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The Paris Boat Show usually welcomes 200,000 visitors each December
This year’s Paris Boat Show has been cancelled in the wake of new coronavirus restrictions in France which would have limited the event to just 1,000 visitors. The Salon Nautique International de Paris, which is scheduled for December each year,…
boot Düsseldorf 2021 is Fully on Course - Everything’s Going to Plan, Says German Organiser
The organiser of the world's largest indoor boat show says the successful staging of this month's CARAVAN SALON 2020 at the same venue has demonstrated the success of Düsseldorf trade fairs with September's exhibitors reporting amazing results.  Wolfram Diener, CEO…
UK Sailmakers Ireland have the space and knowledge to get your sails serviced correctly - and at the right price
What has Brexit got to do with your winter sails service this year? Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland, explains the situation and why it’s such an urgent matter. Dear customers, I want to let you know it’s really urgent if…
Loki, J109 North American Champion for last 4 years with Quantum Fusion sails
Irish Quantum Sails agent Mark Mansfield, a J109 specialist himself, highlights the amazing run of victories for Quantum Sails in the J109 class in the United States. Three different Quantum Sails boats have won the J109 US Nationals since 2014…
Sunfast 3300 with Quantum Fusion Main and Headsail
As this shortened season draws to a close, Mark Mansfield, Quantum Sails agent, outlines five tips to think about at the end of the season in order to get better life from your sails. If the sails are at the…
The Enniscorthy SAR Team with their new fleet of Whalys at O'Sullivans Marine in Tralee
Safety first! Whaly boats are now becoming the No. 1 Polyethylene safety boat used by many professional organisations writes Brian O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan's Marine Whaly's almost indestructible crafts are ideally suited for Search and Rescue, Fire & Rescue, Safety Cover,…
Safety Is Paramount At Dun Laoghaire’s Viking Marine
Dublin’s sailing community is reeling from the last-minute shutdown under Level 3 of the Government’s new coronavirus restrictions. But safety remains paramount — especially at Viking Marine, where staff have gone above and beyond to ensure your visit to the…
Knowing when to reef your mainsail to achieve the right balance for the boat is key to your upwind, heavy air performance
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland with tips on the dos and don'ts of reefing a sail for racing and cruising Times have changed, and this season we have moved to more ISORA short course, offshore sailing. This trend will…
The Grand Soleil 44 Performance - a new model for 2020
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Grand Soleil, highlights recent Irish sailing successes on different Grand Soleil models and looks forward to the New Grand Soleil 44 Performance being similar The much-lauded Grand Soleil 44 performance was announced at Dusseldorf Boat…
Winning MoJo team (L-R) Conor Cleary, Aaron Jones, Pat O’Neill, Shane Hughes
With the current Covid restrictions and other protocols in place, credit must be given primarily to the RstGYC, Jonny O'Dowd and the Irish J80 class for putting the event together and running it in compliance with these regulations. A fleet…
British Marine's BOATS2020 Appeal to Secretaries of State Rejected
BOATS2020 which was due to take place from 11-20 September 2020 and was cancelled on the evening of Thursday 10 September, despite having a licence which was issued on the 28th July, and having been set up to the strict…
One Design Savings From North Sails Ireland
North Sails Ireland are pleased to announce that our Seasonal Savings promotion has started for all of our One Design Classes. Now is the very best time to order your race-winning sails ready for the 2021 season. For more information…
Beneteau’s Oceanis 51.1
Beneteau’s parent group has followed its recent management shakeup with a new strategic plan aimed at scaling back production capacity and cutting costs worldwide. The brand anticipates a contracting market for sailing and inboard motorboats in the wake of this…
British Marine Seek Answers After Cancellation of Southampton's 'Boats2020' Event
As the fall out from the cancellation of the Southampton Boat Show continues, organiser British Marine is seeking answers from Southampton Council and the UK Secretary of State over the cancellation of last week's 'Boats2020' exhibition. On Friday, 11 September British Marine released…
Gentoo, a Sunfast 3300, has a full Quantum sails inventory
Gentoo, a Sunfast 3300 with a full Quantum Sails inventory, won the RORC IRC Doublehanded Championships last weekend. Gentoo is a sister ship of Cian McCarthy's Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale which finished second in the recent Fastnet 450 race. Commenting…
1st Overall Nick Walsh, Rob Brownlow and Eddie Rice
Whilst we were all heading up to Blackrock on Saturday the National 18 Class were holding the Irish Nationals from the RCYC. Reduced numbers this year due to our friend C-19 but no let-up in the racing. Talking to some…

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