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Weather forecaster Chris Tibbs predicted a building southwesterly breeze and he was spot on
Day One Report (24 June 2021) Racing at the Landsail Tyres J-Cup started today with two windward-leeward races in the Eastern Solent. North Sails weather forecaster Chris Tibbs predicted a building southwesterly breeze and he was spot on. 50 J/Boat…
Cork-based UK Sailmakers will be on-site at this week's O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club
A small tear or a complete blowout to your sails? Cork-based UK Sailmakers will be on-site at this week's O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club to carry out sail repairs for the 62-boats competing in the biennial regatta. …
Inland and Coastal Marina Systems Port of Portland’s tugboat berth
Inland and Coastal Marina Systems (ICMS) of County Offaly has designed and manufactured a bespoke berth for the Port of Portland’s new tugboat in the UK. The Irish firm has been completing projects across the UK, and as Afloat reported…
Freya flying her North Sails ENDURANCE 3Di Mainsail and Code 2 Jib
Wow, what a start to the season ‘proper’! Well done to everyone involved in the Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race and more besides, writes Maurice O’Connell. This year’s D2D was one of the most enjoyable offshores I have ever done…
Denis and Annamarie Murphy's Nieulargo—Grand Soleil 40. Overall winner D2D
Key Yachting is the Irish Agent for J Boats and Grand Soleil (also Nautitech Catamarans and Tofinou Day boats).  They are thrilled to see models from each of the Grand Soleil and J Boat ranges perform so well in the…
Matt Wearn, the Australian Sailing Team Laser class representative for Tokyo 2020, in Zhik’s new Microfleece Hikers
Zhik’s new Microfleece Hikers “redefine the traditional hiking wetsuit” for the highest levels of manoeuvrability and comfort while hiking. Combining a revolutionary 3D body-mapped panel design — 1mm thermal Neoprene throughout — with four-way stretch and integrated hiking support, Zhik says…
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More than 100 European and American associations have issued a joint statement ahead of the EU-US Summit in Brussels next Tuesday 15 June, calling for the removal of tariffs on sectors unrelated to the ongoing transatlantic trade disputes. For recreational…
The new Zhik ranges at CH Marine
CH Marine has stocked the latest marine clothing ranges from Zhik for the discerning sailor. The Zhik Inshore 100 range (€159.95), featuring Vecta Fabric Technology, is a streamlined garment collection designed for life on and off the water. Featuring fully…
'Powder Monkey' flying North Sails 3Di RAW Inshore Mainsail and North Sails 3Di RAW J1.5 Jib
As we close in on when "racing proper like" starts next week, we wanted to share the early season "training" and "racing" successes of our wonderful clients flying North Sails. Scottish Series - "Final Call", "Animal" & "Leaky Roof" We…
Journalist Matt Sheehan (right) and Key Yachting's Hannah Le Provest at Southampton's recent South Coast Boat Show. See video below
The latest Nautitech 40 Catamaran video release describes how catamarans are becoming more popular in Northern Europe, not just in warmer climates. Mark Mansfield is the Irish Agent for Key Yachting, whose brands include Nautitech Catamarans. In the video interview…
The newly-launched Sigma 33 Pepsi lies serenely to her moorings in Dun Laoghaire. Designed by David Thomas, the Sigma 33 really does meet all the key demands of an effective cruiser-race, and yet does so in a very manageable size
These days the description cruiser-racer has come to have so many interpretations that it can be meaningless, and even the best of them can disappear into the "boats with a lid" category. But when David Thomas created the design for…
A fisheye lens view of a new Carbon M6 Mainsail and S2 spinnaker on Emmet Sheridan's Dufour 45 Blaoga on Dublin Bay
Mark Mansfield of Quantum Sails Ireland on the factors to consider when building a downwind inventory Quantum's speciality line of high-performing downwind reaching and running sails are versatile, easy to trim, and tailored to the unique characteristics of your boat…
Andrew Hall's J/125 Jackknife
As the racing season is underway, this new and improved IRC calculator from UK Sailmakers Ireland is just the thing you need for your season ahead. Just type in the boat name and TCC number of each boat in your…
Designed by an Irish sailor, for sailors, the Kai bottle have been tried and tested on the waters of Dublin Bay and beyond
Kai Bottle found its roots in sailing. Designed by an Irish sailor, for sailors, the bottles have been tried and tested on the waters of Dublin Bay, offshore around Ireland and beyond. The rugged and insulated build along with the…
Check out the 'Cleatcatcher' vid below
At Viking Marine, we are always looking for ways to help our sailors out with their innovative ideas. As we know sailors are a resourceful bunch, none more so than Derek De Jong of #designconcepts, a local graphic design company.…
MGM Boats are regular Irish boot Düsseldorf exhibitors. Pictured are John O'Kane (left) from MGM Boats in Northern Ireland, and Dublin Bay's Martin (centre) and Gerry Salmon on the Prestige Motorboats stand at the 2019 German exhibition
Exhibitor registrations for boot Düsseldorf 2022 have started. From now on, interested new exhibitors and all long-time friends of the water sports fair can register for the event from 22 to 30 January 2022 here The team around boot Project Director…

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