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The UK Sailmakers Ireland Talks Series begins in Ballyholme Yacht Club on February 23
Irish Laser ace Liam Glynn will be on home waters when he and UK Sailmakers Ireland manager Barry Hayes deliver the first of a series of UK Sails countrywide talks beginning in Ballyholme Yacht Club on Belfast Lough later this month.…
Salona 45 – Tom Roche with his XD Carbon Main and Headsail in perfect balance upwind
When it comes to reducing the area of your headsail (HSA) as a way to improve your IRC rating, Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland has the low down. you’ll learn how complicated while also straightforward the process can be…
A group photo from the UK Sailmakers 2022 Loft Managers meeting taken at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire Harbour
UK Sailmakers International’s loft owners and managers met at The Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire last month for their first in-person meeting since 2019, hoisted by UK sailmakers Ireland. The annual meetings bring together UK Sailmakers’ leadership from…
Kenny Rumball (closest to camera) and his 1720 crew competing in the recent DBSC Turkey Shoot on Dublin Bay
Last month, UK Sailmakers Ireland announced the addition of two more sailmakers to their team, reflecting the increase in the loft’s business: Kenny Rumball and Liam Glynn. Following-up on that announcement, UK Sailmakers Ireland was delighted to report that Kenny…
Two new sailmaking appointments for UK Sailmakers Ireland: Kenny Rumball (left) and Liam Glynn
The clearest indication that a business is succeeding is when one sees growth and expansion in that company’s staffing and operational footprint. Such is the case here at UK Sailmakers Ireland, led by renowned sailmaker and yacht racer Barry Hayes.…
There is a range of bag types available, from holdalls of different sizes and colours to Tote bags; they're the ideal stocking filler! 
A perfect Christmas gift for the sailor in your life - the McWilliam bag is the ideal bag to take on your boat, as it is rugged and water-resistant. This Black Friday, we’re offering 10% off everything in our McWilliams…
Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland giving a talk on Uni-Titanium at a Sailmakers conference. Dun Laoghaire will host UK Sailmakers’ 2022 Loft Managers Meeting from November 16-18, with 21 lofts will be represented by 32 people from as far away as Hong Kong and  Australia
UK Sailmakers International (UKI), a worldwide group of sailmakers with over 40 lofts and service centres around the globe, holds its Loft Managers Meeting in a different part of the world every year. This reflects the company’s international footprint as…
The Winter period is the best time for getting your sails serviced
We hope you had a great sailing season, and we are looking forward to next season. It’s coming up soon and UK Sailmakers Ireland want you to get the most of your 2023 season. So get in early and get…
The sail design for a Santa Cruz 50’s light No. 1 alongside a photo of the actual sail flying – the two are virtually identical.
Sure, your sailmaker may know how to use a computer to design a sail, but does your sailmaker know how to make that design software perform at a level comparable with winning that F-1 race, making a living playing backgammon,…
Kinsale Yacht Club's Kinsailor crew competing at the J24 Europeans in Howth
After ten races, the J/24 European Championship hosted by Howth Yacht Club, concluded in a tie at 65 points, with the third-place team only one point back. That third-place team was made up of six junior sailors from the Kinsale…
IMP in the Cobh Regatta 2022 with SK 90 A3 Gennaker and XD Carbon upwind sails
It has been a busy summer here in UK Sailmakers Ireland with Cork Week and other regattas. We are pleased to report that we were up to the challenge of getting sails made and ready on time despite the obstacles…
UK Sailmakers Ireland celebrates One Design sailing success this season with a stunning 1,2,3 at the 1720 European Championships at Cork Week in July. The loft is also celebrating title wins in July's Ruffian National Championships and August's Beneteau 31.7s National…
Blennerville Windmill on Tralee Bay
Kerry County Council approached McWilliam Sailmakers in Crosshaven to build and design new windmill sails for the Blennerville Windmill on Tralee Bay. Restoration works on the windmill have already seen new wing frames built by Cedarlan Ltd, which has its…
In this 3D real time photo of a racing boat you can see the forestay sag off the straight line in the shot. Note the twist in the leech to compensate for the sag
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland gives us the ins and outs of forestay sag and how it affects your sail so you can get the best out of your headsail shape and rig settings. Regardless of if you’re cruising…
Finbarr O'Regan and his J/109 crew on Artful Dodjer  that won Class Zero and One IRC overall in the Axiom Private Clients Race at Kinsale Yacht Club. Finnbar was using a brand new UK Sailmakers Ireland headsail
Congratulations to Finbarr O'Regan and his J/109 crew that won Class Zero and One IRC overall in the Axiom Private Clients Race at Kinsale Yacht Club on Saturday. Finnbar was using a brand new UK Sailmakers Ireland headsail to our…
The home page of the new UK Sailmakers Ireland launched this week
Cork Harbour based sailmaking company UK Sailmakers Ireland has launched a new website for the coming season. The marine firm's Barry Hayes says "it’s a website for Irish sailors with news articles and stories but most of all we want…

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