Kit News

PERFORMANCE RANGE

For 2020, Gill Marine has revamped its dinghy collection for adult and junior sailors. In the first wave of the new dinghy range, the products come from their Performance line, engineered for all round comfort and protection. The Performance dinghy range has been tested and worn by both Team USA and Team GB in the SailGP circuit. Included in the ...

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GLO LITE

New for 2020, the Jon Buoy range from Ocean Safety will be further extended to incorporate the inclusion of Glo Lite, which uses innovative retro-reflective technology that significantly enhances the visibility of the hi-vis fabric, making it highly reflective and increasing perception during dark conditions. By aiding location, casualty time is reduced before recovery for a more positive rescue outcome. Jon Buoy ...

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MARLOW ROPES WIN PITTMAN AWARD

Marlow Ropes has announced that its eco-conscious Blue Ocean Dockline, made from 100 per cent recycled waste plastic bottles was awarded a PITTMAN Innovation Award 2020 by the Editors, Staff, and Judges at Sail Magazine under the Green Award category. The PITTMAN Award is named after their long-time Technical Editor Freeman K. Pittman, who passed away in 1996, these awards are presented annually ...

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HH’s American Magic

Helly Hansen is the Official Apparel Sponsor to American Magic’s challenge for the 36th America’s Cup. American Magic put its trust in Helly Hansen to create the high performing sail racing kit, to ensure their team is mobile and protected during the upcoming qualifying events. Helly Hansen has delivered with the all-new Foil Pro Series, built for speed and rough waters, using ...

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TRIO FROM ICOM

Icom has introduced new versions of two marine fixed VHF radios. The IC-M400BBE (previously the IC-M400BB) and the IC-M423GE (formerly the IC-M423G) now feature an integrated GPS and external GPS antenna to meet the latest ITU-R M493-14 regulations. Also from Icom comes a new Class B AIS Transponder called the MA-510TR. Features include a wide viewing 4.3inch colour screen, readable ...

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Atacama Junior drysuit

The Atacama drysuit range rivals its namesake desert as the driest place on Earth. Packed full of features inspired from Crewsaver’s Atacama Pro and Atacama Sport adult drysuits, the Junior drysuit provides stylish and comfortable solutions for children looking to spend more time on the water in the colder months. It is constructed from a three-layered breathable fabric and includes a ...

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OLAS Core MOB

OLAS Core is a small, portable, wireless Man Overboard Alarm system for boats up to 50ft long and up to 15 crew. It triggers a loud, 85 decibel emergency alert within four seconds if there is a man overboard incident. Using wireless technology, OLAS Core creates a virtual lifeline by connecting each crew member wearing an OLAS transmitter, such as ...

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FastFind ReturnLink PLB

Orolia has given us details of the FastFind ReturnLink PLB with Return Link System capabilities. The PLB transmits the user’s unique ID and GNSS location via the global network of Cospas Sarsat search and rescue satellites, and then uses Galileo’s Return Link Service to transmit a return signal back to the user’s device to confirm the alert has been received ...

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NEXT GENERATION

ACR Electronics has launched its next-generation ResQLink™ Personal Locator Beacons. The ResQLink View’s screen displays all the beacon’s operational activities including GPS coordinates, operating instructions, usage tips, transmission bursts, as well as battery power. Compact and lightweight, the ResQLink beacons feature a protected activation button located away from the test button, multiple wearable mounting options as well as a new ...

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PUT A SOCK IN IT

Watersports enthusiasts will be kept warm and protected with NeilPryde Sailing’s 1mm double lined neoprene socks, the Toastie Socks. The socks are perfect for lining any non-slip dinghy boot or waterproof sailing boot.  £18.95 www.neilprydesailing.com

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