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The Grand Soleil 44 Samatom
As I reported in November, top results have been coming hard and fast for Quantum Sails clients in events such as the TP52, RC44, Club Swan 50, Melges 32, Club Swan 36 and other international classes, where boats with Quantum Sails are winning…
Dara McGee's - 'J122 Kaya —recently sold to a Client in Cork
Demand for brokerage boats in UK and Ireland is exceeding supply and now is the perfect time to sell your boat with Key Yachting. There has never been a better time to sell your boat, with yards expected delivery slots…
Boarding Glasses From Viking Marine
Viking Marine are stocking 'Boarding Glasses', a unique patented solution to the problem of motion sickness. Viking Marine say that wearing the glasses for just 10-15 minutes alleviates the symptoms of motion sickness. The glasses can then be removed allowing…
Mike & Richie Evans on ‘Snapshot’s’ maiden sail in May 2021. Along with Matthew O’Gorman from the North Sails Service Team
2021 was a busy year at the North Sails Ireland service loft. With a more regular sailing schedule back in play, we had unprecedented demand and it was such a pleasure to re-connect with so many of our clients and…
Although the 12ft Wagtail is intended for day cruising rather than racing, the crew of this boat - currently on the market with Leinster Boats - are well aware that getting their weight efficiently amidships gives a much more rewarding sailing performance
The recent announcement that Nordic Clinker or Clench Timber Construction - as practised by several classic boat-builders in Ireland - is now receiving UNESCO Heritage Recognition has caused understandable pride among those who own one of those beauties, craft such…
North Sails is a unique sailmaker, built on a champion spirit. We make history by looking ahead and that's what sets us apart from other sailmakers. We’re proud to introduce Loft 57, a conversational podcast (below) that opens the doors…
boot Düsseldorf', part of the Curacha outdoor exhibition
boot Düsseldorf organisers have confirmed earlier media reports that the world biggest indoor boat show will not take place next month or indeed at any time in 2022. Due to the spread of the omicron virus variant, further restrictions have been…
For the second year in succession, the giant German Boat Show boot Düsseldorf has been forced to cancel due to mounting Covid-19 infections and new regulations announced by the German government, according to media reports. The trade fair management company…
The lead into Christmas has been busy for Leinster Boats with buyers getting themselves set up for the coming season and with the new pandemic challenges the sailing community face. In the run into Christmas here are a few of…
The Grand Soleil 44 model has just been awarded the prestigious Sailing World Boat of the year in the crossover category. This follows its recent win as Cruising World Boat of the Year in the performance cruiser category. That is…
A Drive-in Boatwash at Vollen Marina near Oslo in Norway
One of the big winners at the recent Paris Boat Show is a drive-in hull cleaner, as Marine Industry News reports. G&G Boatwash was awarded the jury prize and €1,000 in the innovation category for its appropriately named Drive-in Boatwash,…
Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland gives some suggestions for improving both racing and cruising sails that are no longer performing as well as expected. With a full-size loft in Galway, we have the space and the expertise to achieve…
boot 2022 - Visitors from a total of 60 countries have bought tickets for boot so far
boot Düsseldorf will present across 13 exhibition halls from 22 to 30 January 2022. These are Halls 4 to 6 with, among others, the entire Brunswick Group, all manufacturers of outboard motors, X-Shore, XO-Boats, Princess, Sunseeker, Sirena, Frauscher, Say and…
The new Grand Soleil 72 Long Cruise
Does size matter? The latest sailing innovation from Grand Soleil: the Grand Soleil Long Cruise 72 argues it does! This is where long-distance sailing meets quality, spaciousness, design and pure performance. The new Grand Soleil 72 follows the same path…
boot Düsseldorf will take place from 22 to 30 January 2022
Boot Düsseldorf is to go ahead as planned the German organiser has confirmed today despite some exhibitors cancelling their participation.  The organiser stated today that boot Düsseldorf will take place from 22 to 30 January 2022 with Messe Düsseldorf CEO Wolfram Diener…
Philip Watson’s take on a colour scheme for the Watson & Jameson sails for the dB2s Decibel, which he co-owned with Joe Reynolds and John Marrow. He is seen here in the middle of the crew at the start of the 1989 Fastnet Race, in which Decibel placed third in class.
In November 1971, Malahide sailing enthusiast Gerry Watson journeyed with his son Philip from their comfortable home down the slow Irish roads of half a century ago to Crosshaven, where the son had signed up to join a new sailmaking…
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