OFFICAL HERBERT SAILING PARTNERS
OTB or Off The Beach Marine is the place where you can find a lot of the gear we like. We’ve been through heaps of gear over our years of sailing, much of it didn’t work for us and was really expensive for what it actually did. Working with OTB we have curated a range of gear which we believe is the best in a range of measurements including quality, price, usefulness which sums up to bringing you the best value gear. This is OTB’s primary aim, to provide everyone the ability to get the best gear with the best value.
OTB Marine is an official New Zealand representative for Forward WIP, C-Vane Sailing, Henri Lloyd and Line 7.
OUR MOST USED CLOTHING
There’s so much gear out there but the truth is a lot of it doesn’t go the distance and there’s always something better. These essentials below are those better pieces, we use this gear almost everytime we sail and are really impressed with how well it performs. If your gear performs its one less unnecessary challenge for you to overcome on race day.
HELMETS AND HEADWEAR
Protecting your head is super important especially when we are going faster and faster on foiling machines because after all, there’s nothing safer than flying, it’s crashing that dangerous.
We use the helmets below. They all have their benefits which are highlighted in the descriptions. Forward WiP’s helmets are the world leaders developed with the best of the best and the product really reflects the dedication Forward has for impact protection.
Every now and then we come across something really great that soothes a niggle. These things make a huge difference and you’ll never want to go without them again. Here are a few of our favourites we’ve found recently.
Over the last year or so we have tried a number of different life jackets and impact vest. The issue we found until recently was that there was no solution for both. The products were either a life jacket or an impact vest. This was an issue as the impact vests...read more
Here is one of our most recent finds. Best spray jacket we have found to date. Our thoughts: This is an awesome addition to your apparel. This is an equivalent to the Rooster Aqua-fleece, but better. This Smock provides a tight seal around the body, without being...read more
Code Zero Pro 3mm Thermal Hikepants are our latest evolution in sailing technology. Featuring Liquidseam silicon sealed Thermal Hikepants. They are constructed using X-Flex super stretch neoprene with Thermospan thermal lining, D3O impact kneepads; Powertex-4 durable...read more
The Neil Pryde RS: Racing EVO6 is the speed machine you want and need to control and unleash the full potential of your slalom board. The all-new Evo 6 is borne from the record-breaking RS: Racing programme to get the full potential of speed and control for you and...read more
The 2016 Pro Edition JP Australia Formula Racing Board is significantly different to its predecessor, and a step up from our previous formula boards. Recently got our hands on one, it looks and feels amazing. Yesterday I took it for a blast, no seriously it flys. I...read more