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The J99 'Juggerknot 2' racing on Dublin Bay
With news that 65 boats have now been built, it is clear there are more owners attracted to this new J/99 cruiser-racer design which combines excellent all-round racing performance with attractive interiors. Inshore, the J/99 performs well around the windward/leeward race…
Key Yachting Takes three Nominations at British Yachting Awards 2020
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Key Yachting, has announced that two Grand Soleil designs have been shortlisted in the 2020 British Yachting Awards. In the Cruising Yacht of the Year class, The Grand Soleil LC42, which premiered at the 2020…
The Grand Soleil 44 Performance is on show at Genoa until Tuesday 6 October
Following its announcement this past January at boot Düsseldorf, Grand Soleil’s new 44 Performance model has enjoyed its world premiere at the Genoa Boat Show in Italy. The Grand Soleil 44 already has an impressive pedigree, with Nieulargo and Eleuthera…
The Grand Soleil 44 Performance - a new model for 2020
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Grand Soleil, highlights recent Irish sailing successes on different Grand Soleil models and looks forward to the New Grand Soleil 44 Performance being similar The much-lauded Grand Soleil 44 performance was announced at Dusseldorf Boat…
The J Cup has attracted 50 boats
50 J Boats have entered the Landsail Tyres J-Cup and the sizeable fleet had a thrilling start to the three-day regatta with a fresh south-westerly breeze gusting over 25 knots. The RORC Race Team, led by PRO Stuart Childerley, completed…
 The J/99 now available with a wheel
Mark Mansfield, J/Boat agent for Ireland with news that wheel steering is now an option on the speedy J/99 cruiser-racer There is one J/99 already racing in Ireland, Andrew Algeo's’ Juggerknot 2. Juggerknot 2, the 2019 Dublin Bay Sailing Club…
The Dublin Bay J/99 Juggerknot II racing double handed in an ISORA race. Four is the maximum crew number permitted on the J99 model for the UK-based J Cup this September
The J Cup, a regatta for all J/Boats, that was rescheduled from July to the 3rd of September looks set to be one of the first 'fully crewed' sailing events that will be held in the UK this year. In…
This new, 3 cabin, Nautitech 46 Fly is available for immediate delivery, equipped with everything you need to set sail!
Get on the water this summer on this beautiful Nautitech 46 Fly for under €584,000. A 2020 stock boat, this hull was displayed at the Dusseldorf Boat Show and is now lying in Breskens, Netherlands awaiting its new owner. The…
2020 J-Cup Postponed Until September
In the light of recent UK Government announcements, it has become clear that the 2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup will be postponed and not take place in July. The new date, confirmed by an amendment to the Notice of Race, will…
North Sails Hosts Webinar On J/111 Performance This Evening
Want to know how to optimise your J/111? Join North Sails experts Seadon Wijsen, Jack Orr, Jeremy Smart and Allan Terhune for a full hour of J/111 performance tips this evening, Tuesday 5 May. The panel will also be taking…
The J/99 Juggerknot at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
J/Boats teamed up with UK and Ireland sales agents Key Yachting yesterday for a live video interview with current J/Boats president Jeff Johnstone on the new new J/99, writes Mark Mansfield. The J/99 is the latest design and in many…
The Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran
Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Nautitech Catamarans (plus Grand Soleil yachts and J Boats), presents a video/webinar from a client of Key Yachting who has done just that. UK sailor David McLeman bought a new Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran from…
Explore J/Boats’ Elegance Range On Facebook Live
Join Key Yachting on Facebook Live tomorrow (Thursday 9 April) from 1.30pm IST for a special live presentation of J/Boats’ Elegance range. J/Composites sales manager Fred Bouvier will lead the interactive live interview from Les Sables-d’Olonne that will feature the…
World's Largest Multihull Show at Le Grand-Motte Cancelled But Test Sail Nautitech Catamarans at Hamble
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Nautitech Catamarans, advises on the cancellation of April's Le Grand Motte Multihull Show and that an option to test sail versions in Hamble is available. While we might not be able to see you at…
A J99 sailing short handed
Olympian Mark Mansfield is the J/Boat agent for Ireland. Here he describes sailing the multipurpose J/99, its improving performance and why this new J/boat model is shortlisted for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The J/99 is one of 12 models that…
Nautitech 46 Open berthed at Hamble in the UK
Irish Key Yachting agent Mark Mansfield now has a New (demo model) Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran available for immediate delivery for the coming season. This is a high-specified model, with sails, instruments included in the package including Code 0 equipment.…

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