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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

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,…
Grand Soleil 44 Performance To Be Launched At Boot Dusseldorf
The official presentation of the new Grand Soleil 44 Performance to the press will take place on Tuesday 21st January 16:30 on the Grand Soleil stand. Boot Dusseldorf will be the first chance to glimpse the latest design from Grand…
Andrew Algeo's top performing DBSC cruiser Juggerknot II is a brand new J99 design from J-Boats
Mark Mansfield, J Boats agent for Ireland will be on the J Boats stand at the Dusseldorf Boat Show from the 18th of January. One of the three boats that J Boats will be showing will be the J/99, which…
The Nautitech 46 Flybridge
Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Nautitech Catamarans, as well as J Boats, Grand Soleil, and Tofinou, outlines the models that will be on show from their four ranges. From Nautitech Catamarans, we’ll welcome you on board the fabulous 46 Flybridge.…
The J112E surfing downwind
The J112E has been one of the most successful models of the J Boat range since its introduction a couple of seasons ago, providing the perfect combination of a luxurious interior with top-level racing performance. The design brief of the…
The Grand Soleil 42 Long Cruise powering upwind
Mark Mansfield, newly appointed Irish agent for Grand Soleil yachts and J Boats, is sharing the announcement that the Grand Soleil 42 Long Cruise has been shortlisted in the Luxury Cruiser category for the 2020 European Yacht of the Year…
Read Mark Mansfield's pick of the top race yachts on the market next season below
Olympian and Sailing Coach Mark Mansfield runs through the options available for an owner looking to buy a new boat for racing in the 30 to 50-foot range and picks his top 15 from the market Having sailed in numerous…
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