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Tech Update - Get a Grip


With the 2017 collection we provide our team with some extra grip to conquer the most challenging conditions during the Trofeo Princesa Sofia in Palma! Learn more about the best products in our monthly Tech Update with a focus on boots and gloves in this update.

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The European sailing season for the Olympic sailors kicked off yesterday with the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR on Palma de Mallorca. The event brings innovations for the Olympic classes in many ways; new (medal) race formats will be tested and the 49er FX class, a traditionally female class, will be open to female, male and mixed crews. Exciting times for the 833 sailors racing on Palma this week! With the 2017 collection Magic Marine provides their team riders with some extra grip in these challenging conditions. 

Yago and Klaus Lange - credits Jesus Renedo
Yago and Klaus Lange (ARG) - Credits Jesus Renedo

The Argentinian brothers Klaus and Yago Lange are sailing in the 49er Class amongst almost 60 entries for the Trofeo Princesa Sofia IBEROSTAR this week. Klaus and Yago are big fans of the Magic Marine sticky gloves. The gloves are thin giving them a better feel, where they can add more pressure and keep their flexibility in important manoeuvres, whilst limiting extra weight.

Klaus Lange: “I like the sticky gloves because they are thin and that helps me to have a better feeling of the ropes where I can put more pressure on it when I close my hand.” 

Yago Lange: “For me as a helmsman I like the sticky glove from Magic Marine
because they are thin and help me move quick around the tiller, other gloves are so
thick that my hands got stuck in important manoeuvres. They are also light and this is
important so we don't add extra weight in the boat.”

Klaus and Yago Lange will also be sailing with the new Magic Marine split toe boots this week. The split toe boot is perfect for extreme action sailors on skiffs and catamarans. These boots allow them to handle more pressure on their feet as the boots don’t twist and turn around the foot. 

Lars van Stekelenborg, junior team rider already tested the boots during the development proces: "(junior team rider) already tested the boots during the development process: "These boots are the best! I don't have to worry about the pressure I put on my feet during sailing. I can really give all I've got without loosing any grip.""

Maxime Jonker (NED) - Credits Deep Thought Productions

Maxime Jonker is Laser Radial sailor from the Netherlands and aiming for a top spot during the event on Palma: "I'm definitely aiming for the medal race, that's a top ten. And then move on closer towards the podium. I've been training hard and made a lot of progress towards my competitors." In an event with more than 80 ladies on the list, that’s quite a challenge, but everything is possible as long as you get a grip! Maxime has this through the use of Magic Marine Frixion boots! After the first day, she finished with a first and a second place and is leading the fleet of 84 Laser Radial sailors. "A good start is half the work," she smiled after day one at the Trofeo Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR.

Maxime Jonker about the Magic Marine Frixion boots: “I like the Frixion boots a lot! They’re lightweight and not too warm. I even sail with them when the weather is really warm.”

Every month we'll send out a Magic Marine Tech Update. We have also added the Tech Specs at the end of the update. When you need more information or photos of our products, we are more than happy to help. It's also possible to talk to one of our team riders for more information on the products. Please contact our Team Manager Linda Bomhof at


New and improved gloves ready for to take on the elements. Features a soft natural cow skin leather palm and fingers with a pre-curved panel layout, and specific reinforced areas for the best protection from rope burn possible. Tested construction to be more durable and flexible both when wet and dry.

MATERIALS Durable Amara leather / 4Way stretch woven fabric upper / Neoprene
Frixion Gloves
  • ¾ finger length throughout to allow for more movement
  • Seamless sidewalls
  • 4Way stretch woven fabric on top of fingers and hand
  • Reinforced pro grip palm
  • Neoprene hook and loop wrist closure
  • Contoured fit around fingers for improved dexterity


A lightweight glove with nitrile latex grip to add an extra layer to your hand without the bulk of some traditional gloves. Very popular amongst Olympic sailors.
Sticky Gloves
MATERIALS Mesh glove / Seamless / Nitrile dipped grip

  • 3 pairs in 1 package
  • For any type of sailing
  • Can be cut to any finger length
  • Short life span


Lightweight, high performance sailing boots with split toe feature to offer a more direct connection with the boat while trapezing. The split toe allows more feel from the toes to create stability and a more effective grip and feel in the boat, offering better performance.

MATERIALS: 4mm M-Flex neoprene / Thermo plush lining / PowerTex reinforced top / Rubber sole
Split toe boot
  • Split toe for better fit and feel
  • Parabolic leg cuff for easy entry, comfort and minimal water inlet
  • Reinforced instep, heel and toe area for maximum protection and comfort
  • Strong PowerTex upper foot for reinforcement 


The Frixion boots have been developed in collaboration with Lizard footwear along with extensive research to create a lightweight strong construction specifically designed for grip and durability in hiking boats. Features a strong and long lasting sole combined with a flexible, lightweight upper with superb grip and an internal EVA pad, which creates a winning, lightweight combination. The grip on instep ensures proper connection with the hiking strap, and grip on the sole ensures the boot will not slip on most decks. The boots have a high cut ankle fit, with lace adjustment to allow movement and flex in the ankle whilst still providing maximum support with a wide upper ankle tightening strap. A great supportive boot for hiking in strong winds, and if you want a long lasting strong sole for rocky beaches!

Vibram® IDROGRIP sole / CeraPrene® upper with NBR coated rubber grip / Lightweight Neoprene Lining
Magic Marine Frixion Boots
  • Lace closure system with small pouch to store adjuster cord
  • Wide adjustable ankle strap
  • Extremely durable sole
  • Highly wear resistant and water repellent upper grip
  • Lightweight
  • Angled entry for increased comfort and support
  • Water outlets 


Ready to race hiking strap optimized to improve hiking position and grip.
Laser Race Hiking Strap
Heavy-duty 600D dual coated polyester canvas / 10mm HPR foam padding / Reinforced centerpiece

  • Durable full grip inside 
  • Stiff reinforced center plate for prolonged hiking and support to the foot

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