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Viking Marine Proud Sponsor of the 1720 European Championships

Viking Marine Proud Sponsor of the 1720 European Championships

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the 1720 European Championships hosted by the Royal St George Yacht Club and the Royal Irish Yacht Club in association with the National Yacht Club. The event will be held from the 16th of June to the 18th of June in Dun Laoghaire.

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Complete dinghy clothing guide for beginners.

Complete dinghy clothing guide for beginners.

Parents! First time sailors! You may be overwhelmed by the array of clothing the sailing world has to offer, but don't worry, we are here to help and with this guide you should be able to sort your little ones stress-free. In reality, only four items are absolutely essential when you send your children to their first sailing course. 1- THE WETSUIT The wetsuit is essential as it will keep your little one warm while he/she is battling the elements . We recommend that you get a full length wetsuit, this will keep them warmer and protect their knees from the...

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Round Ireland Checklist

Round Ireland Checklist

The Round Ireland is coming fast so we have decided to do a quick check of what you'll need for it. We won't be talking here about the race regulations requirements but your personal gear. - Offshore jacket and salopettes.  - Fleece, thermal underwear, quick drying trousers.   - Sailing boots and sailing runners. - Waterproof gloves and socks.      - Sunglasses                           - Torch/Head torch with red light.                           - Comfort food. (We suggest you call...

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Viking Marine Proud Sponsor of the Leinster Optimist Championships

Viking Marine Proud Sponsor of the Leinster Optimist Championships

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the Leinster Optimist Championships organised by the Royal St George Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire. There will be three races back to back on the 14th and 15th of May.  So join us this weekend to cheer all our young sailors! If you are competing, check out our previous post: Optimist racing check list. https://vikingmarine.ie/blogs/news/140829895-optimist-racing-check-list Good Luck!

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Product of the month: Constrictor® Rope Clutch.

Product of the month: Constrictor® Rope Clutch.

       Awarded DAME category winner and DAME most innovative product in 2011, the Constrictor® clutch has a lot worth talking about.   Unlike any other clutch on the market, the Constrictor® does not use a metal jaw but a Technora® (aramid) sleeve. As the tension comes on the halyard the sleeve constricts over the rope clamping it in position.  In few words, the Constrictor® is: - 3 times lighter than a conventional metal Clutch - More resistance- It doubles the rope holding capacity. It can take tensions of several tonnes over a long period of time. (The largest in the range will take up to...

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