Brands

Choose from the many great brands offered by KO Sailing to see a listing of all products offered:

Astral Buoyancy Company

A company that is responsible for innovations used in modern day PFD technology; from pioneering the use of CORDURA ® in 1993 to most recently introducing Airescape breathable technology.

Blueblue

Manufactured by the world renowned, Sports-Sails Center of Poland, the Blueblue I420 from KO Sailing features a fully rigged Superspars M7+ mast (with adjustable spreaders), boom and spinnaker pole; custom KO line package; complete set of custom covers, fitted dolly from Dynamic Dollies and ISAF Class measurement certification. Optional equipment includes additional Superspars M7+ Spar Set and choice of Olimpic or North (Japan) sails.

BluemagicRS

The Bluemagic RS Optimist is available exclusively at KO Sailing. The Bluemagic RS is the most up to date and loaded opti available today.

Boardworks SUP

The Boardworks SUP line offers very user friendly stand up paddle boards designed for cruising or surfing for paddlers of all levels from beginners to advanced.

Camet International

For more than 15 years, Camet International has been providing sailors worldwide with the latest technology and the best products in the market. Whether it is for a casual day out on the bay or a long grueling race around the world, Camet International is dedicated to manufacturing stylish and functional clothing to meet your needs.

Chums

Chums Original Cotton Eyewear Retainer and many more outdoor accessories including The Band Watch Band, eyewear cases, keychains, wallets and camera floats.

Colie Sails

Colie Sails Pro Shop specializes in Olimpic Optimist sails and custom boat covers for Optimists, Lasers, Sunfish, V15s and 420s.

Denali Performance Shirt

Denali has successfully developed a line of moisture-wicking performance apparel that is engineered to surpass the quality standards of any other garment in this rapidly-growing market segment. Denali garments offer the ability to decorate and add value through customization resulting in substantial profits while marketing functional active apparel comprised of cutting-edge technology.

DSK FOILS

DSK foils are all hand made with a unique design and have excellent performance in the water. There is one type of rudder (Dynamis) and three types of centerboard to match the weight of the athlete: > Flexis: <80 lbs. (Special Order) > Exelexis 70- 99 lbs. > Dynamis >99 lbs.

Dubarry

Dubarry's sailing footwear is enjoyed and trusted by sailors worldwide. Our reputation for designing and producing great kit continues to set the benchmark for on board performance, style and quality. We have always listened to what sailors need from their kit, and it was from this approach that Crosshaven was born. This fantastic boot is gaining a reputation as the very best out there, and is the pinnacle of our several years experience in footwear design and manufacture. Dubarry Sailing Boots, Sports Shoes, Deck Shoes and Casual Footwear all benefit from our award-winning sole system. The Dubarry NonSlip – NonMarking™ outsole, was born out of a brief to Dubarry's in–house design team to produce ‘the best non–slip rubber outsole for grip on deck'. The result of that research and design work is a sole system that significantly reduces the potential for aquaplaning or slipping and is trusted by sailors around the world.

Dynamic Dollies and Racks

Our aim is to make boating more pleasurable, providing a problem-free way of moving your boat in and out of the water, and to store it safely when not in use. Founded by Peter Seidenberg, we manufacture boat-specific dollies and racks as well as custom-made items to satisfy individual needs. Our complete line of launching dollies and racks will fit the vast array of dinghies, kayaks, boards, etc.

Extrasport

We love getting out on the water. Kayaking, fishing, sailing, canoeing, rafting, or just floating around on a sunny day. It’s what we do. That’s why we started Extrasport back in 1975—to keep it fun and safe on the water. Since then we’ve focused on designing and manufacturing the best PFDs around. Our jackets are durable, comfortable and innovative. And every one meets or exceeds both UL and Coast Guard safety standards.

Fisherman Eyewear

Over 40 years ago Fisherman Eyewear was the first sunglass company to introduce Polarized sunglasses to the angling world – along with a reasonable price. It was an innovation that would change the way we look at fish forever. Today, we continue to tap into Fisherman Eyewear’s rich heritage of building durable, technically functional and supremely stylish sunglasses – still at an affordable price.

FSE Robline

World Class Yachting Ropes is our slogan, and we mean it. Decades of experience in manufacturing ropes from high-tech fibers and the continued development in cooperation with big names of the sailing scene have made us one of the leading yachting rope brands.

Gill

Gill North America is the North American importer and distributor of Gill Brand weather gear and technical marine apparel.

Harken

Harken, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality sailboat hardware and accessories.

