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It’s 1979 and Pink Floyd have released The Wall, the Voyager probe has let us see Jupiter and its rings for the first time. And in Genoa, Slam has found its essentialness, the sea in its veins, its origin evoking their labors with a dash of salt. The SLAM journey began in Genoa Italy in 1979 when a group of passionate young yachtsmen decided to create and produce technical sailing gear which was capable of making the life of yachtsmen and women more comfortable. The first product produced in 1980 was the Mickey Bear Jacket. This was an innovative, thermal,...

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Buying the right sailing jacket is essential to keep you dry and comfortable for the most difficult weather conditions on a sailing day. What you will find here are the 3 main things you need to consider when you are shopping for a new jacket. We’ve also selected the top sailing jackets and sailing spray jackets that you can find on Ross & Whitecroft products catalogue. First - Keep the purpose in mind. Jackets are designed to keep you dry when you are sailing. You will find the best brands to use the best technology. Not only protecting you from...

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At the 1900 Olympic Games Paris, sailing made its first appearance. The women’s events weren’t included until the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. Nowadays, there are 8 classes of sailing in the Olympic Games: 470 - TWO Person Dinghy (Men and Women categories) 49ER - SKIFF Men 49ER FX Women Finn - One Person Dinghy (Heavyweight) Men Laser - One Person Dinghy  Men Laser Radial - One Person Dinghy Women RS:X - Windsurfer (Men and Women categories) Nacra 17 Mixed Sailors compete in a series of 11 races. The athletes compete 2 - 4 laps in each race to...

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HarnessA great harness is essential for staying safe on the water. It is important to check your harness regularly. A good quality harness feels like your not even wearing one. Good ClothingWet weather clothes that are warm, durable and waterproof. Being wet and cold while on the water is a very miserable experience and you run the risk of getting sick if you don't wear the right gear. CompassDon't even think about getting on the water without a compass! The ocean and weather can change very quickly out at sea and it's essential to know where you and your boat...

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 Zhik noticed that the sailing apparel markets could do with a spark of innovation and wanted to do something about it. Offering technically proficient gear to help athletes win gold whilst maintaining a fresh outlook in styling. They now offer a brilliant range of products to over 40 countries. Top sailors choose Zhik gear and they have a very strong presence with the elite athletes in sail racing. Zhik Isotak™ and AroShell™ wet weather gear is rapidly becoming a new choice for racing sports boats. Zhik has also expanded on its research and development to provide sailing teams with  the...

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