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Kit Guide

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

Harmonised Rope Colours - Dream or Reality?

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Standardisation of rope colours has been a hobby horse of mine for a very long time. I'm pretty sure it started when I used to swap boats with my mates to check out their rig or when stood on the shore, coaching. I would look down at perhaps 4 control lines and find that none were harmonised with the part of the boat they affected. Early on I standardised my control line colours and once I had the chance to influence what was available on the market, I made sure we offered Spectweleve™ Dyneema®  and now Easysplice® for primary lines...

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

Breathable Bags Putting your spars and foils into a cosy bag feels like the right thing to do. But if...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 2020

Rooster® Duratex II™ - The Future of High Quality Neoprene Protection

Dinghy sailing can be super tough on your kit. Decks and cockpit floors that feature aggressive grip give the sailors...

By Steve Cockerill 2nd October 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