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For the second year we are exhibiting at the RYA Dinghy Show but this time under our new name of Sailing Chandlery. You can find us on stand F14 in the West Hall, not far from the main stage. The same location as last year but with double the space!
Here are 10 reasons why you should come and visit us over the show weekend.
We hope to see you there over the weekend!
For years Zhik have been market leaders in creating fantastic wetsuits which are tested by some of the best sailing athletes across the World.
For 2018 Zhik are splitting their wetsuit ranges introducing two new levels of wetsuit in both the Superwarm and Microfleece wetsuits, they are called X and V.
The new Superwarm wetsuits will offer sailors a choice of features and insulation over a wider range of budgets and will be on show for the first time in the UK at the RYA Dinghy Show (03-04 March, Alexandra Palace, London). Come along to the Sailing Chandlery stand (next to Zhik) to purchase your new Zhik wetsuit for 2018.
After nearly 6 years in business we've decided to change our name which is effective immediately. We are changing from Dinghy Rope to Sailing Chandlery.
Over the past 6 years we've expanded our stock far and wide. Whilst we still have over 100 reels of rope in stock, we do sell many other items including shackles, pulleys, cleats, sailing clothing and much much more.
Unfortunately we still have people say to us 'oh, you don't just sell rope'.
The name change allows us to expand further into other areas. We already serve a number of yacht and keelboat customers for example, but the name Dinghy limits us.
It's the same for the Rope part of our name.
We hope that the new name Sailing Chandlery will help us continue our growth and build further awareness of the products and services we offer today and plan to offer in the future.
For the moment everything stays the same, it's the same website just with a different logo and website address. If you've got vouchers you can still redeem them in the normal way. If we've offered to sponsor you or your events that will continue, just under the new name.
If you have any questions we would be happy to discuss them with you via e-mail or phone.
Lastly, thank you for your support and custom over the years, we wouldn't be where we are today without our customers. It seems like a long time ago we started our company with six 100m reels from Marlow Ropes.
For a few years now we've stocked the excellent range of Zhik sailing boots in our online chandlery.
Zhik have a really good range of sailing boots which includes yacht/keelboat and dinghy boots. The most popular of the range are the Zhik 260 and Zhik 160 which are high cut and ankle sailing boots.
Sailing Chandlery are proud to announce that we are now an official Laser parts dealer supplying official class legal Laser dinghy parts.
There is currently a real hole in the South East where sailors are not able to get hold of parts quickly or without paying huge shipping on items such as Laser spars.
We spoke to sponsored sailor George Cousins to get some tips about keeping fit and getting ready for sailing in the spring. He has put together this article for our website.
George Cousins is a freelance sailing coach and personal trainer based in the Solent. He is a former member of the British Sailing Team and now coaches full time. As a qualified strength and conditioning coach and a keen sailor, George specialises in developing the physical performance of sailors, athletes and trainees on and off the water.
Please note, it is your choice to take part in what is suggested below, please ensure you are fit and healthy before taking part.
There is no getting around it; a boat’s upwind speed is directly linked to the amount of leverage the crew can apply. Whatever your ability, having the strength and endurance to move your centre of mass outboard and keep it there will allow you to sail faster. In this series of articles we will look at ways to boost your sailing fitness, starting with Hiking.
We're pleased to tell you that over the past month we've added lots more sailing clothing to our online chandlery website.
The large majority of the new kit available is from Magic Marine which complements the existing Zhik sailing clothing we have in stock. We've tried to pick products which are different to expand our range while also looking at the various pricing structures to appeal to more people.
We are pleased to announce that Dinghy Rope are now offering a rope splicing service to our customers.
Although we've been offering this to many customers since we launched we've also kept it quiet due to lack of time to complete the tasks. In 2017 we've hired new staff members who are now fully up to speed and can help provide rope splicing and tapering to our customers.