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In this 3D real time photo of a racing boat you can see the forestay sag off the straight line in the shot. Note the twist in the leech to compensate for the sag
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland gives us the ins and outs of forestay sag and how it affects your sail so you can get the best out of your headsail shape and rig settings. Regardless of if you’re cruising…
Zhik’s INS100 waterproof jackets
Save now on Zhik’s INS100 waterproof jackets with CH Marine. Designed for life on and off the water, these jackets look the part with their athletic street-style cut. They’re available for men and women in black, navy and platinum, with worldwide shipping and…
Ian Walker
North Sails is excited to welcome world-renown sailor Ian Walker to their management team. Walker is a two-time Olympic medallist, an America's Cup veteran, and winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 as skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. He…
McWilliam Bags in Crosshaven, Co Cork hit the headlines in the Farmers Journal this week as the company's Claire Morgan gave an interview to the journal about a recent rebrand and how their rugged functionality that serves sailors so well…
The sail on Perseus^3  is about the size of ten tennis courts
I was talking to Martin Lee this morning from North Sails UK. Martin has been in charge of the sail production floor for NSUK since 1994 and is one of the world's most experienced sailmakers. We were discussing manufacturing in…
Finbarr O'Regan and his J/109 crew on Artful Dodjer  that won Class Zero and One IRC overall in the Axiom Private Clients Race at Kinsale Yacht Club. Finnbar was using a brand new UK Sailmakers Ireland headsail
Congratulations to Finbarr O'Regan and his J/109 crew that won Class Zero and One IRC overall in the Axiom Private Clients Race at Kinsale Yacht Club on Saturday. Finnbar was using a brand new UK Sailmakers Ireland headsail to our…
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…
The home page of the new UK Sailmakers Ireland launched this week
Cork Harbour based sailmaking company UK Sailmakers Ireland has launched a new website for the coming season. The marine firm's Barry Hayes says "it’s a website for Irish sailors with news articles and stories but most of all we want…
New BR2 2.0 Offshore Range from Musto at CH Marine
Musto’s new BR2 2.0 range of offshore jackets and trousers is now in stock at CH Marine. Featuring Musto’s new hardcore ‘BR2 Performance’ fabric which offers exceptional 30k/15k waterproof protection, the BR2 2.0 range of marine clothing will keep you…
Greeting sailors from us all here at North Sails Ireland! Things are getting moving now - the Axiom Private Clients April League is in full swing in Kinsale, they just finished their Frank Godsell March Series and AIB DBSC Spring…
The launch of the Ireland on the Water Expo at EIKON in Lisburn
RYA Northern Ireland has welcomed the announcement that Ireland’s first ever international watersport expo will be held at the EIKON exhibition centre in Lisburn next March. Ireland on the Water Expo will take place on 4-5 March 2023 and is…
TEMO 450 is one of the world's first lightweight and portable electric engines
Viking Marine is delighted to introduce you to the Temo 450 Electric Outboard engine. Eco-friendly, universal and light, the TEMO propulsion system takes care of both boaters and the environment. The Temo 450 is a unique approach to the portable…
Neil Colin (DMYC Frostbites Director and MC, left) with Ian O’Meara of Frostbites sponsor Viking Marine
The final day of the 2021/22 Frostbites, sponsored by Viking Marine and hosted by Dun Laoghaire Motor Yacht Club was bathed in sunshine from start to finish. Across Ireland and the UK we were bathed in sunshine (I was in…
Artist’s impression of the new Grand Soleil 40
Key Yachting is already looking forward to September and the exclusive world premiere of the new Grand Soleil 40 at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival. A fast and responsive boat that reflects its sporting personality in its performance on the…
Viking Marine is planning a series of competitions over the coming months. The season is fast approaching and Viking Marine will be running monthly giveaways all summer long, with prizes to suit all. From sailors to swimmers & paddleboarders and…

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