Menu

Ireland's sailing, boating & maritime magazine

In association with ISA Logo Irish Sailing

afloat banner

UK Sailmakers Ireland, Crosshaven, County Cork

021 4831505 - [email protected] - Visit Website

UK Sailmakers Ireland
Promoted
The UK Sailmakers stand at boot Düsseldorf 2020
UK Sailmakers Ireland are looking forward to seeing current and prospective customers at boot Düsseldorf this week. If you want to see what the latest sail technology in Ireland, be sure to drop by UK Sailmakers on stand D 10 in…
Promoted
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…
Promoted
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…
Promoted
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…
Promoted
McWilliam Sailing Bag Black Friday Specials!
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…
Promoted
A top J109 cockpit in racing mode. Making sure each control line, sheet and halyard is ready for use is vital for success on the race course
The pit or “strings” is a vital role aboard any boat; but not just mechanically, explains Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. A good pit person is involved in everything. Every sail manoeuvre, the start, on the rail, aiding communication…
Promoted
Tacking is a costly manoeuvre in most boats, but the loss is unavoidable. The more you can reduce the loss, the more options you have
Tacking is likely the most common manoeuvre we execute on our boats. It is pretty hard to avoid in fact writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Every second lost while tacking is multiplied 3, 4, 5, 6 times when…
Promoted
A winter sail service can protect your investment
It is approaching the time of year where we make the most of what is left and prepare for the off-season pack up writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. The Autumn/Winter period is the best time for buying new…
Promoted
UK Sailmaker's Yannick Lemonnier is one of the most experienced offshore racers in the country
Although the offshore sailing season is drawing to an end; it is never too early to look to your 2020 sailing season. Offshore racing, both crewed and shorthanded, is one of the biggest growth areas of sailing domestically and internationally.…
Promoted
Wow on Dublin Bay
In early 2019 the news broke that there was a new “WOW” on the way to Ireland from Lisbon. George Sisk had added a new XP44 to his line of successful racing yachts named “WOW”. Barry Hayes reports on the…
Promoted
On the wind after a successful exit from a leeward mark for the Dublin Bay Beneteau 34.7 Black Velvet
We all know sailing fast in a straight line is very important. That is where, as sailmakers, our products shine and our technical background can be leveraged for your benefit writes Graham Curran. But races are won and lost at…
Promoted
Outrageous—J109 on her way to class win at Sovereigns Cup 2019 using Carbon Uni Titanium main and headsail
Olympic sailor Mark Mansfield who is an agent for UK Sailmakers Ireland offers his five top tips for those looking at buying new sails this year. 1. Correct Size Sails Make sure the new sails are the correct size. IRC…
Promoted
There is no better time to buy UK Sails than during the autumn period with up to 15% off retail pricing
Returning from (attempted) racing last night on Dublin Bay, one of the crew reminded us all that there are only two Thursday evening races left in the DBSC season writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Summer 2019 has gone by…
Promoted
The J109 'Outrageous' with UK Uni Titanium Main and Non overlapping J1 headsail —notice how far inhauled it is
Olympic keelboat helmsman Mark Mansfield of UK Sailmakers Ireland discusses headsail options  If you go back 20 years, or even 15, most designs coming out had large overlapping (headsail goes outside the shrouds) headsails to give them power in the light airs.…
Promoted
Andrew Hall's J125 Jackknife leads ISORA overall after Race 11 from Dun Laoghaire
Barry Hayes, Director of UK Sailmakers Ireland highlights some recent successes for Boats flying UK Sailmakers sails from Ireland, both around the country and in the Solent Following on from considerable inshore successes for UK Sailmakers Ireland (three IRC class…
Promoted
Chris Frost’s Swan 36 “Finola” GBR 23806 at the start of Saturday’s RORC Channel Race. Crew aboard: Chris Frost, Ollie Frost, Roger Frost, Graham Curran, Bryan O’Donnell, Robert Kerley
"Twist" is one of the many buzzwords in sailing. We might know what it is and when it's needed – and when it’s not – but why do we need twist in the first place? And what effects does it…
Who is Your Sailor Sailor of the Year 2019?
Total Votes:
First Vote:
Last Vote:

Featured Sailing School

INSS sidebutton

Featured Clubs

dbsc mainbutton
Howth Yacht Club
Kinsale Yacht Club
National Yacht Club
Royal Cork Yacht Club
Royal Irish Yacht club
Royal Saint George Yacht Club

Featured Brokers

leinster sidebutton

Featured Webcams

Featured Associations

ISA sidebutton
ICRA
isora sidebutton

Featured Events 2020

Featured Chandleries

CHMarine Afloat logo
osm sidebutton
viking sidebutton

Featured Sailmakers

northsails sidebutton
uksails sidebutton

Featured Marinas

dlmarina sidebutton

Featured Blogs

W M Nixon - Sailing on Saturday
podcast sidebutton
mansfield sidebutton
BSB sidebutton
sellingboat sidebutton

Please show your support for Afloat by donating