The Antifoul Guide

Antifouling is extremely important for the maintenance and lifespan of your boat, protecting it from sunlight, abrasion and marine creatures. Ideally, antifoul should be applied at least once a season. It’s relatively straight forward and you can save a lot of money by doing it yourself. We won’t lie, it’s hard work and pretty unpleasant but  if you don’t mind Read more

Product Spotlight: the NEW Icom M25 VHF

Icom recently launched their newest communication products at this year’s Southampton Boat Show, including the much anticipated M25 Hand Held VHF. The M25 is the upgraded model of the late M23 which was considered by many as the best VHF in it’s class and has dominated the market becoming our best selling marine VHF ever. So as you can imagine Read more

4 Mums, 3000 Miles, 1 World Record…

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore” We’ve sponsored 4 working mums from Yorkshire who plan to take part in the Talisker Atlantic Rowing Race, considered by many as one of the most enduring races on the planet. The team, aptly named ‘The Yorkshire Rows’, Read more

Choosing the best sailing watch

Any serious sailor will tell you that a sailing watch is a must have accessory when it comes to boating. Like any bit of sailing kit, your watch of choice depends on what type of sailing you’re doing. For weekend sailors an ordinary analogue watch is probably sufficient whereas someone who taking part Regattas or other racing may Read more

How to winterise your boat

It may not be something that any of us enjoy but winterising is an essential element of boat maintenance. The time, effort and funds you spend for the winter period will definatively effect your vessel’s performance come Spring. Idealy winterisation should begin before the boat is out the water and the temperature starts to drop. This gives Read more

Sailing Today Awards 2015

Yesterday saw the announcement of the newly create Sailing Today Awards at the Southampton Boat Show. Winners were chosen by the public for 12 categories including best cruisers, sailor, harbour, photo & more. The Clothing Innovation award was a close call but the Crewsaver Ergonomic 3D Fusion lifejacket range just lost out to the Henri Lloyd Elite Jacket. Read more

Top 5 Sailing Gloves

Choosing your gear carefully can make a huge difference to performance and sailing gloves are no exception. Like all sailing apparel, the type of gloves you require differ according to the type of sailing you’re doing. However, all gloves should provide protection from the elements, rope and other friction burn and general knocks and bumps. Read more

Southampton Boat Show – #MailspeedDoItBest

The anticipated Southampton Boat Show 2015 is almost upon us and we’re here to make sure you get Boat Show prices without having to lug it around on the day… #MailspeedDoItBest *Terms and conditions apply Follow our social networks to get the best price: Like us on Facebook > Follow us on Twitter > Read more

A Guide To Distress Flares

Distress Flares are an essential piece of kit for any vessels that are used at sea or inland waterways. Predominantly used as a way to signal for help, flares can also be used to warn other boats about your position as to avoid potential collisions. Different types and colours of flares should be used in certain situations and different Read more

Know Your Musto…

Musto have been developing sailing gear for over 50 years and are one of the world’s leading brands in adventure clothing. It all started in 1964 when Keith Musto, a member of the British Sailing Team, won a silver medal in the Tokyo Olympic games. He returned home triumphant and with his new understanding of the sport, Read more