2018 Weta Xmas Gift List
Ronstan Stainless Steel Clear Start Watch
Ronstan’s Clear Start watches feature large buttons, easy to read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind. Developed with input from some of the world’s top sailors, Clear Start watches are sure to set the standard for years to come. If you’re looking for a simple competitive edge, the difference is Clear Start
Deal: TheBoatWarehouse $152.96
Rooster Pro Lite Aquafleece
The Rooster Pro Lite Aquafleece top combines a soft, durable and flexible polyurethane outer coating with a light fleece inner layer to keep you snug and warm. The stretchy waterproof fabric moves with you and the soft fleece lining feels super-comfortable next to your skin. This, combined with neoprene wrist and waist fastenings, a high elasticated drawstring neck closure and a huge range of colours and sizes available, makes this a must-have piece of kit whatever the weather!
Deal: Rooster Australia $134.55
Optimum Time's Jumbo Timer
The display is huge - 38mm in diameter. This makes the watch much easier to read and there is an option for massive digits (23mm high!) in the final 59 seconds of the countdown so no problems reading the time in the hectic final minute before the start. The sailing countdown can be programmed in 1, 3, or 5 minute increments, and then set to repeat or count up.
Deal: Binks Marine $152
Sacuba self-cleaning sunglasses
Australian designed Sacuba glasses don't fog up, give excellent seamless vision and the built-in cleaning facility is great for removing salt and water from the lens. Available with polarised grey, polarised amber, yellow and clear lenses.
Supplier: Sabuca Eyewear, Adelaide.
Whitworths Dry Bag
While any dry bag is useful for keeping your valuables dry, having a thin but long bag such as the Whitworths 10L bag means you can easily get it through the 6" hatch without damaging either the bag or the hatch thread.
Wichard Offshore Knife (with shackle key)
The Wichard Offshore knife is made from quality stainless steel that won't rust and has a serrated and straight edge that can cut through Dyneema. Also available with the addition of a shackle key and marlin spike.
Deal: Adventure Safety $40.76
Lightweight polyester towels are much easier to carry when wet or dry and take up little space in your gear bag. They also dry quicker than cotton. Available in four colours - Blue, Red, Purple or Green.
RRP: $9.90 - $12.99
A high protection SPF 50+ sunscreen with a new generation mineral silica base - this reduces the oil used and creates a dry touch feel on the skin. Ideal for outdoor activities requiring a non-slip grip.
Deal: Priceline 10.49
Weta Carbon Hull & Float Protectors
Protect your investment from scrapes with these custom-fit, lightweight carbon hull protectors available from Weta dealers.
RRP: Float $100/pair. Hull $100
Garmin Quatix 5 Marine GPS Watch
Multisport GPS Smartwatch with Wrist-based Heart Rate Monitor
With a sunlight-readable, high-resolution color touchscreen
Take Advantage of Garmin SailAssist™ Capabilities
With distance to start line, you’ll know how far you are from the line based on the distance to the virtual starting line. You’ll also have race countdown timer to count down the time to the start of the race and time to burn if the virtual starting line is present. And tack assist will determine whether the boat is being headed or lifted.
More information Garmin
Deal: Zylax Computers $703.12
LifeProof Waterproof Phone Cover
You can use a plastic-bag to keep your phone dry - but if you value your information and want the phone to be useable in emergency, then get a waterproof cover with IPX8 rating.
Dive into the wettest, wildest adventures with the LifeProof FRĒ the fully enclosed case made to withstand extremes and waterproof rated for 2m for 1hr. Available for iPhone (6,7 & 8), Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel.
More information LifeProof
Deal: Kogan from $79.32 + Shipping
Liros Dyneema Rope
The LIROS 100% pure Dyneema® SK78 rope, with the latest coating technology. The pre stretched 12-braid is extremely easy to splice.
Impregnated with a special PU, the resistance to abrasion has improved more than 75%. The pre stretching process further improves the overall performance of the LIROS D Pro. These two treatments combined with the fact it is a pure Dyneema rope offer improved performance by as much as 70% over a conventional polyester covered Dyneema.
Deal: Deck Hardware from $2.65/metre - 3mm line
The Velocitek Prism is a stripped down racing compass. Class legal anywhere an electronic compass is legal, the Prism provides superior accuracy, and a massive display all in an ultralight, compact package. It's completely waterproof and has a replaceable battery.
Deal: Sailingbits $475.00
Surf UV Protection Hat
Made for protecting your head from the sun when sailing, surfing and bodyboarding. UV protection even when wet.
The hat that protects you from UV rays, even in the water. Stays in place thanks to its chin strap, even when going under the waves.
