Trieste: “Banco Espirito Santo” with Russell Coutts on tactics and boat owner, Patrick De Barros, at the helm, won the Trieste leg of the RC44 Circuit.
For almost all the regattas the crew wore Bistrow T-shirts and Hissar Bermuda shorts for the light wind and warm temperature conditions which characterised the days of the competition in the Gulf of Trieste; only on the penultimate day did the crew don the RC44 oilskin with both the Long John and the RC Spray Top against the fresher Bora winds which began blowing at around the 20 knot mark, and finally provided conditions for some spectacular trials.
Currently, Banco Espirito Santo is lying in second place in the overall rankings. The final event in the RC 44 Championship Tour will be held at Puerto Calero from 10th -14th December.
Annapolis Boat Shows, a premier event management company, has produced sterling in-water boat shows since 1970. Today, close to 130,000 attendees from around the world come to the Chesapeake Bay to experience these nautical extravaganzas.
The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront with all makes and models of powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 ft. to 85 ft. - ready for boarding and review. On the land side, there’s a bountiful array of marine products and services to enhance the boating lifestyle. Domestic and international dealers and manufacturers will be on hand to provide you with valuable information and answers to all your questions. With numerous countries represented - it truly is an international event.
Thirty-one boats at the Gran Premio d'Italia Mini 6.50 in Genoa, Italy.
The J-Cup organisers are thrilled to announce that Italian clothing brand SLAM will once again support the annual UK J Boats regatta. Selected by many of the world's top sailors and competitive racing teams, and a firm favourite with J Boats sailors, SLAM pride themselves on designing sailing gear that not only protects against the worst of the weather but, at the same time, allows for maximum comfort and freedom of movement.
The 2015 edition of the infamous J-Cup will, for the first time, be hosted by the Island Sailing Club in Cowes from 11-13 June. Handily for J-Cup competitors, SLAM's flagship store is located in the heart of Cowes, and the team there will be pleased to welcome sailors throughout the duration of the regatta.
The J-Cup has attracted strong entry numbers since the very first regatta in 2000. Organisers Key Yachting attribute this to their legion of very dedicated and passionate owners, 65 of which entered the 2014 event.The largest class at the J-Cup is usually the vivacious J/109 fleet, with one design racing also on offer for the J/70s, J/80s, J/97s and J/111s. It is expected that the inaugural National Championships for the new J/88 class will be held as part of the Landsail Tyres J-Cup 2015.
The timing of the event, two weeks prior to the Round the Island Race, will allow boats that have travelled long distances to compete in two stellar events.Teams can expect up to eight races across the three days, with music and entertainment planned for the evenings.
The second edition of the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean concluded in style on Saturday 7 March following four terrific days of sailing in the British Virgin Islands.
The week’s excellent conditions, consistent breezes upwards of 20 knots provided constant challenges for the 21-strong fleet of Swan yachts as they negotiated courses taking in Virgin Gorda’s renowned turquoise waters and evocatively named islands.
The 19th edition of the Rolex Swan Cup will be held in Porto Cervo from 12-18 September 2016.
Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean 2015: SLAM official licensee Swan Cup Caribbean,
Official supplier Nautor's Swan and onboard SOLLEONE, KORA 6 and MUSIC.
ph. Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi
The Star, J/70, Viper 640, VX One and M32 classes all took part in this year’s event with 164 teams racing. Thank you to all of our Race Committee, Regatta Staff, and competitors for a great event!
Racing for the 88th Bacardi Cup began on Monday for the Stars and continuing on till Saturday, March 7th. One race was completed for everyday of the six-day event. Lars Grael and Samuel Gonclaves defended their Bacardi Cup title from 2014. Also receiving trophies at the Awards Ceremony were the second place team of Jorge Joao Zarif and Bruno Prada, the third place team of Mark Reynolds and Magnus Liljedahl, the fourth place team of Alessandro Pascolato and Henry Boening, and the fifth place team of Augie Diaz and Arnis Baltins .
The J/70s completed eifgt races over the three-day BMSW event. Finishing first in the 46 boat fleet we had Mauricio Santa Cruz and his crew Sergio Almeira, Maxim Weergert and Daniel Glomb on Bruschetta: SLAM wearing onboard. Nine races were completed on the Viper 640 course with 32 teams competing. Winning the BMSW was Brad Boston, Lee Shuckerow, and Nick Loundsbury on Jackpot. With 22 competing teams, the VX One also raced nine races in the BMSW. Team VX1 won their class with skipper John Potter and crew David Guggenheim, John Parker and Walter Gnann. Making their BMSW premiere, the M32s sailed 14 races with seven competing boats. Winning the events was US One with Taylor Canfield, Hayden Goodrick, Luke Molloy, Ricky McGarvie and Josh McCaffrey.
