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1. Velocitek SpeedPuck
2. GEAR UP: New Items for the Fall from Gill
3. Facnor Furling Systems
5. Wildcard Travels

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The SpeedPuck is designed for long-term reliability in a saltwater marine environment. The SpeedPuck's caseback screws on and off like the lid of a leak-proof water bottle to reveal the battery compartment. In addition to this, the battery compartment is completely sealed off from the rest of the device's electronics, providing a second layer of protection against moisture.

The SpeedPuck combines a high-accuracy GPS speedometer, compass and bar graph wind shift indicator in a compact, durable package. It is designed to be mounted on a dinghy or handheld when hiking on a sportboat. The SpeedPuck improves your sailing by allowing you to quantify the effects of boat trim, sail trim, wind shifts and current. No more second guessing yourself.

• Speed and Heading updated twice a second.
• Compact, low-profile design.
• Maximum speed recall.
• Bar graph for lift / header indication.
• Waterproof to 3 m.
• Can be handheld to read when hiking on a sportboat or boat mounted on a dinghy.
• 20+ hrs of battery life and GPS data storage.
• Fully compatible with Velocitek SpeedPlay

Shop: Velocitek SpeedPuck

GEAR UP: New Fall 2012 Items from Gill

Gear up with New Fall 2012 Gill Items. Some of the new items include the following:


Grid MicroFleece Zip neck for Men and Women - Highly, effective lightweight thermal fleece with a raised waffle texture. This grid pattern traps and channels warm air and helps prevent body heat loss. Wear as a mid-layer or casually for off-board Rest and Relaxation.


Shop Grid Microfleece:

Gill Grid Microfleece (Men's)

Gill Grid Microfleece Port (Men's)

Gill Grid Microfleece Graphite / Raspberry (Women's)




Technical Body Warmer for Men & Women- Uses a synthetic lofted insulation with a lightweight micro-ripstop shell. Ideal for active sailing use, this wind resistant garment can be worn as a layering piece to help preserve core body heat.

Shop Technical Bodywarmer:

Techincal Bodywarmer (Men's)

Technical Bodywarmer (Women's)



Visit: Gill New Products: Fall 2012
Shop: Gill Sailing Gear




Facnor is a worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing furling systems. The company supplies shipyards as well as ocean sailors who participate in well known races such as the Vendee Globe, The Race and the Volvo Race, all sailing genuine "Formula 1" boats. They carry a large variety of furling systems to fit the needs of all sailors.


The FlatDeck is a powerful furling system fitted with a webbing strap. This great Facnor innovation offers safe and easy headsail furling: no reefing line overriding and maximum torque when you being furling. Best of all, with the FD low-profile drum you benefit from a maximum luff length. This system is great for "Comfort - Cruising."


Advantages of the FD Unit:

- Maximum power when you start furling in
- Maximum luff thanks to a low profile drum
- No risk of overriding
- Perfect guiding of the webbing
- Pre-fitted webbing line kit with blocks
- 360 degree rotating tack fitting (LX&RX)
- Matching with LS/LX/RX models
- UV Resistant webbing with higher than 1 ton load capacity
- Easy installation (bottom telescopic section)

Visit:Facnor Flat Deck Furlers

Shop: Facnor Furling Systems

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College Sailing with a "college student budget"? Been there, done that, so we understand how much you need to stretch every dollar.

We want to help! If you are a team member or Captain of your team, contact us, we want to help you out with a up to 30% Off (for qualified team orders) on all Drysuits, smocks, hiking pants, boots, gloves, etc. We also have special discounts on 420 sailboat parts. Call or contact us.


Wildcard Travels


Anne Schreiber Thomas and husband Mark are sailors and racers. Near the end of 2011, they left their home in northern Nevada and California to move to the Middle East. A dream they never thought would happen. They have many stories and adventures that they were happy to share with all of us throughout their journey. One of Anne's most recent adventures took her to Lake Tahoe for a weekend of sailing with friends.


If you would like to see where they have been and what they are up to now check out their blog: Wildcard Travels




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