Forward WIP are proud to introduce the first item in their women’s neoprene line at this year’s RYA Dinghy Show, in association with Yachts & Yachting and Suzuki (02-03 March, Alexandra Palace, London).

The Forward WIP Women’s LongJohn is making a key step forward in Women’s dinghy sailing clothing technology.

“We at WIP have been working on a women’s line for two years, whilst getting feedback from experienced high level female sailors”, explained Gordon Upton, Forward Sailing UK - Distributor.

The top requirements that came out of the research included:

  • Ergonomic and Fit to woman’s body is a must.
  • Extra protection is welcome as women’s skin is bruised and injured more easily.
  • As hydration is a key factor of performance, far too many women refrain drinking enough while sailing due the difficulty of being able to pee easily.

The Forward WIP women’s LongJohn line is not only developed with the perfect 3D body shape woman’s fit, but also with the unique WIP protection knee/shin pads with impact spreading thermoplastic shin panels.

Furthermore, they found an excellent solution to make it almost as convenient for girls to pee as it is for the boys. “We have a Velcro comfort opening in the WIP Women’s LongJohn, designed and positioned specifically for women, which allows easier flushing with water”, Gordon added.

In addition Forward WIP have also introduced the WIPEE, a specific forward WIP female urination device, which is ergonomically designed specifically to be used with the WIP LongJohn, in an easy and discreet manner.

As with the Men’s version, the WIP Women’s LongJohn is made from 2/3mm neoprene, upper chest and back panels are perforated for flexibility and breathability whilst maintaining warmth and the seat is from abrasive resistant material.

The extremely comfortable Forward WIP Women’s LongJohn costs £170. WIPEE (Black) with storage bag - £9.00 and throughout 2019 you can take advantage of the special offer edition – WIPEE (Pink) for FREE when you purchase you women’s LongJohn. Email the address on the label, together with proof of purchase and one will be shipped direct to you for FREE!

Drop by the Forward WIP stand C48, at the show to find out more about this great new women’s range where the team will be happy to help you and answer any questions you may have.

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As well as a full line up of expert talks and coaching sessions, you’ll also discover hundreds of boats from beautiful classics to the very latest in cutting edge design along with clubs, classes, boat builders, holiday companies and much more!

Plus all weekend there will be plenty of activities to inspire and entertain the whole family!

Advance tickets are available at a special discount rate of £10.00 for RYA members and £12.50 for non-members. RYA clubs and large groups can also take advantage of a special discount price of £10.00 when booking six tickets or more. For those wanting a bit more of the action, discounted weekend tickets are available at £15.00 for RYA members and £18.75 for non-members. Don’t forget up to four children go FREE with each paying adult.

You can buy tickets here or by calling the ticket hotline on 0844 858 9069.

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