Chandlers, sailmakers, etc.

Our new Regatta Race Timer (£70) is arriving just intime for Christmas,making a perfect gift for the competitive sailor. With the largest and clearest display currently available, the Gill Regatta Race Timer gives you no excuse for being late to the mark.

Seaway Powell Marine, one of the leading British engineering companies specialising in the design and manufacture of marine hydraulic systems, has announced the full-line upgrade of their widely-applied electric cylinder, on Monday November 17th 2014.

The 2015 London Boat Show has today (Wednesday 19 November 2014) agreed a title sponsorship deal with Forex trading company, CWM FX.  The 2015 Show will become known as the CWM FX London Boat Show.

Marine Equipment Trade Show, 18th – 20th November 2014
Hall 3 (British Pavilion) Stand 03.121

Ocean Signal introduces the world’s smallest AIS MOB device with integrated DSC. The new rescueME MOB1 has been designed to attach easily to even the most compact life jackets, ready for automatic activation in the event of a man overboard situation.

Marine Equipment Trade Show, 18th – 20th November 2014
Hall 1 Stands 01.615, 01.713

World-leading supplier Dometic Marine introduces the marine industry’s first thermoelectric refrigerated cup holder for pleasure and work boats.

Following the success of its first App using Augmented Reality technology, Lewmar expands its App offering with a very practical tool that will serve any boat owner or builder wishing to specify Lewmar product whilst using a tablet.

The H²Flow jacket from Helly Hansen was designed as one of their most versatile mid-layer jackets to date. Built to withstand a wide variety of conditions and scenarios.

The first thing we noticed is the unusual lining. It comprises of a mesh with interspersed vertical tubes of Polartec insulation.

RS Feva sailors joined the other RS classes for a huge multi-fleet event at Datchet Water SC.

Leading electronics manufacturer Standard Horizon is proud to announce the launch of the GX2200E Matrix GPS AIS DSC VHF transceiver.

Begin your own journey of discovery at the 2015 London Boat Show.  Taking place from 9 - 18 January 2015, this world-renowned event is where adventure starts, pioneers meet and innovation shines.  Immerse yourself in the elements and explore a world of boating, brand new craft being unveiled globally, the very latest in technology and show-stopping experiences that will really capture your imag

Marinco by BEP, the global leader in marine power management products has introduced a new line of Pro Installer EZ-Mount Battery Switches. EZ-Mount Switches provide boat builders with simpler, faster and more flexible installation.

The 73 boats of the main fleet of RS100s, RS200s, RS300s, RS400s, RS500s and RS800s raced on the far side of the lake while
the 42 RS Fevas and 43 RS Teras, pro and sport rigs, raced closer to shore in full view of the eager shoreside audience.

Peters & May is proud to announce that it has recently joined the British Marine Federation (BMF) as a new member of the trade association.

As super yacht enthusiasts gathered at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the team at Nautor’s Swan in Pietarsaari (Finland) are hard at work on the company’s full order book with a Swan 105 RS and a Swan 60 FD just delivered, four Swan 115s, a Swan 60 RS and a Swan 80 RS in build, as well as various refit projects in the pipeline.

The first UK RS Aero 5 National Squad Training programme will start in November, with five weekends scheduled between then and March. Organised in collaboration with the established RS Tera programme to dovetail with their squad events, the Aero 5 offers the perfect development pathway. Training will be run by Peter Barton, a top coach as well as the Aero Class Manager. 

Chosen as the official electrical supplier to the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015, Mastervolt has risen to the challenge with seven identical systems that have already performed well beyond expectations.

Start: Lanzarote: 29 November 2014 to Grenada

Revving up through the Canary Islands
A varied and international fleet ranging from 40 to 100ft (12.19 to 30.48m) will set off for Grenada on Saturday 29th November from Lanzarote, the most eastern in the Canary Islands chain, in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's new offshore race.

Nantwich Aqueduct, one of Cheshire’s prized scheduled monuments, is to be conserved in a £200,000 project.  Known as the ‘Gateway to Nantwich’, the aqueduct is an iconic grade II* structure, designed by Thomas Telford in 1826, and which today still carries the Shropshire Union Canal over the A534 Nantwich to Chester road.

Dometic Group, a global leader of leisure products for the recreational vehicle (RV), marine, truck and automotive-based industries, has announced that the acquisition of Elkhart, Indiana-based Atwood Mobile Products, LLC has received clearance from US anti-trust authorities, and the transaction has been completed.

With just 3 days left to enter the Governor’s Cup Yacht Race 2014, the build up has already begun with a special event on the RMS St Helena, where the winner’s trophy was handed over to St Helenian and RMS Hotel Services Director Jackie Leo, ready to begin its journey from Cape Town to St Helena.

