By Jack Sailing, May 23 2017 05:02PM

Too windy for us on the Saturday, with survival conditions of 28 knt. Happier on the Sunday with a great sail with 10 to 15. Shame the asymmetric's didn't have a windward leeward course, as out performed on the triangles.


Thanks Paignton Sailing Club ☺️ for all your hard work to put the event on!


See you next season ...

By Jack Sailing, Oct 29 2015 03:18PM

In 2004 a good sailing friend, Mickey Schwartz bought the local yacht rigging company Bay Rigging. Mickey knew my passion was sailing, I was at a loose end, so he took me on as trainee yacht rigger. Bay Rigging trades from Dartside Quay on the river Dart in Galmpton and services all the local marina’s including Noss, Dartmouth, Brixham and Torquay.


Mickey, a South African, grew up working with boats. His first business at the age 15 was called ‘Barnacle Busters’. There, in the warm waters of Durban, he would dive under boats and scrape the barnacles of the bottom. To date Mickey has over 250,000 sea miles under his belt, most of which were racing miles. His knowledge of yachts and yacht racing is extensive.

By Jack Sailing, Oct 27 2015 11:58AM

Kingfisher Maffioli® Superswift 6.5mm ropes have just been added to the Jack Sailing website.


Because of customer demand, Kingfisher Maffioli® Superswift 6.5mm rope in black, has been added to the Jack Sailing on-line shop.


Maffioli® Superswift is a combination of compact braid SK75 and swiftcord, it has a compact 75 Dyneema® core and a swiftcord cover and it's ideal for sheets that need to be tapered. It has high abrasion resistance and good grip from the cover and high strength from the core.


By Jack Sailing, Oct 20 2015 02:52PM

Kingfisher 8mm braid on braid ropes have just been added to the Jack Sailing website.


The very popular melange black, melange blue, melange silver and melange red colours are now available from theJack Sailing on-line shop.


Kingfisher braid on braid rope is ideal for cruising or racing. It's good on the hands and easy to splice. It's ideal for sheets, halyards and control lines. Braid on braid has a low stretch braided polyester core with an abrasion resistant braided cover.




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By Jack Sailing, Sep 15 2015 03:19PM

During the months of September & October we are giving a 10% discount of all our Kingfisher Ropes.


To obtain your discount please select the Kingfisher Ropes you want, and in the checkout section of the shop please enter this promo code: JACK001


If you can't find the Kingfisher product you want then please contact us, and we'll sort it out for you.

By Jack Sailing, Sep 10 2015 05:36PM

We feel very lucky to be able to sail in Torbay. Torbay is a beautiful place to sail, its waters are protected on three sides, and we generally have flat waters to race on. Torbay’s prevailing winds are south westerlies but, as a bonus, we’re also able to get out and sail on big rolling easterlies to practise our surfing! We have really easy access to the water with a convenient protected slipway, passage to the open sea, and we have fresh water to wash our boats off after racing.


We currently have RS400 and RS200 dinghies racing at the Royal Torbay Yacht Club. The RS200 dinghy fleet is growing and the club has decided that the RS200 is the best natural progressive dinghy for the RS Feva class, and for cadet juniors to move up from. With the R.T.Y.C’s very strong junior dinghy fleet, its future is looking very rosy!


In addition to the RS400 and the RS200 dinghies, we also have a wonderful array of sailing craft that regularly join in and partake in PY Dinghy racing, which we all actively encourage.


If your already a sailor or would like to give sailing a go, just pop down to Torquay harbour and say hello.


Sailing is a fantastic sport, and Torbay is a fantastic place to sail!


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