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Hubo with deck awash in the Fastnet Race
Determining just how much lead is required depends on what type of yacht you have. Here, Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland explains what lead is and why it is so important to sailmaking. In sailmaking terms, the ‘Lead’ is…
The Pulse 58 - an electric RIB
RS Electric Boats, the brand-new sister company to RS Sailing, this week launches the Pulse 58 - its electric RIB. Unveiled at Boot Dusseldorf, the Pulse58 is the product of two years of development and is ground-breaking as the first-ever…
A 3D chart of the Westerschelde with gorgeous detail that cannot be found on modern charts
Kinsale's Bobby Nash will be exhibiting his framed 3D nautical charts at the Boot Dusseldorf show in Germany which starts this Saturday, January 18th and runs until January 26th. A regular at the massive international show, Nash flies the flag…
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UK Sailmakers’ Barry Hayes In Howth Next Thursday For First In New Series On Top Tips For Sailors
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland begins a new series of talks with Top Tips For Sailors next Thursday 16 January at Howth Yacht Club from 7.30pm. Members and guests alike are welcome to attend the two-part session which will…
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Andrew Algeo's top performing DBSC cruiser Juggerknot II is a brand new J99 design from J-Boats
Mark Mansfield, J Boats agent for Ireland will be on the J Boats stand at the Dusseldorf Boat Show from the 18th of January. One of the three boats that J Boats will be showing will be the J/99, which…
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North Sails Ireland & The Sydney Hobart Winner 'Ichi Ban'
It was fantastic to see "Ichi Ban" win IRC overall in the Sydney Hobart race last week writes Maurice O'Connell. I raced this iconic race some years back on the IMX 40 "Nips 'n Tux" and it is a true classic…
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Winter Sails Service From UK Sailmakers Ireland
The Winter period is the best time for getting your sails serviced writes Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Whether it’s your car, your own health, or your sails, it is no secret that an annual check-up and service is…
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The Nautitech 46 Flybridge
Mark Mansfield, Irish Agent for Nautitech Catamarans, as well as J Boats, Grand Soleil, and Tofinou, outlines the models that will be on show from their four ranges. From Nautitech Catamarans, we’ll welcome you on board the fabulous 46 Flybridge.…
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ICRA Boat of the Year Rockabill VI
2019 was another fantastic year for North Sails Ireland. Our clients seem to be going faster and faster - for longer writes Maurice O'Connell. Many of you are winning events with our sails that have seen many many seasons use…
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Tom Slingsby winning the 2019 Worlds in Perth with North Sails
I've just been looking at the results from the Moth Worlds and have been following the progress of the Irish guys all week, so I thought I would share this with you writes Nigel Young. Earlier in the year, we talked…
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Get The Musto Cork 300 Collection Only At CH Marine
Musto is the official clothing partner to Cork 300 — the Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th anniversary celebrations in 2020 — and CH Marine is proud to be the exclusive supplier of the Musto Cork 300 Collection. This select range…
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Viking Marine’s Christmas Delivery Deadline Fast Approaching
Viking Marine reminds customers to order online from VikingMarine.ie before this coming Thursday 19 December to ensure delivery before Christmas. But don’t fret f you miss the postal deadline, as you can still ‘click and collect’ in-store at the Pavilion…
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A competitor is heavily reefed in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race
Here in Ireland the Coastal, ISORA and short-handed sailing is growing rapidly in popularity writes Nigel Young. Unlike Inshore racing these days in Ireland where I have not reefed in over 10 years the need to reef when sailing offshore…
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The J112E surfing downwind
The J112E has been one of the most successful models of the J Boat range since its introduction a couple of seasons ago, providing the perfect combination of a luxurious interior with top-level racing performance. The design brief of the…
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There are plenty of Free Downloads here to give you a real taste of what North U is all about
North Sails Ireland have enjoyed a strong connection with Bill Gladstone and the North U program over the last few years.  Back in the early years of North Sails Ireland Bill came over and did two tours of duty around…
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Save on North 1720 Sails: Celebrating 300 Years for the Royal Cork Yacht Club
In celebration of the Cork 300 Regatta in 2020 North Sails are offering a very special deal for the 1720 fleet. For all sails ordered before the end of December 2019 North Sails Ireland are offering savings on the full range of sails. North Sails…

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