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Colin Kavanagh's Blue Velvet leads at the Puppeteer National Championships off Howth
North Sails-powered "Pups" took 1st, 3rd and 4th overall at the Puppeteer 22 Irish Championships held in Howth Yacht Club on July 28/29. Long-time North Sails Ireland clients Colin and Kathy Kavanagh in "Blue Velvet" won the title for their…
Cork Week's Class Winner Eleuthera. The Grand Soleil 44 also made a clean sweep of the Dublin Regattas this season
Early 2018 season success in ISORA racing revealed the potency of the new Greystones Harbour Cruiser, Eleuthera. In its former life, this Grand Soleil 44 had a strong pedigree and skipper Frank Whelan and his young 11–man crew set about…
A full repaint using Jotun Yachting products has helped breathe new life into the classic yacht Lively Lady
Fifty years after her first single-handed global circumnavigation, the 36ft cutter Lively Lady is once again back in the water in an as new condition having recently undergone a long and extensive refit at Hayling Yacht Company by volunteers from…
Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Opens Internship Programme
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in County Dublin is keen to help develop careers and opportunities within the marine industry. There is a resurgence of interest in getting out and enjoying the water in Ireland…
Ewan McMahon (left) winner of the Laser Standard Rig division at the Leinster Championships at Howth Yacht Club from Vice Commodore Ian Byrne
Light and challenging conditions greeted the 95 entries for the Leinster Laser Championships at Howth Yacht Club over the weekend. Local Howth sailor Ewan McMahon took the honours in the Standard fleet, Peter Fagan (RStGYC) won the Radials and Alana…
Jonny Swan's Half Tonner Harmony from Howth YC was the overall winner of Cork Week's in-harbour race using North Sails
North Sails Ireland was to the fore at Volvo Cork Week with NS Ireland–powered boats claiming victories and podium positions across most of the IRC and one-design classes. Nigel Young, Maurice "Prof" O'Connell and Shane Hughes from the North Sails Ireland…
The J109 Ruth skippered by Ben Shanahan
The National Yacht Club's J109 Ruth skippered by Ben Shanahan was the winner of this morning's 16-boat Exposure Lights sponsored ISORA night race. The race was the ninth in the popular Viking Marine Coastal Series. The fleet sailed a 33–mile…
Hubo, sailing downwind during the North Sea Series
UK Sails Ireland has put sails on two very competitive entries for the inaugural IRC/ORC worlds, commencing in the Hague in Holland this weekend. The boats are Rob McConnell's A35 'Fools Gold' from Dunmore East, with a full Irish crew…
CH Marine’s Guide To Buying A Lifejacket For Your Child
#WaterSafety - Finding a lifejacket for your child isn’t hard — but it is vital to choose the right jacket with the right features, as CH Marine’s new handy buying guide explains. Lifejackets are now designed even for infants as…
Howard Pridding has taken up the role of interim Director of External Affairs at the RYA
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has announced the appointment of Howard Pridding in the role of interim Director of External Affairs. No stranger to recreational boating, Pridding previously worked in a variety of roles at British Marine for over 27…
Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers trims a (red) J109 spinnaker at the Royal St. George Yacht Club Regatta made by the Cork Harbour firm
With the advent of high–tech construction, most upwind sails are now being manufactured in specialist facilities in the likes of Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and South Africa. However, some sails are still being made in Ireland in a few lofts.…
Short races at the North Sails training camp in Newport, Rhode Island
After a week of intense training with Japanese teams in Newport, Rhode Island, culminating with the New York Yacht Club One Design Regatta, a lot was learned about light air tuning and trimming. Local skipper and North Sails pro Tim…
Lesley Robinson has been appointed as British Marine CEO
British Marine has announced that Ms Lesley Robinson has been appointed as CEO and will take up the position on 16 July 2018. Lesley is a high calibre, proven, Chief Executive with both UK and international experience in numerous public,…
Sigma 33 Rajah flying their 3Di NorDac Upwind Sails
North Sails Ireland-powered Sigma 33's had weekend success at their recent UK & Irish Championships hosted by the Royal St. George YC on Dublin Bay. Seven out of the top 10 boats had North Sails in their inventory including the…
The Magic Touch crew from Ireland were second overall and raised money for charity in the process
After a slow, light airs start to the 2018 Three Peaks Yacht Race, Irish boat Magic Touch, a Beneteau First 34.7 racing as 'Team Digital Built Consultants' crewed by Steve Hayes (owner), John White, Mal Moir and runners Ian Alcock…
15 visiting boats from 13 different clubs as well as eight local Dublin Bay boats contested the 10 race Sigma 33 championships off Dun Laoghaire
Scottish visitors dominated a ten race series to take all three places on the podium of the Sigma 33 Class UK and Irish Championships 2018 on Dublin Bay this weekend. The Royal St. George Yacht Club event attracted 23 entries, some 161 competitors from five countries.…

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