Please select your home edition
Edition
Mackay Boats 728x90 TOP

Garage finds: Have you found some hidden gems during a lock-down spring-clean?

by The YachtsandYachting.com and Sail-World.com team 5 Apr 2020 08:00 PDT
Garage finds © YachtsandYachting.com

With many of us staying at home during the lock-down, perhaps working less - finding there is a little more time to be used - it seems thoughts are turning to spring cleaning.

It's not just the kitchen and lounge that are getting attention; across the land, garden sheds, garages and lofts are finally getting that tidy-up people have been mulling over for the past year... two years... even a decade in some cases!

What are sailors finding at the back of their junk piles? Did you stash an all-in-one spray suit with a beer towel sewn in the bottom, thinking you might need it again... and then forget it for 20 years? We'd love to see your selfies taken in retro sailing gear; you can either email them to or tweet them to our account @yandyfeed with the hashtag #RetroSailing added.

Or perhaps you will unearth a dusty box of ancient treasure such as tufnol blocks or horn cleats. Let's see what you've uncovered! Again, email them to or tweet them to our account @yandyfeed with the hashtag #SailingSpringClean added.

But don't bin this 'trash' just yet, or the howls of dismay from vintage and classic boat owners will be heard throughout the land!

What would really top it all is a sailing gadget that didn't take off - have you got any design dodos lurking in the junk pile? An elaborate gizmo that promised to revolutionise the world in 1994 but curiously never saw the winners podium?

Enjoy spring cleaning, and sharing the funny side of it with us - but remember, all fashion trends come round again...

Related Articles

Bart Milczarczyk joins the Vaikobi Team
Joining as Head of Design and Production Fast growing Australian Sailing Gear brand Vaikobi, has added another key signing to their Vaikobi Commercial team with Bart Milczarczyk joining Vaikobi as Head of Design and Production. Posted today at 10:24 am
Vendée Globe: Ari Huusela on his welcome
Words of an emotional, touched Finnish skipper The last skipper to cross the finish line of the ninth Vendee Globe, Ari Huusela was given a big, warm welcome as he returned into Les Sables d'Olonne to complete the dream he has held for 22 years. Posted today at 10:04 am
Youth Foiling Gold Cup day 4
RHKYC Team Agiplast 2nd after qualifying series The light, shifty wind brought the flying Persico 69Fs back down to earth, but the unstable conditions allowed for plenty of opportunities for wily opportunists to move up through the fleet, or for others to slip down. Posted today at 1:40 am
Emirates Team NZ online shop - Are you race ready?
America's Cup fans - Have you got your team's gear - Are you race ready? Show your support for Emirates Team NZ and get your fan gear from the online clothing store - you can buy online - or from one of the two stores in the America's Cup Village Posted today at 1:17 am
America's Cup: 'Look at the bloody clouds'
Profile of the weather guru who's helped Team NZ skippers call the shots for more than two decades The weather guru who's helped Team NZ skippers call the shots for more than two decades hopes his final forecasts will be winners. Posted today at 1:07 am
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship day 2
An epic, race long battle for tech2 and Yandoo Winning Group tech2's team overcame an epic, race long battle with her arch rival Yandoo Winning Group to score a sensational, and possibly controversial, win in Race 2 of the JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today. Posted on 7 Mar
2021 Islands Race at San Diego Yacht Club
'io takes the win A full year ago in Spring 2020, Newport Harbor Yacht Club and San Diego Yacht Club hosted the Islands Race with a just a hint of the Covid-19 influence over our lives, one of the last "normal" regattas before the pandemic took over. Posted on 7 Mar
Bahamas Optimist National Championship
The Championship fleet battled it out until the final seconds of the very last race The Bahamas Optimist National Championship 2020 was sailed February 27-28 in George Town, Exuma, The Bahamas, hosted and organized by the Exuma Sailing Club on the waters of beautiful Elizabeth Harbor. Posted on 6 Mar
Mainsail hoisting system by Colligo Marine
This system allows you to decouple the top car from your mainsail easily Tired of climbing up on your boom to release the top car on your mainsail so you can cover it completely? Posted on 6 Mar
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship day 1
An impressive start for the tech2 team Australian 18ft Skiff champion tech2 team of Jack Macartney, Charlie Wyatt and Lewis Brake took the first step towards adding the JJ Giltinan Championship to an already impressive record this season when they came from behind to take out Race 1. Posted on 6 Mar
Henri-Lloyd 2021 M-PRO PURE BLACK - FOOTERJ Composites 2020 - FOOTERDoyle Sails 2020 - By Sailors For Sailors 728x90 BOTTOM