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Finn Lynch racing in Miami earlier this year
Viking Marine touched base over the weekend with brand ambassador Finn Lynch, who’s been keeping both mentally and physically active despite the current Covid-19 restrictions. While the Irish Laser sailor has had to put his Tokyo 2020 ambitions on hold…
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Aboard ISORA yacht Windjammer (1st in IRC 2 2019 flying 100% North Sails) with a view of her new 3Di code jib
Here at North Sails Ireland, we are delighted to see our offshore racing community responding proactively to the Cv19 pandemic. The Round Ireland race that's been rescheduled to Aug 22nd will be a highlight in the calendar! Fingers crossed that…
Irish Marine Federation chairman Paal Janson at Dun Laoghaire’s waterfront
The Irish Marine Federation (IMF) has called on the Government to consider easing some restrictions currently imposed on the marine sector amid the Covid-19 pandemic response. In an letter to Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport,…
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‘We’re Here For You’: Online Orders Welcome At Viking Marine
While Viking Marine’s Dun Laoghaire store remains closed to the public amid the measures against Covid-19, the chandlery remains open for online orders by debit or credit card. And it’s also maintaining a limited delivery service, both locally and nationally…
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CH Marine Changes Store Opening Hours For Essential Items
CH Marine has made a change to its currently restricted opening hours and will now be closed on Saturdays until further notice. The chandlery’s stores across Ireland will for the time being only be open Monday to Friday for pre-arranged…
Explore J/Boats’ Elegance Range On Facebook Live
Join Key Yachting on Facebook Live tomorrow (Thursday 9 April) from 1.30pm IST for a special live presentation of J/Boats’ Elegance range. J/Composites sales manager Fred Bouvier will lead the interactive live interview from Les Sables-d’Olonne that will feature the…
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O’Sullivans Marine Still Open For Online Orders
O’Sullivans Marine in Tralee continues to accept online orders for its thousands of marine products amid the current Covid-19 measures. But in the interest of staff and customer safety, deliveries and collections will not be available until the present restrictions…
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North Sails Ireland-supplied Tour Xi performance cruising sails n action in Strangford Lough on the Moody S31 "Zeelander". See video below.
Here at North Sails Ireland, a large portion of our customer base is made up of a wide range of cruising sailors writes Maurice O'Connell. They range from blue-water sailors who have circumnavigated the globe to coastal sailors who undertake…
MD Frank Kowalski and his Safehaven Marine team exercising the State’s recommended physical distancing measures for a safer workplace last month
New restrictions prompted by Covid-19 require new ways of working for Irish businesses, and until the most recent measures announced by the Government, Safehaven Marine in Cork was among those rising to the challenge. The performance boatbuilder spread out its production…
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Tune into North Sails Webinars
Our North Sails Moth webinar last week was a great success with "Mothies" from all over the world tuning in - including Irish Moth sailors from around the country! The upcoming North Sails Webinar schedule can be found here We'd…
Ronan Beirne of Leinster Yacht Brokers
Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats is inviting those in the market for a boat this season to browse his extensive online boat listings.  Click on www.Leinsterboats.ie and www.networkyachtbrokers.com and also his listing on Afloat boats for sale here. The well known…
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A code zero (left) and a Flying Jib on Dublin Bay cruiser WOW!
UK Sailmakers Ireland’s Barry Hayes looks at the differences between Code Zeros and Flying Jibs on IRC, what are the best angles for each and tips for using them. Both sails are used reaching, but at what angels and why…
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Viking Marine Operating Online: Supplying the Boating Parts & Equipment You Need
In response to yesterday’s Government Covid-19 announcement, Viking Marine has made further changes to ensure the safety of our customers and team writes Ian O'Meara. While staying at home and working on boats we wish to ensure you have the…
Tom Slingsby
Tom Slingsby has won Olympic gold and numerous world titles in the Laser class. He has won the America's Cup as strategist with Team Oracle USA. Last December, he flew his North Sails 3Di mainsail in a never seen before…
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Offshore sailing - how to cope with those long periods of isolation where you can only do so much
Offshore Sailing Guru Casey Smith shares his thoughts on how to remain focussed during long periods at sea in this latest North Sails article. When we get back to racing later in the season this could be really helpful for…
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Working On Your Boat? CH Marine Offers ’No Touch’ Shopping With Great Boat Care Selection
If you’re a boat owner looking to keep yourself busy during the current climate and are planning to work on your boat, CH Marine has you covered with a wide selection of boat care products. The chandlery is offering ‘no…

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