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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)…
Rockabill VI laying the finish line flying a 3Di RAW Code 1 jib and 2016 3DL main.
There was more success for Paul O'Higgins' ICRA Boat of the Year Rockabill VI on Dublin Bay tonight, winning Thursday's DBSC race in a brisk northerly wind. I joined the JPK10.80 crew as the North Sails Ireland representative for the…
November's METSTRADE in Amsterdam has been cancelled
METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam have announced that the world's largest marine equipment trade show, which was scheduled on 17-19 November in RAI Amsterdam, has been cancelled. For more than 32 years, METSTRADE has been providing the most complete meeting place…
J122 Aurelia from the Royal St. George Yacht Club
Despite all the setbacks of season, there is a busy climax for ISORA's 2020 offshore racers with two more races following quickly in the wake of last weekend's inaugural Fastnet 450 Race. The Royal St. George line honours winner, Aurelia,…
North Sails Ireland's Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell (pictured to leeward) raced on John O'Gorman's beautiful Sunfast 3600 "Hot Cookie" with Noel Butler, Hannah Linehan, Andrew Irvin and Alan Walshe
Whew! I am just back at base in Dun Laoghaire after the gruelling Fastnet 450 race. Having raced down the East coast, around the Tuskar Rock and the Fastnet Rock many many times, I think this one may have been…
Used Boat Market Joins Southampton’s September Show Schedule
Preowned boats will get their own marketplace during next month’s boat shows in Southampton. Why Boats’ Used Boat Show at Deacons in Bursledon on the Hamble will run from 11-20 September concurrently with Boats 2020, the ‘alternative’ event replacing this…
‘Best Prices On The Internet’ For Musto Inshore & Offshore Wear At CH Marine
Get the ‘best prices on the internet’ for Musto jackets and trousers at CH Marine. The chandlery’s big sale currently has the latest season inshore and offshore wear at big discounts. Get this year’s BR1 inshore jackets, with options for…
Winner Robert O'Leary was flying a North 3Di mainsail and large jib
Congratulations to all the North Sails Ireland customers for their great results in the recently held 1720 Baltimore Cup in West Cork. First overall was Robert O'Leary flying North 3Di Mainsail and Large Jib. Second overall was Anthony O'Leary flying…
 The J/99 now available with a wheel
Mark Mansfield, J/Boat agent for Ireland with news that wheel steering is now an option on the speedy J/99 cruiser-racer There is one J/99 already racing in Ireland, Andrew Algeo's’ Juggerknot 2. Juggerknot 2, the 2019 Dublin Bay Sailing Club…
Top brands will exhibit their boats at the socially distanced outdoor show next in Southampton next month
British Marine has confirmed an ‘alternative’ boat show in place of the Southampton International Boat Show, this year’s edition of which was called off over coronavirus rules regarding mass gatherings. As Boating Business reports, Boats 2020 will take place at…
The Collins' Olson 30 in action off Kinsale
Cork Harbour sailors Mel and Kieran Collins from Crosshaven describe how they transformed Coracle VI, their vintage Olson 30, into an 'IRC weapon' Prior to buying the boat, we did extensive research on which boat to buy and why. The…
Dubliner's Kenneth Rumball and Pamela Lee
Learning to sail fast offshore in a foil assisted one-design race machine is not an easy task but that's the challenge Dubliner's Kenneth Rumball and Pamela Lee have lined up as they embark on their doublehanded Figaro3 campaign. Here, sailmaker,…
Chris and Patanne Smith's J122 Aurelia from the Royal St George Yacht Club was the line honours night race winner
The dominant form of the 2019 Irish yacht of the year, Paul O'Higgins' JPK10.80 Rockabill VI continues to stalk the ISORA racecourse, picking up another win at 1.30 am this morning off Dun Laoghaire Harbour in the well attended night…
The Dublin Bay J/99 Juggerknot II racing double handed in an ISORA race. Four is the maximum crew number permitted on the J99 model for the UK-based J Cup this September
The J Cup, a regatta for all J/Boats, that was rescheduled from July to the 3rd of September looks set to be one of the first 'fully crewed' sailing events that will be held in the UK this year. In…
The new Code D Gennaker is easy to use. See Video below
Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland has been showing off a new 'Code D' gennaker that's been designed for simple and easy use. The Cork Harbour sailmakers say the cruising sail furls easily every time as he demonstrates in the…
Busy times at the new North Sails service loft in County Wicklow
North Sails Ireland is reporting that the new service location in County Wicklow is off to a flying start writes Nigel Young. In the first 21 days, Shane Hughes and his team have serviced over 75 sails and they do…

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