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Get A Head Start On Winter Service With UK Sailmakers Ireland

4th September 2018
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Stains and weathering? Freshen up your sails with UK Sailmakers Ireland’s laundry service Stains and weathering? Freshen up your sails with UK Sailmakers Ireland’s laundry service

Get a head start on winter servicing for your sails with UK Sailmakers Ireland in Cork Harbour.

The current dry spell is no better time to check over your sails before removing them for the winter months — and have your boat looking its best come 2019.

UK Sailmakers Ireland’s laundry service (deadline 18 January 2019) is at hand to deal with the tough stuff, from green algae and mildew to salt crystals, acidic pollution, and stains from rust, food or diesel. Cover washing and reproofing are also offered.

With over 100 years of sailmaking experience in their Crosshaven sail loft, UK Sailmakers Ireland are ready to repair or re-cut your sails to give more years of competitive and reliable use.

And early payment can net big discounts on new sails, with 12.5% off your total if paid in full by the end of September (10% if paid by end of October; 5% by end of November).

For details contact Graham or Barry at [email protected] or phone +353 (0)21 483 1505.

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About the Loft

UK Sailmakers Ireland brings modern professional sailmaking to Irish Sailing.​ Formerly known as McWilliam Sailmakers; the company was started 47 years ago to bring the latest technology to Irish sailors - we continue this mission today.

Under new leadership in 2018; our loft is dedicated to fulfilling the needs of all Irish sailors. ​As sailmakers we do not just design sails for boats. We design and build sails for your boat. Our extensive and versatile product line allows us to produce sails to suit your requirements and expectations.   

​As a core loft within the UK Sailmakers Group we are uniquely placed to draw from a worldwide pool of knowledge and experience - these ties have been recently strengthened with the return of Barry Hayes and Claire Morgan from Hong Kong. ​Barry held a key role in our primary production facility on Hong Kong Island for the past fifteen years. With their return comes a renewed focus on technology R&D on Irish waters.  

​With a wide variety of sailing conditions and a impressive pool of talent the Irish cruiser racing fleet is the ideal test bed for new technologies.​ 

​As with all things in sailing; the secrets will be closely guarded - but for the first time in decades Irish sailors will be at the forefront of sail technology development.​

Although much has changed; some constants remain. The same great sail and customer service we have provided in the past will continue, as does our commitment and passion for growing the sport of sailing all over the country. 

​Staff:

Barry Hayes [email protected]

Graham Curran [email protected]

Claire Morgan [email protected]

Mark Mansfield [email protected]

​Contact Information:

UK Sailmakers Ireland

Hoddersfield Mill

Crosshaven

County Cork

P43 EY26

Republic of Ireland

Tel: +353 21 4831505

Fax: +353 21 4831700

Email: [email protected]

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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