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Stay Safe On The Water For Less With CH Marine This September
Snap up some big savings this September at CH Marine in store and online while stocks last. Stay safe on the water for less as Plastimo Quickfit 150N auto lifejackets are now €79.90 — more than €40 off the RRP.…
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Jonny O'Dowd competing in the UK J80 National Championships
The J80 UK National Championships was hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club from 24th to 26th August with racing taking place in Christchurch Bay rather than the Western Solent writes Shane Hughes of North Sails Ireland. The tides are more…
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Crazy Horse Flying her 2015 3DL Mainsail and 2014 S2 Spinnaker winning the 2019 B31.7 Nationals
WOW! What an amazing weekend for our fantastic clients. Inshore, offshore and one-design - well done, congratulations and Thank you for your brilliant sailing writes Maurice O'Connell of North Sails Ireland. Where to start? Here goes... Beneteau 31.7 Nationals Following…
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Viking Marine’s August Sailing Wear Sale Is Now On
Viking Marine’s Pavilion shop might be closed today (Sunday 25 August) owing to the road closures for IRONMAN 70.30 Dun Laoghaire. But the new clothing sale which started on Friday continues this week, with big bargains to be had from…
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Juke Box winning the J109 UK Nationals
Greetings to all J109 sailors! As the summer draws to a close and our seasonal pricing programme starts (please do get in touch for special offers now!), we thought it would be timely to reflect on what has been an…
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Outrageous—J109 on her way to class win at Sovereigns Cup 2019 using Carbon Uni Titanium main and headsail
Olympic sailor Mark Mansfield who is an agent for UK Sailmakers Ireland offers his five top tips for those looking at buying new sails this year. 1. Correct Size Sails Make sure the new sails are the correct size. IRC…
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There is no better time to buy UK Sails than during the autumn period with up to 15% off retail pricing
Returning from (attempted) racing last night on Dublin Bay, one of the crew reminded us all that there are only two Thursday evening races left in the DBSC season writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Summer 2019 has gone by…
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The two-person Jobe Chaser towable is now €170 from CH Marine, down from €199.99
Jobe towable inflatables mean serious fun on the water — and with discounts across the range from CH Marine this August, you can make some serious savings, too. Inflatable rings, chairs and watersleds suitable for anywhere from one to eight…
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The J109 'Outrageous' with UK Uni Titanium Main and Non overlapping J1 headsail —notice how far inhauled it is
Olympic keelboat helmsman Mark Mansfield of UK Sailmakers Ireland discusses headsail options  If you go back 20 years, or even 15, most designs coming out had large overlapping (headsail goes outside the shrouds) headsails to give them power in the light airs.…
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Save On Lifejackets & Offshore Seawear With CH Marine This August
Big savings on lifejackets and offshore seawear can be yours among CH Marine’s August specials. Save nearly €30 on the price of the Zhik P2 PFD in black for a limited time only, now only €109.95. Prices have also been…
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One of the new Barracudas delivered via BJ Marine from Beneteau
Off the back of what they declare was their best ever year for sales of Beneteau outboard boats, Irish brokers BJ Marine were recently in attendance at the French builder’s global dealer conference in Valencia to get a special look…
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The Rodster sit on top kayak from is part of a new consignment of Kayaks just in at O'Sullivan's Marine in Tralee, County Kerry
After launching a comprehensive new range of Cool Kayaks earlier in the season, the demand was so high that stocks soon ran out… not surprising considering their high quality and exceptionally good prices writes Brian O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan's Marine. The…
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Andrew Hall's J125 Jackknife leads ISORA overall after Race 11 from Dun Laoghaire
Barry Hayes, Director of UK Sailmakers Ireland highlights some recent successes for Boats flying UK Sailmakers sails from Ireland, both around the country and in the Solent Following on from considerable inshore successes for UK Sailmakers Ireland (three IRC class…
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The X-332 Dexterity was the Class One IRC Overall Winner at WIORA on the Shannon Estuary
Having sailed in several WIORA regatta’s in the past, One Design Expert and founder of North Sails Ireland, Nigel Young looked forward to getting back into the fleet this year in Foynes on the Shannon Estuary last week and took…
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Conor Doyle's Freya, the XP-50
The local interest part for me in this year's Fastnet Race is Conor Doyle with Freya the XP-50 and Derek Dillon and his Son Conor in the two-handed division sailing Big Deal the Dehler 34 writes Nigel Young of North Sails…
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Chris Frost’s Swan 36 “Finola” GBR 23806 at the start of Saturday’s RORC Channel Race. Crew aboard: Chris Frost, Ollie Frost, Roger Frost, Graham Curran, Bryan O’Donnell, Robert Kerley
"Twist" is one of the many buzzwords in sailing. We might know what it is and when it's needed – and when it’s not – but why do we need twist in the first place? And what effects does it…

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