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Your chance to win a Seago 3Dynamic 190 Auto/Harness Lifejacket RRP £159.95

Sail through our Quiz for your chance to win


It’s been a tough few weeks for we landlocked sailors and boaters, counting the days until we can get safely back to our boats and out on the water. 

We hope that you’ve been enjoying all the new sailing and boating guides we’ve written in this time. If you’ve been informed, entertained and learned something new, then our Experts will be happy.

You might have seen the guides in one of our eNewsletters, but did you know you can also find them on our website?

We’d love you to take a look, to make it fun we’ve added a little quiz and an amazing prize from Seago...



Navigate your way to our our Sailing Guide Page here

Answer the 6 questions below - the answers to 5 of the questions can be found in our Sailing Guides.

Email the answers to elise@force4.co.uk


1. How many countries have Baltic shores?
2. What is the minimum temperature that our Tru-Design composite skin fittings are suitable for?
3. Should you scrub teak along the grain or across it?
4. At least how many Newtons of buoyancy should a lifejacket have for coastal sailing?
5. What type of flares are designed primarily for use during the daytime?
6. Which new sailing guide would you like to see next?



Entries will be added to the Prize Draw - Good Luck!



To enter the competition all you have to do is send us your answers to the 6 questions above, the first 5 answers can be found on our Sailing Guides page. 

Entries will be put into a prize draw for a chance to win a Seago 3Dynamic 190 Auto/Harness Lifejacket RRP £159.95. 

One entry per person please, and one winner will be drawn from all the names entered. The competition ends at midnight 14th May 2020 and the draw will take place on Friday 15th May. 

The winner will be notified via email and announced on our Facebook and other social media pages.

The prize will be sent to the winner at home, please be aware there may be some delay due to the current situation.


Thank you to Seago for the great prize.


Meet our Force 4 Experts

William Booth, Clothing Director

William has 30 years experience in the marine industry and joined Force 4 in 2012, setting up and opening the Plymouth store. His passion for the water started at a young age - and he spent much of his time with his father at Crosby Marina Lake windsurfing and fishing off the coast of Anglesey at every opportunity. He pursued his love for water sports by training to be an Instructor at The National Watersports Centre for Wales, Plas Menai in North Wales where he worked as a Senior Instructor for over 10 years teaching sailing, windsurfing and powerboats. Management roles in chandlery (retail and trade) followed, extending his experience in product knowledge and the marine industry. After joining Force 4 he became Clothing Director in 2016. He enjoys being hands on and helping his customers find the right solutions, "I love my job - it is full of variety - no day is the same".


Pip Johnstone, Director

Pip has been with Force 4 since 2006. He became manager of the Lymington store in 2007 and manager of the flagship Deacons store in 2012.
He grew up sailing on Poole Harbour in the 1980s before moving to Devon to learn about tides in 1990s on the Bristol Channel. Returning to Poole in 2006 he raced on various yachts inshore and offshore and competed at several Nationals in J105 and Nationals & Eurocup in the RS400 class.
He now maintains and sails the family cruiser - a Hunter Channel 27 - and is looking forward to sailing the new family dinghy RS Quest.


Neil Paramor, Chandlery Director

Neil joined Force 4 in 1996, when the Bristol store was first opened. Brought up on the Kentish coast, Neil grew up around boats, but didn't actually start to sail seriously until his late teens when he started crewing on race yachts. Going to university in Southampton kept him close to the water and gave him even more opportunities to race. He was lucky enough to crew on a number of boats that had very successful campaigns in regattas and events all along the south coast. He still sails whenever the opportunity arises, and also gets out as often as he can on his bike.


Leigh Jacobs, Electronics Director

Leigh has been with Force 4 since 2009. He looks after the Marine Electronics side of the business and works closely with the suppliers to keep up to date with the latest developments in this field. 


Lawrence Taft, Chandlery Buyer

Lawrence joined Force 4 in 2017 and is the buyer for the Force 4 group of chandleries. He is a keen boater, loves both sail and power boats, and can't resist a project! He ran his own chandlery for over 10 years.

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