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Harold Cottam was a 21-year old radio operator who was on duty on the night of April 14th, 1912 on board passenger ship RMS Carpathia when he received a Morse code message he would never forget. Nor would the world,…
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…
North Sails Ireland is again sponsoring the J/109 Nationals this year. The event will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club and in talking to event organiser Damien Quinn from "Jalapeno", it is hoped that 12 boats will be…
Racing in the second leg of The Ocean Race Europe from Cascais in Portugal to Alicante in Spain
An overwhelming number of people working in the sailing and boat building industry say they want the field to become more sustainable. And nine out of 10 respondents to the survey by The Ocean Race feel that not enough is…
Cannes Yachting Festival 2021 recorded a record attendance for an exceptional year, say organisers
Following a two-year absence, the Cannes Yachting Festival closed on Sunday 12 September following six days of the exhibition. It was buoyed by energy and enthusiasm shared by all the exhibitors, visitors, service providers and organisers. The Yachting Festival was…
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…
Four-time National 18 championships winner - Ewan Barry (with trophy) and crew Dion Barrett (left) and Stan Brown pictured with class captain Charles Dwyer (right)
Ewan Barry, Dion Barrett and Stan Brown won the National 18 Irish dinghy Championships for a fourth time at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday after a two-day CH Marine sponsored championship at Crosshaven. Despite efforts to run the entire event…
Multi-time Irish national surfing champion Easkey Britton is now a marine social scientist
On the publication of Easkey Britton’s memoir Saltwater in the Blood, the Irish Examiner profiles the former professional surfer-turned-marine scientist whose philosophy has taken on a new significance for many amid the pandemic. Much as Dr Britton’s current career sees…
Farr 42 with her Uni Titanium main and headsail working perfectly together. Generating loads of power and pointing
Setting the inhaulers is often discussed before a race yet rarely changed on any boat once set. Maybe it's too hard to adjust them once the sail is trimmed, or maybe they aren't considered once the gun goes off? Neither…
The late Patsy Dan Rodgers was Tory Island's king who campaigned to secure islanders unique way of living and features in the award winning documentary
A TG4 documentary on Donegal's Tory island has won an award at the Celtic Media Festival. The documentary entitled Treibh na nDéithe explores the life of a community on the "margins" of Ireland and Europe. The co-production between Ireland and…
The Rodman Spirit 31 Outboard
After a year's break, Hugh Mockler of Crosshaven Boatyard from Cork Harbour is delighted to be presenting a three boat Rodman line up at the Southampton Boat Show that runs until the 18th September, with representatives from each of Rodman's…
The British Sailing Team’s Tokyo 2020 stars will be saluted in Soupthampton
The British Sailing Team’s Tokyo 2020 stars will officially open the 2021 Southampton International Boat Show on Friday, September 10. Gold medallists Eilidh McIntyre, Stuart Bithell and Dylan Fletcher will be among a host of Team GB sailors attending Mayflower…
The McCormack trio - Darragh, Mark & Noel in
The Mermaid National Championships were hosted by Tralee Bay Sailing Club recently. TBSC in Fenit is one of my favourite places to race. The majestic mountain backdrops surrounding Samphire Island make it an unforgettable experience. Here at North Sails Ireland,…
Dufour 470 - a free high spec equipment bundles with all Dufour Yachts ordered at the Southampton Boat Show – berths M315-325
Dufour Yachts and Crosshaven Boatyard are back with a bang at Southampton Boat Show, presenting five yachts, including the fabulous new Dufour 470 and the Dufour 56. Crosshaven Boatyard is announcing amazing Boat Show 'bundle' offers for all yacht orders…
Irish Dragon Champions - Phantom IRL 176 (from left to right) David Williams, Peter Bowring and Neil Hegarty
Not for the first time, the super-consistent team of Neil Hegarty, David Williams and the evergreen Peter Bowring won the Dragon Irish National Championships in Kinsale YC over the weekend. In a stunning series, they opened their account with three…
IRC Zero Winner and ICRA 2021 overall –
WOW! What an amazing weekend that was! The "ICRA's", our national championships, hosted by the National Yacht Club, have just finished. It was amazing to see so many sailors afloat competing hard for the national titles up for grabs. It…

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