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  • UK WASZP class is strengthened by partnership with Zhik

    Zhik-Logo-Black-Large-GIFThe WASZP UK Class and Zhik are delighted to announce their exciting new partnership as we enter the 2019 season. The partnership will see Zhik becoming headline sponsors for the WASZP class in the UK.

    “Zhik are a global clothing brand and with the WASZP is going from strength to strength, we are confident that the partnership will deliver an enhanced experience for our class sailors.” Says Victoria Payne (UK Class Secretary).

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  • Sailingfast onsite and on the water for Topper Winter champs

    Sailingfast are heading south for the Topper Winter champs at WPNSA this weekend. Duncan learnt to sail in a Topper himself back in the dark ages (also known as the 1980s!) at Loch Lomond Sailing Club. There’s not much he doesn’t know about the Topper.

    New developments in the Topper Class - ask Duncan

    Come and chat to Duncan about the reasons behind the new Topper 6:1 kicker upgrades, replacing your mainsheet boom sleeve with one of our colourful ones, not to mention the new rules about sail numbering that come into effect. If you are feeling lucky, you might even ask about the upcoming RYA Dinghy Show deals which come into effect at the beginning of March.

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  • Sailingfast & Paddlefast to attend the RYA Dinghy Show in Alexandra Palace

    Sailingfast's Introduction to the WASZPThe season is fast approaching and first on the calendar is the RYA Dinghy Show. Both Sailingfast & Paddlefast will attend this great event in the historic Alexandra Palace in London. Lots of special offers will be in place so it’s the perfect time to spruce up your boat or board or even treat yourself to a new one!

    Duncan helping on the WASZP stand C14

    Duncan will be wearing his WASZP hat for the weekend, helping out Victoria, the class secretary, on the WASZP class association stand no C14. Come and find out about the series, training events and the WASZP Europeans which take place on Lake Garda in July. Still not convinced by all the videos on social media? We have test flights available for those still needing persuaded.

    *****Sign up for a test flight with Duncan during the Dinghy Show and be entered into a prize draw for WASZP goodies .*****

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  • Brit Rory Hunter wins the WASZP International Games Trophy

    The Sailingfast Team have been watching the WASZP International Games with great interest over the last few days as the battle for the top spots was very close. We are delighted that Brit Rory Hunter has done it and is bringing the WASZP International Games trophy home with him.

    To see Rory’s post-championship interview with Marc from WASZP, click here.

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  • Seldén Mast Dominance at 2019 505 World Championships

    505 World Championship Results

    We are celebrating the dominance in Seldén Mast product at last week’s 505 World Championships held in Freemantle Australia. The top 5 were dominated with Seldén product, in positions 1, 2, 3 and further results through the top 10. Mike Martin and Adam Lowry were super-fast throughout the regatta and were using an Alto section mast. Seldén have been a supplier of rigs for the class for many years from the early days of E to the current offering of Alto and Cumulus. The 505 class are constantly looking for the ultimate, consistent mast and for this reason they turn to Seldén.

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  • Black Friday at Sailingfast

    Black Friday sale imageToo early for the ‘C’ word?

    Hallowe’en is now behind us and Christmas is fast approaching! In my experience as a retailer you, the lovely customer, usually fall into one of two categories.

    1. Totally sorted, took advantage of the summer sales
    2. There’s still time (on Christmas Eve!!)

    At Sailingfast, we want you to get the best deal and get your Christmas ducks lined up in plenty of time so you can sit back and enjoy a wee gluwein instead of panic-wrapping at midnight on Christmas Eve.

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  • Sailingfast to stock Zhik Clothing

    Sailingfast are delighted to announce we are teaming up with clothing brand Zhik. We will be stocking some key lines from their ranges in time for Christmas.

    Zhik is now a well-established brand with a loyal following and without an outlet in Scotland, until now.

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  • Mobile shop on tour - dates & locations

    Sailingfast has a new mobile shop! Look at the fantastic graphics provided courtesy of Signpost Digital in Glasgow (thank you Stephen). It seems only right to show it off so we are taking the mobile shop on the road.

    Here is the list of events we are planning to support or have a presence at over the next few months:

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  • Sailingfast Sponsors Grass-roots Sailing

    Sailingfast are delighted to announce a couple of sponsorship agreements with the Laser 4.7 fleet as well as the Scottish Optimist and Topper traveller circuits for the following year.

    Sailingfast owner, Duncan Hepplewhite, comments, “We have always been proud to support junior and youth sailors as they progress through the classes. It’s great to have a couple of agreements set up so a wider number of sailors can benefit.”

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  • Mackay 420s in stock and available in the UK

    Sailingfast have been UK stockists of Mackay 420s for a couple of years now. We recently received a container of 420s ready for sale within the UK.

    Boats are securely stored at Sailingfast HQ in Central Scotland and are available for immediate delivery.

    What's included with my Mackay 420?

    We offer various package options from hull only to complete packages (including sails and spars). We work closely with both Selden and Superspars for the spar options, and North Sails as well. In addition, we have a selection of used boats available.

    When can I have one?

    If you would like to discuss a bespoke package and the range of options available, please contact the Sailingfast team for details either via email or on 01324 861 756.

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