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Product of the Week: Pocket-sized Turbo Meter

'Pocket-sized turbo meter - increasing your redundancy'    .

Particularly when sailing remotely, redundancy is the key to successful cruising - when one system breaks another takes its place. Here's a natty pocket-sized tool which will contribute to your overall redundancy. If your wind instruments become damaged - even a bird can do it - it can require a trip up the mast to correct it. That's not a good thing in heavy weather, when knowing the wind speed is critical.

With the handy Turbo Meter from Davis Instruments you'll never be at a loss to know the wind speed. Compact yet sophisticated, the Turbo Meter employs high-tech electronic circuitry for maximum sensitivity and accuracy, measuring wind speeds from 0 to 44.8 m/sec.

(Sailing adventurer Jeanne Socrates, currently on her way towards the Horn in her attempt to solo circumnavigate the world non-stop and unassisted, recently had to climb the mast just for this reason. In a recent email she was rueing the fact that, until the weather abated and she was able to climb the mast, she had to guess the wind strength. Wouldn't she have liked one of these little gadgets!)

This handheld anemometer operates on the principle that a freely turning turbine rotates at a speed directly proportional to wind speed. Even the lightest winds are detected by the instrument's sensitive sapphire jewel bearings. The turbine's rotation is sensed by an infrared light beam, which adds no friction.

Large scale integrated electronic circuitry increases the reliability and accuracy of the Turbo Meter's readings. The instrument's versatile three-digit display can be switched between four different scales to indicate wind speed in miles per hour, knots, feet per minute or meters per second. A high resolution screen provides excellent viewing contrast, even in bright sunlight or at night.

Small enough to be tucked into a pocket, the Turbo Meter weighs only 85 g and measures 7 x 12 cm.

It runs off three AAA batteries, and an automatic power-off function helps preserve battery power.

If your local marine store doesn't have one, here's an alphabetical list of local sales outlets by country:


ARGENTINA
Costanera Uno
Av Pte. S Castillo
Y Calle 13
Buenos Aires, 1425
Ph: + 54 1143124545
F: + 54 1143125258

Mercobras SA
Suipacha 211-20th Fl 'I'
Buenos Aires, 1008
Ph: + 54 11 4326-6759
F: + 54 11 4322 0915
info@mercobras.com.ar
www.mercobras.com.ar

AUSTRALIA
Susan Brophy
Australian Fishing Network
PO Box 544
Croydon VIC 3136
Ph: + 61 3 9761 4044
F: + 61 3 9761 4055
sbrophy@afn.com.au
www.afn.com.au

Clarkson Imports &
Dist Pty Ltd
1 Naismith Court
Rowille Victoria, 3178
Ph: + 61 397555377
F: + 61 397555388
rod@
piscesfishingtackle.com

Harrold Marine Wholesale Pty
3/19 Success Street
Acacia Ridge, QLD 4110
Ph: + 61 7 3277 6563
F: + 61 7 32776567
hmw@optusnet.com.au
www.harroldmarine.com.au

Whitworth's Nautical
15 Clearview Place
Brookvale NSW 2100 AUSTRALIA
Ph: + 61 2 9907 3344
F: + 61 2 9907 3187
http://whitworths.com.au

AUSTRIA
E-Agrar GESMBH
Scheuengasse 3
Unterrohrbach, SN01
Ph: + 43 6641607343
Fax: + 43 226680899
www.e-agrar.at

Werkhof Diskontmarin
GmbH & Co KG
Jagerstrasse 17
A-1200 WIEN
Ph: + 43 1 330 7824
F: + 43 1 330 782420
info@diskontmarin.at
www.diskontmarin.at

BERMUDA
Delmonte Davis
48 South Road
Southamton
Ph: + 441 238 3434
F: + 441 295 9778




BOLIVIA
Profel SRL
PO Box 5565
Santa Cruz
Ph: + 591 33480707
F: + 591 33497902
profel@infonet.com.bo
www.profel.net

BVI
Richardsons Rigging
PO Box 97 Road Town
Tortola
Ph: + 284 494 2739
F: + 284 494 5436
info@
richardsonsrigging.com
www.richardsonsrigging.com

CHILE
Comercial Tecnipak Ltda
Av. Colorado 700
Parque Industrila
Aeropuerto Quilicura
Santiago
Ph: + 56 27392200
F: + 56 27392205
tecnipak@tecnipa.com
www.tecnipak.com

Nauticentro Ltda
Tomas Moro 135-
Las Condes
Santiago
Ph: + 56 22014966
F: + 56 22015635
mauricio@nauticentro.cl
www.nauticentro.cl

