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Seldén Mast's latest Race GRIP winch handles make sailing a breeze

by Seldén Mast 17 May 14:30 BST
Race GRIP winch handle © Seldén Mast

Swedish marine equipment manufacturer Seldén Mast is pleased to announce its latest series of patented Race GRIP winch handles, which have been designed to offer a more practical solution to the locking mechanism for a more seamless sailing experience for race goers and boating enthusiasts alike.

Designed to complement its new winch program, the team at Seldén Mast has been working hard to devise a simpler solution for sailors looking for a more efficient release of the winch handle when operating the winches, whether for racing, single-handed sailing or leisure cruising.

Seldén Mast is now pleased to introduce two new series of Race GRIP winch handles incorporating an innovative and logical solution to the locking mechanism. This is now located at the sides using long release levers that can be easily squeezed, turning the locking plate and allowing the handle to be engaged and disengaged with greater rapidity.

"It is hard to design something new in a winch handle," says Rich Thoroughgood, Seldén UK Sales Manager. "There is a benchmark product in the market that has been doing a great job of giving people what they need for years. The GRIP handle, however, has been very well received."

"During the testing phase of GRIP, our winch handles were being used on cruising and racing yachts alongside other handles on the market. As soon as a crew member used one of our GRIP handles, they were sold and would argue over who got to use it that day. In a nutshell, GRIP is simple and natural to use - you just grip it and use it."

Winches help sailors manage heavy loads associated with sails, particularly in strong winds or rough seas. Without winches, manually adjusting sails can be physically demanding and potentially dangerous, especially on larger vessels. Having a winch handle that can be engaged and disengaged with greater speed ensures these adjustments can be carried out as efficiently as possible, ensuring greater safety and control.

Additional standout features include a low friction palm knob with acetal ball-bearings and a rigid aluminium crankshaft. Available now, the new series uses hard anodized aluminium and is available in both 8" and 10" lengths. The prices are as follows:

  • 474-401-10, 8" Race GRIP winch handle (205mm) - £121.64 (inc. VAT)
  • 474-501-10 10" Race GRIP winch handle (255mm) - £136.97 (inc. VAT)
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