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"It's the biggest advance in winch design in a generation... I was blown away by the results." - Toby Hodges, Yachting World, January 2015 Four-Speed Sailboat Winches Winner of the 2014 SAIL Magazine Pittman Award for Innovation, the Grinder and Trimmer Four-Speed Winches are faster and more powerful than all other winches on the market--and affordable--a boon to racers and cruisers alike. A third revolutionary winch, the Compact, packs more power in a smaller size—a real asset on sailboats where weight and space matter. Raising a mainsail is almost child’s play with the Trimmer. Fast sheeting around the leeward mark to...

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When we saw that an unlucky American boat owner set his boat on fire we couldn't help but feel he would have been better with an Electronic Flare. The Ocean Signal EDF1 has the folloiwng advantages over standard pyrotechnic flares; Multiple use vs single use Lasts up to 11 hours vs minutes Can be sent easily vs 'dangerous goods' No risk of injury vs potential for serious burns Won't set your boat on fire Safe for children The advantages really stack up, and while you must still carry pyro flares for meeting safety regulations, I know which I'd rather have in my...

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boat crew gear, gear list, offshore yacht race -

We've been working with crews and owners to ensure their boats are optimized for the upcoming east coast race season and while the Yachting Australia Audit Forms for Category 1-7 are extensive for boat preparation, when it comes to crew gear you have a lot of freedom. Crew performance is as important as boat preperation, especially in overnight races.   You should consider the following crew gear for your kit bag, especially if you're doing the Brisbane to Noumea, Sydney to Gold Coast or Sydney to Hobart races.  Personal Safety PFD - With harness, whistle, strobe, reflective tape, lifting strap...

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Welcome to ROSS & WHITCROFT. We're excited to be bringing you a range of products to maximise your on-water enjoyment. By shopping here you can be sure you're getting the best solution to your boating needs whether it's for safety, apparel, cruising, racing, hardware or lifestyle gear.    Stay tuned as we add more product and brands to the mix.    Have a look around, read our reviews and let us know what you think.   

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