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REGATTA VISOR

A popular choice for sailing in warmer weather, the Regatta Visor, with reflective detailing, will help prevent you from overheating, whilst keeping the sun out of your eyes. The visor also protects you from the sun’s rays with its built-in UV 50. £17 www.gillmarine.com

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LIGHT JACKET

New for the summer is Helly Hansen’s Verglas line of jackets for the warmer months. Designed for men and women, this hybrid jacket with 800-fill Allied down in a 25D lightweight fabric and softshell mix is designed to offer warmth when needed and allows for maximum breathability and quick release of excess heat during exertion. £160 www.hellyhansen.com

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Deck Bag Review

Definitely designed with getting afloat in mind this dry bag will allow you to take your gear on the water without getting wet. Not only is it a really useful size – 22 litres – but it has various pockets to hold valuables, a towel, clothes and a couple of drink bottles. It is easy to grab your bottle as ...

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DRESS FOR SUMMER

The Revolve 18 dress by Protest features a colourful all over print with large stripes and styles. Bright, bold and striking, this dress is ideal for relaxing summer days spent on the boat or chilling in your local sailing club or marina. £32.99 www.protest.eu

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Regatta Master Watch

The Regatta Master Watch is packed with functionality to help you not only perform better, but also look the part on and off the water. As well as being water resistant up to 50m, its dual alarm function, impact resistant construction and alert sounds are just a few features that make it a popular piece of kit. The watch also features a countdown / ...

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SAVINGS OF UP TO £600 ON A HONDA OUTBOARD

Honda (UK) is offering up to £600 off its entire range of small and mid-range outboard engines in its ‘Summer Savings’ campaign running now until the end of September. The savings apply across the line-up from the BF2.3, BF4, and BF5 at £50 off, up to the BF60, at £600 off. The bigger the engine, the bigger the discount. What’s ...

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BIRCH SHORTS

The Birch shorts by Protest are straight fitting and feature buttons at the closure and a metal fly zipper. The shorts, which reach the knee and are 100 per cent cotton, are available in three colours: blue gas, latte and asphalt. £44.99 www.protest.eu

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Quantum 2

Here is Raymarine’s most advanced solid-state marine radar, the Quantum® 2 with doppler target identification technology. Designed for integrating with Raymarine’s Axiom® multifunction displays, Quantum 2 enhances boater’s situational awareness by intelligently identifying moving and static targets at both long and short ranges. £1,870.83 www.raymarine.com/quantum2

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Yamaha launch the all-new V8 XTO Offshore

Yamaha has officially launched the all-new V8 XTO Offshore. With 5.6-litres of brutal torque and thrust – and 425 exhilarating horsepower – it really is more than simply an outboard. In fact, it’s a fully integrated power system that creates an entirely new class of extreme offshore performance and control, particularly when teamed with Yamaha’s latest generation Helmmaster® integrated boat ...

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SUMMER SHIRT

This 100 per cent cotton Tibbet Micro Print Slub Short Sleeve Shirt from Weird Fish features a subtle boat print and is a simple yet stylish shirt, ideal for any occasion – on and off the boat – this season. £30 www.weirdfish.co.uk

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