Monthly Archives: July 2016

  • All Aboard (July): Anchor Awareness & Terre-de-Haut

    Hello there! Welcome back to a fresh month of sailing inspiration from All Aboard. Each month, the GS Products team post essential accessories and parts to help keep our customers afloat, but we also like to keep up with the adventures and explorations of the sailing community. With so many blogs and adventurers out there, we pick out a few of our favourite every month to share some wanderlust (or should that be waterlust?) with you.

    This month; discover the beauty of Terre-de-Haut in the Iles de Saintes, test your knowledge of anchor types and take a cruise through the Ionian Sea.

    Setting Sail for Terre-de-Haut

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    Whether you're stuck in the office, or aboard your vessel on one of the seven seas, Terre-de-Haut in the Iles de Saintes is somewhere we're pretty sure you're going to want to be after you check outthis stunning blog post from theSea Biscuit Blog. As former New York-based husband and wife sailing duo Lauren and Brian Weisenthal cruise the globe in their 42ft sailboat Nightingale Tune, they've captured some amazing sights and seen some wonderful places and their latest stop is no exception. A feast for the eyes (and, it would appear, also the belly) there's a lot to daydream about in this great blog.

    Cruising in the British Virgin Islands

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    Do you know your Delta from your Bruce? How about the difference between a Danforth and a CQR? If you're a keen sailor, you'll likely know we're talking about anchors, but can you identify each type?This blog fromNauticEd will introduce you to a few key anchor types you're likely to spot in a marina near you. Which would you use when? What's your “go to” anchor type? Have your say and join the discussion in the comments section below.

    Ionian Anchorages Aren't Plain Sailing

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    The waterborne family behind theA Yacht More to Life Blog had a mixed experience in the Ionian this summer. From some glorious sailing days and great Greek food (plus some less amazing Greek wine) to some tricky conditions, problematic boulders and troublesome anchorages. Well written and thoughtful, this is a balanced blog which is well worth a read for anyone considering taking to the waves as a family.

    Have you sailed the Ionian before? What was your experience? Where is your pick of sailing destinations this summer? Have your say with other readers below.

  • All Aboard (June): The Sailing Dream & the British Virgin Islands

    Ahoy ocean-lovers! Welcome to a fresh month of All Aboard. At GS Products we help our customers identify and buy the high quality, dependable marine fittings they need to take to the water safely. We also like to keen abreast of the journeys our products help our customers - and those just like them – to undertake. That's why each month we share a selection of our favourite sailing blogs from our bookmarks bar with our readers.

    This month; find out how to take to the waves and sail the world as a newbie on a budget, take a trip to the British Virgin Islands and learn more about the many key logistics that go into a sea-faring lifestyle.

    The New Sailor – On a Shoestring

      Salt, spray, the wind in your hair, your hand on the wheel and nothing but freedom stretching ahead. Taking to the ocean waves is a common dream among many of us trapped by the daily grind, but for the majority the ideal seems too “far out” to become a reality. How will you learn to sail? How will you raise the funds to sustain your journey?    These are the sorts of questions which relative newbie sailor and shoestring adventurerSuzanne of theOceanpreneur blog sets out to answer. Her goal? Helping anyone who shares her dream to follow her path to freedom on the ocean waves! Inspiring stuff indeed.  Cruising in the British Virgin Islands  

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    We lovethis recent blog fromBo & Alli's fabulous sailing blog. Crammed with pictures and wonderfully written updates all about their adventures, its a great resource for sailing inspiration, travel tips and holiday ideas. This post is all about how the couple “found their sailing groove” in the British Virgin Islands (BVIs). With smooth, easy sailing and a thriving sailing community, this corner of the world is a sure-fire hit with sailors. Take a peek for yourself.

    Conquering Logistics

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    Nobody said that sailing was simple, but it's easy sometimes to forget that it's not a matter of simply untying a rope and setting course for the next paradise on your list. In fact, even away from navigating and provisioning there is an abundance of tiny details and big picture logistics to work out if you're planning to lead a nomadic ocean-going life. For a little taste of the logistics involved (and how to conquer them with a smile on your face),this blog from the ever-chipper crew ofMiss Lone Star is well worth a read.

    Have logistics ever gotten the better of you while sailing? What are your favourite spots in the British Virgin Islands? Have your say with other sailing sorts below.

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