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Viking Marine Proud Sponsor of the ISORA's Four Race Coastal Series 2016!

Viking Marine Proud Sponsor of the ISORA's Four Race Coastal Series 2016!

We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the ISORA's Four Race Coastal Series 2016 taking place as follow: 23rd of April: Dun Laoghaire to North Arklow to Wicklow 2nd of July: "Lighthouse Race" 23 rd of July: Coastal Night Race 27th of August: Coastal Day Race to Greystones You can see the full race schedule by following the link below: http://www.isora.org/index.php/racing/2016-race-schedule The main sponsor, Avery Crest has also put in place the YellowBrick trackers if you want to follow the races online. http://www.isora.org/index.php/yb-tracking  

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Crocs colouring competition RESULTS!

Crocs colouring competition RESULTS!

Congratulations to the five winners of our Easter Crocs colouring competition! They are... 2-5 years Isabel Gibbons, age 5              6-8 years Matthew Gibbons, age 6 Lucia Pastro, age 6 9-11 years  Ella Simpson, age 11 Ella Carrew, age 9   The six have won a pair of Kids Crocs of their choice. Thank you all for participating and our thanks to Crocs for their support!  

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Pre-season checklist: 4 tips to be ready

Pre-season checklist: 4 tips to be ready

It's this time of the year again. The days are getting longer. The weather is getting better. And the boats are nearly ready to be put in the water again after a long Winter.  Hopefully now you have done all the heavy work: general hull cleaning, antifouling painting, deck varnishing... But have you done everything you need before going out sailing?  Here is a quick check list of the little bits we tend to forget.   1. SAFETY First of all, your lifejacket. Three things you need to do. - Check your arming system. Is it still in date -  Inspect the...

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How to care for your waterproof garments?

How to care for your waterproof garments?

Everybody has in his/her wardrobe some waterproof garments: ski jackets, walking trousers, sailing salopettes,… These, through time, take some serious punishments: mud, salt, general everyday stains... But, you can't go on and put your dirty jacket into the washing machine like your regular cotton tee-shirt, right? Well, not exactly. Here is the steps you need to go through to ensure a safe and thorough cleaning. 1. PREPPING First thing first, you need to establish how dirty your jacket is. (For convenience, I will use the example of a waterproof jacket but bare in mind that this applies to any waterproof garment). Is there...

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