Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

Trade News
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…
Zhik's Kiama Coat is available in Black or Ash, unisex sizes XS to XXXL, €299 from Viking Marine and CH Marine
Zhik’s Kiama Coat is designed for keeping warm in cold and wet conditions, especially when you are already wet. Whether you are rigging the boat in driving rain, sitting it out between races or in the coach boat in bad weather,…
The new Energy Buoyancy aid – the elasticated side panel and Nylon webbing belt/ buckle offers a more customised fit
Sailing Clothing maker Henri Lloyd have launched a new CE approved Energy Buoyancy Aid has been ergonomically constructed to reduce bulk and provide maximum freedom of movement. The elasticated side panel and Nylon webbing belt/ buckle offers a more customized…
Two new Stormforce 1650s like one above are now in service in Belfast Harbour
#PilotBoats - Belfast Harbour has completed its £2 million deal with Redbay Boats for two new pilot boats to service the city’s busy waterfront, as The Irish News reports. Already on service is the Captain Michael Evans named after the…
Easy To Fly is a new foiling multihull from Jean-Pierre Dick and Guillaume Verdier
#Foiling - Orders are flying in for a new design foiling catamaran, according to its French makers. Easy to Fly is the brainchild of solo sailor Jean-Pierre Dick, who placed fourth in the most recent Vendée Globe, and Guillaume Verdier,…
Black is beautiful – and fast. Rob McConnell’s A35 Fool’s Gold (Waterford Harbour SC) powers her way to a clean sweep of the Sovereigns Cup at Kinsale last week with the latest in UK McWilliam sails. Graham Curran of the sailmakers is trimming the headsail
Leading Irish and international Crosshaven-based sailmakers UK/McWilliam are embarking on a fresh stage of development, with a major change in the company’s ownership structure which will draw on and develop the company’s exceptional range of global activities and expertise, providing…
Win a Henri Lloyd Breeze Holdall in our free to enter competition below
Leading Sailing Clothing Manufacturer Henri Lloyd is giving away a Breeze Holdall – very handy for boaters on the move – in this Afloat.ie competition below.  New for 2017, the Henri Lloyd Breeze Sailing Holdall has been designed for the everyday traveller, both…