Cruising and Racing Dyneema Comparison

Jimmy Green offer a range of polyester ropes with Dyneema core. They can be broadly categorised as extreme performance, high performance and cruising performance.

Dyneema is significantly more expensive than polyester. Cruising Dyneema offers a performance edge over 100% polyester without incurring the full cost of Racing Specification Dyneema. Dyneema SK99 (extreme performance) is even more expensive than SK78.

Cruising performance Dyneema: Marlow D2 Competition and Liros Dynamic plus. Both of these lines feature:
–              A reduced diameter Dyneema core
–              A full sacrificial polyester mid layer
–              A full hard wearing polyester outer Jacket.
The reduced Dyneema core provides a moderate increase in breaking strain and a considerable reduction in stretch when compared with a rope of 100% polyester construction.

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Liferaft selection guide

Liferafts are an essential piece of safety equipment for sailors making coastal, offshore and ocean passage. The range of liferafts available on the market can make it difficult to choose the right one. Regulations can help guide the way but the statutory minimum may not always be the best option.

History gives us a helpful insight into the development of the modern liferaft range. The ill-fated maiden voyage of the Titanic in 1912 highlighted the need to provide adequate lifeboats on board. By 1914, the Safety Of Life At Sea (SOLAS) treaty had been created. Successive world wars slowed development of the treaty. But in 1960 the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) developed the first international SOLAS convention which later came in to force in 1965. The notable, 1974 version improved the IMO’s ability to update the treaty and move swiftly to make improvements. The 1979 Fastnet Race tragedy highlighted the need to further develop the regulations for the leisure industry. As a result, liferafts became mandatory for all offshore racing yachts regardless of length.

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RYA Dinghy Show another great success

Team Jimmy Green are just back from The Dinghy Show @ Alexandra Palace last weekend. Our thanks to the RYA for organising a great event once again, the show had a real buzz and lots of sales. It’s a great lift off for the new season.

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Massive Rope Sale

Massive Rope sale continues until the end of February

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London Boat Show 2016

The London Boat Show is now open! Come visit us on stand B025 in the south hall. We have loads of great show offers and new products on the stand.

New products from Ultramarine, Seago, Wichard, Blue Performance, Crewsaver and many more. We also have plenty of products on boat show special prices.

There are also plenty of other stands and suppliers in a packed hall full of boats and boating bits. Opening hours are 10-6 each day and the show finally closes on Sunday the 17th.


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Christmas 2015 Opening Hours

Jimmy Green Marine operates from 2 retail premises in addition to telephone and internet sales support. Over the Christmas and New Year period the shops and guaranteed telephone support will be subject to varying opening times. Here is a summary.

Chandlery Beer
Mon 21st 9am-5pm 10.30am-4.30pm
Tues 22nd 9am-5pm 10.30am-4.30pm
Wed 23rd 9am-5pm 10.30am-4.30pm
Christmas Eve 9am-2pm 10.30am-2.30pm
Christmas Day Closed Closed
Boxing Day Closed Closed
Sun 27th Closed 11am-4pm
Mon 28th Closed 11am-4pm
Tues 29th 9am-5pm 11am-4pm
Wed 30th 9am-5pm 11am-4pm
New Year’s Eve Closed 11am-3pm
New Year’s Day Closed 11am-3pm
Sat 2nd 9am-2pm 11am-4pm
Sun 3rd Closed 11am-4pm
Mon 4th 9am-5pm 11am-4pm

From Monday the 4th of January all premises will be open as usual:
Beer Shop: 11-4 Wednesday to Monday
Chandlery: 9-5 Monday to Friday, Saturday 9-2, closed Sundays

Telephone support is guaranteed during the chandlery opening times. Email services are running 24/7  but may not be responded to immediately if sent out of hours. We do operate an out of hours telephone answering service but this is not guaranteed, please leave a message and we will get back to you asap.

Many thanks

Jimmy Green

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Rigging Sale – Save up to 35%

Ends 30.11.15

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London Ski and Board Show

We’re exhibiting again this year.
Buy your tix here:
Stand number 612

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Southampton Boat Show

We are at the boat show.
Usual place in the Ocean Tent.
Stand G116
See you there

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Team Jimmy Green At POSH and Eastbourne

The annual POSH regatta was held over the weekend of the 9th and 10th Of May at Paignton Sailing Club. As the venue for the Supernova 2015 Nationals later this year, Team member Iain Horlock took to the water with around 50 other boats for the 2 day event.

Iain was in the non asymmetric handicap fleet of around 15 boats, which included an international moth, a canoe, another supernova, and a group of laser sailors. He ended up 2nd overall, with the international canoe taking an easy first place in force 4-5.

PSC club organised a very slick event, and it will surely be a great event in a months time, with 43 boats already pre-entered.

Having missed their season opener at Stokes Bay, the RS 800 team travelled to Eastbourne Sovereign SC despite the wild forecast for the secong installment of the 2015 Grand Prix series. With the breeze topping 40 knots at times, Saturday was lost to the weather.

Sunday proved a much lighter affair with single string conditions prevailing throughout the day. A solid 6,5,6 result sheet produced the inevitable 6th overall. Phil Walker and John Mather took a deserved victory showing excellent pace and guile in the tricky conditions. Clearly we have a little catching up to do but feel happy with the first event of the year.

More events coming soon…

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