Everyone has owned or sailed a Tushie right? Tushingham Sails can be seen on the water at just about every beach in the UK on any given windy day. They do just what they say on the tin, quality, no nonsense build and marketing, attention to detail and excellent performance. They have been in the business over thirty years and given thousands of hours pleasure to the UK windsurfing fraternity, well done Roger and Dave! Spartan began making wetsuits way back in 1958 so with half a century of knowledge under their neoprene we think it is fair to say they know their stuff pretty darn well. With the likes of Peter Hart, Chris Muzza Murray and Zara Davies on their team, the crew at Spartan benefit from tried and tested feedback to constantly improve their already outstanding wetsuit range. All r&d is done in our home waters and Spartan strive to make wetsuits that are warm, flexible and made with the best possible materials and construction techniques. Holy Cow! Moo Custom Boards are making some great designs right here in the UK and are built to your very own specifications. Run and owned by passionate sailors who care about the sport, each board is made with epoxy glass and carbon and vacuumed at every stage in the build program.
TAKING THE PISS
Peter Hart “The British tradition I treasure the most is our penchant for taking the piss. Where other nations like to big up their friends, associate with success and bathe in reflected glory, the Brits (well the ones I associate with at least) seek out your shortcomings and that is the means by which you are identified. It’s not mean if someone takes the piss, it means they’re comfortable in your company. There’s no posturing. Taking the piss is a great leveller. The day any of my windsurfing friends say something nice about me is the day I book myself into a home!”
BAKED BEANS ON TOAST
The fridge is empty, the cupboards are bare but there is always a tin of beans and a couple of crusts left in the bread bin. Heinz are pretty much the ‘Rolls Royce’ of Baked Beans and a staggering 1.5 million cans are sold in the UK every day! Beans are cheap, contain good nutrition and are high in fibre, protein and vitamins. Grate a bit of cheese on top and ‘ooh la la’ the perfect meal after a tough day on the water.