Everyone is already looking forward to the 2016 regatta that will take place in Coconut Grove and Biscayne Bay from March 5th to the 12th and we look forward to seeing you all then.
The second edition of the biennial Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean will be held from 3-7 March and hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda (YCCS) from its base in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. A fleet of more than twenty Swan yachts will take part.
The event marks an expansion of the longstanding partnership between Rolex, Nautor's Swan and the YCCS, which has at its foundation the Rolex Swan Cup held in Porto Cervo in even years.
The Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean provides the opportunity for Swan yachts to compete in another alluring environment and for the crews to enjoy a week of quality competitive sailing within a relaxed, convivial atmosphere.
The fleet will be divided into two classes – Class A (18.29m above) and Class B (18.28m and below). James Madden's Swan 601 Stark Raving Mad from the United States will defend her 2013 title in Class A, while James Blakemore's Music (Swan 53) will seek to better her runners-up finish two years ago in Class B. The largest entrants are the 28m (91ft) Swan 90s Odin and Solleone; the smallest are the Swan 42s Kora 6 and Migration.
After four days of exhilarating competition on coastal courses ranging from 14-43 nautical miles around the Virgin Island archipelago and its evocatively-named islands, what more fitting reward for the victors than Rolex timepieces and the Rolex Swan Cup Caribbean Trophy, which will be presented at the final prizegiving on Saturday 7 March.
SLAM onboard SOLLONE and KORA 6.
Tuesday 3 March: registration and inspection (09:00-16:00), Skippers Briefing (16:30)
Wednesday 4 - Saturday 7 March: race days (from 11:00)
Saturday 7 March: final prizegiving
ph. Carlo Borlenghi/Rolex
In 1962 political unrest forced the Bacardi Cup to move from Havana to Coconut Grove, Florida, where it has since been hosted by the Coral Reef Yacht Club, the organizing authority for the BACARDI Cup. Heading into 2015, the Bacardi Cup continues to be the only Cuban-born sporting event to survive in the United States. This event now attracts more than 200 sailors each year from some 23 countries and the attention of national & international media. The 87th running of the BACARDI Cup for the Star class will be the marquee event of BACARDI Miami Sailing Week, with racing from Sunday, March 2nd through Saturday, March 7th, 2015. Competition for the Melges 20, Melges 24, J/70, Viper 640, VX One and M32 Catamaran classes takes place Thursday, March 5th, through Saturday, March 7th.
The prestigious Coral Reef Yacht Club in Coconut Grove, Miami will continue to support the BACARDI Cup and BACARDI Miami Sailing Week with Mark Pincus as the Regatta Chairman. The event will also be sustained by Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, US Sailing Center, Shake a Leg, City of Miami, Coconut Grove business Development and Miami-Dade County.
To relaunch its brand, the Italian company has technologically reinterpreted its thirty-year track record by cross-fertilizing it with technical solutions derived from the know-how of world-top sailboat races including the America's Cup, World Tour, Olympic Games, as well as foiling trials.
The Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection is an explosive mix of advanced technology, where new fitting, new labelling and new materials converge to shape a modern though historically conscious identity.
SLAM Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection belongs to an era where everything is technology-related and where technology is wearable instead of just being worn. The evolution of modern sailing, the world SLAM belongs to, is the expression of ultimate technology, which has become absolutely essential, both in sports and in the textile and fashion industries, undermining traditional models.
It is against this background that the 2015-2016 Fall/Winter collection, that went on public display for the first time at ISPO in Munich, was created and designed, reinterpreting some iconic garments in a highly modern and technical vein, with a meticulous eye for details which, on top of being functional, are now also more stylish and grittier. This collection is deeply rooted in our corporate DNA, while being increasingly future-oriented thanks to its new design, new materials, new volumes, new cuts and new graphics. Our source of inspiration, i.e. our great passion for the sea and for sailing, conveys dynamism, grit, vivacity and energy to our collections.
From its nautical imprinting, the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 sportswear collection is evolving into the era of foiling, where mothies fly at speeds which were unimaginable just a few years ago. Here come the Neoprene details, waterproof zippers, taped seams, trendy three-layer technology, on top of sleek and painstaking regatta-inspired graphics.
The colour card draws inspiration from the colours of the Northern seas, characterised by powder blue and dark navy shades, illuminated by the red beams of lighthouses.
Cold blue tones melt in the teak hues of boat decks and are brightened up by the white shades of sails.
