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The Destination County Cork stand at Southampton. The boat show runs till this Sunday
#MarineTrade - Cork Harbour is ably represented at the Southampton Boat Show this week. The Port of Cork has teamed up with the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Bantry Bay Port Company to promote the Rebel County’s marinas and cruising…
Darragh McCormack, the Mermaid Nationals winner flying his North Sails
On the 19th June 2018, an email landed into my inbox from Darragh McCormack making an enquiry about Mermaid sails from my loft, North Sails Ireland writes Nigel Young. I have been corresponding with Darragh since 2014 but in most cases,…
UK Sailmakers Ireland is offering percentage discounts off our year-round pricing for orders placed and paid for in September, October, and November 2018.
Although there is plenty of sailing to be had at Autumn Leagues around the country, the 2018 Sailing Season is drawing to a close for the majority of us. But this is not a time for despair - rather a…
The 1720 Antix
A great end of season series of results has put the icing on a fine season for UK Sails Ireland, the first season under the new ownership of Barry and Claire Hayes and Graham Curran. In the 1720 Nationals, just…
Henri Lloyd are to launch a whole new Performance range of marine clothing
This summer marine clothing firm Henri Lloyd was acquired by the Swedish company, Aligro Group. Since the beginning of July, a new Brand Headquarters has been established in Gothenburg, Sweden. After a period of silence in the market during which the…
Peter Dunlop and Vicki Cox's J109 "Mojito"
The overall ISORA series was won for the second successive year by Peter Dunlop and Vicki Cox's J109 "Mojito" and she also took the spoils in IRC 1. Second overall was Chris Power-Smith's J122 "Aurelia" who also won IRC 0.…
Dragon Champions - "Phantom", helmed by Neil Hegarty and crewed by David Williams and Peter Bowring
North Sails clients finished 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th overall in the recent Irish Dragon Championships held at Glandore Harbour Sailing Club. As Afloat.ie previously reported, it was a tough four day series with "Phantom", helmed by Neil Hegarty and…
Stains and weathering? Freshen up your sails with UK Sailmakers Ireland’s laundry service
Get a head start on winter servicing for your sails with UK Sailmakers Ireland in Cork Harbour. The current dry spell is no better time to check over your sails before removing them for the winter months — and have…
Get Ready For The Laser Masters With Viking Marine
#VikingMarine - Getting ready for the Laser Masters on Dublin Bay next week from Friday 7-Saturday 15 September? Stay local with Dun Laoghaire’s leading chandlery Viking Marine, who can help with their selection of Windesign Laser products and wide range…
Deals On New & Ex-Charter Lasers At CH Marine
There are some great deals to be had on new and ex-charter Laser dinghies from leading Irish chandlery CH Marine. Right now you could have an ex-charter for €6,490 (£5,776.10) VAT inclusive ahead of the Laser Masters coming to Dun…
Wakeboarding boats like the MasterCraft ProStar are among the many kinds of US-made vessels subject to the new tariff rise
#Trade - European importers of pleasure craft from the US have already been impacted by new EU tariffs that add an average of €20,000 per boat. According to Boating Business, dealers across Europe have been placing orders for new boats…
Waterford Harbour's Fools Gold was the sole Irish entry in the IRC/ORC inaugural World Championships
UK Sails Ireland sailmaker Graham Curran who competed on 'Fools Gold', Ireland's sole entry at the Offshore Sailing World Championships 2018, reviews the event that was truly the pinnacle of cruiser racing in Europe and concludes IRC and ORC need to…
A full repaint using Jotun Yachting products has helped breathe new life into the classic yacht Lively Lady
Fifty years after her first single-handed global circumnavigation, the 36ft cutter Lively Lady is once again back in the water in an as new condition having recently undergone a long and extensive refit at Hayling Yacht Company by volunteers from…
Jonny Swan's Half Tonner Harmony from Howth YC was the overall winner of Cork Week's in-harbour race using North Sails
North Sails Ireland was to the fore at Volvo Cork Week with NS Ireland–powered boats claiming victories and podium positions across most of the IRC and one-design classes. Nigel Young, Maurice "Prof" O'Connell and Shane Hughes from the North Sails Ireland…
Hubo, sailing downwind during the North Sea Series
UK Sails Ireland has put sails on two very competitive entries for the inaugural IRC/ORC worlds, commencing in the Hague in Holland this weekend. The boats are Rob McConnell's A35 'Fools Gold' from Dunmore East, with a full Irish crew…
CH Marine’s Guide To Buying A Lifejacket For Your Child
#WaterSafety - Finding a lifejacket for your child isn’t hard — but it is vital to choose the right jacket with the right features, as CH Marine’s new handy buying guide explains. Lifejackets are now designed even for infants as…

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