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Up-cycled mooring rope

Marlow Ropes has launched a premium sustainable mooring rope made using 100 per cent recycled plastic. Seven-and-half waste plastic bottles are used to make one metre of Marlow’s 16mm Blue Ocean Dockline. It is available pre-spliced in 12mm and 162mm diameters from 6m to 15m long. Jim Mitchell, MD of Marlow Ropes, said: “Virtually every piece of plastic ever made ...

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ErgoFit+ lifejacket

The ErgoFit+ includes a spray hood design that almost completely seals off the water from the face. This is achieved through improved bladder and spray-hood compatibility, and a design that allows the hood to block off water ingress. The hood itself is made from a double-hooped construction which is self-supporting and creates a spacious cavity above the wearer’s face. The design ...

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Gill OS2 Range

A favourite with cruisers, the Gill OS2 is also ideal for offshore races such as the Rolex Fastnet. Taking inspiration from the pinnacle Race Ocean collection, which underwent hours of product development and testing, the OS2 is a leading two-layer fabric wet weather system. It creates a waterproof, windproof and breathable protective shell all while offering optimal fit, bold colours and product ...

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Wonderbag

The Wonderbag is a simple but revolutionary heat retention slow-cooker, which continues to cook food, which has been brought to the boil by fire, cook stoves or any conventional method, for up to 12 hours without the use of any additional fuel source. It also keeps cool items cold longer than most coolers. A team recently hiked up Mount Kilimanjaro cooking in ...

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Waterproof iPhone case

Want full use of your iPhone while protecting it from water, sand, dirt and dust? The OverBoard Waterproof iPhone Case gives you exactly that. The 100 per cent waterproof Slide Seal System™ combined with a transparent front and LENZFLEX back means you can browse, chat or snap away while your iPhone is safely sealed in a waterproof case. Compatible with ...

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Men’s Coastal Pant

These Coastal Pants from Gill come in graphite and are a new addition to the OS3 range. Designed with coastal sailing in mind, they have a two-layer coated fabric with a durable water repellent finish and a quick drying lining. They also offer reinforced seat and knees to protect against wear and tear, while the external pad pockets are designed ...

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Floatable Sunglasses

With spring here, boaters are enjoying the fairer sailing conditions. With Bollé’s Holman and Brecken floatable sunglasses, wearers can set sail sporting stylish, high-performance glasses. Both pairs, Holman and Brecken, are created with technology that allows them to float on water and reflect the blinding glare of the sun’s reflection on the sea, meaning wearers can enjoy hours on the ...

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HydroMerino Base Layer

For sailors wanting to stay warm, dry and active in the same clothes day in, day out, Zhik’s HydroMerino base layer could be the solution. HydroMerino is a new composite material, resulting from development with the Dongfeng Race Team during the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. The team wanted a warmer Merino base layer, with high wicking performance. Available in a top and ...

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Elite Zip Hike Boot

The NeilPryde Sailing Elite Zip Hike Boot is an advanced high cut boot designed with a protective upper to provide plenty of grip and be tough and flexible while hiking out in a dinghy. The boot also features a Pro Grip hard sole, which offers increased durability and that all-important non-slip capability. They are equally suitable for larger keelboats where grip ...

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HARNESSING SAFETY

Derived from the tried and tested custom Deckvest VOR 170N lifejacket worn by Volvo Ocean Race teams, the VITO is the first Lifejacket Harness to include the Harness Release System: HRS™. The option to quickly release a safety line can be lifesaving, recognised by the Offshore Special Regulations requirement to carry a knife. However, knives can be inaccessible and hard to ...

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