London Boat Show 2017

We’ll be back! We will be at stand B039.

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Southampton Boat Show

Come and see us at Southampton Boat Show.
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Sailing News: Jimmy Green’s Iain Horlock wins Supernovas

Iain Horlock on his way to winning the Supernovas. Picture by Supernova Dinghy Class Association.

1) About Iain & Jimmy Green

Well are we happy? Yes! Why? Well, our very own Iain Horlock who works in our rigging department won the Supernova National Sailing Championships. Iain, 25, is originally from Exmouth but now lives in Seaton so that he is closer to Jimmy Green Marine.

On winning the Supernova National Championships, Iain said, It felt amazing to win! It still hasn’t completely sunk in yet. I knew I had some good speed in the boat but thought there was no way I could beat so many boats!” Surprisingly, Iain said he wasn’t even nervous before the championships.

Iain is a member of Exe Sailing Club and first went sailing age 15 in Exmouth with his dad. “I trained on the safety boats at the local club first then thought I’d have a go at sailing rather than rescuing people! I was hooked! And a good friend at the club gave me his old laser dinghy as long as I donated it to the club after a year or two.”

2) How did Iain Train?

Iain (and his brother who came third) have been training hard all through the winter around the country which helped keep form so he could go straight into the spring and summer seasons. He also said, “I’ve been improving my fitness recently by going to circuit training and also running two or three times a week.” As you can see, he’s not the sit at home type!

He also sailed at the D-Zero national championships the weekend before which was a “major help. My legs really hurt during that event but nowhere near as much during the supernova nationals which meant I could concentrate on the race rather than how much pain I was in!”

3) Iain’s Top Tips on Personal Kit

Iain was wearing a variety of kit through the championships. It was actually fairly cold out on the water so he wore two long sleeved rash vests, hiking shorts with a spray top and buoyancy aid on top.

Iain says: “These included a Crewsaver thermal rash vest underneath and a summer rash vest on top of that. The top layer is one of the most important and the Crewsaver race top did a great job of keeping me dry as well as holding the warmth in all weekend!

I was very impressed with the Crewsaver three finger gloves which show very little signs of wear even after such a breezy weekend.”

4) Iain’s Boaty Tips.

Firstly, we asked him about his race compass thinking it’s a pretty good bit of kit so he must use one – his answer was priceless – “I didn’t use one – I lent it to last year’s national champion who had forgotten his!”

Clearly, we were asking Iain the wrong questions, so we just let Iain talk about his boat, which as any other boat owner knows, no man tires of talking about his boat:

“I would really recommend investing in a good halyard with very low stretch. I use the Marlow GP78 with a Technora cover which grips really well in the Clam Cleat at the bottom of the mast.

I use Harken blocks on the mainsheet system along with the Marlow Excel Fusion which is a great sheet rope.
My best top tip is just to get out there on the water preferably with another similar boat or two and just try out a few different set ups.”

5) Talk to Iain

Go on, we’ll let you!

Really, if you have questions about kit, rigging, or even any top tips on how to get the best from your boat, we’ll lend Iain to you. You can email us, Facebook us, call us or even pop in to Jimmy Green Marine.

Jimmy Green Marine, The Old Pottery, The Meadows, Beer EX12 3ES
01297 20744

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33% Promotional Discount on Aqua 4 Grade 40 Calibrated Anchor Chain

This month we are offering a special 33% Promotional Discount on all lengths and sizes of our Aqua 4 Grade 40 Calibrated Anchor Chain

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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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