Deal: Decalthlon $12.00
Rooster Teflon Coated Telltales
If you're fed up with the wool telltales sticking to the sail every time they get wet, try replacing them with the Rooster Sailing Teflon-Coated Telltales . And if you have trouble seeing them through the new grey mylar sails, try putting them either side of the clear window.
Deal: MonkeyFistMarine.com $129
Polarised Reef Glasses
These inexpensive sunglasses are available with polarized lenses and include an easily adjustable strap. There are ventilation holes above and below the lens but they can let in water too.
Deal: eBay $36.95 (2nd pair 50% off)
Zhik Deckbeater Shorts
The best way to prevent your Ass-et from the friction of the tramp edge. Can be worn on their own in warm weather or over a wetsuit.
Deal: MonkeyFistMarine.com $129
Ronstan Dry Backpack
Carrying your gear is fine when it's dry but transporting it when it's wet is a weighty problem. The Ronstan 26L and 55L backpacks are ideal for carrying your wet gear and have numerous pockets to keep dry gear separate.
RRP: 26L 74.94
Deal: Monkeyfist Marine $57.50
Warrior G1 7hr Action Camera
The Warrior G1 is the first Action Camera which has a really long battery life - it claims to record video continuously for 7 hours at 1080p@30fps. The lens is 165 deg wide angle and it's waterproof to 5m for 1 hour. It comes with a remote or you can control it via an App over built-in WiFi. No mounts are supplied but you can use standard 1/4" tripod mounts (e.g. Sony).
Deal: Zapals $120.79 (inc. free shipping from HK)
Rooster Neck Gaiter
Keep the sun off your neck and the water from trickling inside your jacket with the the Rooseter Aquafleece® Neck Gaiter. It uses a combination of Aquafleece® and PolyPro to make this a must have watersports accessory, providing protection from the elements without compromising comfort. Its multifunction design enables it to be worn as a neck gaiter, a beanie or a balaclava.
Deal: NB Sailsports
Shocks (Sheaveless Blocks) provide a maintenance free replacement for most of the blocks used for running rigging on the Weta: Halyards, tramp ties, traveller, forestay. Lightweight and can't harm the deck or your wetsuit if you sit on one. Available in 4 colours and 2 sizes (1.5-5mm & 3-10mm line), they also make great Xmas decorations!
RRP: 5mm $14.31/pair
Deal: Arnolds Boat Warehouse $12.02 /pair
Weta SQ 9.3 Sail
Boost the performance of your Weta in light winds or when sailing two-up with the new Square-Top SQ 9.3 Square Metre sail. Designed to be faster in light winds but providing useable performance all the way to 20 knots.
RaceQs Free Sailing App for Smartwatch or Smartphone
RaceQs is free and available for the Garmin Vívoactive® HR watch and Smartphones (Garmin Quatix 5 in development). The Australian developed watch app uses the built-in GPS of the Garmin which means it doesn't need a Smartphone to work. If you use your phone it doesn't need to be on deck to work.
- Starting tactics - getting to the line on the gun, full speed at the right end
- Performance monitoring - get immediate feedback on changes to trim, steering and crew work.
- Mark navigation advice - time and distance to marks, and lay-lines
- Wind shift analysis - detect oscillating or persistent wind shifts
- RaceQs website for 3D track replay, analysis and comparison.
More information RaceQs Watch | RaceQs Smartphone
Ronstan Sailing Glove
If you want a glove that protects your hand and won't fall apart in Australian conditions, then get the Ronstan Race Gloves available in short finger or 3-finger configuration and with a sticky grip option.
Synthetic leather for maximum durability, minimum stretch and shrinkage. Double aramid stitched in high wear areas with double thickness palm and fingers for protection and grip. Sizes XXXXS - XXL.
More information Ronstan
RRP: From $30.20
Deal: The Boat Warehouse from $24.15
Ronstan D-Splicer 2-4mm
Make your own soft shackles for the jibsheets, taper your spinnaker sheets or add a Dyneema leader to the mainsheet halyard with the Ronstan D-Splicer (as recommended by Weta owner Peter Martin). D-Splicer FIXED Needles are easy-to-use splicing fids for yachting ropes that work very well for lines thinner than 4mm diameter and in any other situation where existing needles do not work. The unique double needle clamps your line and makes it easy to pull through. The needles are made from stainless steel and have a fixed handle for easy pulling.
Deal: MonkeyFist Marine $29.98
Animated Knots App (iPhone or iPad)
Named best knot-tying app by Outside Magazine! Learn to tie knots the fun and easy way from the creators of the web's #1 knot site. Animated Knots by Grog is simply the best, most comprehensive teaching and reference tool for boaters, climbers, fishermen, scouts and hobbyists. Watch knots tie themselves in simple step-by-step photo animations, or go frame-by-frame as you learn each knot. No internet connection required.
Price: $7.99 iOS