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Testing conditions for the Laser Connacht fleet off Cuskinny in Cork Harbour. Scroll down for photo gallery below
Munster sailors are in control of the 14-boat Standard Rig fleet after three races sailed on the first day of the Irish Laser Connacht Championships 2018 at Royal Cork Yacht Club. Kinsale Yacht Club's Darragh O'Sullivan leads the host club's Nick Walsh…
The Irish Laser fleet returns to Cork Harbour this weekend for its 'Connacht' Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club
65 Lasers from over 30 clubs around the country across three fleets – 4.7’s, Radial and Standard Rigs are heading for the Connacht Championships in Cork Harbour this weekend. Twelve Masters have signed up to hone their racing skills at…
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…
Rob McConnell's Fools Gold from Waterford Harbour is the only Irish competitor at the IRC Euros this week in Cowes
There was a tricky start to the IRC European Championships for Ireland's sole entry Fools Gold from Waterford Harbour Sailing Club but the Rob McConnell skippered entry is still very much in the hunt and lies fifth from 12 starters…
Overall Wave Regatta winner Checkmate XV. Skipper Dave Cullen of HYC said 'Our new 3Di RAW main is a thing of beauty and we were flying at the weekend!'
The North Sails Ireland team were at WAVE Regatta in Howth Yacht Club over the weekend supporting their customers on and off the water. North Sails Ireland supplied the event with over 150 premium laminated skipper packs for the competitors.…
You can put up three times more sail when you hoist a code zero, compared to reaching with your non-overlapping jib
Up to about 15 years ago, most boats were designed with big overlapping headsails, which were still pretty useful when reaching because of their size. Then it became evident that this set up was not that efficient and trying to…
In Scotland, In Class RC 35, Brian and John Hall's J109 Something Else from the National Yacht Club, (seen here competing on Dublin Bay) using UK Ireland sails, finished a creditable second to the overall winner, David Kelly's Storm
The performance of the UK Sails Ireland team continues to bear fruit, most recently on the competitive race courses of Scotland and Howth last weekend. In Howth, at the 1720 Europeans, a UK sails 1,2,4 showed the competitiveness of the UK product…
In IRC 2, the Kelly family's heavily IRC-optimised J109 "Storm II" from Rush SC won her class with a four-point margin
North Sails Ireland-powered race-boats took three podium places in the just-concluded Scottish Series raced in majestic conditions on the beautiful waters of Loch Fyne. In IRC 2, the Kelly family's heavily IRC-optimised J109 "Storm II" from Rush SC won her…
Win a Crewsaver Crewfit Sport 165N Auto Lifejacket Worth €88.95 in our free to enter competition below
Leading Irish Chandlery CH Marine is giving away a limited edition Crewsaver Crewfit Sport 165N Auto Lifejacket valued at €88.95 in this free to enter CH Marine/Afloat.ie competition.  The competition is part of CH Marine's annual LIFEJACKET AWARENESS WEEK that kicks off…
Lifejacket check – get yours tested at CH Marine in Cork
Is your lifejacket in good working order? Lifejackets have to be regularly serviced and maintained to work when needed!  Leading Irish chandlery CH Marine is playing its role in keeping sailors safe this season with its annual Lifejacket Awareness campaign starting this…
Ross O'Leary of the Royal St. George Yacht Club in action at the Irish Laser Masters Championships on Dublin Bay
RYA Master Laser Sailor Mike Matan made clear his intentions for September's World Championships on Dublin Bay taking a clean sweep of the Irish Masters Open at the Royal St George Yacht Club at the weekend. In a fleet of 31,…
Powering along – Andrew Algeo steered Juggerknot to East Coast victory on Dublin Bay
Andrew Alego's powerful Juggerknot crew took their first J109 Championship victory on Dublin Bay today as they swept to a two–point win at the Royal Irish Yacht Club. Dublin Bay sailor Algeo, of the host club, emerged on top over four…
Chartplotting and fishfinding has never been easier with the Garmin Echomap range
#CHMarine - The latest range of Garmin Echomap chart plotters is available from CH Marine both in store and online. Prices range from €359 (£312.33) for the Echomap 45CV to the top-of-the-line Echomap 95SV at €995 (£865.65) — all waterproof…
Cruiser 250, available in five colours in 3L and 750ml sizes, will help you get back on the water sooner
If you’re refreshing your boat for the summer sailing and cruising season, look no further than Viking Marine and their new range of paints, varnish and antifoul treatments. AkzoNobel’s International Cruise 250 is a polishing antifouling gloss paint providing quality…
The decision was made by British Marine after independent research showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry
Industry body, British Marine, says making the decision to put the London Boat Show on hold now for 2019 enables the organisation to look at alternative options. Here is the British Marine statement in full:  British Marine, which organises and owns…
The J97 "Windjammer" (Denis Power & Lindsay Casey) was first in IRC 2, completing a win in all three IRC classes and the overall ISORA race for North Sails–powered boats
Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell reports that North Sails Ireland powered race boats had a 'stunning' weekend's success on both sides of the Irish Sea. Kip Regatta Firstly, in Kip Regatta in Scotland in the competitive 12 boat RC 35 division Pat…

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