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In IRC 2, the Kelly family's heavily IRC-optimised J109 "Storm II" from Rush SC won her class with a four-point margin
North Sails Ireland-powered race-boats took three podium places in the just-concluded Scottish Series raced in majestic conditions on the beautiful waters of Loch Fyne. In IRC 2, the Kelly family's heavily IRC-optimised J109 "Storm II" from Rush SC won her…
Win a Crewsaver Crewfit Sport 165N Auto Lifejacket Worth €88.95 in our free to enter competition below
Leading Irish Chandlery CH Marine is giving away a limited edition Crewsaver Crewfit Sport 165N Auto Lifejacket valued at €88.95 in this free to enter CH Marine/Afloat.ie competition.  The competition is part of CH Marine's annual LIFEJACKET AWARENESS WEEK that kicks off…
Lifejacket check – get yours tested at CH Marine in Cork
Is your lifejacket in good working order? Lifejackets have to be regularly serviced and maintained to work when needed!  Leading Irish chandlery CH Marine is playing its role in keeping sailors safe this season with its annual Lifejacket Awareness campaign starting this…
The INSS in Dun Laoghaire Harbour is holding two information events this week to help primary and second level teachers, TY co-coordinators and PTA members see what can be offered to schools to get them sailing
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School (INSS) is inviting school principals, teachers, PTA members to two information sessions this week. With the new physical education syllabus for the Leaving Certificate including sailing as an option the Irish National Sailing…
The late Pat O’Rourke being instructed in motor-boat handling by her husband Jack during a Shannon cruise in 1971
The 1875-founded Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club has been mourning the passing of its most senior member with the death at the age of 97 of Patricia (Pat) O’Rourke. As Patricia Kavanagh, she married Jack O’Rourke, a noted tailor in…
Chartplotting and fishfinding has never been easier with the Garmin Echomap range
#CHMarine - The latest range of Garmin Echomap chart plotters is available from CH Marine both in store and online. Prices range from €359 (£312.33) for the Echomap 45CV to the top-of-the-line Echomap 95SV at €995 (£865.65) — all waterproof…
Cruiser 250, available in five colours in 3L and 750ml sizes, will help you get back on the water sooner
If you’re refreshing your boat for the summer sailing and cruising season, look no further than Viking Marine and their new range of paints, varnish and antifoul treatments. AkzoNobel’s International Cruise 250 is a polishing antifouling gloss paint providing quality…
Marine Institute CEO Peter Heffernan, PwC partner Yvonne Thompson and BIM chief Jim O’Toole the launch of the 2018 Our Ocean Wealth Summit
#OurOceanWealth - Optimising, commercialising, managing and protecting Ireland’s multi-billion-euro ’blue economy’ is the focus of the 2018 Our Ocean Wealth Summit in Galway on 28-29 June. Speaking at the launch of the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, this year under the…
The decision was made by British Marine after independent research showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry
Industry body, British Marine, says making the decision to put the London Boat Show on hold now for 2019 enables the organisation to look at alternative options. Here is the British Marine statement in full:  British Marine, which organises and owns…
The late Henry Lupton of Galway was enthusiastically generous in his interaction with every aspect of sailing
If you sought a multi-faceted example of contemporary Galway and the way the city and its surrounding area interact both with the sea and the most modern research industries, then the late Henry Lupton would be an eloquent example. He…
The J97 "Windjammer" (Denis Power & Lindsay Casey) was first in IRC 2, completing a win in all three IRC classes and the overall ISORA race for North Sails–powered boats
Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell reports that North Sails Ireland powered race boats had a 'stunning' weekend's success on both sides of the Irish Sea. Kip Regatta Firstly, in Kip Regatta in Scotland in the competitive 12 boat RC 35 division Pat…
The J109 sponsorship package will include "North U" style on the water support, video analysis and de-brief after racing
North Sails Ireland have announced a sponsorship package for the two Irish J109 class events in 2018. The package will cover the J109 East Coast Championships in the Royal Irish Yacht Club on May 19th & 20th and the National…
Asymmetric or Symmetric? Which Spinnaker Type to Use & How To Set It
Sailing Professional Mark Mansfield, who is a Racing Consultant with UK Sailmakers Ireland, goes through the different spinnaker sail options and how to set and control each of them. This is the latest in a series of information articles produced…
The new Lagoon 450 S sailing catamaran will be on display at Howth Yacht Club this weekend
A brand new 45–foot Lagoon catamaran will be the highlight of a display of new craft going on show at Howth Yacht Club this weekend. The north Dublin club, in association with broker MGM Boats, will host an 'open weekend' at…
George Sisk and some of his key crew, the Farr Design office and Barry Hayes from UK Ireland Sailmakers have redeveloped the Farr 42 WOW! for the 2018 season
Royal Irish Yacht Club Skipper George Sisk has had the Farr 42 WOW! for nearly ten years so there was a feeling that it was time to look at a new boat for his Dublin Bay and Irish yacht racing…
Brendan Coghlan's SunFast 3600 "YoYo"
North Sails Ireland are reporting an 'epic' start to the Dublin Bay Sailing Club season with a fine turnout for the third Saturday race in medium southerly winds and a good Dublin Bay chop. The sailmaker recorded the following IRC and…

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