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A well set–up Beneteau 31.7 racing on Dublin Bay. There are good gains to be made in adjusting the rig regularly – read how how to set up the mast and sails for best performance upwind in different wind conditions below
UK Sailmakers Ireland
Mark Mansfield, Racing Consultant for UK Sailmakers Ireland, previously wrote about tuning a fractionally rigged mast. In this latest article, in association with ICRA, the four time Olympian describes how to set up the mast and sails for best performance upwind in…
A mix of Raider, Warrior, Beneteau and Bayliner marques up to 19–feet in length were on display at the Angling Show in Swords, representing the new home market in this category
Boat Sales
Irish boat sales firms will be eagerly anticipating a return to better times after a spate of interest from dealers in an early season consumer exhibition in Dublin. A north Dublin Angling show, held last weekend, witnessed the start of a…
Viking Marine are exhibiting on Stand B11 at the Angling Show in North Dublin
Marine Trade
Leading chandlery store Viking Marine is one of some of the leading boat dealers displaying at the Ireland Angling show this weekend in Swords, North Dublin.  The Dun Laoghaire and Wicklow based chandler is a repeat exhibitor at the two…
The new logo incorporates an icon that is symbolic of the globe, waves and movement - effectively representing CH Marine's business aspirations
CH Marine Chandlery
Leading Irish chandlery store CH Marine is undergoing a fresh new branding look and has started this process with the launch of a new logo. CH Marine’s CEO, Nicholas Bendon, says that the new design better reflects the company’s forward…
Conor Fogerty’s Bam! flying her North Sails A5 kite
North Sails Ireland
#NorthSails - New Volvo Irish Sailor of the Year Conor Fogerty has hailed North Sails Ireland’s role in his offshore success. Following his award win last Friday, the Howth Yacht Club stalwart said: “North Sails have been a part of…
Henri Lloyd's new Shadow 3D Racing Range
Marine Clothing
Born out of our experience of working with some of the World's leading racing teams including Land Rover BAR and Wild Oats, Henri Lloyd marine clothing has been developed through years of collaborative testing where weight, performance, protection and comfort…
2018 sees North Sails completes a ten–year move from 3DL string laminates to 3Di 'moulded composite sail structures'
North Sails Ireland
The beginning of 2018 marks a milestone for North Sails as the international sailmaker completes a ten–year transformation from 3DL string laminates to 3Di moulded composite sail structures. It's a development that North Sails Ireland chief Nigel Young says is…
Heavy weather sailing at the DBSC Turkey Shoot last December on Dublin Bay. Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland shares some sailmaking 'nuggets' below
UK Sailmakers Ireland
In every industry there are 'nuggets' of information which can completely change how you look at things. Sailmaking is no different. Sometimes these nuggets are so obvious that you kick yourself for not noticing them before but often they only…
The Dubarry Shamrock boot features an elastic gusset on the back of the boot to cater for the average and over average calf measurement with ease
Marine Clothing
Ireland's Dubarry is the go-to brand for sailing boots amongst the seafaring fraternity across the globe, successfully combining the finest performance materials with specially developed technologies and design features. Dubarry has updated its original award-winning, unisex, performance sailing boot, Shamrock. Crafted…
Marine Electronics Manufacturers End Three-Year-Long Legal Dispute
Marine Trade
Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® brands and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced today that they have ended a three-year-long legal dispute relating to sonar and auto guidance patents. The agreement…
At the Irish boatyard of Safehaven Marine, (Cobh) Cork is the officially named ‘HMS Magpie’ for the Royal Navy. Afloat adds the name given for the Wildcat 60 catamaran was announced in recent days by Admiral Sir Philip Jones, First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff.
Boatyards
#Boatyard - On Irish shores in Cork a boat being built for the UK's Royal Navy reports the Evening Echo has been named and is only a few weeks away from being launched. It was revealed in August that Cobh…
A screen shot from the Oyster Yachts website
Marine Trade
Leading UK sailing yacht brand Oyster Yachts has gone into liquidation. The reasons for the crash are not yet known but around 150 jobs are thought to be at risk. A statement on the yacht builders website from CEO David…
The Zhik sailing clothing sale continues at CH Marine
CH Marine Chandlery
While stocks last CH Marine Chanldery is continuing its Zhik marine clothing sale. The Cork store has value across the Australian brand range including a Superwarm skiff suit €195 and a Superwarm Top €155. Other examples include Microfleece skiff suits €169, Aroshell…
Scroll down the page for a 'Starting Strategies with Mike Marshall' vid from North Sails
North Sails Ireland
The first two minutes of a race is arguably the most important. Those first two minutes will define where you start on the line, and how much space is around you to accelerate. This makes starting one of the hardest…
Finn Lynch at speed downwind in the Laser Class in Miami
Tokyo 2020
Florida's Biscayne Bay proved a tough but valuable testing ground for both of Ireland's Laser sailors on the road to Tokyo 2020 at the Miami Sailing World Cup this week. Once the breeze was on in day two, the National Yacht…
A slight touch of maturity…….Dun Laoghaire’s Sean Craig – Helmsman’s Champion of Ireland in 1993 – racing in the Laser Masters Worlds in Croatia last September. This year’s mega-fleet Masters Worlds will be in Dun Laoghaire from 7th to 15th September.
W M Nixon
We’re living longer than ever. But as the years advance, are most of us really living, really alive? Or are we merely existing, and allowing our diminishing physical abilities and shrinking mental interests to be dictated by out-of-date concepts about…

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