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Sun Sail
Sunseeker show stoppers
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00

Sunseeker show stoppers The Sunseeker 86 Yacht made its world debut at Southampton Boat Show,  promising a flawless design coupled with world-class engineering and powerful performance. Its streamlined profile offers grace and agility.

The large flybridge area provides a beautiful open air space for entertaining; it even offers the possibility of a spa tub!

Below decks, a four-cabin arrangement accommodates up to eight guests, with the focal point, the full beam master stateroom, providing a tranquil and comfortable sanctuary.
The 86 Yacht (pictured) certainly has pace, achieving speeds of up to 30 knots, with excellent fuel capacity offering up to 1,500 nautical miles at 10 knots. Also due to make its world debut is the brand new Sunseeker Manhattan 65.

Exquisite, cutting-edge design encompasses sleek interior styling and an elegant profile that will make it identifiable as not only a member of the Sunseeker range, but more specifically the Manhattan family.

Clear Start watches
Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00

Clear Start watches Ronstan has expanded its Clear Start sailing watch range. A new smaller size 40mm watch is perfect for women and youth sailors, with full functionality in a range of bright colours. Meanwhile, two attractive new stainless steel Clear Start models - for sophisticated yet functional everyday use - feature Ronstan’s ultra-clear sapphire coated lens for maximum readability and scratch resistance. All models offer large buttons, easy-to-read displays and Ronstan’s advanced Clear Start sail race programming. Shock resistant and waterproof to 50m.

RRP: from £64.99

Aero association
Thursday, 23 October 2014 00:00

Aero associationThe RS Aero was unveiled in March and has rapidly gained popularity since that first moment. Several hundred boats have already been ordered, all over the world, with the majority of owners aiming to race their boats.

In response to that, a Class Association is being formed to organise events, communications, training and other activities. A Class Association Manager has also been appointed to work alongside a committee of owners and a network of club fleet captains to get things underway.

The RS Aero Class Association Manager will be Peter Barton, a talented, winning sailor across many classes and a respected coach. Since testing the boat, Peter has declared himself a fan, and is delighted that a fleet is being established at his home club, Lymington.
More info about the class and demo days is available via the new website:

Fishermen urged to read Safety Digest
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 00:00
Robert-GreenwoodFishing remains one of the most dangerous professions in the UK, with fatal accidents in 2014 already jumping up 25 per cent on last year. The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO) is urging fishermen and anyone who works at sea to minimise their risk of accident by reading the latest Safety Digest from the Marine Accident Investigation Branch’s (MAIB) and by signing up for future editions.

The NFFO’s Safety and Training Officer, Robert Greenwood (pictured), wrote an introduction for the Fishing Vessel section and said: “One of the best learning mechanisms is reviewing previous mistakes and understating how to avoid them next time. However, such is the danger at sea that sometimes there isn’t a next time. We would urge anyone who takes safety at sea seriously to read these free digests and learn from the misfortune of others, rather than becoming doomed to repeat their mistakes.”

Based on MAIB official reports, the digests are presented in a magazine format for easy reading and omit names and specifics to provide anonymity to those involved. Each case study includes a narrative of the incident followed by a checklist of learnings that other skippers and seafarers can learn from.

Sunbeams shine at Mylor
Tuesday, 21 October 2014 00:00

Sunbeams shine at MylorA select group of fine old ladies of the sea have been celebrating their 90th birthdays throughout 2014.

As the classic Falmouth Sunbeams emerge from their racing season, one of the oldest sisters of the fleet is showing off a new facelift completed by the expert hands of Mylor Yacht Harbour’s master shipwrights.

Mylor Yacht Harbour is Cornwall’s busiest boatyard and marina, and the only yard in recent years to build new, wooden Sunbeams on the same lines as their elder sisters.

Contemporary classic
Monday, 20 October 2014 00:00

Contemporary classic For a fresh burst of colour to brighten things up as the nights draw in, Gill’s Classic Crew Jacket has been given a re-vamp with some great new contemporary colour options, like this lovely bright blue. Snug fleece on the inside and a waterproof, breathable outer will see you shake off the elements this winter. There’s space for corporate branding too, so why not kit your whole team out?

RRP: £100