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Mark Mansfield

Mark Mansfield

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Four-time Olympian Mark Mansfield is a Professional Sailor. He is Irish Agent for Key Yachting Ltd, the sole U.K. and Irish agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil, Nautitech Catamarans and the Tofinou range of boats. More on Mark here

The J/99 ‘Snapshot’, owned by Mike and Richard Evans
The J/99 ‘Snapshot’, owned by Mike and Richard Evans, has been crowned Boat of the Year by the Irish Cruiser Racing Association (ICRA), for a combination of the major inshore and offshore events in 2022, a great result for a…
Quantum Racing with her Fusion M Membrane sails
Outside of the America's Cup, there are few, if any, more important classes than the TP 52 class. It is where the naval architects and sailmakers put their best feet forward to show off their designs and abilities. Samatom, Grand…
The new Grand Soleil 40 is nominated for European Boat of the Year 2023
The Grand Soleil 40 replicates the great success of the GS44, which was the winner of the last ORC World Championship. The success of the 44 is proven by the performance of Robert Rendell’s GS44 Samatom, which races in Ireland.…
Clockwise from top left: Justina, 2017, Grand Soleil 34; Yoyo 2018 Jeanneau Sunfast 3600; Jump Juice— 2006 Ker 37  
and J’s us. 2005, J 80
Mark Mansfield, the Irish agent for Key Yachting, has four great brokerage yachts to sell. All are ready to go for racing in 2023, with great sail inventories, and all are well maintained. Key Yachting has the Irish Agencies for…
Time is running out to snag Quantum Sails Ireland's best prices of the year on custom racing and cruising sails — our summer sale comes to a close at the end of the month! As you're planning for your next…
The J/45
It’s not long to go until Cannes Yachting Festival kicks off. We will be there at Cannes with all four of our boat brands; Nautitech, Grand Soleil, J Boats and Tofinou. We are excited to be at the festival with…
The new Grand Soleil 40, which will premiere at Cannes Yachting Festival from 6th to 11th of September
Key Yachting is excited to be heading to Cannes Yachting Festival this year with Grand Soleil with a range of models, among our three other brands. The festival is taking place from 6th – 11th September, we will be located…
Cannes Yachting Festival, possibly the biggest boat show in Europe for yachts, will be exhibiting some top models from the Key Yachting Stable next month, including the new Grand Soleil 40, the new Grand Soleil 72, Nautitech 44 and J…
Now is the time to purchase your new sails for Autumn and for next season. Mark Mansfield, Quantum agent in Ireland, explains—"At this time of the year, the production facilities are at their quietest, so they can arrange discounts to…
J/112e—Happy Daize, Cork Week 2022 IRC 1 winner
It has been a great year so far for J/Boats and Grand Soleil in Ireland. The SSE Round Ireland Race 2022, held by the Wicklow Sailing Club, saw great race results. J-Boats impressively took all three podium spots, including the…
The Grand Soleil 44 Essentia celebrate victory in Porto Cervo, Sardinia
The Grand Soleil 44 Essentia took a stunning victory in the 2022 ORC B class World Championships. Congratulations to the owner Catalin Trandafir and his crew who once again distinguished themselves with great success in the most renowned regatta of…
Michael O'Donnell’s J/121 Darkwood from the Solent
Key Yachting, the Irish agent for both J Boats and Grand Soleil, are delighted to note that, along with two Grand Soleil's entered, nine J Boats entered in this year's Round Ireland event commencing this Saturday. The two Grand Soleils…
Samatom, Grand Soleil 44 this weekend testing her new Fusion M7 Carbon Mainsail and A3 reaching spinnaker built with Contender Superkote
Like many industries, sailmakers are experiencing delays in delivery in the last few months due to sailcloth delays, transport delays and many other issues. However, Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland says the loft has some decent stocks available and…
The J/112e Jib and Tonic is on the market through Mark Mansfield of Key Yachting Ireland
A new boat has just been added to the Key Yachting brokerage listing in Ireland writes Key Yachting Ireland representative Mark Mansfield The 2016 J/112e—Jib and Tonic has just gone on the market and is ready to race or cruise…
Come and view the New Nautitech 44 and the Nautitech 40 at the INTERNATIONAL MULTIHULL SHOW 2022 from 20th to 24th April 2022, La Grande Motte, France
Launched in 2010, the International Multihull Show was built around a simple concept, to show multihulls afloat, in a dedicated place, in an exclusive manner. Taking place in La Grande Motte, France every April, this diverse show offers the latest…
With Spring nearly upon us, many owners are planning for the season, sorting the bits needing to be sorted, winding up the crew, and planning the events that they will be doing. 2022 will be a big year with both…
The Grand Soleil 44 Samatom
As I reported in November, top results have been coming hard and fast for Quantum Sails clients in events such as the TP52, RC44, Club Swan 50, Melges 32, Club Swan 36 and other international classes, where boats with Quantum Sails are winning…
The Grand Soleil 44 model has just been awarded the prestigious Sailing World Boat of the year in the crossover category. This follows its recent win as Cruising World Boat of the Year in the performance cruiser category. That is…
Mark Mansfield from Quantum Sails Ireland gives some suggestions for improving both racing and cruising sails that are no longer performing as well as expected. With a full-size loft in Galway, we have the space and the expertise to achieve…
The new Grand Soleil 72 Long Cruise
Does size matter? The latest sailing innovation from Grand Soleil: the Grand Soleil Long Cruise 72 argues it does! This is where long-distance sailing meets quality, spaciousness, design and pure performance. The new Grand Soleil 72 follows the same path…
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