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2020 J-Cup Postponed Until September
In the light of recent UK Government announcements, it has become clear that the 2020 Landsail Tyres J-Cup will be postponed and not take place in July. The new date, confirmed by an amendment to the Notice of Race, will…
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Choosing The Right Lifejacket - Expert Advice from O'Sullivan's Marine
O’Sullivan’s Marine stock a large selection of life jackets and buoyancy aids for adults, children and infants available from some of the leading brands. We have all types, from inflatable lifejackets in automatic and manual versions with or without an…
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North Sails Ireland Sail Design Webinar With Jeremy Elliott
North Sails Ireland will be running our local Irish Webinar series on Wednesday the 13th May. This time we are talking about the North Sails design process "From Concept to Reality" and explaining how we go through the various stages…
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Ireland's "Embarr" with Prof O'Connell on spinnaker trim at US national Championships in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
I am honoured to host a North Sails Ireland 'downwind speed' webinar on Monday, May 11th at 8 pm (9 pm CET) with Five-time Melges 24 World Champion Federico Michetti.  We will be discussing:- Displacement (non-planing) sailing Transitioning to "Bow…
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North Sails Ireland Stay Connected With Irish Webinar Series
In these uncertain times, North Sails are pulling out all the stops to stay connected with our customers and friends here. The International Webinar Series is proving incredibly popular and if you missed them on the day you can view…
Erica Rhodes, Leah Hanlon, Griff Kelleher and David Jones of the Royal Cork U25 Academy, who have been helping out at UK Sailmakers Ireland’s Crosshaven loft
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has congratulated members of its U25 Academy who have been getting involved in UK Sailmakers Ireland’s recent PPE-making efforts. After closing its Crosshaven loft to customers in mid-March, UK Sailmakers Ireland last month took on…
PPE sewing at Marshall Marine Textiles
Richard Marshall and his Cork Harbour company Marshall Marine Textiles are the Service Arm of North Sails Ireland.  Richard has been at the forefront of PPE supplies to the HSE and is currently working flat out with his small Team in…
Paul Ivory
Boat insurer Craftinsure Ltd has announced that Paul Ivory ACII has joined the company as local manager of the Irish business, based in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Since Craftinsure launched its online boat insurance facility in Ireland in 2008, the business…
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North Sails Hosts Webinar On J/111 Performance This Evening
Want to know how to optimise your J/111? Join North Sails experts Seadon Wijsen, Jack Orr, Jeremy Smart and Allan Terhune for a full hour of J/111 performance tips this evening, Tuesday 5 May. The panel will also be taking…
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The J/99 Juggerknot at the start of the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
J/Boats teamed up with UK and Ireland sales agents Key Yachting yesterday for a live video interview with current J/Boats president Jeff Johnstone on the new new J/99, writes Mark Mansfield. The J/99 is the latest design and in many…
Beneteau’s headquarters in Givrand, France
French boatbuilder Beneteau has restarted production at three of its sites as it announced half-year earnings that showed a 4.7% rise in consolidated revenues by the end of February. International Boat Industry reports that this was thanks to sustained business…
Yacht papers are required if you are selling your vessel
The current “in house” constraints presents an opportunity to check on your “Ships Papers” and follow up on any missing documents writes yacht broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats At some future date perhaps in years to come you may…
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The Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran
Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Nautitech Catamarans (plus Grand Soleil yachts and J Boats), presents a video/webinar from a client of Key Yachting who has done just that. UK sailor David McLeman bought a new Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran from…
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Ireland's Embarr crew at the Melges 24 World Championships
Our North Sails Melges 24 "Upwind Sail Trim" webinar will be on tonight, Monday, April at 8 pm. I am really looking forward to re-connecting with this great class and it also gave me a misty-eyed reason to review these…
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‘Let’s BEAT This’ With Viking Marine’s Swim Cap Fundraiser For Frontline Health Workers
Viking Marine has teamed up with athletic sportswear brand Swimzi in the global effort to help fight Covid-19 and to support our frontline workers at the HSE. You can show your support by purchasing a charity ‘Let’s BEAT this’ swim…
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Symmetric Versus Asymmetric Spinnaker in IRC: What’s Best & Why?
Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland goes through the different options for racing boats going 'Symmetrical' or 'Asymmetrical' with their spinnakers. What’s best and why? In the past 15 years, spinnaker options have increased considerably. Prior to that, it was…

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