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Profile of the new DB/37 day boat from Jeanneau and DB Yachts
Jeanneau will unveil the DB/37, the second model in its new line of premium day boats, with its world premiere at boot Düsseldorf next month. This brand-new 37-foot model is the perfect representation of the DB Yachts line, Jeanneau says.…
Double Olympic medallist (and skipper of
Greetings IRC racers here in Ireland! On Tuesday 6th, December, the RORC will host a panel discussion about 'How to optimize your boat under IRC’. This is a "must-see". North Sails' own double Olympic medallist (and skipper of "Green Dragon"…
Two new sailmaking appointments for UK Sailmakers Ireland: Kenny Rumball (left) and Liam Glynn
The clearest indication that a business is succeeding is when one sees growth and expansion in that company’s staffing and operational footprint. Such is the case here at UK Sailmakers Ireland, led by renowned sailmaker and yacht racer Barry Hayes.…
Dun Laoghaire’s Coal Harbour already hosts the BigStyle stand-up paddleboarding school
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is offering an exciting opportunity for watersports providers to occupy premises in Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The move is part of an effort by the local authority, which took control of the harbour in 2018, to grow…
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Extreme adventurer Mike Horn has shared his enthusiasm at opening this year’s Paris Boat Show next weekend. As previously noted on Afloat.ie, nearly 170,000 visitors are expected to meet the 650 exhibitors spread over two halls at Porte de Versailles…
Members of the DLRCC and Dún Laoghaire Business Association team, including Viking Marine's Ian O'Meara, the Chairman of Dún Laoghaire Business Association (DLBA) and DLRCC Cathaoirleach Mary Hanafin, meeting the judges from the Academy of Urbanism in The Glass House, Dun Laoghaire
Being a competitive sailor, I love to compete and especially love a win here and there! And so when I heard that our town had won the best town award from the Academy of Urbanism, I was delighted. We all…
There is a range of bag types available, from holdalls of different sizes and colours to Tote bags; they're the ideal stocking filler! 
A perfect Christmas gift for the sailor in your life - the McWilliam bag is the ideal bag to take on your boat, as it is rugged and water-resistant. This Black Friday, we’re offering 10% off everything in our McWilliams…
Artist’s impression of the Delphia 10 LoungeTop on the water in the light of dawn
The latest addition to Delphia’s ‘mindful cruising’ range — available in Ireland via MGM Boats in Dun Laoghaire — is the Delphia 10 LoungeTop, which will have its worldwide launch in Berlin this week. Designed for relaxation in total comfort,…
The Ocean Signal RescueMe PLB3 was recently named overall winner in the DAME Design Awards
There has often been a dilemma as to which type of personal locator beacon (PLB) is best for mariners — the choice being either the 406Mk satellite PLB or the AIS beacon. Now with the all-new, DAME Design Award winning…
Viking Marine will be giving 10% off some of our best-selling products
For the next five weeks, Viking Marine will give 10% off some of our best-selling products when purchased as part of a bundle with a second best-selling item. When paired together, you will get 10% off both. There are products to…
IRC 1 winner 'Snapshot' flying her North Sails A2.5 and North Sails 3Di RAW Mainsail
Mike & Richie Evans have had a stunning two seasons aboard their 100% North Sails-powered "Snapshot". Their very first inshore regatta in 2021 was the hotly contested Sovereign's Cup in Kinsale in June 2021 - which they blitzed the fleet,…
The J/99 ‘Snapshot’, owned by Mike and Richard Evans
The J/99 ‘Snapshot’, owned by Mike and Richard Evans, has been crowned Boat of the Year by the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA), for a combination of the major inshore and offshore events in 2022, a great result for a…
CH Marine Black Friday Zhik banner
CH Marine’s Black Friday Deals for Days campaign is now on, starting with a massive sale on the chandlery’s range of Zhik products. Get a head start on your Christmas gift shopping with an impressive selection of clothing, hats and…
Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland giving a talk on Uni-Titanium at a Sailmakers conference. Dun Laoghaire will host UK Sailmakers’ 2022 Loft Managers Meeting from November 16-18, with 21 lofts will be represented by 32 people from as far away as Hong Kong and  Australia
UK Sailmakers International (UKI), a worldwide group of sailmakers with over 40 lofts and service centres around the globe, holds its Loft Managers Meeting in a different part of the world every year. This reflects the company’s international footprint as…
Leinster Boats Yacht Brokers have four Beneteau Firsts for sale. Scroll down for more
East Coast Yacht broker Leinster Boats is offering four Beneteau First yachts, all afloat and ready for winter racing. First 31.7 at €38,500 A 2003 Beneteau First 31.7 is for sale at €38,500. The all-rounder for club racing and coastal cruising, this boat…
Quantum Racing with her Fusion M Membrane sails
Outside of the America's Cup, there are few, if any, more important classes than the TP 52 class. It is where the naval architects and sailmakers put their best feet forward to show off their designs and abilities. Samatom, Grand…

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