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Want to improve your starting? Fed up looking for transits only never being able to see the end of the line? Here's a new innovation for racing sailors that Cork sailmaker Des McWilliam has already declared 'a brilliant piece of kit'.

Irish distributors CH Marine are offering a 7 day free trial they're that sure you'll never be late or over the line again. There's a special Irish launch price of €449 for this start computer. Click for online demo and listen to inventor Alec Stewart talking about the 'perfect bowman' below.


Published in Marketplace

Kinsale Yacht Club's SCORA League Fastnet Race sponsored by CH Marine takes place this Friday at 8pm.

This 100–mile round trip to one of the most iconic ocean racing turning points presents all the challenges to competitors associated with classic offshore/coastal racing.

The many headlands along the track present major tactical decision points for skippers and navigators in their race to make the many tidal gates along the route. This coupled to the often fickle winds make the creation of a race winning strategy extremely difficult.

This now classic race on the South Coast typically attracts competitors from the host Club Kinsale Yacht Club along with competitors from the Royal Cork and Cobh Sailing Club

The inclusion of the Kinsale Fastnet in SCORA Jim Donegan Memorial Series enhances the standing of this race along the South coast and the very generous sponsorship of this race by CH Marine makes the race highly attractive for South coast sailors.

Intending competitors are reminded that this is a ISAF OSR Cat 3 race with life rafts. Safety checks may be conducted prior to the start.

Published in Offshore

June sees the official launch of a new concept in the marketing of marine equipment in Ireland.

Recognising that certain areas of Ireland are simply not able to support fully fledged marine stores on a year round basis, CH Marine has come up with the 'CH Marine Instore' concept.

This is a network of new micro- chandleries placed within existing businesses offering a range of the day to day requirements for boaters and sailors alike.

Typically, CH Marine Instore outlets are based in businesses such as Supermarkets, Service Stations, Hardware Stores and Boatyards located close to Ports or Marinas and where customers can stroll up for those simple supplies that are always needed on a boat. Life jackets and spares, marine cleaners and polishes, pumps and floats switches, rope and fenders are just some examples of the typical range of items that will be stocked.

CH Marine already supply a vast range of brand name marine products throughout Ireland, either through their own stores or through their network of Star dealers. The Instore program is seen as an extension of this network, improving service and providing an efficient supply to all areas of Ireland.

So far CH Marine has a network of 16 'Instores', eight of which are on the inland waterways. Full store listing here.

When spoke to CH Marine's Managing Director, Nicholas Bendon, he explained that the recession had made it difficult to maintain a local supply in certain areas of Ireland and that INSTORE is solution to that problem. "The great thing about INSTORES is that they are true convenience stores and some, such as those in Supermarkets, are open 7 days a week.

They have all agreed to a ' price promise', ensuring that the prices charged will always be the same as CH Marine and there is a back up support of next day delivery on the vast range of CH Marine standard stock items "

Having piloted the scheme last year, CH Marine currently have 16 signed up Instore outlets but the list is expanding and a total of 50 is envisaged.


For more info on your nearest CH Marine Instore outlet - click


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Webasto, a world leader in climate control technology, has published a handy pocket guide which describes and illustrates their complete ranges of marine heating, air conditioning and powered roof systems.

Comprising 64 waterproof, laminated pages, the pocket guide begins with advice on the model of Webasto BlueHeat air or water heater that's right for sailing yachts up to 17m long and motor yachts up to 25m, comparative benefits of both air and water heating systems, plus details of each heater, accessories and diagnosis codes.

BlueHeat hot water stations and Isotemp hot water boilers are also described, along with accessories and trouble-shooting information.


The guide then moves on to the BlueCool portfolio of air conditioners, with a cooling capacity calculator, system characteristics, technical specifications and notes on air handlers, pumps, fresh air units, options, accessories and application guidelines.

A section on BlueComfort Integrated Solutions explains the benefits of combining a self-contained air conditioning system and water heater to produce cooling, heating or a combination of both for unrivalled dehumidification power.
The guide signs off with full descriptions of the 60, 80 and 150 Series of standard and fully bespoke powered marine roof systems, a useful units and conversions page and space for personal information.

For further information in Ireland please contact: Tim Baudain Email: [email protected] Web: or www

Published in Marketplace

A very good fleet of 29 cruisers came to the line for the first day of the CH Marine Winter league writes Claire Bateman. The first radio sound to be heard was the familiar voice of Afloat correspondent Tom MacSweeney, who was PRO for the occasion, advising the course to be sailed would 99, sailing Classes One and Two together and Classes 3 and White Sail also together. An equally well known voice came back wondering whether there would be water at one particular mark!!

The sea was flat and there was a fitful wintery sun. In spite of the dire forecast that had been promised, one could have been doing a lot worse than enjoying a race in Cork Harbour.

The course turned out to be a good choice as it is divided into three parts and could be shortened after any one of the three rounds. The wind from the ESB stack at Whitegate was showing north west, Met Eireann report from Roches Point was giving 5 knots from the west and the Race Officer for the Laser fleet was setting a course for a south west wind. It was that kind of day.

It was an off wind start and True Penance with Joe English on spinnaker got the best start with End Game just behind with Jimmy Nyhan trimming the spinnaker, and Bad Company was looking good as well on the shore side. Magnet was throwing all sorts of shapes at the cage but a was bit slow hoisting her spinnaker.

Classes Three and White Sail sailed one round of the course and Classes One and Two got in two rounds. This worked out very well because as the race progressed the tide was getting stronger and this helped the boats to make it out the harbour against the tide so it all jelled very well.

The prize giving followed at which CH Marine presented the competitors with very seasonal and acceptable bottles of wine and boxes of Cadburys Roses and immediately afterwards the threatened rain began to pour down but as this stage the competitors were not bothered as they were ready to go home having enjoyed a great day of racing.






Photos by Bob Bateman

Published in Royal Cork YC
CH Marine's  first Winter League race kicks off at Royal Cork Yacht Club this Sunday. Racing continues on 14th, 21st, 28th and December 5th.  The First Gun each day will be at 12.25
Published in Royal Cork YC
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