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Barton's robust wooden block range is designed in ash wood, and has plain or ball bearing sheaves, with a removable fastening bolt for servicing or re-varnishing.
Leading global supplier of marine deck hardware, Barton Marine, unveils its brand new Barton Block Range, which will showcase at the Euopean Marine Trade Show, METSTRADE, for the first time, in November. Crafted by sailors for sailors, the new Barton…
Win this Rash'R rash vest worth €49.95  in our free to enter competition below
Rash'R is an Irish company which designs and manufactures the 'brightest rash vests on the planet'. Their printing methods allow to create the most detailed, vibrant vests available today. Each vest is made from Eco friendly materials and provides spf 50+ sun…
Dubarry's Crosshaven in action with Team Scallywag
Dubarry of Ireland is the official supplier to Team Brunel and Team Scallywag in the 2017–18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, providing  high performance offshore footwear to the crews. The Irish sailing boots have been developed over a number…
From left the Isotak X Hydrovision hood and visor, the Zip-on-Zip-off hood and the Avlare balaclava are award nominees in METs next month
Australian sailing clothing specialist, Zhik’s innovative new ‘modular’ ocean racing gear, Isotak X has been nominated for a DAME Award at METS 2017, the important Marine world trade fair in Holland next month. The all new Zhik Isotak X ocean range…
Conor Phelan (left) lifts the Rose Trophy for his overall win of IRC One at Royal Cork's CH Marine Chandlery Autumn League Prizegiving. Also pictured is  CH Marine's Martin O'Donovan (centre) and RCYC Rear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'Connell, Scroll down for Photo Gallery
Last night's Royal Cork Yacht Club prizegiving for the ten–race CH Marine Autumn League Series was officiated by RCYC Rear Admiral Keelboats Kieran O'Connell with Martin O'Donovan of CH Marine in attendance. Scroll down the page for a gallery of prizewinners…
Nine race wins from ten starts easily sealed victory for Conor Phelan's Ker 37 Jump Juice in IRC One at the CH Marine Autumn League. Scroll down the page for Photo Gallery below
The best was kept til last and the closing races of the CH Marine Autumn League today in Cork Harbour featured some fine sailing conditions writes Bob Bateman. Winds were force four from the north/north west on a beautiful Autumn day at Crosshaven.…
Tom Crosbie helming the X332 'No Excuse' in the CH Marine League. Scroll down for gallery of images
In the penultimate day of racing of the CH Marine Chandlery Autumn League, Conor Phelan's  Ker 37 Jump Juice holds a commanding lead of six points writes Bob Bateman. Phelan's class one lead is over Royal Cork club–mates Paul & Deirdre Tingle in…
These durable and functional bags have been designed specifically with space saving in mind
New for 2018, Henri Lloyd has designed and developed a new collection of waterproof luggage known as the Dri Pac collection. The collection features a 5L, 20L and 40L dry bag and also a 25L rucksack version. These durable and…
Green Marine’s composite manufacturing facility in Hythe
#TradeNews - BBC News reports that Green Marine, the high performance yacht builder in the UK responsible for entries in the Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup, has gone into liquidation. Forty-six jobs have been lost with the end of…
Peter O'Leary and crew search for wind in a 1720. Scroll down the story for more photos
Drifting conditions in Cork Harbour may have appeared beautiful to the onlooker but to the crews of the 52 boats competing in Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League it was very frustrating writes Bob Bateman. Outside Cork Harbour Race…
Coracle IV, an Olson 30, skippered by Kieran Collins is lying third overall after two races sailed in the IRC 2 division of the CH Marine Autumn Regatta 2017. Scroll down for photo gallery from today's racing
Ted Crosbie's X302 No Excuse took an early lead in the nine boat IRC two class of Royal Cork Yacht Club's CH Marine Autumn League in Cork Harbour writes Bob Bateman. A grey, damp morning gave way to more pleasant conditions this afternoon for…
Boats for sale at last year’s Southampton Boat Show
#Brexit - What will Brexit mean for Britain’s marine industry? That’s the question that was posed by MoneyWeek to leading figures in the sector on the eve of the Southampton Boat Show, which continues this week. There is broad agreement…
The Irish Marina Operators are one of a number of Irish Marine industry stands at Southampton Boat Show
Award winning actress, Kym Marsh, helped celebrate all the fun and excitement on the opening weekend of TheYachtMarket.com Southampton Boat Show. Coronation Street star, Kym, was joined by her partner, Matt Baker and daughter, Polly along with other friends and…
Bj Marine's James Kirwan onboard the Oceanis 51.1 on show at Beneteau's stand at the Southampton Boat Show
#TradeNews - Offshore yachting great Alex Thomson was on hand to unveil Beneteau’s new Oceanis 51.1 at the Southampton Boat Show this morning (Friday 15 September). The most eagerly awaited Oceanis launch in a decade, the 51.1 sets up a…
Mark Mansfield has joined UK Sailmakers Ireland as a racing consultant
The new owners of Cork Harbour based UK Sailmakers Ireland have appointed Mark Mansfield as an agent and racing consultant to their Crosshaven loft. Mansfield is a Royal Cork Yacht Club stalwart at the top end of sailing for many years — this season…
The Henri Lloyd Cyclone Collection is available in a Men’s jacket and a vest from leading Irish chandleries such as CH Marine and Viking Marine
A firm sailing clothing favorite within the Henri Lloyd range, the Cyclone Collection of products offer all the benefits of Soft Shell performance with the additional benefit of lightweight thermal insulation. Henri Lloyd’s 2 layer Soft Shell fabric comprises of…

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