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Ian Walker Director of Racing at the RYA will present the prizes at the RYA NI awards tonight in Belfast
Sailors and boaters across the country are getting ready for RYANI’s Annual Awards, which take tonight at Belfast Harbour Commissioners. The awards recognise and celebrate the contributions and achievements made over the last year by clubs, teams and individuals across…
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Get Ready For The New Season With Viking Marine’s Pre-Launch Checklist
With the countdown to launch well under way, Viking Marine provides a handy checklist below to help with your own to-dos getting your boat ready for another season’s sailing. Stock is now arriving in-store and online at VikingMarine.ie for all…
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BJ Marine's Beneteau range is heading for the Angling Show in Swords, County Dublin this weekend
Following on from the success of last year's show and the positive reaction to the Barracuda 6 BJ Marine have decided to double our presence at this weekend's Angling Show at Swords in County Dublin. BJ Marine will have the…
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The original X 79 - over 500 have been built since 1979
The 10th February 1979 was a big day in the life of Danish Yacht Firm X Yachts. Niels Jeppesen and Birger Hansen officially started up the company at precisely 8 am. Lars Jeppesen, having recently finished his education as a…
Red Bull’s cliff divers are also returning to Polignano a Mare in Italy this year
Sunday 12 May is the date to save for the debut of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock. The capital hosts the annual high diving series for the first time after three previous visits…
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X Yachts Designs "L" Shaped Keels for Cruisers & Torpedo Keels for Performance Yachts
Danish yacht manufacturer X-Yachts has been explaining why it designs "L" shaped keels for its cruisers, and torpedo "T" shaped keels for its performance yachts range? Apart from an obvious advantage of the L shaped keel shedding seaweed and lobster…
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Foynes Yacht Club Champion, Darragh McCormack
North Sails Ireland is offering the members of Foynes Yacht Club and visitors a presentation on the latest theory and techniques for improving and refining upwind trim and boat speed. North Sails Ireland will be hosting the Sail Trim &…
The J97 Windjammer
Windjammer crew members were in attendance for the Round Ireland Yacht Race lecture by Kenneth Rumball and John White at the Royal Irish Yacht Club last Thursday 7 February, which also highlighted a crew overboard incident on the J97 late…
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Get In The Red For Valentine’s Day With Viking Marine
If red is to be your colour this season, then Valentine’s Day is the day to buy your red paint from Viking Marine. To celebrate Cupid, the Dun Laoghaire chandlery is offering 20% off red paint purchased in store on…
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North Sails agent Maurice O'Connell will talk about upwind sail trim and escaping from the start in his lecture at Rush Sailing Club on Wednesday
Rush Sailing Club in North County Dublin is the venue for the next North Sails talk where North Sails Ireland agent Maurice O'Connell will talk about upwind sail trim and escaping from the start. RSC is the home club of…
Sailor Hit By Electric Shock While Moving Boat Tells How His Life Was Saved
A North Cork sailor recently reunited with the people who saved his life after he was electrocuted while moving his sailboat. As Echo Live reports, it’s now a year since Noel Moloney was hit with a 10,000-volt electric shock when…
Peter O'Leary on the bow of the Irish Star in Miami with the name of his Irish sponsor, CH Marine of Cork clearly visible. North Sails Ireland look after the sails on the Irish keelboat
Royal Cork Yacht Club brothers Robert and Peter O'Leary have dropped three places overall at the inaugural Star Junior World Championship hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club. The Cork Harbour duo lie sixth overall in a fleet of 36 after…
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The all-new X40 is a forty-foot performance cruising yacht and will be the smallest model in the pure X range
X-Yachts has announced a presentation of the new X40 – the latest addition to the successful Pure X range. In 2016, X-Yachts launched the new pure ‘X’ range which included the X43 and the X65. In 2018, X-Yachts launched two…
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With a new year comes an amended IRC rule for all yachts racing under the rating
IRC is an ever-changing rule, adapting as our sport evolves at both the Grand Prix and club racing level. At UK Sailmakers Ireland we are always searching for advantageous gains for our customers. With a new year comes an amended…
Ron Holland
One time Irish based yacht designer Ron Holland has won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Superyacht Design Symposium 2019, and Boat International Design and Innovation Awards The competition included a total of 61 nominated yachts with 19 receiving recognition.…
The Gonzaga College team, inaugural winners of the Shanahan Team Racing Cup
With his captaining of the successful Gonzaga College team in the inaugural Shanahan Cup raced at the Irish National Sailing School on January 16th, noted junior sailor Jack Fahy is the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for January 2019. Competing…

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