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Barton Dinghy Show Round Up

by Barton Marine 7 Mar 00:04 PST 27-28 February 2021
Barton virtual RYA Dinghy Show stand © Barton Marine
Dear Sailors,

So in the blink of an eye, the Dinghy Show weekend came and went again. Time flies when you are having fun and what a great weekend it was!  Many thanks to everyone who attended and asked questions to our stand team.

We had over a thousand people visit our stand, downloading over two thousands documents and watching 900 videos.  There was great interest in how to splice with BabySplice, the Barton Ratchet block and the Laser Kit range.  Our "in conversation" webinars were well received and are now available on YouTube in our "in conversation" playlist.  

If you missed the show, we have included some of the highlights from Barton below.
What Does it Take to Destroy a Barton Block
We pushed a size 0 block to its limits so you can see how tough Barton blocks really are!  It is amazing how something so small and light can handle quite so much.
Competition Winners

On both days of the show we gave away a £100 voucher to one person who answered our question correctly - Which Ben was steering the British AC75 entrant in the Americas Cup?  The answer was of course Ben Ainslie. 

Our winners were Joanne H from Swadlincote and Jonny W from Preston.  Each will receive a voucher to spend on Barton gear of their choice.


A big thank you to everyone who entered and signed up for our newsletter.  We tend to send one email per month so promise not to bombard your inbox.
Featured Products - The Dinghy Boomstrut

Designed for dinghies up to 16ft/4.9m

Patented flexing spring provides fast response and a constant force for vang efficiency. The Boomstruts lightweight, low profile design features two flexible coated fibreglass rods which provide the force to support the boom. Pulling the boom down with a conventional kicker causes the Boomstrutto flex upwards; releasing straightens the rods, thereby lifting and supporting the boom.  

The key benefits are

  • Perfect for cruising dinghies and training boats
  • No more dropping the boom when reefing or coming into dock
  • No adjustments and no hang-ups
The Barton Dinghy Boomstrut
Barton Dinghy Boomstrut Mast Fitting
Featured Products - Splicing with BabySplice

A balanced and lightweight tool that enables faster and easier rope splicing. Ideal for short rope work and dinghy rope splicing
  • Simple to use  No experience required
  • Lightweight design
  • Balanced needle and head construction
  • Hand tool with wrist strap and 3 fine needles included
  • Splicing tool for up to 4mm line
  • Different needle lengths available on request
Featured Products - The Ratchet Block

It's becoming one of the most popular dinghy blocks we manufacture.  It unique twelve faced sheave provides excellent control and line holding power to help you sail at top of your game.  It is designed to be used on mainsheet systems and spinnaker sheets on dinghies and keelboats, and for small yachts up to 30 feet.  Find out more here...
Featured Products - The Laser Kit Range

Now fully approved by 'The Laser Class', our kits provide a high performance, great value upgrade for those training and racing their lasers.  The Barton Laser range consists of three complete kits for the Outhaul, Downhaul and Kicker as well as Mini K-Cams, Size 0 Blocks and Ratchet Blocks.


For the ILCA class, the Barton outhaul kit , downhaul kit , Size 0 blocks, K Cams and ratchet block are all ILCA class legal.  The Vang Kit is not ILCA class legal.

Christian Brewer - Global Sales Manager - has put together a short video showing the range.
In Conversation... Meet the Barton Team
During the show we hosted five webinars with Sailor Harry - our Rising Star 2021 and a selection of the Barton team.  They each spent a few minutes talking about their role at Barton and their passion for sailing.  We have uploaded the recordings to YouTube and you can catch up here
Christian Brewer interviews Sailor Harry on Saturday at the show
And just before the show...

We were pleased to assist in bringing together a group of 30 women from the marine industry by sponsoring the first Marine Industry News - Women In Marine Seminar. The seminar saw Lauren Mead, from TeamO Marine discuss how TeamO has developed into a leading, high tech safety equipment manufacturer with award winning products such as the BackTow life jacket.  Find out more about the event and watch Lauren's presentation below.  
Watch the Women in Marine Seminar right here.
So spring is around the corner and hopefully we will all be back on the water soon.  If you have any questions about gear to help achieve your sailing goals in 2021 then don't hesitate to get in touch with the team.  You can simply reply to this email or call us on +44 (0)1227 792979.

Many thanks for reading,

Suzanne and The Barton Marine Team
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