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A still from surfing documentary Between Land and Sea, screening Tuesday night 20 August on RTÉ 2
Surfing documentary Between Land and Sea will have its Irish TV premiere tonight (Tuesday 20 August) at 10.15pm on RTÉ 2. Ross Whitaker’s film chronicles ‘a year in the life of an Atlantic surf town’, namely Lahinch in Co Clare…
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There is no better time to buy UK Sails than during the autumn period with up to 15% off retail pricing
Returning from (attempted) racing last night on Dublin Bay, one of the crew reminded us all that there are only two Thursday evening races left in the DBSC season writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Summer 2019 has gone by…
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The INSS is based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, County Dublin
The Irish National Sailing School (INSS) is seeking a full-time Instructor and co-ordinator. The successful candidate will also provide coordination assistance for the operation of a busy watersports centre. Role Description Role: Full Time Sailing Instructor / Operations Coordinator Duration: 1-year…
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The X4⁰ is the latest model in the Pure X range
X-Yachts will have a significant presence at the upcoming Southampton International Boat Show, with two UK premieres from its Pure X range. Leading the class is the all new X4⁰, the latest model in the Pure X range — blending…
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The two-person Jobe Chaser towable is now €170 from CH Marine, down from €199.99
Jobe towable inflatables mean serious fun on the water — and with discounts across the range from CH Marine this August, you can make some serious savings, too. Inflatable rings, chairs and watersleds suitable for anywhere from one to eight…
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The J109 'Outrageous' with UK Uni Titanium Main and Non overlapping J1 headsail —notice how far inhauled it is
Olympic keelboat helmsman Mark Mansfield of UK Sailmakers Ireland discusses headsail options  If you go back 20 years, or even 15, most designs coming out had large overlapping (headsail goes outside the shrouds) headsails to give them power in the light airs.…
Children will be encouraged to get out on the water at the Southampton International Boat Show next month
Nearly a quarter of all children in Great Britain — a whopping 2.28 million — have never been swimming in the ocean, and 35% have never been in a boat on the sea. That’s according to new research commissioned by…
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Save On Lifejackets & Offshore Seawear With CH Marine This August
Big savings on lifejackets and offshore seawear can be yours among CH Marine’s August specials. Save nearly €30 on the price of the Zhik P2 PFD in black for a limited time only, now only €109.95. Prices have also been…
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One of the new Barracudas delivered via BJ Marine from Beneteau
Off the back of what they declare was their best ever year for sales of Beneteau outboard boats, Irish brokers BJ Marine were recently in attendance at the French builder’s global dealer conference in Valencia to get a special look…
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The Rodster sit on top kayak from is part of a new consignment of Kayaks just in at O'Sullivan's Marine in Tralee, County Kerry
After launching a comprehensive new range of Cool Kayaks earlier in the season, the demand was so high that stocks soon ran out… not surprising considering their high quality and exceptionally good prices writes Brian O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan's Marine. The…
Previous RYANI award winners
The RYANI is calling on clubs across Northern Ireland to nominate their sporting heroes for its the Annual Awards, sponsored by Garden Rooms NI. This year’s awards evening will be held on 17 January 2020 at Queen’s University Belfast’s Riddel…
Michael Kingston
An Irish maritime lawyer intends to seek a High Court declaration that the Whiddy island deaths which occurred in the Betelgeuse oil tanker explosion and fire 40-years ago were “unlawful”. Lawyer Michael Kingston also intends to seek a State apology…
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Andrew Hall's J125 Jackknife leads ISORA overall after Race 11 from Dun Laoghaire
Barry Hayes, Director of UK Sailmakers Ireland highlights some recent successes for Boats flying UK Sailmakers sails from Ireland, both around the country and in the Solent Following on from considerable inshore successes for UK Sailmakers Ireland (three IRC class…
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The X-332 Dexterity was the Class One IRC Overall Winner at WIORA on the Shannon Estuary
Having sailed in several WIORA regatta’s in the past, One Design Expert and founder of North Sails Ireland, Nigel Young looked forward to getting back into the fleet this year in Foynes on the Shannon Estuary last week and took…
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Conor Doyle's Freya, the XP-50
The local interest part for me in this year's Fastnet Race is Conor Doyle with Freya the XP-50 and Derek Dillon and his Son Conor in the two-handed division sailing Big Deal the Dehler 34 writes Nigel Young of North Sails…
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Chris Frost’s Swan 36 “Finola” GBR 23806 at the start of Saturday’s RORC Channel Race. Crew aboard: Chris Frost, Ollie Frost, Roger Frost, Graham Curran, Bryan O’Donnell, Robert Kerley
"Twist" is one of the many buzzwords in sailing. We might know what it is and when it's needed – and when it’s not – but why do we need twist in the first place? And what effects does it…

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