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Topper Racing Checklist

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Topper Racing Checklist

  To help you prepare for any Topper racing events, we've come up with a checklist that we hope will help you.   FOR THE BOAT: Bungs Gooseneck Tiller and Tiller Extension Tiller Joint Burgee: Little Hawk MK2 Tell Tales Supershute 60 Bailer Sail Repair Tape Hawk Slot Strip FOR THE SAILOR: Smock or Aquafleece Wetsuit or Thermaflex Longjohns Hikers Polypro Top and Bottom Gloves Booties Buoyancy Aid Sunglasses Suncream Sun Hat and if you're only here to watch your kid racing, don't forget a nice thermos of tea or coffee and a big 😄.  

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Complete dinghy clothing guide for beginners.

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Complete dinghy clothing guide for beginners.

Parents! First time sailors! You may be overwhelmed by the array of clothing the sailing world has to offer, but don't worry, we are here to help and with this guide you should be able to sort your little ones stress-free. In reality, only four items are absolutely essential when you send your children to their first sailing course. 1- THE WETSUIT The wetsuit is essential as it will keep your little one warm while he/she is battling the elements . We recommend that you get a full length wetsuit, this will keep them warmer and protect their knees from the...

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Round Ireland Checklist

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Round Ireland Checklist

The Round Ireland is coming fast so we have decided to do a quick check of what you'll need for it. We won't be talking here about the race regulations requirements but your personal gear. - Offshore jacket and salopettes.  - Fleece, thermal underwear, quick drying trousers.   - Sailing boots and sailing runners. - Waterproof gloves and socks.      - Sunglasses                           - Torch/Head torch with red light.                           - Comfort food. (We suggest you call...

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Pre-season checklist: 4 tips to be ready

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Pre-season checklist: 4 tips to be ready

It's this time of the year again. The days are getting longer. The weather is getting better. And the boats are nearly ready to be put in the water again after a long Winter.  Hopefully now you have done all the heavy work: general hull cleaning, antifouling painting, deck varnishing... But have you done everything you need before going out sailing?  Here is a quick check list of the little bits we tend to forget.   1. SAFETY First of all, your lifejacket. Three things you need to do. - Check your arming system. Is it still in date? - Inspect...

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Optimist Racing Checklist

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Optimist Racing Checklist - Viking Marine

Here is a quick checklist of what you should pack when planning an Optimist racing event.   For the boat:  - Toggles (or pennant holders) - Burgee  or  - Mast Clamp  - Spare halyard and vang  - Spare tiller extension joint  - Sail ties  - Praddle and bailer    For the sailor:    - Wetsuit - Winter rashvest ( the like of the Rooster Polypro) - Cag or aquafleece. - Booties and gloves - Liners  - Buoyancy aid - Warm hat and sunglasses - Watch  - Whistle - Dry bag for your lunch   For the parents: - Warm drinks in...

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