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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…
Code zeros are all the rage; choosing between masthead or fraction code zeros can be tricky writes, Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. The code zero is a reaching sail to be used between 45 and 110 degrees apparent wind angle,…
UK Sailmakers Ireland is looking forward to the coming season. It’ll be here very soon and we want you to get the most of your 2022 season. So get out early! We have had a very busy winter period getting…
The Winter period is the best time for getting your sails serviced
We hope you had a great sailing season, and we are looking forward to next season. It’s coming up soon and UK Sailmakers Ireland want you to get the most of your 2022 season. So get in early and get…
Spiced Beef IRL - 148 Fionn Lyden setting at the wing mark
Everyone at UK Sailmakers Ireland is proud of how well our customers performed at last weekend's 1720 European Championships at Waterford Harbour Sailing Club. We would also like to congratulate the McBearla's team on their overall victory. UK Sailmakers Ireland…
Farr 42 with her Uni Titanium main and headsail working perfectly together. Generating loads of power and pointing
Setting the inhaulers is often discussed before a race yet rarely changed on any boat once set. Maybe it's too hard to adjust them once the sail is trimmed, or maybe they aren't considered once the gun goes off? Neither…
New sails make all the difference to your boat’s performance
As the summer season draws to a close and the last Thursday night race ends, it is time to consider what can be done to improve your sailing for the 2022 season. Take advantage of our autumn discount to assess…
Black Velvet First 34.7 with her Titanium main and XD headsail. tracking perfectly to windward
It's often talked about and rarely changes on any boat once set. But it's an important tool that needs to be changed between light and heavy airs.  Rake defines the balance (Lead) of the boat and how it sails upwind…
1720 Eastern Championship winners, Atara using a full inventroy of UK Sails
Using a full inventory of UK Sails and a new XD carbon mainsail, big congratulations to the McBearla crew of Ross McDonald, Aoife McDonald, Killian Collins and crew on Atara on winning the 1720 Eastern Championships at Howth Yacht Club…
Bandit's new designed S2 spinnaker allows her to reach and run faster
UK Sailmakers Ireland congratulates Ann Kirwan and the crew of Bandit for its weekend win of the Ruffian 23 Nationals 2021 on Dublin Bay. Taking six first places and two seconds over the three-day championship, Bandit's performance speaks for itself.…
Cork-based UK Sailmakers will be on-site at this week's O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club
A small tear or a complete blowout to your sails? Cork-based UK Sailmakers will be on-site at this week's O'Leary Insurances Sovereign's Cup Regatta at Kinsale Yacht Club to carry out sail repairs for the 62-boats competing in the biennial regatta. …
Andrew Hall's J/125 Jackknife
As the racing season is underway, this new and improved IRC calculator from UK Sailmakers Ireland is just the thing you need for your season ahead. Just type in the boat name and TCC number of each boat in your…
A Sweden Star 37 showing her X-Drive Carbon sails with double-sided black taffeta. Even though the jib has a luff tape that goes into the headstay foil, this jib can be slab reefed just as easily as those with hanks
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland explains which slab reefing system is best for various situations. With an eye towards optimizing the boat for the way you sail it, you can opt for different reefing options. Finding the right combinations…
Nadie – XC 45 Top down furling Code D Gennaker
There are times in your boat-owning life when you need to step back and evaluate your vessel's set-up. With an eye towards optimising the boat for the way you sail it, you can opt for different sails, winches, running rigging,…
MC34 Double handed with Titanium main and headsail. The mainsail has luff rope
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland explains which system is best for various situations There are times in your boat-owning life when you need to step back and evaluate your vessel's set-up. With an eye towards optimising the boat for…
Black Velvet with her Uni Titanium Furling headsail on a Harken furler. The headsail has horizontal furling battens. But there is no compromise in shape and design
Barry Hayes from UK Sailmakers Ireland explains which system is best for various situations There are times in your boat-owning life when you need to step back and evaluate your vessel's set-up with an eye towards optimizing the boat for…