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Kit Guide

Blog articles on recommendations and suggestions on purchasing and using the Rooster water sports kit.

Protecting Your Assets - a Buyer's Guide for Spar and Foil Bags

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Breathable Bags Putting your spars and foils into a cosy bag feels like the right thing to do. But if you are not careful, what appears to be a caring thing, might also be the worst thing. After sailing on salt water, we should wash our spars down with fresh water and where possible allow them to dry out. I tend to bag mine for safe keeping in transit. However, many bags use non-breathable fabrics and foams in their construction which trap any residual moisture. Moisture encourages dissimilar metal corrosion where stainless or Monel rivets react with the aluminium of...

Junior Sailing: A Guide to Getting Going! By Nick Welbourn

If you’re sailing at junior level you may think that as autumn approaches the season draws to a close, but...

By Rooster Sailing 2nd October 2020

Layering for Dinghy Sailing in UK Wintertime

Sailing in the UK during the winter time might sound like a bad idea, but with the correct kit you...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

How to "End for End" a Top Mast

Bent top masts in the Laser®, now ILCA, are not fast - you loose leach tension which in turn effects...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020

What have Molecular Forces got to do with Water Sports?

Have you ever wondered why water sticks to Spandex and not Polypropylene? For the real techie explanation read on: When...

By Steve Cockerill 30th September 2020