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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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The New Antares 9 from Beneteau and BJ Marine
The New Antares 9 sets the stage for an exciting future of outboard-sports-cruisers from Beneteau writes David Hoctor of Irish agents BJ Marine Both the largest and sportiest Antares outboard to date, this is the model that bridges the gap…
This 2007-2015 refitted JONGERT TREWES CLIPPER 59 built in 1972 is for sale on Afloat Boats for Sale
There are as many people down-sizing boats these days as there are those who are trading up, with it becoming more difficult to get regular crew as modern family life makes time demands on people who, in a previous age,…
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Viking Marine Taking Pre-Orders For Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Official Clothing Collection
The official clothing collection from Helly Hansen for the 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is now available for pre-order from the event’s retail partners Viking Marine. And what’s more, all items ordered by Friday 14 June come with free screen…
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O’Sullivan’s Marine in County Kerry Are Expanding
County Kerry Marine firm O’Sullivan’s Marine has added another 1200 square foot of mezzanine floor to its Tralee showrooms to accommodate the increase in its chandlery stock for the 2019 season. O’Sullivan’s Marine has also announced an increased partnership with a number of…
The J97 Windjammer  (Lindsay Casey) took her first ISORA overall win and Class 2 in the fourth race of the Viking Marine Coastal Series
The first Irish Coastal race of the Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Championship 2019 took place on the 18th May with a starting time of 10.00. 21 boats from the entry list of 22 came to the start line in Dun…
Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake (second from left) with David Hoctor of BJ Marine, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires
An Irish BJ Marine sponsored angling team have qualified for the grand final of the Beneteau Barracuda Tour in France today.  As Afloat previously reported here, the team comprising of former Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires were…
Jedi starts the 2018 Round Ireland race just days prior to the man overboard incident that’s the subject of Kenneth Rumball and John White’s talk
Kenneth Rumball and John White are taking the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School’s popular ‘man overboard’ lecture to the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s London clubhouse this evening (Thursday 16 May). On 29 June 2018, the J109 yacht Jedi started…
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UK Sailmakers’ Uni-Titanium sails on the Dublin Bay yacht WOW
Towards the end of the winter period and during the beginning of spring UK Sailmakers Ireland were out and about doing our rounds of the country’s yacht clubs getting sailors hungry and prepared for the busy season ahead. Our EDU talk this…
Joe McPeake, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires were selected as the team to travel to France and compete on the BJ Marine Barracuda 7
The winning angling team from the first Irish Barracuda Tour selections are in France this week competing in the final stages of the spectacular three-day no-kill bass fishing competition, representing the green-isle as BJ Marine Team Ireland. After a very challenging…
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Aboard the J109 White Mischief flying her 3Di Main and Code 2 Jib
Here at North Sails Ireland, we have had a fantastic start to this year's J109 class season writes Maurice O'Connell. The East Coast Championships in the National YC that featured North Sails Ireland as an event sponsor boasted a strong fleet of…
Irish Sailing Seek Part Time Administrator
Irish Sailing is looking to recruit a part time administrator to join our busy Support Services team. Irish Sailing Support Services Part Time Post job share - 18hrs PW The role will include but not be limited to: Manning the office…
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Afloat in Dun Laoghaire - the INSS open day had a variety of different craft in use
170 adults and children took to the waters of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and Dublin Bay last Sunday 5th May to try sailing, kayaking and paddleboarding at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School Open Day. New sailors got to grips…
‘Racing for the Corinthian Challenge Cup on Lough Derg’ by Montague Dawson, which was sold at auction in London on 1 May
A painting by Montague Dawson recently sold at auction may not depict an amateur sailing race on Lough Derg as claimed, according to one yachting historian. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, the painting titled ‘Racing for the Corinthian Challenge Cup…
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X-Yachts Brings Popular X43 To South Coast Boat Show Next Week
The new South Coast Boat Show in Southampton from 17-19 May is just over a week away. And X-Yachts will be among the exhibitors, displaying the ever-popular X43 in a high-spec true with three cabins and two heads. While viewing…
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The JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI flying a symmetrical spinnaker on Dublin Bay
May is here and summer is finally upon us (don’t quote me on that) – fleets are hitting race courses throughout the country with renewed enthusiasm after the winter break writes Graham Curran of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Although some fleets…

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