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Yannick Lemonnier at the Quantum loft in Galway
During this Coronavirus crisis, the Quantum Sails Ireland and West Sails service loft in Galway will remain open behind closed doors and contactable by phone and online. Drop off or collection of sails can also be arranged. New sail production continues…
Nick Southward’s J109, Whiskey Jack, sailing in last week’s Hong Kong IRC Nationals
In light of the coronavirus situation effecting Ireland, Afloat.ie got in touch with Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland, who has lived in three continents, to share his experience in Asia and what’s going on with Covid-19 in Hong Kong’s…
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Chris Power Smith's Aurelia with her big gold North Sails spinnaker at the start of the 2019 Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race
Greetings to all our North Sails Ireland sailing friends at home here in Ireland and around the world. All of us are passionate about sailing and we can keep a calm head afloat when things get serious. Please join us…
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World's Largest Multihull Show at Le Grand-Motte Cancelled But Test Sail Nautitech Catamarans at Hamble
Mark Mansfield, Irish agent for Nautitech Catamarans, advises on the cancellation of April's Le Grand Motte Multihull Show and that an option to test sail versions in Hamble is available. While we might not be able to see you at…
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Viking Marine Make Daily Deliveries to Dun Laoghaire Yacht Clubs
Viking Marine is happy to deliver primer, paint, varnish and supplies to any of the local clubs as work starts on boats over the weekend in anticipation of next month's Summer sailing season.   To avail of this service simply contact Viking…
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Viking Marine: Business as Usual In Store & Online
In light of the spread of the Covid-19 virus, Viking Marine at Dun Laoghaire Harbour would like to reassure our customers as to the steps we have taken to provide a safe retail environment. We continue to maintain the highest…
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3Di RAW North Sails on Swan 42 one designs
North Sails have been the market leader in sail technology for as long as I have been sailmaking, and that's a couple of years now! (started back in 1981). When a company like North Sails comes up with something new,…
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A Dehler 30 OD with A3 Quantum Asymmetric
Mark Mansfield, Quantum Sailmakers Ireland agent and professional sailor, outlines what downwind sails should be available to owners who want to compete at a top-level offshore. Having competed in the last two Round Ireland Races (on the Euro Car Parks/J109…
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A bowman at work on a Jelik RP 76
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland gives his top tips on how to be the best bowman  Any bowman worth his salt is fast on his feet, strong as an ox, and agile enough to climb the mast. The bowman…
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A J99 sailing short handed
Olympian Mark Mansfield is the J/Boat agent for Ireland. Here he describes sailing the multipurpose J/99, its improving performance and why this new J/boat model is shortlisted for the Paris 2024 Olympics. The J/99 is one of 12 models that…
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What is The Difference Between Racing & Cruising Sails?
North Sails colleague and friend Neil Mackley has just written a really nice piece on the difference between racing and cruising sails that I wanted to share with Afloat readers writes Nigel Young of North Sails Ireland Neil has been…
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Outboard Motor Theft – Sadly an All to Frequent Occurrence
There can be little worse than heading out for a day's boating only to find someone has stolen your outboard motor, leaving you to deal with the loss, painful insurance issues, the costly excess or replacement of the engine and…
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Reaching when you were made to run - A J/22 team reaches for the mark
Sailmaker Yannick Lemonnier, a five-time Figaro sailor with over 90,000 miles sailed mostly solo, shares some Quantum Sails tips Whether the wind shifted for the downwind leg or you need to reach home to the marina, knowing how to reach with your…
kayaks, inflatables, outboards and safety equipment is on display this weekend on the O’Sullivans Marine stand at Ireland Angling Show
An array of boats, kayaks, inflatables, outboards and safety equipment is on display this weekend on the O’Sullivan’s Marine stand at the Ireland Angling Show at The National Show Centre in Swords in north Dublin. Early attendance to the show…
38 expert speakers appeared across the 30 talks and receptions
The British Marine Spring Expo 2020 drew to a close last week (5 February) having invigorated the UK industry with an ambitious vision of the future and delivered the valuable platform for learning, networking and business to kick start it…
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Bargains On Quality Jackets, Fishfinders & More From CH Marine
Whether you’re racing, cruising or sea angling, get set early for the new boating season with the latest deals from CH Marine. Now’s the time to buy while stocks last in the chandlery’s selection of quality jackets from leading brands…

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