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The Grand Soleil 44 Essentia celebrate victory in Porto Cervo, Sardinia
The Grand Soleil 44 Essentia took a stunning victory in the 2022 ORC B class World Championships. Congratulations to the owner Catalin Trandafir and his crew who once again distinguished themselves with great success in the most renowned regatta of…
North Sails Ireland will be providing overnight sail repair services for next week's Cork Week in Crosshaven
As has become our custom and practice over the past 15 years at most of the major events, North Sails Ireland will be providing overnight sail repair services for next week's Cork Week in Crosshaven. Our Service Manager Shane Hughes…
Winners are Grinners at Key Yachting J-Cup - Pip Hare presenting Jelvis with the J/70 UK National Championship Trophy Martin Dent, Ruby Dent, Jack Wetherell Henry Wetherell
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, was topped off with a third day of fantastic conditions in The Solent. Classic south-westerly breeze, pumped up to 15 knots with more in the gusts, but the wind was with the…
The J70 fleet power downwind on day two of the Key Yachting J-Cup on the Solent
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, had superb conditions for the second day of racing. Brilliant sunshine with a south-westerly breeze, pumping up to over 20 knots, produced stunning, planing conditions for the 56 J/Boats. Hundreds of sailors…
Kevin Taylor’s 'J/99 Jump 2 it' raced beautifully today, scoring a perfect two bullets in the first day of the Key Yachting J-Cup
The Key Yachting J-Cup, in association with B&G, kicked off with 56 teams enjoying superb sunny conditions in the Solent. A south westerly breeze built steadily during the day, and by the second race the gradient breeze was up to…
Cork Week 2022 Musto Collection at CH Marine banner
Musto’s range of Volvo Cork Week 2022 branded marine clothing is now available for pre-order from CH Marine. The exclusive collection has an expected release date of this coming Thursday 30 June — in plenty of time for the Cork Harbour…
Balblair alongside sister pilot boat Dalmore at the Port of Cromarty Firth
Safehaven Marine’s latest deliveries this month include a second pilot boat for Scotland’s Port of Cromarty Firth and a specialised vessel for port operations in Southampton. Williams Shipping have taken delivery of an Interceptor 48 for crew transfer operations and pilot…
Scotland’s Boat Show last took place in 2019
Scotland’s Boat Show has been cancelled for 2022, with organisers citing mounting costs and a shortage of boats for sale, as Marine Industry News reports. The event had been set to take place this October at Kip Marina, Inverclyde —…
Michael O'Donnell’s J/121 Darkwood from the Solent
Key Yachting, the Irish agent for both J Boats and Grand Soleil, are delighted to note that, along with two Grand Soleil's entered, nine J Boats entered in this year's Round Ireland event commencing this Saturday. The two Grand Soleils…
J/99 Jam
Fifty-two teams have already entered the Key Yachting J-Cup in association with B&G, hosted by the RORC in Cowes from 30 June to 2 July, with over 300 sailors taking part in what’s set to be Northern Europe’s largest meeting…
Colm Bermingham's Elan 333
It's great to be back! Huge congratulations to the team at Howth Yacht Club, led by the mighty Brian Turvey delivering the first major inshore event in Ireland since 2019. The competition was awesome, the race management excellent, the craic…
Blennerville Windmill on Tralee Bay
Kerry County Council approached McWilliam Sailmakers in Crosshaven to build and design new windmill sails for the Blennerville Windmill on Tralee Bay. Restoration works on the windmill have already seen new wing frames built by Cedarlan Ltd, which has its…
Victory for Quantum Racing in the Abanca 52 Super Series
American owner-driver Doug DeVos steered Quantum Racing to overall victory at the Abanca 52 Super Series Baiona Sailing Week lifting the first regatta title of the five which comprise the tenth anniversary season of the world’s leading grand prix monohull…
The TP52 Super Series Baiona Sailing Week has reached its halfway stage
Lighter winds prevailed on Galicia’s beautiful Ria de Vigo as the third day of racing at the TP52 Super Series Baiona Sailing Week produced two different race winners and saw Quantum Racing step clear at the top of the leaderboard.…
In this 3D real time photo of a racing boat you can see the forestay sag off the straight line in the shot. Note the twist in the leech to compensate for the sag
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland gives us the ins and outs of forestay sag and how it affects your sail so you can get the best out of your headsail shape and rig settings. Regardless of if you’re cruising…
Zhik’s INS100 waterproof jackets
Save now on Zhik’s INS100 waterproof jackets with CH Marine. Designed for life on and off the water, these jackets look the part with their athletic street-style cut. They’re available for men and women in black, navy and platinum, with worldwide shipping and…

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