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Damian Foxall (left) and Tom Dolan
Ireland’s Tom Dolan and Damian Foxall finish in an excellent final leg fifth place in the Sardhinha Cup. As Afloat previously reported, the Irish duo set sail on 30 March, 2019 to brave the elements in their Dubarry sailing boots.…
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A 3Di sail under construction
Here at North Sails Ireland, we are blessed with a top level service department lead by the very skilled Richard Marshall from Cobh writes Nigel Young. There is nothing Richard and his team cannot do with fabrics of any kind…
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The £220,000 AMP rib will be among the stars of the All Wales Boat and Leisure Show next month
A James Bond-style amphibious craft that uses four-wheel drive to enter and leave the sea will be making its European debut in North Wales. The £220,000 AMP rib will be among the stars of the All Wales Boat and Leisure…
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Finn Lynch in action in Palma
Before setting off for next week's World Cup Regatta in Genoa, Italy, Finn Lynch gives some thoughts on his great result last week at the Palma Regatta where the Viking Marine Ambassador placed fourth overall. 'I meant business in Palma. The only notable…
New Title Sponsor for Southampton International Boat Show
British Marine has announced that it has signed a title sponsorship agreement with member Borrow A Boat for Southampton International Boat Show. Taking place this September (13-22), the forthcoming edition of this world-class event will be promoted as Southampton International Boat…
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Prof O'Connell prepping for coaching in Norway last weekend
It was a fantastic feeling for me to retain my connection with the Melges 24 class, even though it's been some time since our World Championship win on "Embarr". Last weekend I travelled to Bergen in Norway to work with…
T Burke II is a Wildcat 40 vessel and one of 19 built by Safehaven and in service worldwide
Bord Iascaigh Mhara has acquired a new inshore survey vessel for monitoring the state of mussel bed stocks on the south-west and east Irish coastlines. The 12m-long survey vessel, named T Burke II, was built by Cork company Safehaven Marine.…
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The North Sails Trickle Down Effect...
You often hear about the trickle down effect of products developed for the America's Cup, it makes great PR and reads well in the Social Media but so many times it never really makes it all the way to the…
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George Sisk's Farr 42 'Wow' from the Royal Irish Yacht Club going fast downwind in an ISORA race on Dublin Bay
Four-time Olympic Helmsman, Sailing Coach and Agent/Consultant for UK Sailmakers Ireland, Mark Mansfield explains how the Helm and Trimmers on larger keelboats and cruisers should be in continual communication to go fast on the race course Following on from the…
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Viking Marine Recruting Summer Sales Staff for Dublin Chandlery
Looking for a Summer job? Dun Laoghaire's Viking Marine are recruiting right now for the summer season for its Dublin Bay based Chandlery. Viking Marine is looking to recruit experienced sailing enthusiasts to work for the summer sailing season in…
Luxury yachts berthed at St Katherine Dock for the erstwhile London On-Water Boat Show
Organisers of the relaunched London Yacht Show have cancelled the first event that had been scheduled for next month. Informa Exhibitions took over the former London On-Water Boat Show late last year, rebranding the boutique event as the London Yacht…
The boat tourism sector sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism, a 65% growth since 2013, according to British Marine
New figures out today from British Marine, the leading trade association for the UK leisure marine industry, highlight how the marine sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism expenditure in 2018, a 65% growth since 2013.…
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A busy Viking Marine store in Dun Laoghaire
It's like Christmas with the number of boxes full of our new summer stock arriving into Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this week! We have new product ranges, new suppliers and ongoing innovation from current and new -…
Finn Lynch in his new Laser dinghy in Palma. The Rio veteran is currently second overall in his 187-boat fleet
Two seconds for a delighted Finn Lynch puts the Laser sailor second overall in the 187-boat fleet in the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma this morning. It's an explosive start as the Dublin Bay sailor goes in search of Olympic qualification…
Viking Marine Olympic Sailor Finn Lynch Endorses New High Performance Centre
Rio Laser sailor Finn Lynch who is campaigning for a place in Tokyo 2020 and who is a Viking Marine Brand Ambassador has endorsed the opening of the new Irish Sailing High-Performance centre (pictured above) for the Olympic Sailing team at Dun…
British Marine Trades Association Buisness of the Year 2019 Winner
Some of the UK’s best leisure marine businesses and achievers were last night (26 March 2019) celebrated at the British Marine Trades Association Awards 2019. Following a hugely successful first day at the inaugural British Marine Expo, in association with…

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