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    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. 

    Do you need a set of storm sails?

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    A good set of storm sails can be a get out of jail free card if you find yourself caught in heavy weather. A necessity for offshore passages whether cruising or racing and a prudent safety item for most cruisers.

    Race through the night with Mantagua Racing Lights

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    Any experienced sailor will tell you, racing in low visibility or at night brings with it its own challenges and problems. The difference is quite literally, day and night.

    How to Choose a Spinlock Deckvest & Accessories

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    Lifejacket pioneers Spinlock are renowned for their sleek, comfortable to wear, high-spec lifejackets. In a previous blog, we introduced the full range of Deckvests and took a look at the features and benefits of each, but how do you chose the right one for your needs?

    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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