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RYA welcomes new member reward partner

The RYA has introduced Simply Hammocks as the latest organisation to come on board as an RYA Member Reward Partner. The company joins more than 70 reward partners offering exclusive discounts and offers to the RYA’s 109,000 plus members. All RYA members will receive a five per cent discount, with 12 month warranty when they purchase online from Simply Hammocks. ...

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AirSelfie

AirSelfie is a pocket-sized flying camera that integrates with smartphones to help capture the perfect selfie. With four propellers and a 5-megapixel video camera, AirSelfie is smaller than a smartphone and can fly vertically up to 66 feet, allowing users to take aerial selfies of themselves and their friends. The device connects to many smartphones including iPhone (6, 6s, 7 ...

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Yamaha announce DBW control for new F150 and F17

Smooth-shifting Yamaha Drive-by-Wire models now available all the way from 150hp up to 350hp. The F150 and F175 are now also available with the benefit of the very latest DBW technology, which will bring a new level of quiet, precise shifting and a remarkable added sophistication and ease of use, in terms of boat control and operation. Full compatibility with ...

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Typhoon TX2 OFZ

Here is Typhoon International’s TX2 OFZ wetsuit, which is built in a 2/3mm thickness for those less cold mid-year months. The TX2, for both men and women, is ideal for those mild days but when it is still important to keep warm. It is lined with a thermafleece and has a glued and double stitched sealed seam system. The neoprene of ...

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Spinlock creates custom lifejacket for toughest race on water

Spinlock will be an official race supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race, after designing a unique and custom lifejacket for the 2017-18 edition. The link-up is part of a Technical Partnership Scheme which has seen the Race work closely with the sailing and marine industry leaders to develop new and innovative products capable of withstanding the toughest conditions on the ...

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Women’s Vapour Trail Jacket

This lightweight, packable and waterproof Vapour Trail Jacket is the ideal accompaniment on outdoor adventures. Featuring an adjustable hood and adjustable hem and sleeve cuffs, this wind-resistant outer layer works to make the wearer comfortable in all conditions. Plus the inner Packpocket™ allows the Vapour Trail Jacket to be stored into an easy-to-pack, lightweight pouch, perfect for travelling. Inca Gold and Opal ...

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Blue Water Runner

Elvstrøm Sails’ Blue Water Runner performs the role of three sails in one. Designed as effectively two Yankee sails on a single luff cable, it works as a light up-wind genoa, a reaching ‘Yankee’ when the two-ply sails are together. When running dead-downwind it can be peeled open into ‘goose-winging’ mode, doubling the sail area to increase boat speed. It ...

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Kiama X Jacket

Kiama X is Zhik’s new range for coastal sailing and boating and is tailored specifically for women and men to enable free movement with a sleek fit. The high cut, fleece lined collar neatly houses the hi-vis offshore hood for all weather protection. Plus, the self-coloured reflective elements are discreetly positioned around the jacket. The jacket shares the same core ...

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New Yamaha F80

Yamaha have made their latest-generation F80 even faster and more powerful. Their engineers have not only re-designed certain components to make this latest F80 even more compact, but at the same time, a significant weight saving has been achieved. This means more power, more speed and even sharper out-of-the-hole acceleration. These factors contribute to making any boat feel livelier and ...

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Henri Lloyd Gloves

The Henri Lloyd Pro-Grip Glove (pictured), available in both long and short fingered, is constructed from tough yet flexible fabrics and components including Kevlar® thread. The grip is provided via MAXGRIP technology which is a sticky synthetic rubber, delivering high levels of grip and articulation whilst also offering protection against rope burn. An additional benefit is that the MAXGRIP is resistant to ...

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