Over 150 finance professionals participated in the inaugural Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week Finance Challenge in 2014 and due to its success, the 2015 event will not just be repeated, it will be staged over five days instead of just one.

There is still time to purchase a copy of the new RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook by Paul Glatzel and be in with a chance of winning an RYA Advanced Powerboat course courtesy of the Paul’s RYA Training Centre, Powerboat Training UK.

Twenty years ago the RS sailboat range was born, the RS Association was formed, the first RS events took place and the rest, as they say, is history.

The 100 foot (30.47m) LOA monohull limit set by a number of the classic 600 mile races such as the Fastnet, Sydney Hobart and Middle Sea races has been lifted by the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the Royal Malta Yacht Club for the 2015 editions of the Rolex Fastnet and Rolex Middle Sea Races. This will allow superyachts participating in the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series to compete.

The first pile has been driven in the Royal Southern's Yacht Club's most ambitious construction scheme to date, the creation of the Prince Philip Yacht Haven. The Royal Southern Yacht Club and its close neighbour, the RAF Yacht Club, have worked together for several years to reach this milestone.

Advice from The Green Blue, following the discovery of the invasive Quagga Mussel in the Wraysbury River and Reservoir, is to make sure boat users ‘Check Clean, Dry’ their boats and equipment before changing locations.

The National Tour decider….

The spotlight on David (smartie) Smart, Mark (Chairman) Harrison and Huw (the power) Powell……we were disappointed…..!

Boat owners across the UK will be able to ensure their boats are kept safe and well-maintained throughout the winter months, with fantastic savings on essential maintenance and berthing packages from MDL Marinas.

The RORC Rating Office, the technical and administrative hub for all things Spinlock IRC rating-related in the UK, is re-badging its Limited Validity TCC (LV TCC) as the Single Event Rating (SER) with immediate effect.

The first all-women crew in more than 10 years will depend on Helly Hansen to stay warm, dry and protected at sea

Global marine brand, Helly Hansen, is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the first all-women’s team in a more than a decade – Team SCA – as they take on the Volvo Ocean Race, which departs from Alicante, Spain, on Saturday 11 October 2014.

Camper & Nicholsons Marinas is proud to announce Palmarina, Bodrum as the fourth marina to become a member of The 1782 Club. Situated in Yalıkavak, on the Turkish Riviera near Bodrum, Palmarina is unique in the region for providing secure, year-round berthing for superyachts up to 100m.

An innovative trial has begun to tackle the problem of supermarket shopping trolleys blighting the nation’s beautiful waterways.  The Canal & River Trust, the charity which cares for 2,000 miles of historic waterways in England and Wales, has teamed up with Trolleywise, a national organisation set up to retrieve abandoned supermarket trolleys.

Dometic VARC48 chiller adjusts capacity output based on load demand, reducing energy consumption and stress on a boat’s generator

HVAC specialist Dometic Marine has won an IBEX Innovation Award in the Mechanical Systems category for its new Dometic VARC48 variable capacity chiller at this year’s International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX).

The prospects for any wind didn't look great on Saturday morning for the combined RS800 Grand Prix, Merlin Rocket Silver Tiller and Bart's Bash race at Lymington Town Sailing Club, but thankfully it got better through the weekend.

Northampton Sailing Club hosted the RS Feva Volvo Grand Prix and Bart’s Bash event on September 20/21, with 39 competitors from around the country. The event was the final RYA UK Junior Squad selector, so added an extra pressure to some of the sailors.

Pantaenius and Camper & Nicholsons Marinas announce a strategic partnership that will see the two highly respected yachting brands come together for cross-promotional opportunities and provide exclusive benefits to each other's customers.

The K6 class held their class championship over 4 days at the Stone Sailing club on the Blackwater Estuary. The fleet were blessed with a September heat wave courtesy of a high pressure area sitting over the UK. It also produced a NE gradient breeze that started the event off with a 5 – 8 knot wind building through the 4 days to a 20 knot thriller on the last day.

On a dim Saturday morning in September the Notts County Junior Race Training squad showed their talents off to the 14 Notts County home boats and 14 visitors, for final round of the Northern Tour. As the juniors headed home to complete their homework the 400s tucked into bacon and eggs care of the galley.

A sophisticated Class B AIS transponder with built in antenna splitter and WiFi interface

Class B AIS transponders have made a remarkable impact on small craft navigation but many potential users or installers are put off by the requirement for yet another VHF antenna.

The RYA have launched a brand new title, the ‘RYA Advanced Powerboat Handbook’ adding to its existing stable of 150 printed publications and eBooks.

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