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The J109 Outrajeous with UK Sails on Dublin Bay
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland gives his top ten sail trim tips for the coming season 1. Know your sails, know your settings Many boats sailing inshore with non-overlapping headsail setup regularly use up to three headsails. It is…
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The Tarpon Propel is equipped with a performance-engineered pedal drive system for hands-free fishing
O’Sullivan’s Marine will be displaying some of the “best value” angling kayaks in Ireland at this year’s Ireland Angling Expo in the National Show Centre, Swords, Dublin on 15th & 16th February 2020. ANGLING & RECREATIONAL KAYAKS TO SUIT ALL…
The UK’s Marine Exports Grow by 4% to £1.5bn, Higher than National Average Export Growth
New figures released today by British Marine (the trade association for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial UK marine industry) reveal how the marine sector’s export growth has outperformed the national average since the previous year. The sector’s export growth…
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Harry Lewis (left) and Barry Hayes  at a busy UK Sailmakers Ireland loft in Crosshaven
Busy UK Sailmakers Ireland loft in Cork Harbour is preparing for another hectic season afloat while Loft manager Barry Hayes is also out and about meeting sailors on all four coasts of Ireland. Last Thursday night, Hayes led a talk at the…
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Nautitech 46 Open berthed at Hamble in the UK
Irish Key Yachting agent Mark Mansfield now has a New (demo model) Nautitech 46 Open Catamaran available for immediate delivery for the coming season. This is a high-specified model, with sails, instruments included in the package including Code 0 equipment.…
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O’Sullivan’s Marine Now Distributing Polymarine for Care & Repair of RIBs in Ireland
When it comes to expertise in RIBs and Inflatable boats, O’Sullivan's Marine can not only offer the best value in boats, and complete boat packages. The County Kerry firm has now strengthened their partnership with Polymarine Ltd, the market leaders…
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Mark Mansfield
Mark Mansfield, four-time Olympian, professional sailor/coach and J Boats and Grand Soleil agent for Ireland, outlines why he has decided to link up as an agent for Quantum Sails. I was recently appointed the Irish agent for J Boats and…
The new Interceptor 48 for San Juan in Puerto Rico
Safehaven Marine’s pilot boat for Puerto Rico has undergone sea trials off the Cork coast ahead of delivery — and Thunder Child II was with it in the swell to capture the action (also caught from above by drone — see…
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Mark Mansfield (left) with Mark Chellis (centre), Global Director Marketting for Quantum Sails international, and Yannick Lemonnier, at Dusseldorf Boat show last week.
Quantum Sails International has announced that a new agent for Ireland has been agreed. Four times Olympian, Mark Mansfield will join forces as a sales agent for Quantum Sails, with Yannick Lemonnier from West Sails in Galway. Mansfield is also…
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Ken Read and Suzy Leech on the Sunfast 3300
North Sails have recently teamed up with Beneteau in the USA to work together and promote shorthanded sailing writes Nigel Young. Our own company president Ken Read has been leading from the front and getting stuck into this existing segment…
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Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland
Following on from the success of talks at Royal Cork Yacht Club, Howth Yacht Club and last night's Royal St George Yacht Club event at Dun Laoghaire Harbour, Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers will give more sailing tips plus a demonstration…
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The MRF57B is a powerful Class D DSC VHF radio perfect for short or long range communication, Plug and play GPS capable.
With all the uncertainty around Brexit, O’Sullivan’s Marine have been pro-active in securing a level of consistency and reliability of supply of various ranges of marine products that are traditionally shipped into Ireland from the UK. The first line to…
IMF at Boot - Prestige Yachts of France facilitated a meeting of the Irish Marine Federation at its Boot Dusseldorf stand. (From Left) Treasurer Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine, James Kirwan of BJ Marine, Chairman Paal Janson and Secretary Gerry Salmon of MGM Boats
An Irish Marine Federation committee meeting held at Boot Dusseldorf last week discussed future European tie-ups with the massive German show as a result of Brexit and the loss of the London Boat Show, traditionally a show with a strong…
Gardai say they are investigation the claims against sail repair man Dillon Oberholzer
Gardai say they are investigating complaints made about a Mullingar-based sailmaker who boat owners claim has left them out of pocket, as the Sunday Times reports. Leixlip narrowboat owner Alex O’Fhailgigh says he paid a €1,000 deposit to Dillon Oberholzer…
Boot Dusseldorf Reports 'Brilliant Start' to the New Water Sports Decade
boot Düsseldorf has made a brilliant start to the new decade with a hugely successful event. Visitors, including an increasing number of Irish boating fans, were enthusiastic about the wide-ranging programme and the enormous selection of products and services provided…
Barry Hayes
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland is at the Royal St George Yacht Club on Dublin Bay to talk about sail trim and boat optimisation for cruiser-racers on January 30th. Hayes worked as a sailmaker in Ireland for five years under…

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