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Prof celebrating with the victorious 'Joker II' team at the J109 Nationals
Following on from the success of our wonderful North Sails Ireland customers at events all over the country last weekend, we bring you some more good news:-  Our PPD (price period discount) programme will be going live on October 1st…
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…
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…
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 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,…
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…
The very successful 2019 J/99, Juggerknot II is up for sale
Following the purchase of a different yacht, the owner of the very successful 2019 J/99, Juggerknot II has placed her to sell with Key Yachting Ireland agent Mark Mansfield. Key Yachting is UK and Ireland agents for J/ Boats, Grand…
New sails make all the difference to your boat’s performance
As the summer season draws to a close and the last Thursday night race ends, it is time to consider what can be done to improve your sailing for the 2022 season. Take advantage of our autumn discount to assess…
Irish Grand Soleil 44 Samaton, a sistership to the winning ORC Class B World Champion, Essential 44
The Alexela ORC World Championships took place from August 6 – 14, 2021, in Tallinn, Estonia. Key Yachting Irish agent, Mark Mansfield, is delighted to congratulate Essential 44 for winning her Class at the 2021 ORC worlds at Tallinn, Estonia,…
J/45 World Premiere! - The exquisite J/45 is premiering at Cannes Yachting Festival this September
Change your plans and prepare to amend your bucket list as the new and exciting J/45 makes her premiere at Cannes high-end trade show, 7th-12th September. This year, the Festival will host almost 600 boats, 430 exhibitors and over 140…
The Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park
Britain's biggest boating festival, the Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park, is coming soon, 10-19 September 2021. With Government travel restrictions having lifted, those double-vaccinated can enjoy a trip "abroad" by visiting Southampton, which is currently competing for the…

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