before most boats…
Valentina, a J112E debuting at the J Cup UK 2023
There are delivery slots available for current models in the J Boats range, including the J/112E, J/99 and the new J/45; you could be cruising or racing in time for next season. The J/112E is a highly versatile and sporty…
Samatom, a Grand Soleil 44 with a Quantum Blast reacher set. New 2024 IRC rule changes will now have Jib number penalties. A Blast reacher is regarded as a Jib.
Mark Mansfield of Quantum Sails Ireland goes through the major changes that will affect IRC racing boats in 2024. This comes after the recent IRC Conference when many of these changes were voted through. The 2022 IRC conference decided on…
‘Samatom’ is an excellent example of this fantastic Grand Soleil model. She was the first 44 to be launched in September 2020 and has been highly successful in the Irish IRC racing scene since
The Key Yachting Brokerage team are delighted to have a Grand Soleil 44 coming to the market soon. The Grand Soleil 44 represents the true Italian design and style of Cantiere del Pardo yachts; it is the perfect balance between…
From left at the start of an April ISORA race at Dun Laoghaire Harbour; Norbert Reilly’s new J 111, Ghostraider, Simon Knowles J109 Indian and Emmet Sheridan’s Dufour 45. All three boats are sporting new Quantum race sails this year 
Late Summer and early Autumn can be the quietest times for sailmakers' production as most of the sails for the current season have been delivered, and the winter orders are not yet in. As a result, this can be the…
Dun Laoghaire's Royal Irish Yacht Club will host the J Cup Ireland, where a fleet of 40 to 45 entries is expected for the 26th and 27th of August event on Dublin Bay
The J Cup Ireland, in its first year, is expecting 40 to 45 entries for its two-day regatta on the 26th and 27th of August at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, with over 30 J boats already committed. The event…
John Treanor's new J/112e is planning to attend J Cup Ireland in the mixed IRC fleet. Valentina won her First event at J Cup UK a fortnight ago, followed by a second at Sovereigns Cup last weekend
The inaugural J Cup Ireland is taking place 26th and 27th of August 2023 at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, on Dublin Bay. Hosted by Key Yachting, the J Cup Regatta is exclusively organised for racing yachts…
The J/112e Valentina, being launched in the Hamble
Class Zero in Dun Laoghaire will get another boost with the imminent arrival of John Treanor’s new J/112e. The brand new 36 ft yacht is currently being commissioned at Key Yachting’s base in Hamble and will have her first Irish…
The Cape 31 UK National Champion Jubilee with her Fusion M7 membrane sails
Two of the most important classes in the world today are the TP 52 Class and the Cape 31 class. It is in these top-level classes that sailmakers try to show that their product is as fast or faster than…
 J/Boats’ J45
The Key Yachting team will be at the South Coast Boat Show in Southampton this weekend, displaying the newest models from Nautitech Catamarans and J/Boats. The South Coast Boat Show will be open from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 April…
New Quantum Fusion M7 Carbon main and J1 for new J /111 in Howth
Following a very successful winter selling season for Quantum Sails Ireland, sail trials are taking place throughout the country as sails are delivered to customers for the coming season. See photos below and above of new sails for a J/111…
J Cup Ireland announcement at the Royal Irish Yacht Club (RIYC) in Dun Laoghaire Harbour (from left to right) Georgia Bowden, Marketing & Events, Key Yachting, Bill Stringer, Commercial Director, Key Yachting, Mark Mansfield, Key Yachting International, Michael Tyrrell, Principal Race Officer and Mark McGibney, Sailing Manager of the RIYC
To be sailed in Dun Laoghaire Harbour this summer, the inaugural J Cup Ireland has announced its main sponsors and published the Notice of Race document. The Royal Irish Yacht Club will organise the Cup on the 26th and 27th of…
Clockwise from top left: Justtina Grand Soleil 34; Ghost Raider—Half tonner; Jump Juice—Ker 37 and J/80 Js Us
Key Yachting is having great success in quickly selling second-hand boats, from keelboats to top brand cruiser-racers. The market is particularly strong at present. Mark Mansfield, the Key Yachting agent in Ireland, has many years of experience in the Irish…
The new Grand Soleil 65 will be the second model in the over 60-foot range of Grand Soleil Yachts
Cantiere del Pardo unveiled the latest addition to the Grand Soleil fleet at Boot Düsseldorf 2023. The new Grand Soleil 65 will be the second model in the over 60-foot range of Grand Soleil Yachts after the successful launch of…
Nautitech 44 Open, elected
Key Yachting, Irish Agents for Nautitech Catamarans, are pleased to announce that the Nautitech 44 OPEN catamaran has won the European Yacht of the Year Award for 2023, awarded at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in the Multihull category. This was…
J/Boats will have the newly launched J/45 showing, and Grand Soleil will have the newly launched Grand Soleil 40 at the Dusseldorf Boat Show
The Dusseldorf boat show opens next Saturday and runs till the following Sunday week. J/Boats will have the newly launched J/45 showing, and Grand Soleil will have the newly launched Grand Soleil 40. Both boats will be very popular at…
New sails arriving at the Quantum sail loft in County Galway
Mark Mansfield of Quantum Sails Ireland with five things you should consider to get you ready for the new racing season. 1. Clear out the boat It may seem straightforward, but you would be surprised by how many boats leave…
Mixed J Boats IRC class start at the J Cup UK in 2022
Key Yachting is pleased to announce that the inaugural J Cup Ireland will take place from 26th to 27th of August at the Royal Irish Yacht Club, Dun Laoghaire, on Dublin Bay. The J/Cup Regatta is a highly successful event…
A Quantum Fusion M7 main and Spinnaker staysail on the Grand Soleil 44, Samatom
Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland goes through the main changes in IRC for the 2023 season The annual IRC review has been completed by the RORC/UNCL, which govern the rules of the biggest rating rule in sailing. There have…
The J45 from Key Yachting will be on display at BOOT Düsseldorf 2023
The Key Yachting team will be at BOOT Düsseldorf, the largest indoor boat show, showing the latest models from 3 of our key brands; J Boats, Grand Soleil and Tofinou. The show takes place between 21st - 29th of January…
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