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A Racegeek instrument fitted to the mast of a Melges IC37
Icy, the Melges IC37 has been in winning form since she launched for Cowes Week this summer. And when you take another look at her, there's more than one Irish connection. In keeping with the keep it simple but do…
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Bite-Sized Tips From Viking Marine For Staying Warm On Water
When it comes to safety and warmth on the water, we all know how important our gear is, and we wouldn’t go sailing in summer without water and suncream. But we often forget the importance of keeping our blood sugar…
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HOC Yachts’ Explorer is one of two models that now come into the X-Yachts fold
Performance yacht specialists X-Yachts have acquired Swedish boat builder HOC Yachts in what marks a strategic move for the Denmark-based firm into the powerboat market. “We have seen there is a need for a powerboat that could contribute to honouring…
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The Antares 11 is the latest in an outboard range that’s been BJ Marine’s fastest growing range in Ireland since 2016
Beneteau has officially unveiled the Antares 11, the French sail and motor boat builder’s largest ever outboard vessel. And considering the huge popularity and affordability of outboard boats in recent years, it’s being touted by Irish Beneteau dealer BJ Marine…
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From Turkey Shoot To Spring Chicken, Stay Warm & Dry With Viking Marine
Nothing makes us dread heading out on the water more than cold, wet and miserable weather. But the right winter sailing gear can keep you warm and dry while afloat, whether you’re a Spring Chicken or racing in a Turkey…
Berthon’s boatyard in Lymington, Hampshire
UK and Ireland RIB dealer Berthon is currently recruiting for a new RIB production manager to arrange import, fit out and handover of Gemini RIBs and other small boats. The successful applicant will be based in Lymington, Hampshire and will…
Reality Meets Myth In Author’s Adventure Along Ireland’s Coast
An encounter with late poet and sailor Danny Sheehy enlivens author Philip Marsden’s adventure along Ireland’s wild Atlantic way, as he writes for The Irish Times. Marsden had set out to research a book about mythical islands — which took…
Enda O’Coineen sailing the boat on which he completed his Vendée Globe route
From Enda O’Coineen, in business and adventure, we can learn much. The man sails on a sea of obsession in life — guided only by the goals he sets himself. He became the first ever Irish entry to qualify for…
Stormy conditions at Castle Point near Kilkee in January 2014
BreakingNews.ie reports that a sea angler has died in an incident on the Co Clare coast yesterday afternoon (Saturday 26 October). The man, believed to be a Polish national in his 40s, had been fishing with another man at Castle…
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Five Days Remain In X-Yachts’ ‘Open October’ At Hamble
There are now only five more days in which to visit X-Yachts GB & IRL at Hamble Point Marina in Southampton to view the Danish builder’s new Xcruising, Xperformance and the latest Pure X lines, along with a selection of…
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Get 15% Off New Lifejacket With Your Old One At Viking Marine
As the weather gets colder, the winds get stronger and the waves get choppier, Viking Marine wants to make sure you have the best gear to keep you safe should you end up in the water. The Dun Laoghaire chandlery…
Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh
Fine Gael MEP Maria Walsh has defended her decision to vote against a resolution in the European Parliament to enhance rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean. The vote in Strasbourg yesterday (Thursday 24 October) lost by two. Every Fine…
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A top J109 cockpit in racing mode. Making sure each control line, sheet and halyard is ready for use is vital for success on the race course
The pit or “strings” is a vital role aboard any boat; but not just mechanically, explains Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. A good pit person is involved in everything. Every sail manoeuvre, the start, on the rail, aiding communication…
Finance Bill Confirms Mineral Oil Tax Ban On Green Diesel For Private Pleasure Craft From January
As professional services giant PwC highlights in its Budget insights summary, the Finance Bill published last Thursday introduces measures to bring Ireland in line with EU law with respect to the use of marked gas oil for private pleasure navigation.…
Olaf Harken, Co-founder Of Marine Hardware Brand, Dies At 80
Olaf Harken, who co-founded namesake sailing hardware specialist brand Harken with his brother Peter more than 50 years ago, has died at the age of 80. Originally sailboat builders under the Vanguard name, Olaf and Peter Harken started what became…
 A clip from ‘Ireland’s Deep Atlantic’ produced by Ken O'Sullivan was broadcast in 2018 by RTE and is now a part to the Junior Cert curriculum. His book Sea Fever is on sale now
Ken O’Sullivan spent the summers of his youth in what he describes as a ‘Huckleberry Finn-type existence’ on Fenit Island, Co Kerry, his father’s home place and that of his family since 1750. Getting the fishing bug at aged 10,…

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