Skip to content

Brion Toss Speaking Schedule

Brion will be a speaker this weekend at the Sail Pacific /Strictly Sail Boat Show. 
The old Jack London, Oakland show is in their new location of Richmond, California .

Brion will be giving two talks during the boat show – both FREE  and both on Sunday, April 10, 2016:

  • Sailing Your Rig    10:30 – 11:30        F Seminar Room

Make the best use of your standing rig with effective use of tuning and of rig geometry. Make the best use of running rigging with effective use of sail control tools like your cunningham, traveler, outhaul, vang, etc.

  • Soft Shackles Workshop     1:00 – 2:00      F Seminar Room

Brion will demonstrate the construction of a “conventional” and an improved “crazy strong” soft shackle.

Find Brion all day Friday, Saturday ,and, when he is not speaking on Sunday . He will be  spending time at the following booths  talking rigging and of course doing splicing demos.  He is easy to find – listen for his laugh.

  • New England Ropes
  • Colligo
  • Practical Sailor

Brion is also available for Rigging Consultations Friday – Sunday this weekend – on the show grounds and in the Richmond  area.  Please request by email  –

See you at Strictly Sail Pacific!


High-modulus shears make quick work of Spectra, Dyneema, and Vectran line
High-modulus shears make quick work of Spectra, Dyneema, and Vectran line

Check out some of our featured rigging products–available online and delivered straight to your door!

Modern high-modulus rope is wonderful stuff… unless you are trying to cut it. But our high-modulus shears go through it like it’s butter. If you can get them around the rope, you can cut it–and save yourself hours of work at the whetstone.


Splicing kit with rigger's bag and instructional books
Splice it in style!

Learn to splice like a pro and look like one, too! Our all-inclusive splicing kits come with a splicing wand, oak-handled spike, sailmaker’s needle, spool of whipping twine, and 12 feet of rope to practice on. To make sure you know exactly what you’re doing with all that stuff, we’ve thrown in the DVD “Make Your Own Eye Splices” and Brion’s excellent “Working Rope Book 5 – Basic Braided Splices.” To carry all that around in, you need a bag, and so we bundle it all into our awesome Rigger’s Bag with the Brion Toss Yacht Rigger’s logo on it: everyone will know you learned your splicing from the best!



Looking for something else?

Browse our entire catalog!