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Zhik Boot 360 Now Available From CH Marine
Now in stock and available immediately from CH Marine online and in Cork and Skibbereen is the ultra-durable Boot 360 from extreme grip specialists Zhik. The Zhik Boot 360 is a high-cut race boot combining a side lace system with a…
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Rig tuning on Harmony in Scotland
The North Sails Ireland Team moved out of home for a few days last week and set up camp in Tarbert for the 2019 Scottish Series writes Nigel Young. Maurice O'Connell was helping Andrew Craig and his team on the…
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UK Sailmakers Ireland Expands – Your Local, Countrywide Sailmaker
UK Sailmakers Ireland has had a very successful 2018/2019 season thus far explains Graham Curran – “We’ve had great success over the past year. Success in the sailmaking industry is measured not by sales figures alone but also by the…
The line up of musicians who participated in 'Starboard Home', part of the 1916 Easter Rising 100th commemorations and where the inspiration of Dublin, its port and the Liffey was reflected in a gathering that also celebrated the capital.
A new documentary 'Starboard Home' (on RTE One tonight at 10.15pm) which formed part of the 1916 Easter Rising centenary commemorations held in Dublin, involved musicians commissioned to produce works inspired by the capital, its port and the Liffey. In…
Fibre Optic Cable Laying In The Irish Sea This Weekend
Marine Notice No 13 of 2019 advises that a pre-lay grapnel run and route clearance operations will be conducted in Irish waters for three days from tomorrow, Friday 31 May, to Sunday 2 June as part of installation of the…
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Hoses, barrels and other paraphernalia needed to conduct a swamp test on the new OSM 575 Speedliner
Not only is the OSM 575 Speedliner boat hand-made to the highest specifications, but we also take our customers' safety seriously writes Brian O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan's Marine. Loading up the 19-foot OSM 575 Speedliner along with hoses, barrels and other paraphernalia…
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MGM Boats are hosting a new and used boat show in the Coal Harbour in Dun Laoghaire from June 7-9
Leading Irish yacht broker MGM Boats will stage a New and Used Boat Show in Dun Laoghaire Harbour from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June. At least 13 new models are going on display including a recently arrived Sun Odyssey 349 yacht…
File image of the Garda Water Unit
A former member of the Garda Water Unit who died on a diving excursion at the weekend has been remembered by colleagues as “a really popular guy who had won several awards for water rescues”. The Irish Times reports that…
Live Chat With Jeanneau On New Sun Fast 3300
Jeanneau development chief Hervé Piveteau is answering questions in a YouTube live chat today (Monday 27 May) about the new Sun Fast 3300 as its latest video hyping the new craft is premiered. Described by the French yacht builder as…
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Folding hinged propellers help reduce drag under the surface
Ensuring there’s no unnecessary high resistance in the water is one key to the success of X-Yachts hull designs over the years, as CEO and founder Niels Jeppesen explains in the latest instalment of its video series, which you can watch below.…
The UK Royal Navy's only 'on-duty warship' HMS St. Albans departed Portsmouth Naval Base (as AFLOAT pictured above) is scheduled to arrive today (lunchtime) at the Port of Holyhead (operated by Stena Line Ports). The north Wales port town is to hold a special events tomorrow (read below) including public tours of the 'Duke' class frigate at the Orthios Jetty. This is close to Newry Beach where AFLOAT also adds is the local Maritime Museum which over the years has developed closer relationships with its Irish Sea counterpart located near the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
A UK Royal Navy warship is sailing to north Wales (today) to take part in the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations. HMS St Albans, reports NorthWalesLive, will arrive at the Port of Holyhead to take part in a series of events…
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The new Whaly Inland Fisheries fleet
Following successful sea trials, the eagerly anticipated hand over of five Whaly 500R completed boats has been made by O'Sullivan's Marine to Inland Fisheries crews from all over Ireland, from Wexford to Donegal. Each boat was custom built to its own…
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Artist’s impression of the new Beneteau First Yacht 53, which debuts at Cannes this autumn
After two years of development, Beneteau’s First Yacht 53 will be shown for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival this September, followed by autumn boat shows in Genoa, Barcelona and in the US at Annapolis. The 17-metre yacht…
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Chimaera is competing in this weekend's Scottish Series
The North Sails Ireland team of Nigel Young, Shane Hughes and myself, Maurice O'Connell, head to the Scottish Series today to race with our customers and against our many friends from Ireland and the UK. J109 Chimaera I will be racing…
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Finn Lynch checks his Tacktick compass (positioned on the deck at the mast step) during World Sailing's Miami world Cup in January
After the Rio Olympics, the International Laser Class Association changed it's class rules to allow the use of digital compasses. The rule now is that 'Electronic, self-contained, digital compasses using only magnetic input are permitted.' In conversation with Viking Marine Ambassador…
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The XC45 is bound for Kinsale in County Cork
There is a brand new XC45 yacht on its way to Kinsale, Co Cork writes Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Currently lying in the X-Yachts factory yard in Denmark; it will soon be on its way to Irish waters…

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