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The Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park
Britain's biggest boating festival, the Southampton International Boat Show at Mayflower Park, is coming soon, 10-19 September 2021. With Government travel restrictions having lifted, those double-vaccinated can enjoy a trip "abroad" by visiting Southampton, which is currently competing for the…
Racing boats for sale from Leinster Boats (clockwise from top left): 420 dinghy, First 28, J80 and Corby 25
Here's a pack of four boats Leinster Boats have listed for sale on Afloat boats for sale: they're all ready for an enthusiastic crew to get out on the water for club racing. 420: A very lightly used 420 by…
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Mark Mansfield, Agent for Quantum Sails in Ireland, provides some thoughts on setting up your yacht to make it more competitive offshore and on longer coastal races. Having competed in the Recent Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race (finished third overall)…
Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Key Yachting, is delighted to present the latest additions to Key Yachting brokerage listings. All boats are available now and can be trailer sailed. This means they can be towed to any destination, launched and…
Dun Laoghaire sailors John Chambers (left) and Charlie Cullen have launched Park Turtle to help yacht clubs solve the problems of dinghy parking
Park Turtle is a new startup that has set out to simplify boat parking for yacht clubs and marinas. Developed by two Dublin Bay Waszp dinghy sailors and engineers John Chambers and Charlie Cullen, Park Turtle provides a mobile phone…
Black Velvet First 34.7 with her Titanium main and XD headsail. tracking perfectly to windward
It's often talked about and rarely changes on any boat once set. But it's an important tool that needs to be changed between light and heavy airs.  Rake defines the balance (Lead) of the boat and how it sails upwind…
The new Nautitech 44 OPEN is coming in 2022 and is available in Ireland from Mark Mansfield of Key Yachting
The 44 Open is the natural evolution of the Nautitech line, a new advanced design that redefines, once again, the standard on bluewater cruising boats. A new addition to the already successful Nautitech range of catamarans, the 44 Open promises…
The new CH Marine app brings extra advantages—quicker availability, faster load time, easier access to info
CH Marine has just launched a brand new app, offering the best browsing and shopping experience on mobile devices. While the online website store is mobile-friendly, the app brings extra advantages—quicker availability, faster load time, easier access to info, plus…
1720 Eastern Championship winners, Atara using a full inventroy of UK Sails
Using a full inventory of UK Sails and a new XD carbon mainsail, big congratulations to the McBearla crew of Ross McDonald, Aoife McDonald, Killian Collins and crew on Atara on winning the 1720 Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club…
Bob Rendell's new Grand Soleil 44, Samatom— winner IRC Coastal of the 2021 Sovereign's Cup Regatta
Following on from the excellent showing in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle race, The Grand Soleil and J Boats brands have again displayed their racing prowess by winning the Sovereigns Cup Overall, coming first and second in the Largest IRC…
Speed wobble on Dublin Bay!  'Final Call' flying her A GRADE Superkote Spinnaker and 3Di RAW Mainsail
Amazing - how did ALL these events (listed below alphabetically!) all fit in Dublin Bay last weekend? Beneteau First 31.7 National Championships Beneteau First 21.7 national Championships Dragon East Coast Championships RS Aero National Championships Ruffian National Championships DBSC Saturday…
Bandit's new designed S2 spinnaker allows her to reach and run faster
UK Sailmakers Ireland congratulates Ann Kirwan and the crew of Bandit for its weekend win of the Ruffian 23 Nationals 2021 on Dublin Bay. Taking six first places and two seconds over the three-day championship, Bandit's performance speaks for itself.…
Typhoon Swarm3 wetsuits at CH Marine
CH Marine has the latest stylishly cool Typhoon wetsuits and shorties from the budget-friendly Swarm range, designed with the novice in mind. Choosing Swarm is the way to go if you are new to the sport or just get on…
'Jump Juice' flying her North Sails 3Di Mainsail and North Sails 3Di Code 1 Jib at the Sovereign's Cup, Kinsale
Well, what an amazing event that was! Congratulations to the team in Kinsale YC for another fabulous Sovereign's Cup. We had a nice mixture of wind speeds and directions, tons of shifts, plenty of sunshine and the odd light smattering…
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Save now on CH Marine’s fantastic range of sailing and leisure wear as the Cork chandlery’s sale is now on. Choose from items with the right combination of practicality and style from top brands like Musto, Zhik and Dubarry. These…
The North Sails genoa staysail deployed on the Ker 37 Jump Juice racing in the Coastal division of the 2021 Sovereign's Cup
When the Ker 37 Jump Juice team decided to enter the Coastal division in Sovereign's Cup this year, we knew there would be much longer legs than the usual windward/leewards. So, skipper Conor Phelan pulled his genoa staysail ("GS") out…

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