Technology also leverages on the materials selected for outergarment padding, with a preference for THERMOLITE® PRO insulation. It delivers advanced lightweight warmth and outstanding breathability. Its specific fibre shape provides also an excellent micro-touch.THERMOLITE® PRO insulation has excellent recovery power to keep you warm longer. It is engineered to maximize your confort.
For most of men's and women's collections, the made in Italy content stands out not only in style, but also in the use of precious yarns manufactured in Italy for our knitwear and accessories, including scarves, neck warmers, caps and gloves.
Knitwear includes a wide range of yarns, counts and styles.
Our broad selection of accessories for outdoor leisure encompasses practical and functional washed nylon, polypropylene, PVC and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). In women's bags, we propose an attractive combination with boiled wool, a tradition-rich natural fibre.
FALL/WINTER 2015-2016 MEN'S SPORTSWEAR COLLECTION
Looking back into history, SLAM has reviewed the legendary Mikey Bear worn at the 1980 Moscow Olympics by the Italian team who won an exceptional bronze medal in the Star class with the unforgotten Gorla-Peraboni crew. From there, SLAM has jumped off into the future, while sticking to its historical, competitive and corporate achievements. Therefore, after 35 years, our F/W 2015-2016 collection features the modern and technological version of our first fleece outergarment which, thanks to unstoppable word of mouth, brought about the commercial success of the Mickey Bear jacket.
The new S123064S00 MICKEY BEAR MAN JACKET is now offered in ocean blue, marine blue, flame red and in an original golden yellow.
Hence, a whole line of appealing jackets and parkas now follows.
S124008S00 LINCOLN COAT
It is the star of the collection, a modern version of the “Slam classic” which has now become an actual “must have”. A winter jacket in two-layer stretch fabric and THERMOLITE® PRO insulation, with attractive design in the new shoulder cut with no outer seams.
This winter city outergarment offers gritty looks and high-performance technical features (similar to ocean-grade oilskins); as a matter of fact, its 2-layer fabric is breathable (5000 gr/sqm/24h), water-resistant (10000 mm), thermo-taped and windproof.
THERMOLITE® PRO insulation delivers advanced lightweight warmth and outstanding breathability. Its specific fibre shape provides also an excellent micro-touch. It is engineered to maximize your confort and keep you warm longer
The proposed colours include ocean blue, iron grey and a captivating golden yellow.
S123067S00 GARY JACKET
A very technical version of the “sailing jacket”, with a very special cationic dyed polyester fabric in marl with technical and gritty looks.
Waterproof, windproof, breathable, with thermo-taped seams and tuck-away hood in light and dark grey marls.
Its silvered mini polka dot lining is obtained with thermo-reflecting technology to maintain constant body temperature.
S101183S00 MEMPHIS JACKET
Multipocket jacket in 2-layer technical fabric padded with CLOMAX®, a technical wadding fibre from Dupont with "imitation down" texture that is extremely warm and, especially, does not retain moisture from perspiration. It is a highly breathable and hypoallergenic thermal insulator.
It is ideal for anyone who needs to have everything at his fingertips, thanks to its 6 horizontal and invisible pockets and a sensible tuck-away hood.
Waterproof (5000 mm), windproof, breathable with thermo-taped seams.
S124007S00 ALBANY COAT
Seven eighths raincoat with a very classical and waisted cut in 2-layer technical fabric. Waterproof (3000 mm), windproof, breathable and with thermo-taped seams at the most critical sites. Available in ocean blue and iron grey.
S123063S00 MINNESOTA JACKET
Waterproof shell (1000 mm) in 3-layer stretch fabric, paired with an ultralight quilted liner. This three-in-one jacket can be paired down to wear only the shell, only the liner or both. Two large front pockets, adjustable cuffs, matching tuck-away hood and thermo-taped seams.
S124009S00 MERSIN COAT
This double-breasted jacket is the hypermodern version of the traditional peacoat; it is made of technological fabric with boiled wool feel and THERMOLITE® PRO insulation. Two zip pockets and tuck-away hood. Waterproof (10000 mm), windproof, breathable, with thermo-taped seams. Only available in grey marl.
S125001S00 ST THOMAS SOFTSHELL
Multipocket jacket in waterproof softshell (3000 mm), breathable and windproof. Water-repellent sealed zippers.
FALL/WINTER 2015-2016 WOMEN'S SPORTSWEAR COLLECTION
Drawing inspiration from the eclectic personality of today's women, who shuttle frantically from work to family commitments without compromising on leisure, the new Fall/Winter 2015-2016 comes in two moods: “Cocoon” and “Waterfront”.
The first is a "cosy" theme typical of women in their double role of women and mothers. Its name is reminiscent of nesting and protection; lines and fabrics are particularly feminine, as well as the colour palette, ranging from soft powdered colours to more intense and warm hues.
