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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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The Rodster sit on top kayak from is part of a new consignment of Kayaks just in at O'Sullivan's Marine in Tralee, County Kerry
After launching a comprehensive new range of Cool Kayaks earlier in the season, the demand was so high that stocks soon ran out… not surprising considering their high quality and exceptionally good prices writes Brian O'Sullivan of O'Sullivan's Marine. The…
Previous RYANI award winners
The RYANI is calling on clubs across Northern Ireland to nominate their sporting heroes for its the Annual Awards, sponsored by Garden Rooms NI. This year’s awards evening will be held on 17 January 2020 at Queen’s University Belfast’s Riddel…
Michael Kingston
An Irish maritime lawyer intends to seek a High Court declaration that the Whiddy island deaths which occurred in the Betelgeuse oil tanker explosion and fire 40-years ago were “unlawful”. Lawyer Michael Kingston also intends to seek a State apology…
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Andrew Hall's J125 Jackknife leads ISORA overall after Race 11 from Dun Laoghaire
Barry Hayes, Director of UK Sailmakers Ireland highlights some recent successes for Boats flying UK Sailmakers sails from Ireland, both around the country and in the Solent Following on from considerable inshore successes for UK Sailmakers Ireland (three IRC class…
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The X-332 Dexterity was the Class One IRC Overall Winner at WIORA on the Shannon Estuary
Having sailed in several WIORA regatta’s in the past, One Design Expert and founder of North Sails Ireland, Nigel Young looked forward to getting back into the fleet this year in Foynes on the Shannon Estuary last week and took…
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Conor Doyle's Freya, the XP-50
The local interest part for me in this year's Fastnet Race is Conor Doyle with Freya the XP-50 and Derek Dillon and his Son Conor in the two-handed division sailing Big Deal the Dehler 34 writes Nigel Young of North Sails…
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Chris Frost’s Swan 36 “Finola” GBR 23806 at the start of Saturday’s RORC Channel Race. Crew aboard: Chris Frost, Ollie Frost, Roger Frost, Graham Curran, Bryan O’Donnell, Robert Kerley
"Twist" is one of the many buzzwords in sailing. We might know what it is and when it's needed – and when it’s not – but why do we need twist in the first place? And what effects does it…
Two Star keelboats training in Cork Harbour
It looked like we were seeing double when we spotted two Star keelboats in Cork Harbour yesterday writes Bob Bateman Both boats bore the same sail number 8527 of the O'Leary's 'Dafne', the high-end Irish Star that has featured so…
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IRC One winners Joker II (John Maybury)
I am just back from a very successful VDLR regatta for our North Sails clients. Four days of racing on a very tricky Dublin Bay was a real test for the sailors and crew and as always, the fastest boats…
Survey conducted at Dun Laoghaire Regatta
In a survey of competitors at the 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta on Dublin Bay, 60% of respondents said the Irish boating portal 'Afloat.ie' was their 'go-to' website for Irish sailing & boating news. Nearly 200 sailors were polled from…
The dolphin landed across the bow of a boat in Tralee Bay earlier this week
O’Sullivan’s Marine have shared with us a photo of the surprise moment when a dolphin landed on the bow of one of their boats. The sudden encounter was all the more startling as the marine mammal almost knocked a child out of…

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