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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Southampton Boat Show Deals from Sailingfast

    It's boat show season again and we have a range of tasty deals to sweeten the expense of committing to a new boat. Sailingfast are delighted to extend this offer for the duration of the Southampton Boat Show, provided your order is emailed in by Monday 25th September.

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  • Inaugural Sailingfast Scottish WASZP Championships - Report

    The inaugural Sailingfast Scottish Waszp Champs took place over the weekend. With 7 boats making the trip to Loch Lomond Sailing Club we all knew we were in for a fun weekend.The majority of boats arrived on Friday to stunning blue skies and 12-14 knots. There was just enough time for some boat-bimbling and a quick on-the-water session before the team went to the local pub for dinner.

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  • Sailingfast to sponsor the 2017-8 Scottish Topper & Optimist Traveller Series

    Optimists and coach boat clusterSailingfast is delighted to announce we will be title sponsor of the Scottish Topper & Optimist Traveller Series in 2017-8.

    Sailingfast Manager Emma Hepplewhite explains, ‘We’re delighted to support the Scottish Topper & Optimist Traveller Series this year. It’s a great opportunity to get involved. Sailors can experience some fun racing and coached events at some cracking venues around the country.’

    Greg Smith from Scottish Optimists adds, ‘The Sailingfast Scottish Topper & Optimist Travellers are a great way for club sailors to try racing at other clubs.’

    Helen James, ITCA representative for the Scottish Toppers continues, ‘There is a great turn-out of 30 Toppers at the first Traveller at Helensburgh and many new faces. Welcome to the friendly class!’

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