On the other hand, the Waterfront theme is the ideal combination of the iconic influences of SLAM world and modern taste. The result is a more casual and grittier look, including cutting-edge accessories featuring a mix of contrasting fabrics and materials: cloth and ripstop nylon, stretch polyester and neoprene, neoprene and matt nylon. The colour palette is based on blue shades, brightened by the contrast with saffron yellow.
S901157S00 BENTON JACKET:
A longer and more feminine version of the best-selling Blow, the utilitarian-style packable jacket in ultralight rip-stop nylon (36 g) with Primaloft® padding, two pockets and tuck-away hood. This is the most functional jacket currently on the market, thanks to its "thermoregulating" and versatile features. It is fit for all and any climates and conditions and is the ideal garment for travellers: it is ULTRALIGHT (the S size weighs approximately 305 g), BREATHABLE, THERMOREGULATING (ideal for temperatures from 2°C to +20°C) and will keep you even warmer when wet.
S901161S00 MONROE JACKET:
A very feminine jacket, in micro ripstop fabric (36 g) padded with CLOMAX®, a technical wadding fibre from Dupont with "imitation down" texture that is extremely warm and, especially, does not retain moisture from perspiration. It is a highly breathable and hypoallergenic thermal insulator. Full zip with hood, two pockets with invisible zips. Available in four colours.
S901154S00 OSAKA JACKET:
A waterproof taped jacket with detachable hood and faux fur collar; this gritty and sporty item features many contrast fabric details, including the belt. Breathable, windproof, with thermo-taped seams. THERMOLITE® PRO insulation delivers advanced lightweight warmth and outstanding breathability. Its specific fibre shape provides also an excellent micro-touch. It is engineered to maximize your confort and keep you warm longer.S924014S00 ODESSA COAT:
Long version of the former Osaka jacket for extreme cold weather requiring just-above-the-knee lengths. Breathable, windproof, with thermo-taped seams. Thermolite® padding: this thinner-than-silk texture provides superior breathability coupled with high thermal insulation.
Thermolite® insulation is ideal to provide warmth and lightness and is designed to ensure long-lasting heat retention.
S924014S00 ODESSA COAT:
Long version of the former Osaka jacket for extreme cold weather requiring just-above-the-knee lengths. Breathable, windproof, with thermo-taped seams. The THERMOLITE® PRO insulation delivers advanced lightweight warmth and outstanding breathability. Its specific fibre shape provides also an excellent micro-touch. It is engineered to maximize your confort and keep you warm longer.
S924015S00 ALGERI COAT:
Women's version of the coat. In twill nylon, it is waterproof (5000 mm), breathable, windproof, with thermo-taped seams.
and THERMOLITE® PRO insulation. Available in Ocean blue and iron grey.
S901156S00 ANCHORAGE JACKET:
Three quarter length coat with rubber frogs; wool body and quilted nylon sleeves.
S924017 MONTREAL COAT:
“Three-in-one”: this three quarter length peacoat in wool blend comes with a long imitation down coat in ripstop nylon: the two items may be worn together or paired down.
EXCELLENCE-DRIVEN PARTNERSHIP FOR RELIABLE FEEDBACKS
SLAM technical collections, as well as its Sportswear collection, take their cue from the prestigious sporting partnerships that the Genoese brand has entered into in the past years and continues to develop for its research and development lab.
SLAM is an official supplier of CBVela, the Brazilian sailing federation, for which the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will be a major target in terms of competitive achievement and brand-awareness.
Its international efforts in blue water sailing include the partnerships with Nautor’s Swan and Maxi Yacht Association, as well as with Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, on top of the licences for some of the most prestigious races held in Porto Cervo.
Since the beginning, SLAM has linked its brand to the 151 Miglia, a race organised by Yacht Club Punta Ala that, in the space of just a few years, has become one of the most important offshore events in Italy. Special attention is also devoted to young sailors, who are the future of sailing, by supporting AICO, the Italian Optimist Class Association.
In competitive sailing, SLAM has been partnering for over a decade with Primo Cup, a race organised by Yacht Club Monaco which involves several sailing classes and kick-starts the racing season in the Mediterranean.
Segeljacken mit leichtgewichtiger Wärme mit THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierung erstmals im Handel:
Italienische Kultmarke SLAM setzt auf jüngste Performance-Materialinnovation von INVISTA für HW 2015/2016 Sportswear-Kollektion
Nur ein Jahr nach Markteinführung kann INVISTA, einer der weltweit größten, integrierten Hersteller von Polymeren und Fasern sowie Eigentümer der Fasermarke LYCRA®, zur diesjährigen ISPO Munich, bereits die ersten kommerziell erhältlichen Produkte des jüngsten Mitglieds seines umfassenden Performance-Produktportfolios, der THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierung, vorstellen.
