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Mermaid IV leads the DBSC Turkey Shoot
Mermaid IV, a Beneteau 50, one of the biggest yachts in the 46–boat Rathfarnham Ford DBSC Turkey Shoot has moved into the overall lead of the series after four races sailed and one discard applied.  News of the Modified ECHO…
The Zhik Aroshell jacket is a top Christmas gift idea for the racer in your life - available from Viking Marine
As Afloat.ie readers will be aware from its banner ad campaign, Viking Marine’s Black Friday sale yesterday included 20% off all clothing, 15% off Barton blocks and Marinepool lifejackets, and as much as 50% off bodyboards. Even though you might…
Black Friday Special Offers Continue All Weekend At CH Marine
CH Marine’s Black Friday discounts continue till Monday 27 November, with up to 15% off many top clothing and footwear brands - use code VIP15 at the checkout (excludes Guy Cotten. Baltic and Crewsaver). Keeping your boat dry in winter…
The new w1Da on a trial sail in Clew Bay
Every cruiser-racing enthusiast dreams of a perfect boat which doesn’t have the inevitable whiff of diesel about her, has minimal maintenance, enjoys the benefit of a genuinely lifting keel, and yet with keel down, she sails like a real zippy…
METSTRADE Show Attracts Record-Breaking International Audience
The annual METSTRADE Show in Holland has completed a very successful week, reinforcing its reputation as the world’s premier gathering of the leisure marine community. As well as breaking new ground in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers, the B2B…
Dear Prudence leads overall in the DBSC  Turkey Shoot
A change of conditions produced a change of leader in the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot Series after Sunday's light air race three but still J109 designs take the top three positions overall in the 46-boat fleet. Dear Prudence…
 White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) leads the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series
After two races sailed, White Mischief (Tim and Richard Gooodbody) lead the DBSC Turkey Shoot Series on Dublin Bay. J109 sisterships hols second and third places overall too. It looks like a change of pace for this Sunday's race. After…
DBSC fleets sail in four separate race areas, served by two state–of–the art committee boats including Freebird above pictured here on duty at the DBSC Turkey Shoot series
Dublin Bay Sailing Club Commodore Chris Moore, reviews the 2017 sailing season on the capital's waters that will be celebrated tonight (Friday, 17th November) at the annual DBSC prizegiving at the Royal St. George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. A full…
The innovative balaclava in the Isotak Zhik jacket
Zhik's New Isotak X Ocean Sailing Range Has Won the international DAME Award for marine clothing. The Jury was immediately drawn to the Isotak X range thanks to its clever Adaptive Collar System, as Afloat.ie previously reported here, which provides…
More breeze for race two of the Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay. Scroll down for photo gallery below
In a second week of strong winds and exhilarating sailing, leading J109 yachts competing in the Rathfarnham Ford sponsored DBSC Turkey Shoot recorded speeds of 15–knots today. After a short upwind leg and a gybe at the outfall mark off…
Olympic Silver Medalist Annalise Murphy in VOR mode. If she is to participate in the principal Olympic Qualifier for Tokyo 2020 in Denmark next season it will mean switching from VOR 65 back to her Laser Radial
The racing format for Annalise Murphy's bid for an Olympic Gold medal has been settled at last week's World Sailing Conference in Mexico. It will almost certainly see Ireland's Olympic Slver Medalist from the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire break from…
Richard Goodbody's White Mischief (pink spinnaker) leads J109 sistership Joker II (Richard Maybury) at the gybe mark of last week's opening Turkey Shoot Race on Dublin Bay
After taking the three top prizes in last year's Rathfarnham Ford Turkey Shoot Series, only the presence of Paul O'Higgins's JPK 10.80 in second, breaks up four J109s in the top five of this year's DBSC 46–boat fleet after the first…
€179.95 for the Henri Lloyd Elite Therm Mid Layer Jacket and Salopette
Today’s technical sailing apparel have been designed to offer the essential warmth you require when winter boating, we all know its hard to be agile around the boat when you are wrapped in bulky clothing, but modern day technical clothing…
Overall ISORA Champion Mojito
ISORA has reviewed a buoyant 2017 offshore sailing season in a just published online yearbook. The Irish Sea yacht racing body has compiled its race reports into one handy publication – with plenty of Afloat.ie photos – that sets out the record season of activity on…
Barton's robust wooden block range is designed in ash wood, and has plain or ball bearing sheaves, with a removable fastening bolt for servicing or re-varnishing.
Leading global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, unveils its brand new Barton Block Range, which will showcase at the Euopean Marine Trade Show, METSTRADE, for the first time, in November. Crafted by sailors for sailors, the new Barton…
Win this Rash'R rash vest worth €49.95  in our free to enter competition below
Rash'R is an Irish company which designs and manufactures the 'brightest rash vests on the planet'. Their printing methods allow to create the most detailed, vibrant vests available today. Each vest is made from Eco friendly materials and provides spf 50+ sun…

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