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Posted on: October 15th, 2013 by sailingshack No Comments

We are currently testing the new range of watches from Ronstan. There is a new Ronstan Clear Start which is one of the most popular watches used by racers globally and some new dress watches in a some very cool colours that can be worn as a dress watch or be used as an effective sailing watch. For all the details and images on the new range go to

Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by sailingshack No Comments

Recently we have been using the Rooster “no tangle” Laser mainsheet. it is a 6mm yellow and red fleck in colour and runs freely. While I believe it is virtually impossible for a Laser mainsheet to never tangle due to its length and movement inside the cockpit especially on a windy day, this mainsheet goes a long way to doing the impossible. I like the mainsheet especially for Laser 4.7 and Radials however I have seen a number of standard rig sailors using it as well. For me in anything over 18 knots I find this mainsheet too thin however the Youth sailors prefer it in any conditions. The Rosster mainsheet comes in two lengths and I would recommend going for the longer version as it allows you to move between rigs and also allows you to easily tie it off to the rear of the hiking strap which is what I prefer. Available from Rooster Sailing Australia.

Posted on: January 8th, 2013 by sailingshack No Comments

Magic Marine Gloves

We recently started using Magic Marine Gloves and really are impressed. We had been using the Zhik rubber glove however while effective we needed to cut the ends off and then found they did not last long. We have used other types as well yet find the Magic Marine velcro to last longer than the competitors and the fit to be more comfortable than some more expensive brands.