Online Chandlery - how does it work?

by Andrew Dowley

The team at Dinghy Rope have been offering an online chandlery service since early in 2012.

During that time we've served thousands of customers across the World. We initially started by selling rope from Marlow but have now expanded our range of products and now stock over 700 different items from ropes, blocks, accessories, clothing and much more.

We're also pleased to mention that we are the number one rated sailing company on TrustPilot, this is a position we've held for over a year now.

420 Welsh Squad Training for Jamie Cook

by Andrew Dowley

Jamie Cook reports on this first 420 Welsh squad training after moving from the Optimist.

Our first 420 Welsh squad was amazing, even if it was on the cold sea of Pwllheli. With my crew Ioan Davies, my Dad drove us up through Wales on Wednesday night to stay at Plas Menai for the night. Thursday was our first day of training, firstly we unpacked the boat and sorted out a few rigging issues. Next with our coach Neil we went over our rig setup and he advised us on what necessary systems we should add to our boat. Luckily our boat was well equipped with good rope thanks to Dinghy Rope we just need to improve and tweak our systems to get the best out of the boat.

Zhik Wetsuits - what's best for which season?

by Andrew Dowley
Zhik wetsuits

Zhik have a range of sailing wetsuits which can be used in different conditions.

Zhik wetsuits are designed in Australia at their base in Sydney and are used by World and Olympic champions in a number of countries all over the globe.

Dinghy Rope sell two types of Zhik Wetsuit, the Microfleece and Superwarm.

Sailors Christmas Gift Guide

by Andrew Dowley
Sailors Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is coming and soon it will be upon us, get in early and buy the sailor in your life the perfect gift.

Dinghy Rope have many gifts for sailors available at great prices.

Here are the top 10 items we would recommend for the sailor in your life.

Have you checked your Harken pulley systems?

by Andrew Dowley
Harken pulley systems

Winter is coming and now is the ideal time to give your boat a check over, not only if you are sailing through the winter but also if you are packing down for the colder UK months head.

Checking your boat now gives you time to think about any issues you might find and means you won't be rushing a fix in March when you are about to hit the water again.

Harken pulley systems are generally very good, but as with other kit items such as salt water can stop them working.

Zhik Boots – the ultimate comfort on the water

by Andrew Dowley
Zhik Boots

Zhik have been leading the way with their sailing boots for a number of years now. So much so that competitors are launching boots with very similar looks and features.

We’ve been using Zhik boots for around 7 years now across a variety of boats and quite honestly, we love them. Our boots of choice are the 160 and 260 models but there are 6 different types available for a variety of uses on the water.

In the 7 years we are one year into our second pair of 260 sailing boots after some hard sailing in various locations across the World. Fantastic quality that lasts!

Zhik Christmas Gift Guide

by Andrew Dowley
Zhik Christmas Gift Guide

Okay, it’s the 18th October, and yes, we are going to start mentioning Christmas! We will apologise now…..

In 2016 we saw a big increase in Zhik products being sold as Christmas gifts, the most popular products last year were gloves, boots and PFDs (buoyancy aids).

For 2017 we thought we would provide you with a Zhik Christmas Gift Guide to show you what’s available to buy within a range of price categories.

For those that haven’t heard of Zhik before, they are an Australian company providing innovative sailing kit for sailors across the World. Tested and proven, Zhik is the clear winning choice of Olympic and World Champions.

Dinghy Rope Top Class Award is back

by Andrew Dowley
Dinghy Rope Top Class Award at Sail Juice Winter Series - Lasers Sailing

GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series - Dinghy Rope Top Class

We're excited to announce that for the second year we'll be supporting the GJW Direct SailJuice Winter Series with the Dinghy Rope Top Class awards.

Does your boat need a new boat cover?

by Andrew Dowley

Winter is coming and for the majority of us we’ll be tucking our boats up and leaving them outside for the colder UK months.

Over those months the boat is going to take on some harsh conditions whether that be the small bit of winter sunshine to the possibility of heavy rain, snow and certainly some cold frosts. Obviously, the better you look after your boat the longer it’s going to last.

5 reasons to shop with online chandlery Dinghy Rope

by Andrew Dowley
Dinghy Rope - Online Chandlery

Dinghy Rope was founded in 2012 and have been keeping sailors on the water every week by offering our online chandlery service.

Here are 5 reasons why you should shop with online chandlery Dinghy Rope:

Sailing knife Save 7%
£10.79 £9.99 / knife
Optimum Time Yellow Sailing Watch Save 15%
£64.35 £55.00 / item
Handheld Gas Rope Cutter Save 10%
£24.00 £21.49 / item