Series 40 ball bearing Orbit Blocks

Ronstan’s new 40mm block range, featuring 23 configurations,are lightweight and strong. Toughened glass fibre-reinforced nylon cheeks combine with a two-stage bearing system to ensure the best performance.

Maximum working loads for the new Series 40 Orbit Blocks™ range from 400kg to 1000kg (HHL versions).

These increased working loads create opportunities for applications on larger boats. The new blocks feature a wider sheave profile able to accommodate lines up to 10mm. Blocks in this range are suitable for mainsheet systems and spinnaker sheets on dinghies, off-the-beach catamarans, and sportsboats to 8m (26ft); halyard, vang and backstay applications on boats to 9m (30ft) and control line applications on larger yachts. Multiple sheave configurations allow users to create up to a 12:1 purchase mainsheet system for performance multihulls.


THE CLEARSTART ANALOGUE WATCH from Ronstan has analogue quartz chronograph movement.  It’s 43mm diameter brushed matte-black stainless-steel case and hard mineral crystal lens make it strong and durable.  It has 12- and 24-hour time with date window, and a stopwatch (60 sec and 10 min).

Most importantly, for yacht racing starts it has a five-minute countdown, and is water resistant to 10 ATM (100m/300ft). It weighs 90g (3.2oz)


Ronstan’s new range of weatherproof gear bags is designed for the sailor and active outdoor enthusiast.

The welded, leak-proof construction uses the latest thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) coated waterproof material. This material makes for lighter yet extremely durable bags.

There are four bags in the new range.

Roll-Top Backpacks: Available in 55 and 30-litre capacities with waterproof main compartments and roll-top side mount closures to keep water out. Both have large quick-access front pockets with waterresistant zippers. The smaller backpack has a neoprene laptop or tablet sleeve inside the main compartment. Both feature a fully padded harness with adjustable chest strap.

Roll-Top Crew Bag: At 55 litres, this bag is large enough for all your sailing kit.

Featuring a main compartment with a water-resistant zipper, plus a roll-top for a watertight seal, it also includes two quick access pockets on the outside with water-resistant zippers, two padded carry handles and a removable padded shoulder strap. 10L Roll-Top Grab Bag: The baby of the range is the 10-litre carry-all grab bag. It features a clear window so you can see what is inside, as well as a removable shoulder strap.