Apparel + Accessories

Sea Creatures

by Adam Cort, Posted September 27, 2011
The toughest part of using a life jacket is making sure to put the thing on. This goes double for kids. There’d have to be something seriously wrong, though, with any kid who wouldn’t want to wear a life jacket like this. Opa Cove’s Sea Squirts line includes both U.S. Coast Guard certified life jackets and “swim assist” vests for youngsters still working on their dog paddle. The vests’ neoprene

Clear-bottomed Kayak from Clear Blue Hawaii Boatbuilders

by SAIL Editors, Posted December 12, 2014
If there’s anything in this world that will impress a sailor, it’s got to be a clear-bottomed boat from Clear Blue Hawaii boatbuilders. Available in a number of different configurations
MotionX-GPS ($1.99 iPhone) or MotionX-GPS HD ($1.99 iPad) from MotionX hosts a rich set of GPS and map features to provide a customizable map display, an interactive navigation interface and a digital compass on your iPhone or iPad.

Gear Test: Foulies

by Sail Staff, Posted August 5, 2008
We had the opportunity to test top-of-the-line foul weather gear from Musto and Gill HPX Ocean and Gill Atlantic gear on a Southern Ocean sailing expedition to South Georgia,” writes our man in te field, Hamish Laird, skipper of the high-latitudes charter boat Seal.. “The Musto HPX Ocean and Gill Atlantic suits have now done over 5000 miles on the boat in cold, wet

Tie One On

by Sail Staff, Posted December 9, 2005
Looking for a stocking-filler for Dad? We’ve long been fans of the natty nautically themed ties ($65) from Vineyard Vines. They’re pure silk, and there’s a huge range of them to choose from, including the Catboat and Anchor & Wave designs pictured here. Or you could go for the full ensemble—VV makes shirts, trousers, and jackets too. Vineyard Vines, 800-892-4982,

The Really Good Deal

by Sail Staff, Posted November 23, 2009
We live in a disposable world. Our water often comes contained in land-fill plastic, our myriad electronic gizmos and gadgets are trendy for a year or two before they too join the plastic bottles in the landfill, and that’s not even to mention the batteries and power cords that power them. And let’s not even talk about racing sails, broken boat bits, or the massive pile of aluminum cans and glass
The company that brought the world the Top-Sider continues to up its game with the new GripX performance line, which includes the SeaHiker for dinghy sailors, two different SeaRacer styles for keelboat sailors and the SeaSock neoprene bootie.

Manage Your Body Temp

by Adam Cort, Posted March 18, 2013
Helly Hansen is taking personal “temperature management” to a whole new level with its H2 Flow jacket, which can be worn as either a mid-layer or a stand-alone outer layer.

Sperry Top-Sider Sea Siders and Sea Kite Sport Shoes

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 8, 2014
Stay stylish without sacrificing performance with Sperry Top-Siders’s new Sea-Siders and Sea Kite Sport Moc boat shoes...

Real McCoy Spirits: Rum

by SAIL Editors, Posted December 10, 2014
During Prohibition, a rum-runner named Bill McCoy gained a reputation for smuggling such good stuff into the United States that the expression “the real McCoy” became synonymous with quality and authenticity.
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