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A top J109 cockpit in racing mode. Making sure each control line, sheet and halyard is ready for use is vital for success on the race course
The pit or “strings” is a vital role aboard any boat; but not just mechanically, explains Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. A good pit person is involved in everything. Every sail manoeuvre, the start, on the rail, aiding communication…
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Tacking is a costly manoeuvre in most boats, but the loss is unavoidable. The more you can reduce the loss, the more options you have
Tacking is likely the most common manoeuvre we execute on our boats. It is pretty hard to avoid in fact writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Every second lost while tacking is multiplied 3, 4, 5, 6 times when…
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A winter sail service can protect your investment
It is approaching the time of year where we make the most of what is left and prepare for the off-season pack up writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. The Autumn/Winter period is the best time for buying new…
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Joker II flying her 3DL Main and 3Di RAW Code 2 Jib
"North Sails have been powering "Joker II" since 2007. They just keep getting better and better and I have no doubt their latest 3Di Raw headsails have been a big factor in our success this year in the ICRA's, Volvo Dun…
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Get Winter Ready With CH Marine’s October Special Offers
Getting ready for winter will surely be a breeze thanks to great deals in CH Marine’s monthly specials for October. After liftout, towing away has never been easier than with the Optiparts launching trolley, now only €189.95. This lightweight aluminium trolley…
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The new Whaly 455
O’Sullivan’s Marine has just received a new consignment of Whaly boats - including the eagerly anticipated Whaly 455 – the first to arrive in Ireland! Like the Whaly 435 and 500, the Whaly 455 is available in the standard version (455)…
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Gill Marine’s Regatta Race Timer is now only €69.95 in CH Marine’s October specials
Get the latest tech to keep track of your wheres and whens on deck in CH Marine’s specials for October. Gill Marine’s Regatta Race Timer — now only €69.95 — features a large face with a clear dot matrix display,…
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UK Sailmaker's Yannick Lemonnier is one of the most experienced offshore racers in the country
Although the offshore sailing season is drawing to an end; it is never too early to look to your 2020 sailing season. Offshore racing, both crewed and shorthanded, is one of the biggest growth areas of sailing domestically and internationally.…
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Ocean Fenders: 20% Off for the Month of October at O’Sullivan’s Marine
O’Sullivan’s Marine is proud to represent Ocean Fenders in Ireland, and for the month of October, are offering 20% off all Ocean fenders… while stocks last. Ocean Fenders – the leading brand in the fendering industry, offer superior quality, lifetime…
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Wow on Dublin Bay
In early 2019 the news broke that there was a new “WOW” on the way to Ireland from Lisbon. George Sisk had added a new XP44 to his line of successful racing yachts named “WOW”. Barry Hayes reports on the…
The CH Marine sponsored 'Final Fling' Dinghy Regatta takes place on September 28th
The CH Marine sponsored 'Final Fling' Dinghy Regatta takes place for the 3rd consecutive year, this Sept 28th in Dun Laoghaire writes Gavan Murphy, Dublin Bay Laser Class Captain This year, the regatta will offer a very innovative format in…
 James Cracknell
British rowing champion, double Olympic gold medallist and new star of Strictly Come Dancing, James Cracknell OBE, will co-headline Britain’s biggest festival of boating this year when it opens this morning at the Southampton International Boat Show. A number of key…
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On the wind after a successful exit from a leeward mark for the Dublin Bay Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet
We all know sailing fast in a straight line is very important. That is where, as sailmakers, our products shine and our technical background can be leveraged for your benefit writes Graham Curran. But races are won and lost at…
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Rockabill VI flying her 2016 3DL Offshore main and 2017 A3 asymmetric spinnaker to win the Pwhelli - Dun Laoghaire ISORA race
I was on Dun Laoghaire Marina and in the Royal Irish Yacht Club on Saturday night to greet both the JPK 1080 "Rockabill VI" and J122 "Aurelia" into Dun Laoghaire after the ISORA grand finale - the Pwhelli to Dun…
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Yamaha outboard engines like the F4B are now part of the O’Sullivan’s Marine range
For many years O’Sullivan’s Marine have been the ‘go to’ outlet for quality outboard engine brands such as Tohatsu, Suzuki and Honda — and now Yahama outboards have been added to their available stock range, writes Brian O’Sullivan. Whether you…
UK Marine Industry Faces Increased Challenges
Only 22% of marine businesses reported an increase in revenue, 10% less than six months ago and 15% less than the pre-Brexit high five years previousJust 6% of companies enjoying an increase in profits, 6% less than the previous six…

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