"Hi there I just wanted to let you know that we just sailed the Port Huron to Macinac race and set a new course record. The boat is a RP 86 "Windquest" using Quantum Sails we have glow stripes on our main, J1, J2, A0. And when ever we build a new sail we now always order it with glow stripes."- Brian Janney, Quantum Sails San Diego
Simon Fisher, Diverse Yachts
We have been using Glowfast for many months now and it has been great – the stripes stay bright right through even the darkest of nights!
Last night, at the prestigious Australian Marine Export Association Awards Glowfast Marine were awarded Winners of the ‘Australian Marine Industry Best Export Performance' category, as well as Highly Commended in the category ‘Best Marine Industry Export Marketing Strategy’.
Glowfast's International Business Development Manager, Brita Fowler, was on hand to accept the awards (see photo above). "These awards are a testament to the hard work of our fantastic team. Congratulations!"
We'd also like to thank you, our wonderful customers, for continuing to support us... THANKS!
Kerry McMillan, Ocean Youth Trust Scotland Refit
The labels have all arrived. I think they look really good and I think will make a real improvement for our volunteers both in daylight and at night when they're struggling to remember which of the 21 ropes they need to use.
Glowfast is working closely with all teams to assist with their strenuous preparation regimes.
The teams are utilising a combination of Glowfast Sail Tapes to ensure best results out on the water.
We can't wait for racing to start later this year.
Glowfast would like to congratulate the owner and crew of Secret Men’s Business 3.5 on their Tattersall's Cup victory in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.
Secret Men’s Business 3.5 has been working with the team at Doyle Sails to produce a race winning inventory of sails. Glowfast Luminous Sail Tape was a must have item for the crew as serious ocean racers.
Secret Men’s Business has been enjoying its share of victories in recent months, preceding their Hobart conquest with a win in the IRC division of the Premiere’s Cup in South Australia as well as line honours in the Haystack Island Race.
The record beating Groupama 3 helmsman, Thomas Coville will be leading the charge on the Glowfast bedecked Maxi Trimaran Sodeb’O for the Route du Rhum 2010.
Image courtesy of Th.Martinez / Sea&Co.
The plan for 2010 is two trans-atlantics with the Maxi Trimaran Sodeb’O, one of which will be sailed single-handed along the Discovery Route course. After that there will be the much awaited Route du Rhum, the start of which will take place on 31st October in Saint Malo, France. The year won’t end there though because on returning the boat to Brest in crewed configuration, Thomas is keen to try and set a new time sailing solo around the world on a trimaran with foils.Glowfast Managing Director, Jason Theuma said “It’s fantastic for Glowfast to be involved with a campaign of this calibre. Thomas and the Sodeb’O crew have set themselves a challenging target this year, but we’ll right there beside them to light the way.”
“The French have a reputation for being avid and innovative ocean racers, from the minis through to big boats. It’s great to see them adopting Glowfast’s cutting edge luminous technology as a must have.”
Glowfast would like to congratulate Loki on their IRC win in the Audi Sydney - Goldcoast Yacht Race for the second year running.
Brita Fowler, International Business Development Manager, Glowfast Marine said "It's great to see yachts of this calibre using our products and such getting great results year after year."
Glowfast would also like to congratulate all other race participants, with special mentions to Secret Men's Business and Krakatoa II who also used our products in the race.
If you've got an up-coming race, and will be using our products, let us know. We'd love to follow you online.
The Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race was conceived and promoted by Lake Macquarie resident, keen sailor and cancer survivor Shaun Lewicki as a major annual sailing event on the lake, to promote sailing, the Lake Macquarie/Newcastle/Hunter region – and to raise funds for cancer research.
The inaugural Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race was held on Lake Macquarie during the 2006 October Labour Day Long Weekend and attracted over 30 boats. In 2007, it was again held on Labour Day Long Weekend with the fleet almost doubling in size.
The 2009 event raised a record amount of funds -- nearly $25,000 -- for our charities, the NSW Cancer Council, Hunter Region, and the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol Lake Macquarie Division.
