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Yachts tied up at Royal Cork marina in Cork Harbour
Cork Harbour Reader Robin Bateman questions the continuation of the 'no recreational use of the water' advisory issued by the Coastguard and the RNLI Sir, It seems to me that Irish Sailing is in a bind regarding its “return to…
Ireland's "Embarr" with Prof O'Connell on spinnaker trim at US national Championships in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
I am honoured to host a North Sails Ireland 'downwind speed' webinar on Monday, May 11th at 8 pm (9 pm CET) with Five-time Melges 24 World Champion Federico Michetti.  We will be discussing:- Displacement (non-planing) sailing Transitioning to "Bow…
North Sails Ireland Stay Connected With Irish Webinar Series
In these uncertain times, North Sails are pulling out all the stops to stay connected with our customers and friends here. The International Webinar Series is proving incredibly popular and if you missed them on the day you can view…
The RNLI Howth Lifeboat on the MGM Boat hoist in Dun Laoghaire Harbour in 2019
Enterprising MGM Boats that operate Dun Laoghaire Harbour's boatyard is, like every business, adapting to the new Coronavirus world we are operating in. It's likely that when Dun Laoghaire Marina opens to berth holders on May 18th there will be…
INSS courses are online tonight
The first in a series of short online courses at the Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School takes place this evening (Thursday) from 7 pm. Chief instructor Kenneth Rumball will be presenting a review of preparing a yacht for cruising…
Erica Rhodes, Leah Hanlon, Griff Kelleher and David Jones of the Royal Cork U25 Academy, who have been helping out at UK Sailmakers Ireland’s Crosshaven loft
The Royal Cork Yacht Club has congratulated members of its U25 Academy who have been getting involved in UK Sailmakers Ireland’s recent PPE-making efforts. After closing its Crosshaven loft to customers in mid-March, UK Sailmakers Ireland last month took on…
The late Bruce Lyster (on left) as his hugely successful Half Tonner Swuzzlebubble finishes first in the late August 1980 Abersoch-Howth Race to add the ISORA Championship Title to a season of national and international success
The death of Bruce Lyster of Dun Laoghaire at the age of 78 is the sad loss to the Irish sailing community - and our maritime world generally - of a multi-talented figure who combined exceptional abilities in the financial…
PPE sewing at Marshall Marine Textiles
Richard Marshall and his Cork Harbour company Marshall Marine Textiles are the Service Arm of North Sails Ireland.  Richard has been at the forefront of PPE supplies to the HSE and is currently working flat out with his small Team in…
Irish Marine Federation Gives 'Cautious Thumbs-Up' to the Resumption of Recreational Boating
The Irish Marine Federation has given a cautious thumbs-up to the resumption of recreational boating in line with the Government's COVID-19 Restrictions 'Roadmap'. In a statement, the IMF, the national organisation representing both commercial and leisure sectors of the marine industry in…
A virtual view above deck on the X4⁹
Take a tour through X-Yachts’ Pure X Range via its ‘Virtual X-perience’ VR guides for the stylish X4⁹, the European Yacht of the Year winner X4⁰, and the X5⁶, the new performance cruiser scheduled to launch later this year. Using your computer,…
The INSS is making its two yachts available for charter but sees demand for more yachts for charter from Dun Laoghaire
The Irish National Sailing School (INSS) at Dun Laoghaire Harbour is taking the next steps to get domestic yacht charter up and running in the east coast port.  Following a survey launched earlier in April, the INSS believes that there’s…
Paul Ivory
Boat insurer Craftinsure Ltd has announced that Paul Ivory ACII has joined the company as local manager of the Irish business, based in Bray, Co. Wicklow. Since Craftinsure launched its online boat insurance facility in Ireland in 2008, the business…
It has to be one of the best arrivals in world sailing. A cruiser enters Baltimore beneath the Baltimore Beacon, aka Lot's Wife. This image is taken from W M Nixon's 2014 article on 'The Sailing & Boating Wonders of Baltimore'. A link to the full article is below
Eoghan Harris defends Afloat's WM Nixon over reader criticism of his recent article on life in the West Cork village in April Sir, Donna McCarthy, who wrote complaining about W.M Nixon’s light-hearted piece about Baltimore, should offer him an apology…
North Sails Hosts Webinar On J/111 Performance This Evening
Want to know how to optimise your J/111? Join North Sails experts Seadon Wijsen, Jack Orr, Jeremy Smart and Allan Terhune for a full hour of J/111 performance tips this evening, Tuesday 5 May. The panel will also be taking…
The Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 was launched in late 2017
It’ll pay to act fast on this new cruising-spec Beneteau Oceanis 51.1 ready for delivery in June from BJ Marine. The popular Oceanis 51.1 is sold out until later this year so this may be the last chance for a…
RS Aero - singlehanded sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
“Today we should be reporting on a fantastic first event for the RS Aero in Ireland. The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School was due to host the inaugural RS Aero Open last Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd of May…

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