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The Waterford A35 yacht Fools Gold, winner of the 2017 Sovereign's Cup and Welsh IRC Championships
People seem to think that tuning a fractional rig is very difficult. In reality, it is not that hard as Mark Mansfield, Professional sailor and racing consultant/agent for UK sails Ireland, describes below in the first part of a series of 'How To'…
North Sails Designer Talks Inventory For New Mark Mills One-Design Class
#NorthSails - On the North Sails website, sail designer Mike Marshall outlines the development of North Sails’ 3Di inventory for the new Melges IC37 class. When his design team were notified that North Sails would be the official sailmaker for…
Henri Lloyd's Traverse Jacket – The fleece jacket’s attributes include a high level of stretch and breathability
The Henri Lloyd Traverse Jacket is available in both men’s and women’s sizes and styles; the jacket is constructed from a premium knitted fleece which provides simultaneous warmth and a stylish look.  The jacket’s attributes include a high level of…
The Irish Racegeek d10 provides smaller boats with the same kind of instrument performance once limited to big-budget grand prix programmes
Irish start-up Racegeek has picked up the international Pittman Innovation Award in the 'Racing' category for their d10 sailing intrument. American–-based Sail Magazine review the whole range of sailing products each year and select three in each catagory they believe are exceptional.…
3Di NORDAC is a familiar-looking white sail, boasting stronger, smoother, longer lasting shape, and priced to compete within the cruising market.
North Sails 3Di NORDAC, already recognised as game changing cruising technology, has claimed yet another coveted prize. The revolutionary polyester sail, designed for small to medium sized cruising boats, was yesterday announced as a winner of SAIL Magazine’s renowned Pittman…
A product of another technical partnership – this time with British America’s Cup Challenger, Land Rover BAR – the AeroPro is designed for high agility dinghy, multihull and keelboat sailing
Spinlock – the award-winning designers and manufacturers of rope-holding equipment and personal safety products for water users – will be exhibiting exciting new Volvo Ocean Race products at the world-renowned boat show in Dusseldorf, from the 20th – 28th January…
Changes made to the 2018 Show highlighted a renewed confidence in the future of the London Boat Show say British Marine
The 2018 London Boat Show drew to a close yesterday (Sunday 14 January 2018) amidst incredible sales reports, a vibrant atmosphere, strong visitor numbers and the fantastic launch of the all new Boating & Watersports Holiday Show. The changes made…
3Di NORDAC is a breakthrough polyester sail built with North Sails unique and patented 3Di technology
North Sails, the worldwide leader in sailmaking technology is pioneering a revolution in Dacron sailmaking. For thousands of years, sailcloth has been made by the ancient process of weaving fibers into a finished material. For over 60 years, Woven Polyester…
The World Championship winning Melges 24 team that included Prof O'Connell.
Maurice O'Connell of North Sails Ireland will give a talk in the Royal Irish Yacht Club tomorrow night (Fri 12th Jan) on "The 'Embarr' Journey to winning the Melges 24 World Championship"  that recounts his 2016 victory with RIYC skipper…
Stella Blue helmed by Steve Benjamin won the 2017 Etchells Worlds in San Francisco with the help of North Sails’ expertise
#NorthSails - As previously reported, North Sails celebrated a record-smashing year for offshore yachting titans competing with its 3Di performance sails. But clients of the sailmaker — with a longstanding base in Myrtleville, Co Cork — also had a big…
Monkstown Laser sailor Charles Dwyer
Monkstown Bay Sailing Club had what the sailors taking part described as a “tremendous start” to its Laser Winter League in Cork Harbour, sponsored by CH Marine. A forecast of 30 knots didn't put anyone off, as sailors were greeted…
BJ Marine Group Sales Manager James Kirwan onboard an Oceanis 41.1 yacht at BJ Marine's Greystones Harbour Marina base. The Oceanis range goes on show as part of the Beneteau display at the London and Dusseldorf Boat Shows this month
Irish Beneteau dealer BJ Marine is back on the water early in 2018 after a strong run of boat sales brought 2017 to a buoyant close for the County Wicklow firm.  As Afloat.ie reported earlier, last Autumn's Cannes and Southampton…
Francois Gabart and his MACIF, sailing with North Sails 3Di, took the outright solo around-the-world record last month
#NorthSails - North Sails Ireland is looking back on a record-breaking year in 2017 for the global sailmaker's offshore clients, all of whom were using its 3Di performance sails. Last January, Armel Le Cleác’h sailed Banque Populaire VIII around the world…
First yachts are arriving – “Big Willi“ is flexing its muscles for Boot Düsseldorf 2018
Boot Düsseldorf 2018 is starting in 32 days and the initial boats are already on their way to the city on the Rhine. Ship crane “Big Willi” is being used to lift two elegant Italian yachts and one sleek Dutch…
The overall winner Mermaid IV,  a Beneteau 50
Mermaid IV, a Beneteau 50, one of the biggest yachts in the 73–boat Rathfarnham Ford DBSC Turkey Shoot, held on to her overall lead in the predominantly heavy weather series to clinch the Christmas Turkey First Prize at the Royal…
The haven under the hill. Howth will be pulling out all the stops to make its new Wave Regatta from June 1st to 4th 2018 a user-friendly success
A successful new development in the national sailing programme will inevitably be something of a revolution. Yet if those managing the event handle it in the right way, the changeover can take place without people thinking that anything really revolutionary…

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