The 2010 event, the fifth Heaven Can Wait 24 Hour Yacht Race and One Lap Dash have been scheduled by the Heaven Can Wait Yacht Club and Toronto Royal Motor Yacht Club for October 2-3, 2010 and a significant growth in fleet size is again expected.
Glowfast Marine will be offering a discount to all race participants. So, if you own a sailboat that complies with YA’s Category 5N requirements, start planning to come along and make your own little bit of history on NSW’s Lake Macquarie during the October 2010 Long Weekend.
Proceeds of the 2010 will again benefit the NSW Cancer Council and the Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol (now Marine Rescue NSW).
The Route Halifax - Saint-Pierre race 2010 is a world class ocean race held every two years (opposite the Marblehead - Halifax race) from Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada to Saint-Pierre, France off of beautiful coastal Newfoundland.
Glowfast Marine (the worlds leading luminous sailing performance and safety product provider) and Doyle Sails Halifax are offering a packaged rate for the Route Halifax Saint Pierre 2010 participants to increase night sailing performance and safety.
Glowfast is committed to improving your speed, safety, results and overall enjoyment on the water.
Using patented products and our own revolutionary processes, Glowfast Marine incorporate extraordinary glow in the dark capabilities into lightweight and durable products for improving performance and safety on yachts, powerboats and commercial vessels. All products in our marine range are designed and built to withstand the harsh marine environment.
Glowfast Marine products contain specifically designed materials that automatically charge when exposed to light and then glow in the dark for 20+ hours without the need for any electricity. Glowfast luminous products are easily retrofit to sails, so your pre-race service is the perfect time to have them installed.
If you are racing, cruising, fishing or just love to get out on the water Glowfast Marine have a product perfect for you.
Glowfast Marine are to be represented by Kayospruce at Seawork, the international commercial marine exhibition and forum. Kayospruce are the official UK distributor of Glowfast luminous products.
At Glowfast we’re always working on making our products better, brighter, more durable and of course more cost effective which is why we’re thrilled to announce the release of Glowfast Luminous Draft Stripes – Cruising Series.
The Cruising Series will be a permanent addition to our range offering the same high quality glow for half the price of the original.
You may be asking how are we’re able to offer this product at half the price?
The Cruising Series uses a different production process to create the glow.
This makes the product just as effective, but does add some weight. This means that it’s perfect in situations where a couple of grams per square meter isn’t critical for performance. The Glowfast Cruising Series also has a protective coating that makes it more durable on sails that spend a lot of time out of the bag.
Also, we don’t recommend this product for use on spinnakers as it’s a little heavier. For application on spinnakers please use Glowfast Luminous Spinnaker V’s.
For more information contact your nearest Glowfast stockist.
Glowfast Marine is proud to announce that it is an Official Supporter of the 2010 Sydney 38 National Championship Regatta.
Racing will take place on 12, 13 and 14 February from Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club; and with an expected fleet of 17 yachts, this year's Sydney 38 National Championships promises to be one of the best attended events for the class this year.
With just over a week to go excitement is building and Glowfast is looking forward to seeing some great racing.
Glowfast Marine is proud to announce its association with luxury yacht builder Oyster Marine Ltd. Oyster has commissioned Glowfast to design a customised set of Luminous Rope Clutch Labels to be supplied as standard on all new build Oyster Yachts.
Glowfast Director, Jason Theuma, commented, 'I am delighted that Oyster Marine is the first mono-hull builder to include a customised set of Glowfast Luminous Rope Clutch Labels as standard on its new build yachts. It is a testament to their continuing efforts to provide the highest quality and innovation for their owners.'
The Glowfast Luminous Rope Clutch Labels – Oyster Special Edition are also available to Oyster owners wishing to retrofit their existing yachts with the latest in high quality custom designed luminous products.
Glowfast gets into Green eMotion with African Cats
Green eMotion is the first electrically driven fossil free catamaran in the world. Green eMotion technology incorporates solar panels, wind generation and sail power to charge batteries, along with retractable electric motors that function as generators.
Green eMotion is due to be launched later this week.