Industry News

Vaavud Smartphone Wind Meter

by Richard Crockett Many of us have tried handheld anemometers over the years. I have, and often not with particularly good results, so my interest was piqued when I saw a news release about a smartphone anemometer which works with iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones. Once you have the anemometer you need to download the free Vaavud wind app. This app will give you all your basic measurement needs including graph, history and a live map. The unit has two ... Read More »

“How to Own a Yacht” Website

The parent company behind world famous yachting industry brands The Moorings, Sunsail and Leopard Catamarans has introduced a new way to look at yacht ownership options with the launch of The “How to Own a Yacht” website exhibits a variety of ways to purchase a boat, including: charter ownership, private ownership and pre-owned yacht ownership. This site incorporates a handful of ownership programs, explains the benefits of different ownership styles, and also offers helpful tips and advice for choosing ... Read More »

Gill Becomes Official Technical Clothing Supplier to Emirates Team New Zealand

Gill is extremely proud to be working with Emirates Team New Zealand once again in 2014. Grant Dalton Managing Director at Emirates Team New Zealand commented “We worked with Gill on the TP52 program when we won the Medcup two years in a row and the Louis Vuitton Trophy Regattas in 2010. Now as was then we found the gear comfortable and a perfect product for what we required, it is great to be working with Gill again as we ... Read More »

Cullinan Marine Finance

Unique Offer To Finance A Boat Building Purchaser Do you want to purchase or build a yacht in South Africa with complete peace of mind? You can make it an easy and comfortable process with Cullinan Marine Finance. Basically you pay a deposit of 25% upfront and pay the balance when the boat is delivered to you. Cullinan Marine Finance (CMF) does the rest with your boat builder. Cullinan Marine Finance (CMF) will offer you: • Peace of Mind and ... Read More »

North Sails ‘Stop Tabs’ Keep Trash Out of the Water

North Sails has created a sustainable alternative to elastic bands or wool ties used to pack downwind sails. North’s Blue Book service procedure has added Stop Tabs sewn on top of existing luff tape, eliminating the need for packing materials that inevitably litter the water. North’s convenient fix allow sails to maintain their performance while complying with ISAFs environmentally friendly Rule 55. “ISAF has made a bold yet proper move by protecting the environment through the introduction of Rule 55. ... Read More »