by Sail Staff, Posted May 15, 2008By David SchmidtAs a kid, I scoffed at sunscreen. Now I seek out intelligent sailing gear that comes loaded with an SPF rating (perhaps that’s the inner kid still hating to rub on the slippery stuff). Sunday Afternoon’s Sun Tee shirt perfectly fits this bill. Not only does it have an SPF 50 rating, but its soft, meshlike fabric feels cool on a hot day, and it dries super-fast, even
by Sail Staff, Posted June 1, 2010The new Not for Navigation line of canvas bags makes it possible for you to have the nautical chart of your choice custom silk-screened onto one of any number of bag types. All bags are made from natural cotton canvas, and more than a dozen different styles are available, including smaller messenger bags, totes, duffels, ditty bags and wine holders. Silk-screened pillows are also
by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2008Having the ability to clearly discern ripples in the water from afar, or to spot a menacing rock in a glare, are boons to the racer and cruiser alike. But combining stellar optics, great sun protection, and stylish good looks is what separates good glasses from the great. Kaenon Polarized’s line of sailing-orientated glasses fit into the later category, and are sure to be a hit with anyone on
by SAIL Editors, Posted February 17, 2014Stuff going over the side is one of the hazards of sailing, but these new “Floater” polarized photochromic shades from Australia’s Barz Optics provide hope by staying at the surface, even in rougher conditions.
by Sail Staff, Posted June 13, 2008By David SchmidtFinding the right ocean-going seabag isn’t easy. Buy one that's too big, and you’ll fill it (to the annoyance of your skipper, who might send you packing to repack). Buy one that’s too small, and you’ll likely regret that too. Luckily, the new Barrel Bag, part of Puma’s sailing gear for its Volvo Ocean Race team, is
by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2008One of the great things about sailing is that you never quite know where your travels will take you. If you’re a cruiser, there are usually trails to be hiked in far-flung destinations, and if you’re a racer you’ve undoubtedly found yourself ashore in not-so-ideal weather conditions, waiting to see what the RC will do. Sure, you could wear your foul-weather gear, but chances are good that muddy