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X Yachts Designs "L" Shaped Keels for Cruisers & Torpedo Keels for Performance Yachts
Danish yacht manufacturer X-Yachts has been explaining why it designs "L" shaped keels for its cruisers, and torpedo "T" shaped keels for its performance yachts range? Apart from an obvious advantage of the L shaped keel shedding seaweed and lobster…
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Foynes Yacht Club Champion, Darragh McCormack
North Sails Ireland is offering the members of Foynes Yacht Club and visitors a presentation on the latest theory and techniques for improving and refining upwind trim and boat speed. North Sails Ireland will be hosting the Sail Trim &…
The J97 Windjammer
Windjammer crew members were in attendance for the Round Ireland Yacht Race lecture by Kenneth Rumball and John White at the Royal Irish Yacht Club last Thursday 7 February, which also highlighted a crew overboard incident on the J97 late…
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Get In The Red For Valentine’s Day With Viking Marine
If red is to be your colour this season, then Valentine’s Day is the day to buy your red paint from Viking Marine. To celebrate Cupid, the Dun Laoghaire chandlery is offering 20% off red paint purchased in store on…
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North Sails agent Maurice O'Connell will talk about upwind sail trim and escaping from the start in his lecture at Rush Sailing Club on Wednesday
Rush Sailing Club in North County Dublin is the venue for the next North Sails talk where North Sails Ireland agent Maurice O'Connell will talk about upwind sail trim and escaping from the start. RSC is the home club of…
Sailor Hit By Electric Shock While Moving Boat Tells How His Life Was Saved
A North Cork sailor recently reunited with the people who saved his life after he was electrocuted while moving his sailboat. As Echo Live reports, it’s now a year since Noel Moloney was hit with a 10,000-volt electric shock when…
Peter O'Leary on the bow of the Irish Star in Miami with the name of his Irish sponsor, CH Marine of Cork clearly visible. North Sails Ireland look after the sails on the Irish keelboat
Royal Cork Yacht Club brothers Robert and Peter O'Leary have dropped three places overall at the inaugural Star Junior World Championship hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club. The Cork Harbour duo lie sixth overall in a fleet of 36 after…
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The all-new X40 is a forty-foot performance cruising yacht and will be the smallest model in the pure X range
X-Yachts has announced a presentation of the new X40 – the latest addition to the successful Pure X range. In 2016, X-Yachts launched the new pure ‘X’ range which included the X43 and the X65. In 2018, X-Yachts launched two…
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With a new year comes an amended IRC rule for all yachts racing under the rating
IRC is an ever-changing rule, adapting as our sport evolves at both the Grand Prix and club racing level. At UK Sailmakers Ireland we are always searching for advantageous gains for our customers. With a new year comes an amended…
Ron Holland
One time Irish based yacht designer Ron Holland has won a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Superyacht Design Symposium 2019, and Boat International Design and Innovation Awards The competition included a total of 61 nominated yachts with 19 receiving recognition.…
The Gonzaga College team, inaugural winners of the Shanahan Team Racing Cup
With his captaining of the successful Gonzaga College team in the inaugural Shanahan Cup raced at the Irish National Sailing School on January 16th, noted junior sailor Jack Fahy is the Afloat.ie “Sailor of the Month” for January 2019. Competing…
The Royal St. George Yacht Club J80 'Rationel' is part of the 2019 DBSC Spring Chicken fleet
This morning's DBSC Spring Chicken Series got off to a gentle start in light to medium westerlies on Dublin Bay for the 38-plus boat fleet. The regular mix of contestants were joined by Iduna, an 80–year–old Lymington L Class design. Viking Marine…
Some samples of Lynn Haughton’s Neo Collection
Old wetsuits aren’t recyclable, with thousands dumped in Irish landfills each year — but as RTÉ News reports, one woman has found a way to ‘upcycle’ them into something new. Lynn Haughton, a designer based in Co Wexford, has been…
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The RCYC U25 team sporting North Sails T-Shirts
North Sails Ireland enjoyed a great day out last Friday with the Royal Cork Yacht Club Under 25 Academy. We were looking at some new 1720 3Di Nordac upwind sails and the North 1720 T-6 Class spinnaker writes Nigel Young.…
The Prestige 750 marks a step up in luxury for the MMA fighter
There is speculation that Conor McGregor is trading up from his existing luxury motor yacht The 188 to a 2019 model, as the Irish Mirror reports. The MMA fighter’s Instagram recently featured him leafing through the brochure of the brand…
An Aladdin’s cave of boat gear, and a treasurehouse of useful local marine information – Pierce Purcell in Purcell Marine of Clarenbridge at the head of Galway Bay
With a working life in which sailing, business and friendship are so intertwined that it is difficult if not impossible to tell where one begins and another ends, it will be a sweetly sad bit of news for many folk…

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