Die innovative THERMOLITE® PRO Performance-Isolierung ist durch die Garne in der Lage, modernste Isolierungswattierungen mit einer verbesserten Ausgewogenheit von Leistungseigenschaften und Verbrauchervorteilen im Vergleich zu führenden Angeboten im Markt zu ermöglichen. Konstruiert in einer differenzierten, einzigartigen, „schneeflockenartigen“ Form der Fasern sind sie leichter als runde Fasern mit vergleichbarem Durchmesser, da die runden Fasern aus Vollmaterial sind und die „Schneeflocken“-Fasern Hohlräume aufweisen. Diese Hohlräume reduzieren das Gewicht der Faser T799 um ungefähr 22 %* im Vergleich zu einer Faser mit einem runden Querschnitt – für Wattierungen mit begehrter, leichtgewichtiger Wärme.
Anlässlich ihres ersten Messeauftritts auf der ISPO Munich präsentiert die italienische Kultmarke für technische Segelbekleidung SLAM (Halle A6/ 448) ihre innovative HW 2015/2016 Sportswear-Kollektion − eine explosive Mischung aus italienischem Design und aktuellster Technologie. Für diese Kollektion wurden Klassikermodelle basierend auf der dreißigjährigen Geschichte der Marke und dem Know-How der avantgardistischen Segelregatten und –wettkämpfe wie American Cup, Rund um die Welt, der Olympischen Spiele und Foiling-Experimenten, mit neuesten Performance-Materialien wie der THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierung, neu interpretiert.
„Wir freuen uns sehr, dass eine renommierte Segelmarke wie SLAM als einer der ersten Labels überhaupt auf THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierung für ihre Kollektionen setzt“, erklärt Marine Chavanis, INVISTAs European Marketing Segment Manager für Active Outwear. „Diese Performance-Stofftechnologie ist durch die maximale, leichtgewichtige Wärme, sowie Schutz und Leistungsfähigkeit sowohl in nassem als auch trockenem Zustand, prädestiniert für eine Sportart wie Segeln, für deren Bekleidung höchste Leistungseigenschaften verlangt werden“, erklärt sie ergänzend.
Für gleich fünf Jackenmodelle der HW 2015/2016 Kollektion verwendet SLAM THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierungen als Füllung. Diese Performance-Technologie bietet hochentwickelte leichtgewichtige Wärme und herausragende Atmungsaktivität, sowie durch ihre spezielle Faserform einen zarten, weichen Griff. Zudem verfügen THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierungen, zur Maximierung des Komforts, über eine exzellente Leistungsrückgewinnung für langanhaltende Wärme.
Mit der starken Bindung an die Marken-DNA von SLAM und der großen Leidenschaft zum Meer und zum Segeln, gepaart mit dieser Hohleistungstechnologie, neuen Schnitten und Designs, ist eine hochfunktionale und gleichzeitig top modische Kollektion entstanden.
S124008S00 COAT LINCOLN:
eine moderne Version der ikonischen “slam classic”. Eine Jacke aus 2-layer-Stretch mit THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierung. Sie ist wasserundurchlässig 10000 mm, hat wärmeversiegelte Bandnähte und ist windundurchlässig. Erhältlich in Ozeanblau, stahlgrau und Goldgelb
S124009S00 COAT MERSIN:
Zweireiher in Grau-Mélange, der eine hypermoderne Version des klassischen “peacoat” darstellt, aus technologischem Stoff mit Filzeffekt und THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierung. Zwei Taschen mit
Reißverschluss und versteckter Kapuze. Wasserundurchlässig (10000 mm),
windundurchlässig, mit wärmeversiegelten Bandnähten.
S901154S00 JACKET OSAKA:
Eine wasserabweisende Jacke mit Bandnahtversiegelung, abnehmbarer Kapuze und Kragen aus Öko-Pelz. Windundurchlässig mit wärmeversiegelten Bandnähten und THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierung
S924014S00 COAT ODESSA:
Eine lange Version der Jacke Osaka für intensivere Kälte, die eine über dem Knie endende Länge erfordert. Transpirant, windundurchlässig und THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierung
S924015S00 COAT ALGERI:
Die weibliche Version des Mantels Lincoln in Ozeanblau und Stahlgrau. Aus Nylon-Twill ist wasserundurchlässig (5000mm), windundurchlässig und weist wärmeversiegelte Bandnähte und THERMOLITE® PRO Isolierung auf.
