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    Choosing the right Deck Organiser For Your Sailboat

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    There are many different styles of deck organiser available on the market, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. In this blog post, we'll look at three general categories: friction fairleads, sheave organisers and winch feeders, and how they can help improve your sailing experience.

    Prepping your Pit - A Sailors Guide

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    What is the pit?

    The pit is the nerve centre of a yacht, or at least all aspects that relate to sailing. The majority of lines on deck lead to the pit, including halyards, reef lines, tack lines, vang, outhaul and Cunningham to name some of the most common.

    Icom IC-M25 Handheld VHF Radio - An Important Part of Your Safety Kit

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    Being a sailor comes with a lot of responsibility of which a major requirement is to be able to communicate with other boats or services in case of an emergency. That’s why having a reliable and tough handheld VHF Radio is a must.

    Lopolight Navigation Lights - It's all about safety at sea

     

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    To avoid collisions at night, navigation lights are one of the most important tools. Having equipment you can rely on, provides a high level of comfort and allows you to relax a bit during a night voyage.

     

    The DCSolar Power Move - Making Power Portable

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    If you are planning a longer voyage offshore, the question of how to charge your batteries to keep your electronics running is of paramount importance. Instead of running the engine for several hours each day, many boats opt for quieter, greener alternatives such as fuel cells, hydro-generators, wind turbines and solar panels. Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) panels have obvious advantages on a sailing yacht: no additional fuel to carry and no moving parts.

    Which Fenders do I need for Offshore Racing?

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    There are many challenges that come with offshore racing, but just from a mooring point of view alone it can be a nightmare. Many offshore races finish at locations that differ from their starting point so it is important to take your docking equipment with you. However, when it comes to racing yachts, especially during offshore regattas, space and weight are rare commodities! So what are the factors to consider when purchasing fenders for an offshore racing boat? This blog will give you a basic comparison of the different types of fenders to consider for offshore racing.

    Rocna Anchor - Rock Solid Performance

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    As a sailor, you know the importance of having a good anchor. With so many different anchors on the market, it can be hard to decide which one is right for you. 


    Navisafe Navilights – Small, Powerful and Versatile Navigation Lights

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    Navisafe was created after their founder, Jo Engebrigtsen had a near-miss with a much larger cruiser when heading home in a dinghy with his family. The aim of Navisafe is to provide easy and flexible to use, reliable lighting for any boat to maintain safety on the water.

    What should I have in my grab bag? A boat safety essential

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    A grab bag is an essential piece of safety equipment for bluewater cruising and offshore racing alike. In the event of an abandon ship, the grab bag may be the only item you have time to take with you before climbing into the liferaft, so should contain all essential items for your survival. While some racing rules stipulate the contents of a grab bag, there is no such definitive checklist for cruisers. Here we list some of the essentials and other items you might want to include.

    VSG Lifejackets - Combining Safety with Comfort

     

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    Valeria San Giorgio also known as VSG is one of the oldest Italian companies to design and produce lifejackets. Starting in 1926 VSG began manufacturing sails and waxed clothes for merchant ships and then moved on to supplying the navy, where they began to diversify into lifejackets. 

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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