Pronautica
Av Las Condes No 8506
Santiago
Ph: + 56 22297409
F: + 56 22297409

CROATIA
Penul doo
Kopilica 5 HR-21 000 Split
Ph: + 385 21 490709
F: + 385 21 339060
penul@penul.hr

CZECH REPUBLIC
Tormos
Bohuslavice 83
Dubicko,
Ph: + 420 603325314
F: + 420 648444331
tormos@wo.cz
www.davis.cz

DENMARK
Masnedo Marinecenter
Masnedovej 4
DK-4760 Vordingborg
Ph: + 45 53 771133
F: + 45 55 340125
masnedoe@mmc.dk
www.mmc.dk

Sea-Point Marine Equipment
Cikorievej 102
DK-5220 Odense
Ph: + 45 66 12 55 00
F: + 45 661 25548
mail@marineworld.dk
www.marineworld.dk


ESTONIA
Beta Group OY
Peterburi Tee 46
Tallinn 11415
Ph: + 372 (6) 517576
F: + 372 (6) 517575

FINLAND
OY Maritim
Veneentekijantie 1
Po Box 46
FIN- 00211 Helsinki
Ph: + 358 9 681631
F: + 358 9 6927917
maritim@maritim.fi
www.maritim.fi

FRANCE
GES (Generale Electronique Services)
205 Rue De Industrie/
Savigny-Le-Temple
Cedex, 77176
Ph: + 33 1 64 41 78 88
F: + 33 1 60 63 24 85
gesfr@wanadoo.fr
www.ges.fr

Topoplastic Marine
11, Avenue des Cures
F-95580 Andilly
Ph: + 33 1 30105010
F: + 33 1 30105020
contact@topoplastic.com
www.topoplastic.com

GERMANY
Robert Lindemann KG
WendenstraBe 455
D-20537 Hamburg
Ph: + 49 40 21 11 97 0
F: + 49 40 21 11 97 30
wegner@lindemann-g.de
www.lindemann-kg.de

VTS Gmbh
AM Konigholz-Ost 4
Eglhauseu
Ph: + 49 81 666764
F: + 49 81 661440
www.vts-gmbh.com

GIBRALTAR
H Sheppard & Co Ltd
Glacis Rd
Waterport
Ph: + 350 200 77183
F: + 350 200 42535
retail@sheppard.gi
www.sheppard.gi

GREECE
Marina Stores
Lalizas Hellas SA
21, Haidariou Str
GR-1845 Piraeus
Ph: + 30 210 4226274
F: + 30 210 4226273
info@lalizas.com
www.lalizas.gr

Stefanou Maritime
Thessaloniki Greece
28 Oktovriou 79
Ph: + 30 69 37 66 28 99
F: + 30 23 10 88 85 08
info@stemar.com.gr
www.stemar.com.gr

GREECE (Cont'd)
Tecrep Marine SA
36 Akti Moutsopoulou
GR-185 36 Piraeus
Ph: + 30 210 4521647
F: + 30 210 4184280
sales@tecrepmarine.gr
www.tecrepmarine.gr

HONG KONG
HK Ships Supplies Co
Rm 1408, Nan Fung Tower
173 Des Voeux Rd Central
Ph: + 852 5225963
F: + 852 28681748
charts@
hkshipsupplies.com.hk

Storm Force Marine Ltd
2310 Dominion Center
43-59 Queens Road East
Wanchai, 1111
Ph: + 852 28660144
F: + 852 28669260
www.stormforcemarine.com

HUNGARY
Klipper Marina KFT
1136 Budapest
Tatra utca 24
Ph: + 36 1 350 06 45
F: + 36 1 340 81 61
klipper@hu.inter.net
www.klipper.hu

ICELAND
EICO EHF
Skutuvogur 6
Reykjavik, 104
Ph: + 354 5704700
F: + 354 5704701
www.eico.is

INDIA
A&G Corporation
5 Retiwala Compound
20 S.V. Rd Mumbai
Ph: + 91 9920074027
F: + 91 02228623212

Info-Electronics Sys Ltd
P-18, First Floor
Green Park Extn
New Delhi 110016
Ph: + 91 1126197981
F: + 91 1126197983

ISRAEL
Rotem Computerized Controllers
23 Efal St. Kiriat Arie
Petach Tikva, 49511
Ph: + 972 3 924 9712
F: + 972 3 924 9834
rotemcc@ibm.net

ITALY
Mazzeo Marine srl
Viale Vespucci 11
I-47042 Cesenatico (FC)
Ph: + 39 054783843
F: + 39 054 783241
mazzeo@mazzeo.it
www.mazzeo.it





