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‘So Far so Good’ by Paddy Barry deserves to take its place on the book shelf beside the ‘Navigatio’ of St Brendan and ‘Across Three Oceans’ by Conor O’Brien says Round–the–world sailor Pete Hogan
Following WM Nixon's review of the launch of Paddy Barry's book So Far So Good, An Adventurous Life last September, artist and Round–the–World Sailor Pete Hogan recommends the memoir of the Irish sailor who has followed St Brendan’s wake both actually and…
Viking Marine are exhibiting on Stand B11 at the Angling Show in North Dublin
Leading chandlery store Viking Marine is one of some of the leading boat dealers displaying at the Ireland Angling show this weekend in Swords, North Dublin.  The Dun Laoghaire and Wicklow based chandler is a repeat exhibitor at the two…
The new logo incorporates an icon that is symbolic of the globe, waves and movement - effectively representing CH Marine's business aspirations
Leading Irish chandlery store CH Marine is undergoing a fresh new branding look and has started this process with the launch of a new logo. CH Marine’s CEO, Nicholas Bendon, says that the new design better reflects the company’s forward…
INSS Offers Discount For Last Places On Next Week’s Competent Crew Course
#INSS - Owing to a late cancellation, the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School is overing a discounted rate for two remaining places on its Competent Crew course setting sail next Monday 19 February. Normally priced at €699, the last…
Conor Fogerty’s Bam! flying her North Sails A5 kite
#NorthSails - New Volvo Irish Sailor of the Year Conor Fogerty has hailed North Sails Ireland’s role in his offshore success. Following his award win last Friday, the Howth Yacht Club stalwart said: “North Sails have been a part of…
Henri Lloyd's new Shadow 3D Racing Range
Born out of our experience of working with some of the World's leading racing teams including Land Rover BAR and Wild Oats, Henri Lloyd marine clothing has been developed through years of collaborative testing where weight, performance, protection and comfort…
2018 sees North Sails completes a ten–year move from 3DL string laminates to 3Di 'moulded composite sail structures'
The beginning of 2018 marks a milestone for North Sails as the international sailmaker completes a ten–year transformation from 3DL string laminates to 3Di moulded composite sail structures. It's a development that North Sails Ireland chief Nigel Young says is…
Conor Fogerty receiving the Volvo Irish Sailor of the Year Award for 2017 at the RDS tonight
#SailorOfTheYear - Conor Fogerty has been named Afloat Irish Sailor of the Year for 2017 for his astonishing performance in the Single-Handed East-West Transatlantic Race last summer during what was a particularly strong year for Irish offshore sailing. June’s Offshore…
Heavy weather sailing at the DBSC Turkey Shoot last December on Dublin Bay. Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland shares some sailmaking 'nuggets' below
In every industry there are 'nuggets' of information which can completely change how you look at things. Sailmaking is no different. Sometimes these nuggets are so obvious that you kick yourself for not noticing them before but often they only…
The Dubarry Shamrock boot features an elastic gusset on the back of the boot to cater for the average and over average calf measurement with ease
Ireland's Dubarry is the go-to brand for sailing boots amongst the seafaring fraternity across the globe, successfully combining the finest performance materials with specially developed technologies and design features. Dubarry has updated its original award-winning, unisex, performance sailing boot, Shamrock. Crafted…
Marine Electronics Manufacturers End Three-Year-Long Legal Dispute
Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad® and B&G® brands and Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), announced today that they have ended a three-year-long legal dispute relating to sonar and auto guidance patents. The agreement…
The Mercy stars Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz and will be released here on Friday
Dublin artist and round–the–world solo sailor Pete Hogan reviews The Mercy, the sailing movie starring Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz that is to be released in Ireland on Friday. I was invited to the premier of this movie in the Lighthouse cinema…
A screen shot from the Oyster Yachts website
Leading UK sailing yacht brand Oyster Yachts has gone into liquidation. The reasons for the crash are not yet known but around 150 jobs are thought to be at risk. A statement on the yacht builders website from CEO David…
The Irish National Sailing School has launched a new cruiser–racer training programme
Go–ahead sailing school, the Irish National Sailing School based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, that has already opened a new base in Malahide for 2018, announced this week it will stage a new cruiser–racer training programme designed to bridge the gap between introductory sailing…
The Zhik sailing clothing sale continues at CH Marine
While stocks last CH Marine Chanldery is continuing its Zhik marine clothing sale. The Cork store has value across the Australian brand range including a Superwarm skiff suit €195 and a Superwarm Top €155. Other examples include Microfleece skiff suits €169, Aroshell…
Scroll down the page for a 'Starting Strategies with Mike Marshall' vid from North Sails
The first two minutes of a race is arguably the most important. Those first two minutes will define where you start on the line, and how much space is around you to accelerate. This makes starting one of the hardest…

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