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Barton's Laser Kits are approved 'class legal' by the Laser Class
Barton Marine’s Laser dinghy kits have now been approved as class legal for the Laser class, providing an option for sailors looking for lightweight, free-running gear to upgrade their one-design Laser. Extensively tested, sailors across the globe can train and…
The new look for Yannick Lemonnier's Mini 6.50. Original designer Sam Manuard has done away with the single canard daggerboard, and replaced it with two asymmetrical foils
Quite a few of us still think of Yannick Lemonnier as the keen young French guy who came to Galway by way of Dingle, and in time became the Irish branch of Quantum Sails, with a new loft in the…
Get the Innovative Ewincher 2 from CH Marine
Ewincher 2 is the electric winch handle with even more power — and it’s now available from CH Marine. With its single “one for all” handle, you can power all your winches in all situations and for all manoeuvres, whether…
Maurice O'Connell from North Sails Ireland
The Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour presents a 'Winning Races In Dublin Bay'; a Top Tips From North Sails Ireland’s Maurice O'Connell on Wednesday, February 24th. “Prof” from North Sails Ireland never misses a DBSC race with…
boot Düsseldorf & European Boating Industry
boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry announce that the sixth edition of the annual International Breakfast Meeting will move to a digital format. On 20 April, high-level panellists from business and politics will discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis…
A fleet of six Rondar Firefly dinghies ideal for team racing is for sale at €9,500
Dublin based broker Leinster Boats are selling a fleet of six Rondar Firefly dinghies ideal for team racing for €9,500. Broker Ronan Beirne of Leinster boats say the GRP hulls require attention but that's to be expected with a 2004-built…
Ian O'Meara of Viking Marine with some tips for keeping sailing gear clear of salt water damage
We've all been there, forgetting to wash a sailing jacket only to discover the next time you pull it out of the bag, the zip is corroded. It's normally due to not being washed out thoroughly with fresh water that expensive…
Paul O'Higgins JPK 1080
The biennial RORC Fastnet race is undergoing a seismic change this year. As reported here in Afloat, it's the first time since it's inauguration in 1925 that it will NOT finish in Plymouth in Devon but in Cherbourg in France.…
Limited-Time Early Bird Deals on Antifouls with CH Marine
Get into the swings of things this spring, and prepare for when restrictions allow, with big discounts on International antifouls with CH Marine. But you’ll have to hurry as they’re only available for a limited time and while stocks last.…
New Sails lined up at the Quantum loft in Galway, awaiting delivery and sail trials
Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland announces that a new 10% Spring discount is now available on Quantum sails ordered up to the 15th of April. Also with the VAT rate scheduled to revert back to the original 23% on…
Sean and Yannick Lemonnier from Galway Bay
Meet Yannick and Sean Lemonnier, Galway Bay's father-son shorthanded offshore sailing duo. Yannick is the owner of Quantum Sails Ireland and is preparing for the 2021 Mini Transat Race. He has been sharing his passion with Sean for years and…
Team INEOS UK
Good Evening (or good morning!) sailors, The first skirmishes in the Prada Cup finals are upon us and here at North Sails Ireland, we are watching with bated breath! The protagonists are INEOS team UK skippered by...ahem.....2001 1720 European Champion…
Ronan Beirne of Leinster Boats
Yachts and boats are required by Leinster Boats for clients planning to get afloat for the coming season. Leinster Boats will ensure your vessel has a high level of exposure by listing on 12 marketing partner portals: Yacht World, Afloat,…
Dean Brien of Viking Marine
Dun Laoghaire Harbour's Viking Marine has launched a series of short videos on how to care for your technical kit and tips and checks on safety kit to do in advance of any sailing season. In the first of its…
Win a Helly Hansen Crew Midlayer Jacket with Viking Marine
Viking Marine have teamed up with Helly Hansen to give away a Crew Midlayer Jacket — a favourite for sailors on and off the water. The Crew Midlayer Jacket is serious in protecting you from wind, insulating you from the…
O'Sullivan's Marine: Business Development & Operations Manager Required
Position: Business Development and Operations Manager. Location: Tralee, Co. Kerry. Role: The business development and operations manager is a key leadership position within a fast-growing business in the marine industry. The prime business of the company was boat building, but…

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