ITALY (Cont'd)
Pio F Balbi spa
Passo Spartaco
Ferradini 9-11R I-16137 Genova (GE)
Ph: + 39 010 887233
F: + 39 010 881305
piobalbi@piobalbi.com
www.piobalbi.com

Salvarani srl
Via Romana
5 Povigio, I-42028
Ph: + 39 52 296 9177
F: + 39 052 296 7586
www.meteo-shop.com

JAPAN
Cosmos Marine Co Ltd
2-7-5 Inari/ Naniwaku
Osaka, 556-0023
Ph: + 81 66 567 2397
F: + 81 66 567 2398

Hartman Company LTD
151 Hiroosa Shiimotoba-
Fushimi, Kyoto, 612-8473
Ph: + 81 756 05 1321
F: + 81 756 05 1210
www.popeye-web.com

Nawazou Trading
7696-5 Higashi, Aio Yamaguchi-Shi
Yamaguchi, 754-1101
Ph: + 81 839 84 2036
F: + 81 839845617

Ogura Trading Ltd
Nihombashi-Muromachi 344
Chuo-ku
11th Fl JP Bldg
Tokyo 103-0022
Ph: + 81 3 3231 8592
F: + 81 3 3270 8560

Showa Boeki Co Ltd
1-18-27 Edobori Nishi-ku
Osaka, 550-0002
Ph: + 81 66 441 8121
F: + 81 66 444 6467

Tradewinds Co Ltd
Sato Bldg/1-16-6 Uchikanda
Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo
101-0047
Ph: + 81 3 32913891
F: + 81 3 32913880
tradewinds@aria.ocn.ne.jp
web.mac.com/tradewinds.
marine

MEXICO
Disime SA de CV
Plaza Guardiola 94
Col. Alfonso Ortiz Tirado
MEXICO DF, 9020
Ph: + 52 55 19996299
F: + 52 55 51152585
www.disime.com.mx

NETHERLANDS
Duo Trading
Rudyard Kipling-erf 176
3315 AG Dordrecht
duotrading@versate.nl



NETHERLANDS (Cont'd)
Ekopower
PO Box 4904
Eindhoven, 5604
Ph: + 31 (40) 2814458
F: + 31 (40) 2814119
www.ekopower.nl

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES
Budget Marine St Maarten
PO Box 434
Phillipsburg, St Maarten
Ph: + 599 544 3134
F: + 599 544 4409
sales@budmar.an
www.budgetmarine.com

NEW ZEALAND
Davis Weather Instruments (MLM Holdings)
15 Woodstock Rd
Hamilton, 2001
Ph: + 64 7 847 2651
F: + 64 7 847 0646
chrisf@davisnet.co.nz
www.davisnet.co.nz

Harvest Electronics Ltd
10 Pragnell St
Masterson
Ph: + 64 63701991
F: + 64 63701993
www.harvest.com

Trans Pacific Marine
PO Box 1874
Westhaven, Auckland
Ph: + 64 9 303 1459
F: + 64 9 307 8170
sales@transpacific.co.nz

NORWAY
Skaane Marine AS
Bromsveien 5
N-3183 Horten
Ph: + 47 33 02 05 90
F: + 47 33 02 05 99
post@skaane.no
www.skaane.no

Tomrica AS
Karihaugvn 89
N-1086 Oslo
trr@tomrica.com
www.tomrica.com

PANAMA
Cesar Arrocha Graelly
Cia SA
PO Box 617
PANAMA 9a
Ph: + 507 2360687
F: + 507 2360687

PHILIPPINES
Marnav Marine Electronics
PO Box 62, Catbangen
San Fernando, La Union
Ph: + 63 722424144

Morbai Charts/Maps & Maritime Supplies
Fr George Willmann Bldg
Gen Luna Cor Beaterio St
Manila
Ph: + 63 2 527 3227
F: + 63 2 527 3233
morbai@thenet.ph
www.thenet.ph/-morbai



PORTUGAL
Lisnautica
Rua da Junqueira 318
PT - 1300 Lisboa 340
Ph: + 351 21 363 9084
F: + 351 21 364 3883
lisnautica@netc.pt

Maritima
Doca de St. Amaro
Armazém 20
P-1350 Lisboa
Ph: + 351 21 3979598
F: + 351 21 3979572
maritima@
maritimaonline.com
www.maritimaonline.com

RUSSIA
Newport Ltd
Levoberegnaya 12
815-817, Moscow, 125445
Ph: + 7 095 956 2012
F: + 7 0954576413

Unicom Trading
34 Korp 8 Marksistskayastr
Moscow, 109457
Ph: + 7 095 797 4730
F: + 7 095 797 4730