Hobie

Hobie Cat Company - Manufacturer of Kayaks, Sailboats, SUPs and Related Parts and Accessories. Oceanside, California USA.

Hobie Polarized

Glare is caused by concentrated sunlight that reflects off of multiple surfaces, such as sand, roads, snow and ice. On the water, glare can make it nearly impossible to see past the surface. Reflected sunlight can also cause eye fatigue, headaches, or even momentary vision loss. If eyes are left unprotected, collisions, injuries and decrease performance during sports activities can occur. Hobie Polarized sunglasses protect eyes by filtering out dangerous glare and transmit only the light you need to see clearly. Hobie Polarized lenses are specifically designed to increased visual clarity while reducing eyestrain and will stay in place, even for the most passionate sports enthusiast. Plus, they feature HydroClean™ Plus lenses that are specifically designed to shed water and resist dust and grime. Glare is caused by concentrated sunlight that reflects off of multiple surfaces, such as sand, roads, snow and ice. On the water, glare can make it nearly impossible to see past the surface. Reflected sunlight can also cause eye fatigue, headaches, or even momentary vision loss. If eyes are left unprotected, collisions, injuries and decrease performance during sports activities can occur. Hobie Polarized sunglasses protect eyes by filtering out dangerous glare and transmit only the light you need to see clearly. Hobie Polarized lenses are specifically designed to increased visual clarity while reducing eyestrain and will stay in place, even for the most passionate sports enthusiast. Plus, they feature HydroClean™ Plus lenses that are specifically designed to shed water and resist dust and grime.

JCD

Tiller Extensions by JCD. JCD Highly Rated Tiller Extensions, JCD Universal, Universal Joints, Sailboat Parts, Sailing Parts, Sailboat Hardware, Sailing Hardware, Tiller Universal Joint, Hiking Sticks, Marine Hardware, Marine Parts, Partner Blocks, Tiller Extension.

JSail

Established in 1991, J Sails specializes in Optimist sails. JSail works with the latest software and Europe's top quality cloth.

Kaenon Polarized

Derived from a Polynesian word meaning free, Kaenon (pronounced: KAY-nun) was founded in 2001 by two brothers who wanted to create a better sunglass. Unsatisfied with the sunglasses that were available on the market, they developed a proprietary polarized lens and wrapped it in unique frame styles and color treatments to match their active lifestyles.

Kokatat

Kokatat strives to make the most comfortable, durable, and safe products possible including GORE-TEX® dry suits that carry a lifetime warranty and rescue PFDs worn by guides worldwide.

Laser Performance

LaserPerformance boats are designed and built to meet the needs and requests of top sailors in all classes. LaserPerformance designers are experts and ambassadors who are very passionate about sailing. Each boat is built to win because it is designed to be best-in-class.

MacKay Boats

At Mackay Boats we know what makes a fast boat. After years of competing at the very top level we know the details that matter. Our boats are •built with precise processes to exacting standards. •built stiff and strong, with the weight and strength where it is needed to make the boat as fast as possible. •fitted out with systems that work, customised to suit the sailors own preferences. •equipped with the best fittings used for each system. •built using strict quality control processes to ensure boats are built consistently and each boat is the very best possible. •finished with details that don't just look good, but make a difference to performance. •matched with foils designed and built using the latest technology alongside years of experience. At Mackay Boats every manufacturing and design decision is analysed using the criteria “will it make the boat go faster?" Recent Results: 49er Worlds 2016 •49er 1st & 2nd 8 of top 10 •49erFX 1st & 3rd 6 of top 10 2015 470 Worlds •6 of top 10 men use Mackay •8 of top 10 women use Mackay Cattermole & Bryony-Lloyd win Ladies 2013 420 Worlds Mackay Boats win 7 Olympic medals in the 470 & 49er classes - London 2012 •470w Gold, Silver & Bronze at London Olympics •470m ; 8 of top 10 use Mackay Boats in London •49er ; 6 of top 10 use Mackay Boats in London Alexandros & Georgios Kavvas win Open 2012 420 World Championships •Mackay 420 wins at their first world championship.

Magic Marine

Magic Marine was founded in 1989, and made its first appearance on the beaches of the Netherlands. Today, the brand is distributed on four continents and we are working hard to be represented in most countries around the World. The first target group for Magic Marine’s technical products was catamaran sailors and shortly thereafter the brand and collections grew to the Optimist and Cadet youth market. The logical next step was Olympic sailing. Today, Magic Marine is being used, developed and supported by an extended network of sailors around the globe working together with our team at the brand’s headquarters. New materials, comfort, and endurance are key concepts in the development of the range and the comments of sailors worldwide is the #1 concern when building our products.

