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Prof O'Connell prepping for coaching in Norway last weekend
It was a fantastic feeling for me to retain my connection with the Melges 24 class, even though it's been some time since our World Championship win on "Embarr". Last weekend I travelled to Bergen in Norway to work with…
The new RS21 keelboat is prepared for launching on Belfast Lough on Sunday
Sunday saw the first time that the brand new RS21 keelboat hit the water in Ireland with opportunities this month to get sailing on this exciting design. The Northern Ireland RS agent - Bosun Bob's brought the asymmetric keelboat over…
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This the X-442 2003 at Hamble Point Marina comes with new synthetic teak decks
Whether you are itching to take part in the 2019 ARC, eager for an exhilarating race campaign or looking to relax and cruise the Mediterranean, the X-Yachts GB & Ireland pre-owned range can offer a selection of well presented yachts…
T Burke II is a Wildcat 40 vessel and one of 19 built by Safehaven and in service worldwide
Bord Iascaigh Mhara has acquired a new inshore survey vessel for monitoring the state of mussel bed stocks on the south-west and east Irish coastlines. The 12m-long survey vessel, named T Burke II, was built by Cork company Safehaven Marine.…
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The North Sails Trickle Down Effect...
You often hear about the trickle down effect of products developed for the America's Cup, it makes great PR and reads well in the Social Media but so many times it never really makes it all the way to the…
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George Sisk's Farr 42 'Wow' from the Royal Irish Yacht Club going fast downwind in an ISORA race on Dublin Bay
Four-time Olympic Helmsman, Sailing Coach and Agent/Consultant for UK Sailmakers Ireland, Mark Mansfield explains how the Helm and Trimmers on larger keelboats and cruisers should be in continual communication to go fast on the race course Following on from the…
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Viking Marine Recruting Summer Sales Staff for Dublin Chandlery
Looking for a Summer job? Dun Laoghaire's Viking Marine are recruiting right now for the summer season for its Dublin Bay based Chandlery. Viking Marine is looking to recruit experienced sailing enthusiasts to work for the summer sailing season in…
Weymouth Sailing Club was the scene of the tragic incident on 16 April 2018
An inquest into the death of company director Kevin Keeler, who was crushed while working on his boat in Weymouth a year ago, has heard that he had made the boat’s cradle unstable while painting the bottom of its hull.…
Luxury yachts berthed at St Katherine Dock for the erstwhile London On-Water Boat Show
Organisers of the relaunched London Yacht Show have cancelled the first event that had been scheduled for next month. Informa Exhibitions took over the former London On-Water Boat Show late last year, rebranding the boutique event as the London Yacht…
Extensive archive footage is used in the Titanic documentary to be aired next week by TG4
Collective shame about the Titanic’s sinking, accounts by survivors, Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff’s role, and fears by some local politicians some decades later of a “Dublin-based developer” coming to “rape and pillage” are among themes explored in a documentary…
Clydeport was host to a major gathering of international navies prior to conducting Joint Warrior, one of the largest military exercises of its type to be held in the world which is taking place early this month off western Scotland
#newsupdate - Clydeport downriver of Glasgow was host to a large international gathering of navies prior to participating in a major military exercise currently underway off the west coast of Scotland. The navies according to Peel Port Group which operates…
The boat tourism sector sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism, a 65% growth since 2013, according to British Marine
New figures out today from British Marine, the leading trade association for the UK leisure marine industry, highlight how the marine sector has created close to £6bn in sales from boating-related tourism expenditure in 2018, a 65% growth since 2013.…
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A busy Viking Marine store in Dun Laoghaire
It's like Christmas with the number of boxes full of our new summer stock arriving into Viking Marine in Dun Laoghaire on Dublin Bay this week! We have new product ranges, new suppliers and ongoing innovation from current and new -…
The new RS21 keelboat
Irish National Marine Services have announced a demonstration day of RS Sailing craft on Sunday 28th April at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School in Dun Laoghaire. Included in the line up will be the new RS21 keelboat, with opportunities to…
Finn Lynch in his new Laser dinghy in Palma. The Rio veteran is currently second overall in his 187-boat fleet
Two seconds for a delighted Finn Lynch puts the Laser sailor second overall in the 187-boat fleet in the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma this morning. It's an explosive start as the Dublin Bay sailor goes in search of Olympic qualification…
Viking Marine Olympic Sailor Finn Lynch Endorses New High Performance Centre
Rio Laser sailor Finn Lynch who is campaigning for a place in Tokyo 2020 and who is a Viking Marine Brand Ambassador has endorsed the opening of the new Irish Sailing High-Performance centre (pictured above) for the Olympic Sailing team at Dun…

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