THERMOLITE® ist eine Marke von INVISTA.
INVISTA ist einer der weltweit größten, integrierten Hersteller von Polymeren und Fasern, hauptsächlich für Nylon-, Elastan- und Polyester-Anwendungen. In über 20 Ländern mit Gesellschaften vertreten, bietet INVISTAs globale Geschäftstätigkeit seinen Kunden außerordentliche Werte durch technologische Innovationen, Marktkenntnisse und ein leistungsstarkes Portfolio mit globalen Weltmarken in den entsprechenden Branchen einschließlich COOLMAX®, CORDURA®, LYCRA®, POLARGUARD®, SOLARMAX®, SUPPLEX®, TACTEL® und THERMOLITE®. Mehr Informationen über INVISTA finden Sie unter www.invista.com
Another medal for brazilians Martine Grael and Kunze Kahena in the stage of World Cup in Miami, class 49er FX. SLAM is official supplier of CB Vela.
Le Yacht Club de Monaco reçoit la grande voile pendant deux fins de semaine ouvrant ainsi la saison 2015 des compétitions internationales en Méditerranée.
Yacht Club Monaco, 30 janvier/1 février et 6/8 février 2015
Après avoir franchi le cap de son trentième anniversaire, la Primo Cup va ouvrir, encore une fois, la saison 2015 de la voile; cet événement, organisé par le Yacht Club de Monaco, est en train d'acquérir, année après année, le soutien croissant des meilleurs régatiers. Pour cette trente-unième Primo Cup, SLAM est encore une fois à côté du Yacht Club de Monaco qui, pendant deux fins de semaine, verra la participation de 14 classes de voiliers et d'un millier de régatiers. Depuis les élégants Dragons et Stars, jusqu'aux dynamiques SB20, depuis les performants Melges 20 et 32 jusqu'aux classes hauturières IRC. Il sera possible aussi d'admirer les J70, les monotypes du moment qui, le mois d'octobre prochain, verront organiser le Championnat européen de classe, encore une fois à Monte-Carlo, par le célèbre Yacht Club de Monaco; après Riva del Garda, ce sera le deuxième championnat continental dans la jeune histoire de cette classe qui évoluera, dans le deuxième week-end, avec ses Platu 25 et les colorés Longtze premier.
SLAM est donc à côté de cette multitude de classes qui rivaliseront à Monaco et qui interprètent des caractères différents de régater, chacune avec sa propre personnalité, son style, sa philosophie, dans le respect de son histoire et de ses propres particularités. C'est dans cet esprit que SLAM s'insère dans le partenariat avec la Primo Cup et le Yacht Club de Monaco, en réinterprétant, dans ses collections et ses modèles, les styles propres du monde nautique qui, avec son charme, anime les quais du Yacht Club de Monaco.
À l'intérieur du nouveau siège futuriste du Yacht Club de Monaco – conçu par l'archi-star Norman Foster – est aménagé un espace de vente qui présente les articles phares de la collection SLAM, sportswear et technique, personnalisés par le logo officiel de la “Primo Cup 2015”. Parmi eux, la best-seller “New Blow”, une veste rangeable très pratique en nylon rip-stop superléger (36 g) doublée en Primaloft®, avec deux poches et capuche escamotable. C'est la veste la plus fonctionnelle actuellement en commerce, grâce à ses caractéristiques de "thermorégulation" et à sa versatilité. Cette veste est recommandée pour tous les climats et les conditions et est idéale pour les voyages: elle est TRÈS LÉGÈRE (la taille S pèse environ 305 g), RESPIRANTE et THERMORÉGULATRICE (idéale aux températures de –2°C à +20°C) et, lorsqu'elle est mouillée, elle tient encore plus chaud. Il ne manquera pas les polos traditionnels, ainsi que des accessoires originaux et pratiques, à côté des cirés de la ligne Force et de l'irremplaçable sous-vêtement sans coutures qui, une fois essayé, devient la première couche immanquable du régatier, qui ne renonce pas à son confort pendant la navigation.
SLAM official supplier International Maxi Association
In the Maserati MC38 Twilight Regatta on Sydney Harbour at his second ever MC38 series, which just happened to be the one his business sponsored, Neville Crichton’s Maserati racing team showed their potential for next season with an overall win. Maserati’s boat captain Wade Morgan said, 'It was pretty interesting, puffy and 20 degree shifts at times. We sailed tactically smart thanks to Cocko (Michael Coxon) and it was a nice evening on the harbour. We had some good puffs come through at 13-14 knots and even at the finish it was still 9-10 knots.
