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January 2012: Deckvest breaks two Round the World Records

Multi-PXR control for the Farr 25 OD For best acceleration and manoeuverability, the new Farr 25 requires all frequentlyadjusted lines to be located within easy reach of the crew. Farr have achieved this by using a total of eleven PXR cam cleats to control everything from Vang to Backstayallowing exceptionally fast reactions in all conditions.

G-Class trimaran Banque Populaire’s January 6th record non-stop circumnavigation of 45 days, 15 hours is likely to stand for many years. An amazing tribute to the seven year project under the direction of her charismatic skipper Loick Peyron, and which Spinlock have actively assisted. Working with the BP team, we helped develop low and high load rope holding systems, and break new ground with control solutions, notably for the massive wing mast. A few days later, in her 38’ Jeanneau ketch Guppy, 16 year old Laura Dekker sailed back into harbour on the Caribbean island

of St Maarten, just under 12 months after her departure. So making her the youngest sailor to complete a solo circumnavigation and cutting six months off the unofficial record. Two very different times yet the same courage and ambition - and the same lifejacket. Both Laura Dekker and the 13 crew of Banque Populaire wore Spinlock Deckvest Lifejacket Harnesses for their epic journeys.


Gitana MOD 70 kits out with Deckvest Lite crewsets MOD70 organisers announced their first European circuit for the new Multihull 70’ One Design class at Dusseldorf. Legendary multihull sponsor and on-water style leader Gitana, just confirmed that their MOD 70 Inshore crews and corporate guests will be wearing Deckvest LITE, our award-winning, new ultra-light lifejacket.

Shown at Dusseldorf last month by builders OD Yachting of Istanbul, the Farr 25 targets both competitive-minded newcomers and adventurous sailors with race experience. It aims to offer the social attractions of active class racing along with the challenge of polishing their skills in nail-bitingly close racing. This boat promises to be a lot of fun round the buoys, in match racing, and longer coastal races

With its mix of inshore and offshore races, and with seven teams already confirmed, the scene is set for some spectacular MOD70 racing in 2012.

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Pylon Lifejacket Light wins Freeman Pittman Award for Innovation Each year SAIL presents the Pittman Innovation Awards, recognising the most innovative and interesting new products on the market. The new Pylon™ lifejacket light operates at a height of 23cm clearing the top of your head to give uninterrupted, all-round visibility. Tests confirm that the Pylon™ is more easily seen from any distance than conventional lifejacket lights, in all sea and visibility conditions. Pylon™ is the only emergency light that gives early warning of battery discharge. The Pylon’s simple test switch will confirm that the light will continue to flash for at least 10 hours. Available as a Spinlock Deckware accessory, Pylon™ is designed to be fitted easily to any make of 170N or 275N Lifejacket for enhanced visibility in an emergency.

Slick Seacart With the continuing multihull trend and following the success of the SeaCart 30, SeaCart 26 is a One Design racing tri that comes with advanced racing systems as standard. Oceanlake Marine’s philosophy is to deliver best performance by fitting the best and most effective control solutions and systems to their boats. The 26 uses a neat array of sidemounted XAS0612 Clutches to give excellent control for least deck clutter and windage.

Passport Double

Top Control

Passport Yachts have been quietly designing and building offshore sailing boats since 1979, and have earned a cult reputation for dependably quick ocean going passage making, most recently from designers Bill Dixon and Robert Perry.

The original Topper dinghy is beautifully simple to rig and to sail and still sees some of the largest racing starts across the world.

For the 1st time in the history of both publications, seperate panels of independent judges for both SAIL and Cruising World magazines have awarded the Passport 545 ‘Boat of the Year’, citing it the ‘best full size cruising yacht being made today’.

With its very limited of choice adjustable controls, Topper crews are always hungry for more power. Current class leaders now favour big mast-bend: powering-on the vang and playing mainsail shape under load with a Spinlock PXR0206/T easy-release cam cleat.

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