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Optimist Racing Checklist

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Optimist Racing Checklist - Viking Marine

Are you going to an Optimist sailing event? Are you worried that you will forget something? Don't forget anything with our checklist.   For the boat: Toggles (or pennant holders) Burgee  or  Mast Clamp  Spare halyard and vang  We recommend that you bring a spare vang and halyard as these two tend to brake with use.  If you like doing things yourself, you can always learn how to splice vectran (which believe us is simpler than it looks). You will find a video from Rooster here showing how to splice a simple loop: https://youtu.be/HiOzEELTWp4 Then all you need is a simple splicing needle and a...

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#JobFairy - We are hiring!

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#JobFairy - We are hiring!
We are hiring: Full time and Part time positions.

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Christmas gift ideas for sailors

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Christmas gift ideas for sailors

A collection of gift ideas to cater for every sailors. Beginners or ancient mariner, dinghy enthusiast or yachting fanatic. Find everything you need in our gift guide.

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Viking Marine Proud Sponsor of the Irish Optimist National & Open Championships

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Viking Marine Proud Sponsor of the Irish Optimist National & Open Championships

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Irish Optimist & Open Championships hosted by the Royal Irish Yacht Club in association with the International Optimist Dinghy Association of Ireland. The event will be held from Thursday 17th of August 2017 to the Sunday 20th in Dun Laoghaire. We look forward to help the 200+ competitors from all over Ireland & other countries. Our shop is ideally located only walking distance from the Royal Irish Yacht Club. We are official retailers of Optiparts products and we stock a wide range of dinghy clothing from main brands: Rooster, Gul, Zhik,... To help you prepare, we...

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A wind of change in the Offshore Sailing Gear.

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A wind of change in the Offshore Sailing Gear.

As the ISORA season is fully on, we decided it was time we gave you a review of the new Helly Hansen offshore sailing jacket. For many year’s Musto has been leading the offshore market with their MPX range, however the winds seem to have turned and Helly Hansen has developed an offshore racing range that is worth talking about.   Helly Hansen Aegir Race Jacket: Light but sturdy. Designed by and for professional sailors the Aegir sailing range is named after the Norse god of the ocean.   Build with Helly Tech® 3ply fabric technology with composite membrane lamination,...

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