'Neville is really enjoying the class and the learning curve. This result is a rewarding stage of our progression,' Morgan added.
ph. Ellen-Mc Conaghy boats
SLAM will be represented at Mets 2014 in keeping with its decades-old tradition but reinvented and reworked with major technological innovations for its new and relentlessly state-of-the-art technical and sportswear collections.
Opening new ground with Force outerwear models that complement leisure sailors and the Force 1,2,3,4 and brand new Force 9 models that suit all professional and ocean sailors. With the benefit of experience of sailing in very diverse conditions, from coastal conditions to more extreme conditions in the Volvo Ocean Race, the Force range now offers a solution to ensure protection and comfort for sailing at all levels. The range of outerwear jackets is reminiscent of the Beaufort Scale, which measures wind strength based on sea conditions: SLAM also offers jackets, spray tops and technical trousers depending on the different levels of usage and performance that sailors are looking for, of course with a view to racing too.
Force 1 is the most minimal oilskin range, although it performs above its class: made from 2-layer ripstop nylon, with a 10,000 mm waterproof protection rating and MVTR breathability of 4000g/m2/24h and heat-sealed seams.
Then there is Force 2, which features the brand new Force 2 Bermuda shorts with 300 D reinforced canvas and removable protection, full-length trousers with reinforced seat and knees, a spray top, long-johns - also available in a women’s version with a comfortable solution on the back - and a 155g, 2-layer taslon nylon jacket with adjustable double cuffs, fleece-lined collar, a 25,000 mm waterproof protection rating and breathable. Its range of use can include coastal and daytime racing uses. With higher performance, we have the Force 3 range, conceived for offshore coastal sailing, with more breathable jacket and long-johns and a 20,000 mm waterproof protection rating. Details include 600 D canvas reinforcement on the back of both the jacket and long-johns, adjustable double cuffs, emergency whistle, reflective inserts and micro-fleece lined pockets. Extra details mark the Force 4 garments, which are suitable for inshore and racing use. Made of 130g, 3-layer ripstop nylon, drainage holes under the collar, on the chest and on the front pocket, the double-closing double collar, the option to insert Paron® XRD protection on elbows and knees - the Force 4 jacket and long-johns are a high-quality product with a 25,000 mm waterproof protection rating and MTVR breathability of approximately 8,000 g/m2/24h.
And the experience of the Volvo Ocean Race, which this time was won by Franck Cammas and his Groupama, has resulted in the top-of-the-range Force 9, the flagship of SLAM outerwear: conceived, designed and manufactured for those who take on the seas and the oceans in the toughest, harshest conditions. It goes on sale in 2015 and is made of 300g Oxford nylon in 3 layers, with a 30,000 mm waterproof protection rating and features a number of refined details to support a sailor’s levels of comfort and health in adverse conditions. Features include its “kangaroo” central pocket with waterproof zips and drainage holes and the waterproof gaiter with adjustable seam. Intricate collar area with 3mm neoprene, double-closing double collar and a hood that can be adjusted with one hand as well as clear side panels.
TECHNOLOGY AND DYNAMICS: SKIFF RANGE FOR MODERN SAILING
The Skiff range is about sailing that is dynamic, youthful and shows great potential. SLAM was able to produce the range using feedback from the Olympic experiences of the national teams it has accompanied over the years. These unforgettable Olympic medals alongside SLAM have given it detailed technical information, which has been developed into the Skiff range. It offers a series of garments and useful accessories for improved racing performance: from the youngest Optimist sailors to Olympic legends and dynamic skippers flying on foils, SLAM has a series of solutions in neoprene and thermal materials, Lycra, life jackets, tops of various thicknesses with titanium linings, to meet the demands necessary for speed and quick response.
THE HARBOUR SPORTSWEAR COLLECTION AUTUMN/WINTER 2014-2015
The Harbour Sportswear Collection Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 brings together experience from the boating and sailing world in a series of garments allowing you to identify your own style whilst all being instantly recognisable by their nautical flavour. The design brief for the AW 14/15 collection was protection, breathable, lightweight, strong and functional.
The nautical-style detailing (the piping and taping featuring the geographical coordinates of Genoa – SLAM’s home city), revamping best sellers with their materials and fitting, precise selection of colour variants, but most of all the comprehensiveness of the range on offer and the attention to value for money all make this a show-stopping collection that is perfect for current market conditions.
