Mark Mansfield

Mark Mansfield is based in Cork, Ireland, and also works in Dublin as a sail consultant for Quantum Sails Ireland. He is available by appointment for individual consultations and other services in Eastern & Southern Ireland including:

  • New sails
  • Sail pick-up and drop-off
  • On-board sail evaluations & consultations
  • Regatta support
  • Sail service arrangements
  • Rigging
  • Crew and Helm coaching

As Mark Mansfield mulled his options after retiring from a career in banking, he knew he wanted a direction that put his passion for sailing first. A four-time Olympian (in Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens) in the Star keelboat, Mark also notched a win in the Star Europeans and a third place in the Star Worlds. He has also won National and European honours in Royal Cork's own 1720 sportsboat class. When it comes to his credentials, Mark's results in the speed arena are first-rate.

In 2005, Mark returned to big boats. He'd helmed a series of Admiral's Cups in the 1980s and took the helm of the unforgettable Jump Juice in the Commodore's Cup.

Switching to Sailing Class One in recent years, Mark had found his calling as a title-winning tactician on boats such as Joker 2, Big Picture (Half Tonner), and Anchor Challenge (Quarter Tonner), as well a middleman in the Etchells and Dragon class. He's also produced results offshore, winning in class in the 2016 Round Ireland Race.

Mark has spent the last five years coaching and sailing professionally. He also works as an agent for J Boats, Grand Soleil Yachts, and Nautitech Catamarans in Ireland and offers a unique blend of sailing, coaching, and rigging experience. Mark, along with Yannick Lemonnier and Quantum Sails Ireland, are uniquely positioned to support Irish sailing communities across the country.

Career highlights
• 4 time Olympian In Star Class
• Winner European Championship in Star Class
• 3rd place, 2000 Star Worlds
• Winner IRC Europeans, Cowes week, Cork Week, Irish IRC Nats., Uk IRC Nats., Scottish Series, Dun Laoghaire Week, J/109 Nationals, 1720 Europeans(4 Times), Spi Ouest Regatta
• Competed as Helm in 3 Admirals Cups and twice as Helm in Commodores cup