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Hervé Gastinel
International Boat Industry is reporting that Hervé Gastinel has stepped down as chief executive of Groupe Beneteau with immediate effect. Gastinel, who was CEO of the French boatbuilding group since 2015, has been replaced by Beneteau chairman Jérôme de Metz.…
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Part of the range of 2019 gear for the VDLR
Viking Marine is taking pre-orders for the Official Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Helly Hansen Regatta Clothing. Items ordered by Friday 14th June can have their boat name and sail no screen-printed or embroidered on the gear but get those orders in fast…
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CH Marine Has Gifts To Make Dad Glad This Sunday
CH Marine Chandlery has you covered for Father’s Day gifts for the sailing dads and grandads on your life this Sunday 16 June. The selection includes fashions with a practical edge, such as this Magic Marine cube rashvest long-sleeve, or…
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The victorious Joker II crew at the Royal St. George Yacht Club
It was a fantastic weekend for North Sails Ireland customers at the ICRAs (IRC Nationals) at the RStGYC writes Maurice O'Connell. Our wonderful clients won four out of the six IRC divisions plus stacks of podium places, including an amazing first in IRC…
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Tohatsu's new MFS60 outboard engine
Tohatsu has just launched its new 60HP outboard engine in Ireland through O'Sullivan's Marine. The legacy of the MFS50 model has been passed on to the MFS60, weighing in at under 100kg, it is the lightest in its class writes Brian O'Sullivan. Outboard motors…
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You will find the Viking Marine Harken Challenge on the forecourt of the RSGYC in Dun Laoghaire on Friday and Saturday after racing
Have you got what it takes to beat the best? Harken grinder pedestals are found on some of the most exciting race boats in the world, raced by sailors at the top of their game! But have you got what…
The winning 'Shark' team from left to right Chris Bateman, Charles Dwyer, John Coakley
The CH Marine sponsored National 18 South Coast Championship fleet gathered in West Cork on June 1 to race on the beautiful waters of Baltimore Harbour. The championships attracted a fleet of nine 18s. These nine boats were seen rigging at…
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North Sails Ireland Regatta Service team at the ICRA Nationals
The North Sails Ireland regatta service team will be in Dun Laoghaire this coming weekend for the ICRA Nationals at the Royal St. George Yacht Club. If you need any help with damaged sails or spares please do not hesitate…
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Darragh McCormack, Nigel and Jack Young close in on a weather mark at the Munster Mermaid Championships
I'm just back home after a great day's sailing here with Darragh McCormack in Foynes Yacht Club on the Shannon Estuary at the Mermaid Munster Championships writes Nigel Young of North Sails Ireland. I have to say the welcome you get…
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Zhik Boot 360 Now Available From CH Marine
Now in stock and available immediately from CH Marine online and in Cork and Skibbereen is the ultra-durable Boot 360 from extreme grip specialists Zhik. The Zhik Boot 360 is a high-cut race boot combining a side lace system with a…
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Rig tuning on Harmony in Scotland
The North Sails Ireland Team moved out of home for a few days last week and set up camp in Tarbert for the 2019 Scottish Series writes Nigel Young. Maurice O'Connell was helping Andrew Craig and his team on the…
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UK Sailmakers Ireland Expands – Your Local, Countrywide Sailmaker
UK Sailmakers Ireland has had a very successful 2018/2019 season thus far explains Graham Curran – “We’ve had great success over the past year. Success in the sailmaking industry is measured not by sales figures alone but also by the…
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Hoses, barrels and other paraphernalia needed to conduct a swamp test on the new OSM 575 Speedliner
Not only is the OSM 575 Speedliner boat hand-made to the highest specifications, but we also take our customers' safety seriously writes Brian O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan's Marine. Loading up the 19-foot OSM 575 Speedliner along with hoses, barrels and other paraphernalia…
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The new Whaly Inland Fisheries fleet
Following successful sea trials, the eagerly anticipated hand over of five Whaly 500R completed boats has been made by O'Sullivan's Marine to Inland Fisheries crews from all over Ireland, from Wexford to Donegal. Each boat was custom built to its own…
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Chimaera is competing in this weekend's Scottish Series
The North Sails Ireland team of Nigel Young, Shane Hughes and myself, Maurice O'Connell, head to the Scottish Series today to race with our customers and against our many friends from Ireland and the UK. J109 Chimaera I will be racing…
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Finn Lynch checks his Tacktick compass (positioned on the deck at the mast step) during World Sailing's Miami world Cup in January
After the Rio Olympics, the International Laser Class Association changed it's class rules to allow the use of digital compasses. The rule now is that 'Electronic, self-contained, digital compasses using only magnetic input are permitted.' In conversation with Viking Marine Ambassador…

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