Marlow

Marlow Ropes' reputation for quality and technical innovation continues in the 21st Century and the Company continues to forge a path of progress and growth in the markets in which it operates: • Leisure Marine • Defence & Special Forces • Winching & wire rope replacement • Arboriculture • Fire & Rescue • Work Safety & Industrial Access • Cabling & Telecoms • Film & Theatre Rigging

McLaughlin

McLaughlin's Optimist hull is known world wide for its stiffness, durability, and speed. Like other classes, the Optimist has several levels of rigging depending on the sailors training, ambitions and commitment, but the hull is the foundation. Four different packages take you from the entry level Club Racer to the world class Optisailors Pro Racer.

Melges USA

For more than 60 years, Melges Performance Sailboats has delivered superior-built Scows and Sportboats across the country and around the world. Melges has designed, manufactured and provided continuous customer service and product support unlike anyone else.

MUSTO

MUSTO uses the very best technical fabrics available and works with top sports men and women to continually test, develop and improve the range. Learn more about the technologies that ensures MUSTO products perform even in the most testing conditions. MUSTO is committed to protecting the environment in which our sports take place through sustainable working practices. Musto is a brand whose business is built upon the oceans and the outdoors as the stadia where the sportspeople we engineer apparel for compete. Those who sail harness the power of the wind to travel or race on rivers, seas or oceans and so are protective of the waters they cross. Those who participate in country sports contribute towards enhancing the environment ashore and actively contribute to the biodiversity of the countryside. Musto Performance Sailing Gear

Mysterioso

Mysterioso is an Apex Award winner for our M-tech TLS style.

Nautivela

Founded in 1961 Nautivela starts production with the Flying Junior class, at that time at the top of the racing dinghies. Building up fast in the market and refining toolings and knowledge We enter the Fireball Class market with good success that leads the way to the most outstanding of our winners, the 470. In 1971 the biggest step: The main office in the City in Milan becomes the Headquarter for the main production Unit that is settled in the industrial area of S.Giuliano Milanese outdoors of Milan. Covering a 6,000sqm covered surface and equipped with all the necessary facilities the site has all that is needed to rationalise production and follow in parallel the birth of new designs and plugs. Result of this choice proves to be a winner: all the technology of the main industrial city in Italy is at hand, the site is easy to reach by all kind of transports beeing only three minutes away from the motorway circling Milan and connecting to all main directions. Our products start to be known outside of Italy and the exports grow to reach nowadays 80% of the factory's turnover. Most modern technology of construction and quality controls are introduced in the production unit such as: ◾Responsibility of each worker for the steps done. ◾Temperature and Humidity control in the lamination chambers. ◾24 hrs running owen in a brand new modular structure able to contain boats up to 12mt in lenght. ◾Press machine for high stress joints assembly and straightness control of flat surfaces. ◾Vaccum bagging technology with two 80cubemeters per hours pumps and a dedicated area for the 4 bag, the two breathers, the 2 primers and the peel-ply. ◾Epoxy resin testing and working area were kevlar( DuPont registered trademark) and carbon fibre are in use. ◾Every separate item built is weighed in and signed before assembly for total weight control. ◾Specially trained Assembly master and Fittings layer are following these particular steps for every boat. ◾Structures calculation and optimization in conformity with class rules done in place with customized software. ◾Records of every boat built are active since 1997 to identify all materials and colors for repairs. ◾LAST BUT NOT THE LEAST ALL THE RAW MATERIALS WE ARE SUPPLIED WITH ARE COMING FROM iso9000s CERTIFIED FACTORIES !!

New England Ropes

Since 1967 New England Ropes, Inc. has built and maintained its reputation as the leading manufacturer of premium quality rope, proudly servicing more markets than any other rope company.

Olimpic Sails

Results speak louder than words. Sail with confidence with an Olimpic Sail. In the Optimist class, Olimpic Sails have been World Champion 15 times in the past 19 years: an incredible result unmatched by any other sail-loft worldwide!

Olukai

Every product we make must offer style, durability, and comfort from heel to toe. Our sandals and shoes are handcrafted on custom-made lasts for superior fit, comfort, and support.