SINGAPORE
Acez Instruments Pte. Ltd.
Block 28-D Penjuru
Close 01-07
Jurong Ind Est, 609132 SINGAPORE
Ph: + 65 6268 0100
F: + 65 6268 7286
acezone@singnet.com.sg
www.acez.com.sg

Intermarine Supply
No 12 Tuas Ave 11 Jurong
Singapore, 639078
Ph: + 656 863 3966
F: + 656 863 3177

Marintech Marketing Pte
101 Kitchener Rd 02-14
Jalan Besar Plaza
Singapore, 820
Ph: + 65 6298 8171
F: + 65 6292 3869

Noah Marine Supplies
20 Tuas Ave 3
Jurong 639416
Ph: + 652 660788
F: + 652 661042

SLOVAKIA
MCR Technology, ING. Rizek Peter
Malzenice 199
Malzenice, 91929
Ph: + 421 (9) 0343 7525
F: + 421 (3) 3743 6353
rizek@mcr-technology.sk
www.meteoshop.sk

SOUTH AFRICA
CW Price & Co. PTY Ltd
PO Box 150
Halfway House
Midrand, 1685
Ph: + 27 11 805 4720
F: + 27 11 315 6275
cwp@cwprice.co.za
www.cwprice.co.za


SOUTH KOREA
Kumhomarine Technology Co Ltd
2F, 1118-15
Janglim 1-Dong
Pusan
Ph: + 82 5129385
F: + 82 512658984

SPAIN
Darrera SA
C/ de L'Esglesia 5-7-9
E-08950 Esplugues de Llobregat Barcelona
E-08950 Barcelona
Ph: + 34 93 473 4532
F: + 34 93 473 5708
info@darrera.com
www.darrera.com

Yacht Center Palma SL
Real Club Nautico
Jardin de San Telmo 5
E-07012 Palma de Mallorca
Ph: + 34 971 71 56 12
F: + 34 971 71 12 46
ycp@yachtcenterpalma.net
www.yachtcenterpalma.net

ST VINCENT & THE GRENADINE
Wallace & Co
PO Box 95
Bequia
Ph: + 784 458 3360
F: + 787 458 3360

SWEDEN
Aspero Handels AB
Traneredsvagen 112
S-426 05 Vastra Frolunda
Ph: + 46 31 29 91 90
F: + 46 31 69 19 65
stefan.larsson@aspero.se
www.aspero.se

Windex Development AB
Grindstuvagen 13
Haninge, 13672
Ph: + 46 8 404436
F: + 46 8 776 0429

SWITZERLAND
Bucher & Walt SA
Route de Soleure 8
CH-2072 St-Blaise
Ph: + 41 32 755 9500
F: + 41 32 7559530
info@bucher-walt.ch
www.bucher-walt.ch

OS Technology Ltd
Dorfstrasse 473
CH-3073 Gümligen
Ph: + 41 (31) 9517181
F: + 41 (31) 91517180
rb@ostechnology.ch
www.ostechnology.ch

TAIWAN ROC
Astromate Enterprises Co
5F-2 No:52 Te Hui St
Taipei
Ph: + 886 2 259 11161
F: + 886 2 259 11160
www.astro.com.tw






TAIWAN ROC (Cont'd)
INS Enterprise Co
PO Box 5-102
Taipei
Ph: + 886 22 797 6208
F: + 886 22 657 2795
inss@inss.com.tw
www.inss.com.tw

Nijin Environmental
Technology Co, Ltd.
5F-1 47 Fuhshing 1 Rd
Kaohsiung
Ph: + 886 72166577
F: + 886 72710354
www.nijin.com.tw

TRINIDAD
Budget Marine - Trinidad
PO Box 3189
Chaguaramas
Ph: + 868 634 2006
F:+ 868 634 4382
kristal@budmar.co.tt
www.budgetmarine.com

TURKEY
Marintek Deniz ve
Yat Malzemeleri
Ticaret A.?.
Ünalan Mah. Ünalan Cad.
No: 9/1
34700 Uskudar
Istanbul
Ph: + 90 2163171010
Fax: + 90 2163175656
info@marintek.com.tr
www.marintek.com.tr

UK
Unipart Marine
Leanne Business Centre
Sandford Lane
Wareham
Dorset BH20 4DY
Ph: + 44 1929 551138
F: + 44 1929 551104
www.unipart.co.uk

URUGUAY
Feltec SA
Rambla Reo de MEXICO 5721/103
Montevideo, 11500
Ph: + 598 26004559
F: + 598 26004559

