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 Mr McCaul will raise funds for the Galway Hospice as a tribute to Mr Stewart in a row of the Shannon
A south Galway potter is embarking on a 350km row down the Shannon-Erne waterway in a handmade boat in memory of a close friend writes Lorna Siggins Weather permitting, Kinvara artist Joe McCaul (65) set out from Belleek, Co Fermanagh today…
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Jonny O'Dowd competing in the UK J80 National Championships
The J80 UK National Championships was hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club from 24th to 26th August with racing taking place in Christchurch Bay rather than the Western Solent writes Shane Hughes of North Sails Ireland. The tides are more…
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Crazy Horse Flying her 2015 3DL Mainsail and 2014 S2 Spinnaker winning the 2019 B31.7 Nationals
WOW! What an amazing weekend for our fantastic clients. Inshore, offshore and one-design - well done, congratulations and Thank you for your brilliant sailing writes Maurice O'Connell of North Sails Ireland. Where to start? Here goes... Beneteau 31.7 Nationals Following…
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Viking Marine’s August Sailing Wear Sale Is Now On
Viking Marine’s Pavilion shop might be closed today (Sunday 25 August) owing to the road closures for IRONMAN 70.30 Dun Laoghaire. But the new clothing sale which started on Friday continues this week, with big bargains to be had from…
Dreamworld. The fabulous location of Greystones and its marina needs an aerial view to be fully appreciated
The problem with Greystones is that it faces the sea writes W M Nixon. Or at the very least, there isn’t a part of the north Wicklow town in which you aren’t very aware that the sea is nearby. The…
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Juke Box winning the J109 UK Nationals
Greetings to all J109 sailors! As the summer draws to a close and our seasonal pricing programme starts (please do get in touch for special offers now!), we thought it would be timely to reflect on what has been an…
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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…
A still from surfing documentary Between Land and Sea, screening Tuesday night 20 August on RTÉ 2
Surfing documentary Between Land and Sea will have its Irish TV premiere tonight (Tuesday 20 August) at 10.15pm on RTÉ 2. Ross Whitaker’s film chronicles ‘a year in the life of an Atlantic surf town’, namely Lahinch in Co Clare…
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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…
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The INSS is based in Dun Laoghaire Harbour, County Dublin
The Irish National Sailing School (INSS) is seeking a full-time Instructor and co-ordinator. The successful candidate will also provide coordination assistance for the operation of a busy watersports centre. Role Description Role: Full Time Sailing Instructor / Operations Coordinator Duration: 1-year…
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The X4⁰ is the latest model in the Pure X range
X-Yachts will have a significant presence at the upcoming Southampton International Boat Show, with two UK premieres from its Pure X range. Leading the class is the all new X4⁰, the latest model in the Pure X range — blending…
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The two-person Jobe Chaser towable is now €170 from CH Marine, down from €199.99
Jobe towable inflatables mean serious fun on the water — and with discounts across the range from CH Marine this August, you can make some serious savings, too. Inflatable rings, chairs and watersleds suitable for anywhere from one to eight…
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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.…
Children will be encouraged to get out on the water at the Southampton International Boat Show next month
Nearly a quarter of all children in Great Britain — a whopping 2.28 million — have never been swimming in the ocean, and 35% have never been in a boat on the sea. That’s according to new research commissioned by…
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Save On Lifejackets & Offshore Seawear With CH Marine This August
Big savings on lifejackets and offshore seawear can be yours among CH Marine’s August specials. Save nearly €30 on the price of the Zhik P2 PFD in black for a limited time only, now only €109.95. Prices have also been…
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One of the new Barracudas delivered via BJ Marine from Beneteau
Off the back of what they declare was their best ever year for sales of Beneteau outboard boats, Irish brokers BJ Marine were recently in attendance at the French builder’s global dealer conference in Valencia to get a special look…

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