Optimum Time

Optimum Time is a specialist Sports Timing Company. Established in 1996, the company quickly rose to fame for its "big yellow timers" in the sports of Sailing and Eventing. The doctrine of the company is to provide rugged, reliable and affordable watches for use where good timing is fundamental to success in a sport. Originally this was mostly by the competitors. The products are designed by Optimum Time and produced from our own tooling, using our programs and our own circuitry to give a bespoke solution for every chosen pastime. No two sports are the same so OT don't treat them that way. OT grew to include equipment for sports officials. At London 2012 (as it was at Athens and Beijing), the eventing was controlled using our Timesaver Equipment. Our big yellow watch was also on the committee boats that controlled Olympic Sailing.

OptiParts Marine Equipment

20 Years ago the company Optiparts Marine Equipment was founded. Since that time we have continuously developed our range of products for the Optimist dinghy. For some years now we have been able to claim that we are the leading supplier of Optimist spars, fittings and accessories.

Quantum

Quantum sails are known for their superior performance, durability and exceptional shape-holding due to a sail design, engineering and manufacturing process known as iQ Technology™. Quite simply, it is the most intelligent sail design system in the industry.

Railriders

RailRiders Shorts keep in tradition with their adventurous heritage. Tough, super quick-drying with a personality roaring to get outside. Whether your hiking, kayaking, sailing, fly fishing, travelling to a far off land or having a cerveza at the roadside cantina, our shorts go the distance.

Ronstan

We believe that we owe much of our success to our close ties with yacht racing’s elite competitors. The challenge of producing top-end, innovative hardware to satisfy the extreme demands of racing conditions has led to many of the technical breakthroughs that have put us on top. We continue to actively participate in the promotion of sailing, both for pleasure and competition, and many of our staff are active sailors themselves. Speak to any one of our management team, who jointly own the company, and you’ll realise that we seriously love what we’re doing.

RS Sailing

The RS sailboat range was launched in the mid 1990s by two guys with a passion for sailing and the ambition to use the latest design developments and technology to produce boats that would move the game forward. The rest, as they say, is history. Following immediate UK success the range has steadily expanded; it is now the fastest growing sailboat brand internationally and has won multiple design awards around the globe.

Sail Equipment Australia (Sea)

Sail Equipment Australia (Sea) designs and manufactures technical sailing gear for both recreational and high performance sailors. We at Sea share your passion for sailing and the pleasure it brings. Sea has a close and ongoing relationship with both leisure and competitive sailors around the world. In conjunction with the Sea design team and input from sailors we have updated our existing range and delivered new products that are innovative, functional, comfortable and durable.

Sail Equipment Australia (SEA)

Sail Equipment Australia (Sea) designs and manufactures technical sailing gear for both recreational and high performance sailors. We at Sea share your passion for sailing and the pleasure it brings. Sea has a close and ongoing relationship with both leisure and competitive sailors around the world. In conjunction with the Sea design team and input from sailors we have updated our existing range and delivered new products that are innovative, functional, comfortable and durable.

Slam Sailing Gear

Our passion for research and innovation, together with the appreciation of our customers, have made SLAM® the brand of technical clothing chosen by the greatest sailors in the world."

Stohlquist WaterWear

Stohlquist products are the result of a lifetime of hands-on paddling, entrepreneurial spirit, craftsmanship and design experience of the company founder and president, Jim Stohlquist. Each model we offer follows the lineage of 30 years of product innovation, refinement, incorporating the latest in raw material development and manufacturing know-how to provide our customers with the best WaterWare available today.

Thule

The Thule brand was established in Sweden in 1942. Thule is a premium brand used globally for a wide assortment of products with a focus on solving the problem of how to bring equipment with you when using a car (roof racks, bike and water sport carriers, roof boxes). There are also other product areas such as accessories for recreational vehicles, trailers for active life (horses, boats, etc), snow chains and luggage.

Velocitek

Speed Has Never Been this Easy.

Zaoli Sails

Aerodynamic, performance, strength and style. From 1979, these are the four major characteristics that Zaoli Sails works in order to always seach the finest process for the realization of their sails.

Zhik

Tested and proven, Zhik gear is the clear winning choice of Olympic and World champions world wide. Fast wetgear products including the revolutionary T2 harness for trapeze sailors, PowerPads for hiking sailors, SuperWarm, MicroFleece, Hybrid gear and high tech footwear. For keel and sports boat sailing, join the growing league of Americas cup sailors now embracing Isotak, with its brilliantly waterproof/breathable durability.

Zinka

Manufactures the original colored nosecoat is the best total BLOCK available. Visible on your skin, Zinka nosecoat reflects sunlight, blocks out UVA & UVB rays and is water resistant.