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Emirates Team New Zealand powered by North Sails
Greetings and a belated happy new year everybody from the team here at North Sails Ireland. Sailors all over the world are GLUED to two events right now - the Vendee Globe competitors hammering up from the south Atlantic and…
 IMF at Boot - The Irish Marine Federation used regularly used the opportunity of Boot Dusseldorf as a sales platform but also for industry pow-wows (from left in 2020)Treasurer Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine, James Kirwan of BJ Marine, Chairman Paal Janson and Secretary Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats
The Irish Marine Trade has been giving its reaction to today's cancellation of the giant German Boat Show, Boot Dusseldorf that was scheduled for April and a key show for the Irish industry. As Afloat reported earlier, the world’s largest…
Boot Dusseldorf has been cancelled in April
Germany's Boot Dusseldorf that originally postponed from January to April due to COVID-19 has now been called off for 2021. The world’s largest indoor boat show fell due to the ongoing high infection numbers across all of Europe.  The massive…
EBI and ICOMIA have a high overlap in their European membership
European Boating Industry (EBI) and ICOMIA have entered a new partnership with mutual benefits for both EBI and ICOMIA members and an increased focus on the further development of nautical tourism. European Boating Industry (EBI) represents the European recreational boating…
A UK Sailmakers Flying Headsail
Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland (in conjunction with Jenny Howells of the RORC Rating Office) explains the main difference between a flying Jib and an IRC flying headsail  The main difference between a flying Jib and an IRC flying…
CH Marine Online Shop Has All You Need for Season 2021
Yacht Chandlery & Marine Equipment Specialists CH Marine are hitting the ground running this new year with special deals for getting the boat ready for the 2021 season.  CH Marine say Irish winters are tough on boats so have put together…
Sarah Robertson with her new GN-1B genoa in her garden
A Happy New Year everyone from all of us here in North Sails Ireland! Fingers crossed that the next few months will see a brighter future for us all and our sport that we love. Here at North Sails we…
From left: new owners Hayley Quinn and Wayne Palmer with Hannah Le Prevost and Marie-Claude Heys
Key Yachting has announced a change of ownership, as Wayne Palmer and Hayley Quinn from Hampshire-based Thinking Space Systems have purchased the company from Marie-Claude Heys. “After 25 years, I am delighted to hand the helm over to Wayne and Hayley,”…
Emirates Team New Zealand powered by North Sails 3Di
Season's greetings everyone! The "trickle-down" effect is well known in other industries, and sailmaking is no different. Just before Christmas, North Sails Ireland attended our North Technology Group global virtual conference for our team members and affiliates around the world.…
Dubarry Winter Sales Starts Today!
The Dubarry Winter Sale starts today. The Irish sailing footwear and clothing manufacturer is offering up to 40% off selected items until the 17th January. Shop here.    
Happy Christmas from UK Sailmakers Ireland
We would like to wish all our customer a very happy Christmas and a prosperous 2021. In such a hard year, we would like to thank everyone for all the support and most of all the staff and people who helped…
The new J/45 cruiser racer
Introducing an exciting, new 45’ offshore sailing yacht like no J boat before it. The J/45 is a true sailing yacht, designed and built for the sea by dedicated, life-long sailors. The J/Boats and J/Composites teams have collaborated to create…
Fusion M6 Mainsail for an X332 client on the floor in Quantum Galway loft
A number of Irish owners have recently opted for the New Fusion M6 and M8 Membrane sails, built with Carbon. The first of these for an X332 has arrived at the Quantum Sails Galway loft. Another Main and Headsail is…
Nautitech owner Rowan Gormley in Grenada, West Indies
Mark Mansfield, Nautitech Catamarans agent for Ireland is highlighting a new video interview with a Nautitech Catamaran client who has decided to spend a considerable period aboard his new Nautitech 40 Catamaran. Key Yachting spoke to Rowan Gormley in Grenada…
Loads on a TP 52, like Quantum racing, are extremely high and Dyneema SK99 is often used for strength and low weight
Mark Mansfield, Professional sailor and agent for Quantum Sails goes through what options are available on rope and which to use in various circumstances Rope is one of the most used items on race boats, along with sails. Rope material…
CH Marine Has Got You Covered for Gift Ideas This Christmas
At a loss for gift ideas this Christmas? CH Marine has got you covered with nautical treats for all the family! Whether for him or for her, for the kids or other families, there’s a wide selection of products to…
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