All Other Inquiries
Jean-Paul Kok
Ronald Galenkamp
Davis Marine Europe
Uilenkade 12
NL-3336 LP Zwijndrecht
THE NETHERLANDS
Ph: + 31 78 6194316
F: + 31 78 6192689
euro@davisnet.com
www.davisnet.com


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It is with great pleasure that the Star Sailors League announces that two more top Brazilian sailors will be joining the fleet of 20 super-champions taking part in the Star Sailors League Finals 2014 being held for the second consecutive year at Nassau Yacht Club in the Bahamas between December 1st and 7th. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Nine onboard Team Alvimedica. It’s hard to explain the complexity of the weather in this part of the world. No computer model or forecaster can accurately predict the winds because the air here is dry and warm, 23c now, and the typical barometric pressure gradients that generate them become very weak. ... [more]  

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, Day Nine onboard Team SCA. We’re a boat on a mission: catch the fleet. And they’re getting closer by the mile. The first time I sailed past Cape Verde islands was in 2010 when I was helping deliver a catamaran from Gibraltar to Antigua, W.I. ... [more]  

Thailand bids for 2016 IODA ‘Optimist’ World Championships by Jordan Rumsby, Royal Varuna Yacht Club
Pattaya's Royal Varuna Yacht Club has submitted a bid to host the 2016 International Optimist Dinghy Association World Championships, offering the world's most talented junior sailing teams a chance to experience the steady wind, sunshine, smiles, great food, and family-friendly attractions of Thailand's top dinghy sailing destination ... [more]  

Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this second gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 Prizegiving ... [more]  

Bill Green - builder and sailor passes on by Malcolm McKeag, Scuttlebutt Europe, Lymington, England:
Bill Green, San Francisco-born sailor, Navy jet jockey (not a lot of people know that); US Coastguard; shrimp-boat hand (not a lot of people know that either); One Ton Cup winner and most latterly proprietor of Green Marine slipped quietly away from this life ... [more]  

Tom Burton (AUS) retained World #1 in the Laser after a tremendous fight back at ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao where he picked up bronze. The Australia had a tough opening day, finishing down the pack in both races but as the week progressed he worked his way up and sealed bronze on the final day to keep hold of World #1. ... [more]  

Photographer Ellen Hoke was on the water at the Farr 40 Worlds sailed from the St Francis Yacht Club, San Francisco, and provided this gallery of images from the Final Day - Day 4 ... [more]  

Farr 40 Worlds: Images from Day 2 in San Francisco *Feature
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - A hard day's night
34th Student Yachting World Cup 2014 - Second race day
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng loses lead, anyone's race ahead of Doldrums *Feature
Flying Dreams 'An Ocean Story': The Movie
New super maxis gear up for Rolex Sydney Hobart
Volvo Ocean Race: Blogs from the Boats - Leg 1, Day 8 plus Videos *Feature
Linda Elias Memorial Women’s One Design Challenge - Youngerman wins
2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Santander team victorious
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Waves continue to pound on day 2
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng consolidates lead on Day 8 *Feature
RS:X Youth World Championships - All set for Clearwater action
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Slow road north
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 – Dongfeng Race Team - A risky call
Rolex Middle Sea Race 2014 - Escaping the shroud of Mount Etna
Farr 40 Worlds: Day 4 Image and Video gallery *Feature
Australian 18 Footers League’s Major A. Frizelle Trophy
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leader gambles on Island windshadow
2014 Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Final day video highlights
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Plenty of time
Coast Guard rescues two near Wachapreague   
2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Day 2   
La Torche PWA Grand Slam - Massive swell on day 1   
Volvo Ocean Race: Welcome to Al's Ocean Cafe   
Argo Group Gold Cup survives Hurricane Gonzalo   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng regains lead after incident packed Day 7 *Feature   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dramatic video of Dongfeng rudder replacement   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Alvimedica bounces back   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team SCA expecting the expected + Video   
Rolex Middle Sea Race - New record for Mediterranean classic   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Qingdao - Medallists decided across six fleets   
Volvo Ocean Race - Impressive turnaround for Dongfeng Race Team +Video   
Volvo Ocean Race: Race closer than leaderboard suggests - Leg 1, Day 6   
Volvo Ocean Race: Dongfeng Race Team break rudder after collision   
2014 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship - Famous breeze frustrates   
2014 Off Valparaíso Race - Day 1   
Sunfish World Championship - Victory for Argentina's Francisco Renna   
Volvo Ocean Race - Feeling the pressure six days in   
Volvo Ocean Race - Alvimedica cautiously cruising down coast of Africa   
Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel still within striking distance   


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