Here at ACME Whistles, we have invented many of the significant developments in whistle technology over our 150-year history.
Our innovators are always looking for ways to improve our range of products to ensure our customers get the best whistle experience possible.
We are proud to announce that our range of plastic whistles will now have SUPRA-GUARD antimicrobial additives, which are proven to protect against harmful bacteria.
Completing the Channel swim is one of the biggest challenges a swimmer can face, and for some, a life-long dream. The Channel stretches out, at its shortest, 21 miles between England and France yet the path the swimmers take can increase in distance depending on the current.
Originally constructed in 1929 at the Faarborg shipyard in Denmark, the 69 foot gaff rigged ketch once known as ‘Johanne Regina’ is a historic vessel with a fascinating story to tell. In her early days, Johanne Regina was used extensively as a trading vessel and by the 1970s she began a journey to the West Indies.
It was in Antigua, 1974, that Edward Allcard spotted the neglected vessel on a slipway and asked it’s owners if they’d be willing to part with it. Unfortunately for the Allcard family, the boat was not for sale. It wasn’t until the owners tempted fate by changing the vessel’s name that they fell on hard times and eventually agreed to sell.
For the Allcard family this was the beginning of an exciting new venture and having sold all their possessions to buy the boat, they immediately got started with restoration work. Living aboard the Johanne Regin