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Beneteau’s Oceanis 51.1
Beneteau’s parent group has followed its recent management shakeup with a new strategic plan aimed at scaling back production capacity and cutting costs worldwide. The brand anticipates a contracting market for sailing and inboard motorboats in the wake of this…
British Marine Seek Answers After Cancellation of Southampton's 'Boats2020' Event
As the fall out from the cancellation of the Southampton Boat Show continues, organiser British Marine is seeking answers from Southampton Council and the UK Secretary of State over the cancellation of last week's 'Boats2020' exhibition. On Friday, 11 September British Marine released…
Gentoo, a Sunfast 3300, has a full Quantum sails inventory
Gentoo, a Sunfast 3300 with a full Quantum Sails inventory, won the RORC IRC Doublehanded Championships last weekend. Gentoo is a sister ship of Cian McCarthy's Cinnamon Girl from Kinsale which finished second in the recent Fastnet 450 race. Commenting…
1st Overall Nick Walsh, Rob Brownlow and Eddie Rice
Whilst we were all heading up to Blackrock on Saturday the National 18 Class were holding the Irish Nationals from the RCYC. Reduced numbers this year due to our friend C-19 but no let-up in the racing. Talking to some…
Set to premiere at boot Düsseldorf 2021, the 470 balances contemporary design with Dufour’s elegance and performance
The new Dufour 470 is the shape of things to come from the French sailboat brand. Set for her world premiere in the New Year at boot Düsseldorf 2021, the 470 balances contemporary design with Dufour’s iconic elegance and performance.…
Prince of Tides crossing the Cove to Blackrock finish line
North Sails Ireland clients demonstrated the power of 3Di at the weekend in the Cobh to Blackrock Race taking a clean sweep across all the classes. In fact, we had performance in depth with the top two boats in each…
The site of the now cancelled Ocean Village Show in Southampton
At 6.34 pm this evening, Thursday 10 September, on the eve of opening day, British Marine received the devastating news from Southampton City Council that the BOATS2020 show could no longer go ahead due to the rising risk of COVID-19…
Storm II Code 2 IRC Jib October 2012
The UK J109 class ran their UK Nationals at the Landsail Tyres J-Cup in Cowes last weekend. Here in North Sails Ireland, we watched this event closely because NSI led the charge in the UK & Ireland J109 sail development…
Ian O'Meara (on ladder) unveils the new logo at the Viking Marine store at the Pavilion in Dun Laoghaire Harbour with Gerard Whelan, Brand Central Design who created the new brand, Antonia O Rourke Viking Marine, Paddy Kirwan of Helly Hansen
In early 2019 Dun Laoghaire sailor, Ian O Meara of Viking Marine felt it in his gut that marine leisure was on the rise and so the Dun Laoghaire marine shop and chandlery embarked on a strategy for growth. This…
Viking Marine sailor helms modern Viking ship – Ian O'Meara of Dun Laoghaire's Viking Marine steering the successful Volvo 70 Ericsson.
The only way to face the future is with optimism, energy and enthusiasm. That's the philosophy of Ian O'Meara and the team at Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire, as they implement the re-shaping of a business which is noted for…
Rob O'Leary and his crew sailing Dutch Gold won the 1720 Southern Championships
North Sails would like to congratulate Rob O'Leary and his crew sailing Dutch Gold for winning the 1720 AIB Southern areas this past weekend in fine style. Rob is getting a taste for winning with 3Di now and is on…
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…
Winter Sails Discount 2020 – UK Sailmakers Ireland
Next Thursday week (September 8th) is the last evening race in the 2020 Dublin Bay Sailing Club season writes Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. As the summer season draws to a close, it is time to consider what we…
CH Marine Seeks Sales & Admin Staffer For Expanding Paddle & Water Sports Division
CH Marine is currently recruiting for a sales and administration person for Bantry Bay Canoes, the busy and expanding kayaking and watersports division based at its Skibbereen outlet. A proficient knowledge of all codes of paddling is essential, alongside modern…
UK Sailmakers Ireland are carrying out sail repairs to keep the 1720 fleet going during the 1720 Championships
We've been working hard this weekend to keep the 1720 sportsboat boys in the game at the AIB Southern Championships at Royal Cork Yacht Club. When you rip it, UK Sailmakers Ireland can fix it in time for the next…
Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Series Champion -Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins)
Today's last race of the four-race Viking Marine sponsored ISORA Coastal Series was the only one to have started with any breeze above ten knots, providing a suitable send-off for the 12-boat fleet finale. Overall leader Rockabill VI (Paul O'Higgins)…

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