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Having the right kind of gear aboard a sailboat is essential, not only to its performance, but the safety of the crew. With this in mind, SAIL not only reviews a wide variety of equipment, including foul weather gear, life jackets, sails, rope, electronics, paints and spars, but recognizes the very best of the best every year through its Pittman Innovation Awards.
Mobile Tool Kit The Signal is the latest offering in Leatherman’s line of multi-tools. It sports 19 tools and, in addition to the knives, bottle openers and screwdrivers for which the company is known, features a diamond-coated sharpener to help keep the blades sharp; an emergency whistle, in case you need to signal and slice Read More
Armchair Sailor A new book from Vanessa Bird, Dream Cruise Destinations, is sure to keep you dreaming of blue water and gentle breezes, even when the snow is falling and the winter winds are howling. The book outlines 20 cruises that are fully mapped, measured and budgeted, covering destinations ranging from the U.S. Intracoastal Waterway Read More
For Her Clothing company 12°West makes sailing gear designed by and for women with a focus on fit, performance and style. Among the company’s product offerings is the Marblehead Pullover, a lightweight and breathable garment featuring a raglan-style shoulder for a full range of mobility and a body-skimming fit, with flattering seam lines and a Read More
Tis the Season The holiday season is upon us. What are you going to get the sailor in your life? Yeti Rambler Lowball Cooler Firefly PRO Waterbug Signal by Leatherman Fowl Weather Chukkas Jefferson’s Bourbon Marblehead Pullover Sakonnet Bangle Dream Cruise Destinations Kaenon Sunglasses Lifedge Cable Read More
Stay Charged The Lifedge Ultimate Charge/Sync Cable might very well be the last charging cable you ever need. The 6ft 6in cable not only comes with a lifetime warranty, but is 100-percent waterproof and oil, scratch and abrasion resistant. It sports double-molded plugs to ensure its performance, and the metal connectors are coated with a Read More
Seasonal Kicks Fowl Weather Chukkas from Sperry Top-Sider are a perfect blend of classic nautical styling and durable, weather-ready construction. Waterproof seam-sealed leather uppers are ready to keep out the snow and ice as you slog through the boatyard on your way to check out the boat, while the molded rubber outsole with Wave-Siping provides Read More
Shine a Light The Firefly PRO Waterbug is a great stocking stuffer for your favorite sailor. A SOLAS-approved strobe light that fits easily inside a jacket pocket, it has four activation modes—an armed mode for automatic water activation, a bright strobe light, an SOS strobe, or a “steady-on” feature when you need to use it Read More
The Shades Kaenon’s new Clarke sunglasses feature the company’s patented SR-91 lenses and are inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of the company’s Newport Beach home base. The unisex sunglasses have a classic retro style, are comfortable and lightweight, and are sure to keep you looking good and seeing clearly during the upcoming sailing season. $209. Read More
Drink Up Depending on how much time you spend at sea, there is a chance that a bottle of Jefferson’s Ocean bourbon has more miles under its keel than you do. Each barrel of bourbon is aged at sea, spending five months in the hull of a research ship, sloshing about and absorbing the sea Read More
Sip and be Merry Whether you want to keep your morning coffee hot or that last nightcap cold, a good thermal cup is a great addition to your boat’s galley—and the Yeti Rambler Lowball might be the perfect fit. The 10oz cup features double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your beverage at the ideal temperature, now Read More