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A Rash'r Vest. Rash'R an Irish company which designs and manufactures the 'brightest rash vests on the planet'.
Viking Marine
The winner of November's Viking Marine Rash'R vest competition is Eileen Dooley of Dublin.  Congratulations to you, Eileen! Your prize of a Rash'R vest will be winging its way to you shortly!  Stay tuned for more prize competitions on Afloat.ie!  Rash'R…
The new comfort in winter sailing from Zhik; Overgloves
Marine Clothing
Right now, on Sunday mornings, do you feel your fingers are about to drop off at Cork Harbour's Winter Leagues? Or Dublin Bay's Turkey Shoot or DMYC Dinghy Frostbites? Innovative Australian sailing gear manufacturer Zhik think they have the answer…
Paul O’Higgins (second left) with the crew of Rockabill VI in Dingle after winning the race from Dun Laoghaire
Sailor of the Month
Paul O’Higgins (RIYC) is November’s Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month (Offshore)” for the sporting way he campaigns his JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI. He knew when to make it serious to win the Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race, but equally…
Viking Marine’s Advent Calendar Is In Full Swing
Viking Marine
Viking Marine is four days into its Advent calendar on Facebook, highlighting a different gift idea for your favourite sailing enthusiasts each day until Christmas. Stocking stuffers featured thus far include the new Gloma Nautica Rope Bracelets, Dexshell waterproof socks,…
The Zhik Aroshell jacket is a top Christmas gift idea for the racer in your life - available from Viking Marine
Viking Marine
As Afloat.ie readers will be aware from its banner ad campaign, Viking Marine’s Black Friday sale yesterday included 20% off all clothing, 15% off Barton blocks and Marinepool lifejackets, and as much as 50% off bodyboards. Even though you might…
Black Friday Special Offers Continue All Weekend At CH Marine
CH Marine Chandlery
CH Marine’s Black Friday discounts continue till Monday 27 November, with up to 15% off many top clothing and footwear brands - use code VIP15 at the checkout (excludes Guy Cotten. Baltic and Crewsaver). Keeping your boat dry in winter…
The new w1Da on a trial sail in Clew Bay
Marine Trade
Every cruiser-racing enthusiast dreams of a perfect boat which doesn’t have the inevitable whiff of diesel about her, has minimal maintenance, enjoys the benefit of a genuinely lifting keel, and yet with keel down, she sails like a real zippy…
METSTRADE Show Attracts Record-Breaking International Audience
Marine Trade
The annual METSTRADE Show in Holland has completed a very successful week, reinforcing its reputation as the world’s premier gathering of the leisure marine community. As well as breaking new ground in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers, the B2B…
 White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) leads the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series
Turkey Shoot
After two races sailed, White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) lead the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay. J109 sisterships hols second and third places overall too. It looks like a change of pace for this Sunday's race. After…
DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series
DBSC
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore, reviews the 2017 sailing season on the capital's waters that will be celebrated tonight (Friday, 17th November) at the annual DBSC prizegiving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. A full…
The innovative balaclava in the Isotak Zhik jacket
Marine Clothing
Zhik's New Isotak X Ocean Sailing Range Has Won the international DAME Award for marine clothing. The Jury was immediately drawn to the Isotak X range thanks to its clever Adaptive Collar System, as Afloat.ie previously reported here, which provides…
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy in VOR mode. If she is to participate in the principal Olympic Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Denmark next season it will mean switching from VOR 65 back to her Laser Radial
Tokyo 2020
The racing format for Annalise Murphy's bid for an Olympic Gold medal has been settled at last week's World Sailing Conference in Mexico. It will almost certainly see Ireland's Olympic Slver Medalist from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire break from…
Richard Goodbody's White Mischief (pink spinnaker) leads J109 sistership Joker II (Richard Maybury) at the gybe mark of last week's opening Turkey Shoot Race on Dublin Bay
Turkey Shoot
After taking the three top prizes in last year's Rathfarnham Ford Turkey Shoot Series, only the presence of Paul O'Higgins's JPK 10.80 in second, breaks up four J109s in the top five of this year's DBSC 46–boat fleet after the first…
€179.95 for the Henri Lloyd Elite Therm Mid Layer Jacket and Salopette
Marine Clothing
Today’s technical sailing apparel have been designed to offer the essential warmth you require when winter boating, we all know its hard to be agile around the boat when you are wrapped in bulky clothing, but modern day technical clothing…
Overall ISORA Champion Mojito
ISORA
ISORA has reviewed a buoyant 2017 offshore sailing season in a just published online yearbook. The Irish Sea yacht racing body has compiled its race reports into one handy publication – with plenty of Afloat.ie photos – that sets out the record season of activity on…
Barton's robust wooden block range is designed in ash wood, and has plain or ball bearing sheaves, with a removable fastening bolt for servicing or re-varnishing.
Marine Trade
Leading global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, unveils its brand new Barton Block Range, which will showcase at the Euopean Marine Trade Show, METSTRADE, for the first time, in November. Crafted by sailors for sailors, the new Barton…

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