Bethwaite360 | Gen Info
Bethwaite360 is committed to supplying all components of high performance sailing, specialising in 49ers, 49erFX, 29ers, Tasars and Lasers – boats and parts. We will supply and deliver to all countries at the best price and will ensure prompt service and delivery.
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Gen Info

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Bethwaite360 is co-owned and managed by Nicky & Julian Bethwaite.  We are committed to supplying all components of high performance sailing, specialising in 49ers, 49erFX, 29ers, Tasars and Lasers – boats and parts.  We will supply and deliver to all countries at the best price and will ensure prompt service and delivery.  In particular, we are committed to supplying SE Asia, India, China, Japan, Korea, South America, southern Africa and the Gulf States with timely deliveries and minimum freight costs.

As well as supplying boat parts, we’d like to help with advice on handling techniques and coaching, and giving you a hand to resolve design queries. Our reputation is based on practical and innovative thinking and grounded in proven design and success at international level. We are a subsidiary of Bethwaite Design which has been designing and developing state of the art and high performance racing boats since 1964.

We are an on-line entity to facilitate shopping for essentials to assist you to race winning performance. Advice on systems, supply of fittings and coaching exercises are all part of our brief. We have a world-wide sophisticated shopping and delivery system that will accept any currency. Our Forum is designed to assist you with the latest information and up-to-date data to ensure that no matter where you are, or whether you have access to the best competition, we can help you hit the starting line on an even keel.

Contact us direct by email with your query, or simply go shopping on our website and we will ensure a positive and constructive experience.

The Bethwaite Family

Nicky & Julian Bethwaite are 2 of the 4 children of Frank & Nel Bethwaite, and are based in Sydney, Australia.  Both learned to sail at Northbridge Sailing Club on the lower north shore and followed different paths to sailing success.  Nicky chose the Olympic route competing in Seoul in 1988 in the 470, coaching the Soling in Atlanta in 1996 and then competing in the Yngling in Athens in 2004.

Julian explored the world of development design via 18ft skiffs, multis and one-off designs and worked with Frank in the family business – Bethwaite Design.  In 1996, Julian entered into and won the ISAF selection process that saw the double handed 49er skiff being adopted for the 2000 Olympics. This design was quickly followed by the 29er and both boats are now being sailed right around the world. The 49er FX, with a slightly smaller rig, was adopted as the female double handed skiff for the 2016 Olympics.

Older brother Mark also represented Australia in 3 Olympics in the Flying Dutchman and Soling and is now a keen Laser sailor, enthusiastically participating in (and sometimes winning) Masters World Championships around the world.

Recent projects include an all-carbon rig for the 29er, due for release in late 2016. A tunnel hulled single-hander is also in an advanced stage of development, due for release sometime in 2016.

Bethwaite Design

Bethwaite Design, based in Sydney, Australia, has been at the forefront of design and technology for over 60 years. Frank Bethwaite (1920-2012) broke new ground in the 1960s with his research on aero and hydrodynamic design, evidenced by successful performances of his Cherubs, 18ft skiffs, NS14s and the international Tasar. His books – High Performance Sailing, Higher Performance Sailing and Fast Handling Technique – have never been out of print and are a wealth of information about design, the weather and winning races.