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

Top 6 Sailing Jackets

A good sailing jacket is possibly the most important element of your sailing wardrobe and probably the most expensive. This means you need to pick the right one for you. Like anything else the jacket you need depends on a number of things, primarily of which is the type of sailing you take part in. The main Read more

The PELA 6000 Oil Pump

The PELA 6000 Oil Pump is one of our best sellers here at Mailspeed Marine so we decided to take a closer look at what makes it so popular: Simple, Sturdy Design Changing engine oil isn’t anyone’s idea of fun. The PELA 6000 makes a potentially stressful job quick and easy. It’s perfect for those hard Read more

Granger’s: Clothing & Footwear Protection

Picture the scene: You’ve just bought your brand new sailing gear and can’t wait to get on the water to test it out. It’s fantastic, it repels water like a dream, perfect! Some time goes by. You’re still as excited as ever to get on the water and splash around without a care in the world. Read more

Surfing dogs take to the waves…

Last weekend saw the 10th annual Unleashed by Petco Surf Dog Competition in California, USA. More than 50 dogs took part, battling it out to become the best in their categories which included small, medium and large sized dogs plus the daring ‘Tandem’ ride. Video Source The pooches were judged by a panel of professional surfers who Read more

Tug Of Oar?

We recently stumbled across this video of an unrecognizable event filmed by the Polish rowing team, Smoki Pólnocy. The two teams sit facing one another in a Dragon boat (essentially a normal rowing boat but twice the width) whilst furiously paddling, battling each other to move the boat forwards. It took me a minute to figure out why the Read more

Top Tips: How to relieve seasickness

Motion sickness, or ‘kinetosis’, is thought to affect up to 20 million people in the UK alone and can be induced by using any mode of transport including Boats, cars, planes and trains. Typical symptoms of the affliction include pale skin, cold sweats, dizziness and vomiting, none of which will endear you to your fellow crew Read more

Suzuki: A long and rich history…

Today, Suzuki manufactures all manner of motorised products such as automobiles, motorcycles, ATVs and of course the outboard engines we know and love. This year marks the 50th anniversary of their first outboard, the D55, and since then Suzuki has manufactured over 3 million outboard motors. We thought we’d take a trip down memory lane Read more

This summer’s big sailing event: ACWS Portsmouth

For people who love sailing, the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series Portsmouth presents the rare chance to see the best sailors in the world in action, right here in the UK. Six teams from around the world will be battling it out at special races on 25th and 26th July – hoping to score points Read more