Christmas is around the corner, but you have a few more days to organize the gifts. We would like to help you to find out a good gift in the World of sporty sailors.
Our basic assumption is now that your sailor (your spouse, mom, dad, daugther, son, sister, brother, friend or just the guy next door) is a dinghy, skiff or catamaran sailor.
If you arrived here to read this blogpost we may suppose that you are a committed sailor of dinghies or catamarans. Because yacht owners don't use such kind of boatcovers only if their boat is off from the water during wintertime - but it is a whole other question. Dinghy- or catsailors leave their boat in the club or the marina on the shore for a few days or sometimes for more sad longer weeks. If the boat stay naked, many bad surprizes can salute you when arriving back to sail.read more
It is a real challenge to invite young sailors from Optimist to the track of multihulls. Once you became a catsailor, you will stay a catsailor forever. It doesn't mean that you cannot sail Volvo Ocean Race or any competitional or leisure monohull, but you will always return to some speedmachines.read more
As in our last blogpost we mentioned the history of UV Covers, we digged some old pictures. We cannot decide if these covers are just funny or ugly at all, but you have to see these photos.read more
Once upon a time, really long time ago a genius sailmaker decided to create a new kind of cover for sporty sailboat like dinghys and catamarans. The sailmaker was the deeply honored Giorgio Zuccholi, who was working with high class and Olympic sailors. As Giorgio (who is actually the record keeper of Centomiglia of Lago di Garda, still today!) designed many Olympic medal winner sails, he was working very close to the sailors. Their need was a light cover to protect the boat. He found the answer for their needs, and that was the ancestor of the contemporal UV Covers.read more
"Winter is coming" is the motto of House Stark at the Game of Thrones fantasy by George R.R. Martin. By the way this fictional family of books and tv series has not a good destiny, but for your boat the same should be predestinated. As we are a cover maker company, it's a duty call for us write about that subject in the Autumn of the Northern Hemisphere.read more
Our #yellowcover finally in action.
As announced the UV Covers proudly sponsored the Finn dinghy Gold Cup (Balatonföldvár, Hungary) with a "leader cover", the famous yellow one. This UV Cover can't be ordered, only won. After every round of famous races you can easily have an eye on the champion of the day.read more
For Mischa this F18 Title took more than 10 years in the making. Congratulations Mischa Hemskeerk and Stephan Dekker, well deserved! It was a great debut for the #yellowcover, and people liked the idea. Even on the event's facebook page these pictures got many likes. Thank you for the support!read more
We are proud to announce that we have a new distributor in the USA. Owner Todd Riccardi, has substantial marine industry and competitive sailing experience.read more
Between 1st and 10th of September the Finn dinghy Gold Cup will be organized at Balatonföldvár, Hungary. The Gold Cup is the World Championships of that classic but very high end Olympic class.
The regatta season is on, time to embark to the classical American tradition, the road trip! But not a general one, with a rusty and dusty cabrio, some guns, bad guys, alcohol and drugs, crime, sex and love, good music... but even a better one!!! Pulling a trailer with your boat, car full packed with wet- and drysuits, lifevests. Your mind is full with the upcoming event, the feeling of the boatpark, the smell of a new shore, the get-together with your best mates, and sailing sailing sailing to your last breath...read more
We decided to work together with several sailing events from this year. The yellow cover is the clue of it.read more
UV Covers proudly presents its first ambrassador Trigonis Konstantinos!read more
We get some letters every week from sailors where they ask us to support them as sponsor. We have some tips how can you make yours' happy!read more
No doubt that UV Covers is colourful. Did you know that colours have meanings? It can vary depending on culture and circumstances, each color has many aspects to it.read more
Now you has to be sure that on your old PVC cover that thing is mildew. We have bad news, mildew can cause health problems like respiratory damages or chronic headache.read more
Most of the sailors has a ceremonious preparation against sun before going to the water. Choose the right lycra or spandex top, sunglasses, hat, and some waterproof sun cream to the nose at least.read more
If you want to understand why we have to protect our boats from the sun, you'll need to read some science. Don't be afraid, some of us went mostly sailing instead of sitting in the school, but it's understandable for everyone.read more
I am sure that sometimes you were fed up with you old, dirty covers. Perhaps it was made from PVC, or any other material, some mildew, some bird poop, salt from seawater, and some old unidentified whatever... everyone hate to touch and take off that cover.read more