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Sailors from all over Ireland have entered Optimist 'National Training Week' at Malahide Yacht Club and excitement is starting to build.
The IODAI in conjunction with Malahide Yacht Club will be hosting the junior Optimist dinghy National Training week 27-30th October. Although normally part of the Youth Sailing Nationals, due to COVID safety measures in 2021 the decision was made to organise…
Only one week left to get the best savings on North Sails One Design products. The North Sails One Design promotion will end on the 31st of October so please contact us before that date to secure the lowest prices.…
The Winter period is the best time for getting your sails serviced
We hope you had a great sailing season, and we are looking forward to next season. It’s coming up soon and UK Sailmakers Ireland want you to get the most of your 2022 season. So get in early and get…
Team Aqua, World Champions 2021 - Powered by Quantum Sails
The RC44 class World Championship has just finished last weekend at Scarlino, Italy, and like the TP52 Class, it was won by a boat using Quantum Fusion upwind sails and spinnakers. A last-minute manoeuvre by Nico Poons’ Charisma won them…
Since going live with its crowdfunding, Borrow A Boat has secured an additional 165 investors and has raised 63% of its £750,000 target
Britain’s leading boat rental and yacht charter marketplace, Borrow A Boat, has today gone live with its £750,000 crowdfunding campaign, having already received £448,495 in investment from 138 investors. The campaign has now opened up to the 1.3million users of…
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Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Viking Marine Chandlery Team are taking a well-earned break together on Tuesday afternoon. Viking will close the shop at noon and actually get out on the water themselves with a tailored team day from a local yacht charter…
Platoon—winner 52 Super Series Menorca—using Quantum Fusion M membrane sails
The TP52 class is regarded as one of the most competitive classes globally, and the circuit of events, called the '52 Super Series', has just finished its second regatta. Sailmakers, yacht designers, and other marine companies highlight their top-level products…
David Williams, Peter Bowring & Neil Hegarty in
Here at North Sails Ireland, our one-design (non-IRC/ECHO) clients have had a fantastic season. North Sails powered championship winners in the J24, Puppeteer 22, Dragon, Flying Fifteen, J80 and many many other classes. For these one-design classes, our winter pricing…
Racing boats for sale from Leinster Boats (clockwise from top left): Corby 25, Impala, Sigma 33 and J80
Here's a quartet of four boats Leinster Boats have listed for sale on Afloat boats for sale: they're all ready for an enthusiastic crew to get out on the water for club racing. Corby 25:  Here is a racing rocket that…
Spiced Beef IRL - 148 Fionn Lyden setting at the wing mark
Everyone at UK Sailmakers Ireland is proud of how well our customers performed at last weekend's 1720 European Championships at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club. We would also like to congratulate the McBearla's team on their overall victory. UK Sailmakers Ireland…
Prof celebrating with the victorious 'Joker II' team at the J109 Nationals
Following on from the success of our wonderful North Sails Ireland customers at events all over the country last weekend, we bring you some more good news:-  Our PPD (price period discount) programme will be going live on October 1st…
A Quantum Fusion M6 Mainsail for a 42 footer laid out in the Galway loft
Mark Mansfield of Quantum Sails Ireland highlights that their Winter discount period, where additional discounts of up to 10% are available, will be coming to an end in the next few weeks. Mark comments “ We have had a great…
North Sails Ireland is again sponsoring the J/109 Nationals this year. The event will be hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club and in talking to event organiser Damien Quinn from "Jalapeno", it is hoped that 12 boats will be…
Cannes Yachting Festival 2021 recorded a record attendance for an exceptional year, say organisers
Following a two-year absence, the Cannes Yachting Festival closed on Sunday 12 September following six days of the exhibition. It was buoyed by energy and enthusiasm shared by all the exhibitors, visitors, service providers and organisers. The Yachting Festival was…
Key Yachting's Mark Mansfield, aboard the Nautitech 46 at the Show, that is heading for Schull, West Cork after the show
Mark Mansfield, Key Yachting agent for Ireland, reports very high interest levels in the four yachts on show at Southampton Boat Show from Key Yachting's four different brands. Key Yachting is the agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans…
Four-time National 18 championships winner - Ewan Barry (with trophy) and crew Dion Barrett (left) and Stan Brown pictured with class captain Charles Dwyer (right)
Ewan Barry, Dion Barrett and Stan Brown won the National 18 Irish dinghy Championships for a fourth time at Royal Cork Yacht Club on Sunday after a two-day CH Marine sponsored championship at Crosshaven. Despite efforts to run the entire event…

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