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New jackets for women and men bolster Dubarry’s Aquatech collection
Along with its new performance trainers, Dubarry’s Aquatech collection also includes marine clothing for all conditions you’ll experience on the water. The clothing collection contains many protective features ranging from UPF sun protection, wind and water resistance to highly breathable…
The Antibes trainer is available in black, navy, platinum and silver
Dubarry’s new Aquatech Collection has been specifically designed for use across a wide variety of nautical environments. Joining the existing Easkey and Skerries trainers for men and for women are the Antibes and Palma. Both are available in multiple colours…
Antonia of Viking Marine with some tips for maintaining wetsuits
Catching a small hole or tear now may save a lot of time and money down the line. Drying your wetsuit inside and out after rinsing it with fresh water is the best way to keep it fresh and make…
Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine with some tips for keeping sailing gear clear of salt water damage
We've all been there, forgetting to wash a sailing jacket only to discover the next time you pull it out of the bag, the zip is corroded. It's normally due to not being washed out thoroughly with fresh water that expensive…
Dean Brien of Viking Marine
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Viking Marine has launched a series of short videos on how to care for your technical kit and tips and checks on safety kit to do in advance of any sailing season. In the first of its…
L'Équipe, the French nationwide daily newspaper devoted to sport, features Vendee Globe winner Yannick Bestaven (and his Dubarry boots) on its front cover
Dubarry sailing boots have long had a connection with top offshore teams around the world so it was no surprise to many sailors when Vendee Globe winner Yannick Bestaven wore the same as he crossed the Les Sables d’Olonne line.  When…
Dubarry Winter Sales Starts Today!
The Dubarry Winter Sale starts today. The Irish sailing footwear and clothing manufacturer is offering up to 40% off selected items until the 17th January. Shop here.    
The new Zhik mask - When it gets wet with the spray of the bow, it still feels very comfortable
In the light of the new July ruling's about face coverings, Piet Poelmann, CEO of Zhik, the Australian marine clothing brand, has introduced a new face mask that is weatherproof, washable and comfortable. It is not just another face mask.…
CH Marine's Black November Sale - Last Few Days!
A few days left to get discounts off hundreds of brilliant sailing wear products from top brands at CH Marine Chandlery in Cork and Belfast who pride themselves as worldwide suppliers of leisure & commercial marine products. As Afloat previously reported,…
"Stroller", a design by Michelle Browne and Jeni Roddy for the Galway 2020 "Hope it rains" project. The project is inviting public participation in imaginative designs for west of Ireland weatherproof gear
Seafarers know there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear. A Galway 2020 European capital of culture project is hoping to tap into some of that knowledge, as part of an international design contest for weatherproof wear.…
Viking Marine Boss Ian O'Meara is onboard Rockabill VI skippered by Paul O'Higgins for the first race of the season this Saturday
Viking Marine will sponsor the ISORA Coastal Series again this year for the third year running writes Ian O'Meara. I have always loved offshore sailing. To this day, I remember my first offshore in 1980 onboard Barry O'Donnell's Oyster Yacht…
The Zhik ZK Seaboot 900 was designed for teams during the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18
The new ZK Seaboot 900 is a marine clothing product created as a direct result of Zhik’s partnership with team AkzoNobel and the Dongfeng Race Team, overall winners of the recent Volvo Ocean Race. Designed for serious, long-distance offshore racers…
Henri Lloyd are to launch a whole new Performance range of marine clothing
This summer marine clothing firm Henri Lloyd was acquired by the Swedish company, Aligro Group. Since the beginning of July, a new Brand Headquarters has been established in Gothenburg, Sweden. After a period of silence in the market during which the…
The Dubarry Racer is available in White, Red and Carbon (pictured above)
Lifestyle brand Dubarry is renowned amongst the sailing fraternity across the globe for its continuous innovation in design, performance and comfort. Racer, a high-performance Aquasport sailing shoe, demonstrates this dedication with its lightweight upper, constructed using high-frequency technology, fusing a…
The Z-Cru is for stylish wear both on and off the water. Available from Viking Marine and CH Marine
Zhik’s bright new Z-Cru™ jackets breathe new life into the myriad of crew sailing jackets on the market and feature some neat technical detailing, in line with Zhik’s ethos of disrupting the status quo in order to move technical clothing…
Henri Lloyd's new Shadow 3D Racing Range
Born out of our experience of working with some of the World's leading racing teams including Land Rover BAR and Wild Oats, Henri Lloyd marine clothing has been developed through years of collaborative testing where weight, performance, protection and comfort…

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