THE SPORTSWEAR COLLECTION SPRING/SUMMER 2015
SLAM’s Harbour Collection for Spring/Summer 2015 has been designed to maintain a course set several seasons ago. It represents a concept for sportswear combining classic elements and important innovative solutions. The nautical-style detailing (the geographical coordinates of Genoa – SLAM’s home city), the addition of Made in Italy knitwear items, revamps best sellers with its materials and fitting, precise selection of colour variants, but most of all the comprehensiveness of the range on offer and the attention to value for money all make this a show-stopping collection. The men’s and women’s Harbour Collection is divided into three capsule collections: TECHNOLOGY, LUXURY, BRAZIL. The Technology group takes its inspiration from traditional competitive sailing with our SLAM SAILING TEAM on the MOTH - the flying dinghy that glides over the water - as well as the experiences of Team AZZURRA and the Optimist class. Elegance inspired by sailing. The white and blue are lifted from badges and graphics with a strong maritime flavour. The Luxury group is inspired by the present day, with pastel shades smoothly blending together: this collection can suit all kinds of weather needs. The Brazil group is completely themed around the colours of Brazil and the thrill of taking part in the Olympics with the green and gold sailing team CBVela, which SLAM sponsors. The result is a capsule collection that perfectly evokes a feeling of summer with a samba beat!
TOTAL CARBON FOR A TECHNICAL AND ULTRA-LIGHTWEIGHT LOOK:
THE NEW “CARBON GLASSES” AT JUST 20.8 GRAMS
The new arrivals also include the launch of Made in Italy eyewear with an
ultra-lightweight carbon frame and polarised lenses that make it look technical, aggressive and naturally lightweight at just 20.8g. A special, if not unique, accessory that encapsulates the finest attention to detail.
The last race of the tournament was conducted, whereby the sailing BRUSCHETTA CHAMPION BRAZIL SOUTH AMERICA 2014 was crowned with 14pts. Secondly, I'll take the SCARAMOUCH of PERU sailboat with 22 pts. and thirdly GURU of CHILE sailboat with 35 pts.
Onboard LS Rash Top and SLAM shorts.
ph. © Bernardita Grez
New technology in the home SLAM: from December, it will go live on the new online store.
Despite their young age (both are 23) this year's nomination of Brazilians Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze was no surprise. They have been leading lights in the 49erFX class all season, regularly topping the podium in ISAF Sailing World Cup regattas and holding the #1 spot in the ISAF World Sailing Rankings. The pair also exhibit a never say die characteristic, proven by their recent victory at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships. Playing catch up throughout the series in the pursuit of their first world title, Grael and Kunze kept going to the very end, finally overtaking the championship leaders on the penultimate upwind leg of the final race.
SLAM is official supplier of CB Vela: congratulations Martine and Kahena!
Grael and Kunze mark the fourth time Brazil has tasted success at the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards following Torben Grael (the father of Martine - 2009), and Robert Scheidt (2001 & 2004).
Martine Grael, "This prize is the recognition for a marvellous year. We are very happy and it's really hard for me to find the words to express our feelings."
Kahena Kunze, "We're very happy. Just by being part of this ceremony, surrounded by all these people, it would have made our night. This prize means a lot, and we cannot take the smile off our faces."
Congratulations to CMGE/KRT Team: wins the 8th China Cup International Regatta, Class SOTO 27, SLAM together (official apparel partner) #slamsailing #slamfriends.The China Cup International Regatta 2014 took place on 24th to 27th October 2014 in the waters of Shenzhen and Hong Kong. There were 103 entries representing more than 30 countries. In the one-design fleet, SOTO 27s, Tiffany Koo has raced seven China Cups before, but apart from a line honours victory aboard the Maxi yacht Jelik, this was her first victory at the event. Koo and her crew on CMGE/ KRT won in style, taking five wins from seven races. Not that the team's victory was entirely a surprise. "We had a fixed crew, and we did three events before the China Cup, so we have got used to the boat already. The first day of the regatta was great for us, when we took three bullets."
Competitors for the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series started in the first Act of the championship which runs until Sunday. Around 30 one-designs (Melges 20 and J/70), mainly from Italy and Eastern European countries, are competing in this first weekend.The level is high and includes title holder, Bang Bang (Ivan Babich), winner of the 2013/2014 edition; Shimmer, skippered by Pierre Casiraghi sailing with Vasco Vascotto and Federico Michetti; Monaco Racing Fleet crewed by Guido Miani, 3rd in the recent Melges 20 World Championship; Mascalzone Latino Jr. led by Achille Onorato; and of course Synergy with Valentin Zavadnikov who has just won the Melges 32 European circuit. SLAM official supplier of Sportsboat Winter Series 2014/2015 organized by Yacht Club Monaco.
SLAM at the Route du Rhum 2014 - at the Village in Saint Malò with a Slam shop.
Come and visit us from friday 25th october to 2nd november, date of the race start; destination: Guadalupe!