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“To be or not to be: that is the question…” was Hamlet’s famous dilemma many centuries ago; in the world of sailing, ours would read: “Roll sail or full batten: that is the question…”...
Sometimes, it is not easy to enjoy refreshment aboard a sailing yacht. It takes some time to cool the drinks, or the fridge is far away from you. Italian fridge manufacturer Vitifrigo released their DW 35 fridge shaped like a drawer, which is pretty useful and easy to install in the cockpit or the flybridge of your yacht. Find out more about this drawer shaped fridge.
B&G produced something new for true sailors and competitors. Their latest chartplotter Vulcan 7 combines all essential data for sailors and provides smart functions such as Intelligent Sail Steering and Smart Manoeuvre along with the GoFree option. It could absolutely help you on the racecourse.
Tiwal 3.2 is a small sailing dinghy that comes in a kit, which means that you can put it together and start sailing after only 20 minutes. This inflatable sailing dinghy is meant for one adult person but I believe it could be safe enough for one adult and two smaller kids, since its transport capacity is up to 190 kg. Tiwal 3.2 is excellent for sailing enthusiasts and all who can’t live without sailing.
Mobile phones are very useful to have when sailing, not only because you can communicate via them, but also because they run a number of applications that can make your sailing experience more interesting and easier. Many phones, however, are not equipped for a life on board. Luckily, there is the new CAT S40, which boast excellent features that will make it endure difficulties at sea.
NightSpotter Thermal Scope 240 is a thermal camera, very useful for onboard night vision when sailing. It provides very precise image based on thermal energy emission. It can be life-saver in very dangerous MOB situations during the night. The camera can also help you in situations such as sailing at night anchoring during the night in a cove that you do not know that well.