Kit News

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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Motion Insulator Shirt

Here is an alternative for cooler spring days which can be worn alone or paired with a jacket. The Motion Shirt Jacket from SWIMS is made with hi-tech Primaloft® thermal microfibre, so it is light, soft and insulating without being bulky. Pictured here in Navy but it is also available in Forest Green and Picante. £180 shop.swims.com

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STANDARD HORIZON HX890E

The HX890E is a floating class H DSC VHF with built-in GPS, and shares the same DSC capabilities as the HX870E. However, Standard Horizon has added more built-in features including two scrambler systems, which are ideal for flotillas, sea anglers or marine authorities. It can also track and display the position of up to nine pre-selected vessels using position calling. ...

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IN ITS ELEMENT

When it comes to electronics, Raymarine is one of the best-known names in the market, and here we have the Raymarine Element™, which is a new generation of advanced, combination sonar and GPS displays. Featuring Raymarine RealVision™ 3D and new HyperVision™ sonar technology, the Element series delivers lifelike imaging and helps meet the needs of both coastal and bass fishermen ...

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SIMRAD RS40

The Simrad RS40 replaces the RS35 with significantly upgraded VHF radio functionality. It features a sleek design with wireless handset capability, removable fist microphone, Class D DSC functionality and built-in GPS. The Simrad RS40 also answers the call for increased situational awareness on the water. The built-in dual channel AIS receiver monitors the position of nearby AIS-equipped vessels to assist ...

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SMALLEST MOB BEACON

While in many areas we are going big, in others small is better. Digital Yacht has teamed up with SIMY to create what they say is the world’s smallest AIS MOB Beacon. The AIS MOB100 Beacon incorporates a 72 channel GPS and AIS SART transmitter. When activated, it sends the MOB casualty’s current location as an AIS transmission which can ...

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