Apparel + Accessories

Serious Floating Shades

by Adam Cort, Posted August 9, 2012
Stuff going over the side is one of the hazards of sailing, but these new “Floater” polarized photochromic shades from Australia’s Barz Optics will stay on the water’s surface, even in rough conditions.
Sailors know it is essential to track their sailing and maintenance, and over the years they’ve developed various logbooks to help them do so. Now, there’s an app for that. iLog Sailing Companion ($9.99) combines a ships log, specifications, to-do lists, inventory, and a maintenance scheduler all into one app.

Suunto Ambit2

by SAIL Editors, Posted July 19, 2014
Suunto’s Ambit2 is a lightweight GPS athletics watch that provides route navigation and tracking.

Gill Elements Knit Fleece

by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015
For days when the breeze has a bit of a bite, but it’s not too cold to don your full-blown foulies, a windproof fleece is an invaluable addition to your kit. The Gill Elements Knit Fleece is a great candidate to fill that role.

Binocular Resources

by Sail Staff, Posted August 20, 2004
Bushnell, 800-423-3537, www.bushnell.comCanon USA, 516-328-5000, www.usa.canon.comFujinon, 800-872-0196, www.fujinon.comIntermark, 800-453-2101Leica Camera, 800-222-0118,

Sperry Topsiders

by Meredith Laitos, Posted October 15, 2009
When you're scrambling around on the narrow, slippery boards of a Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe, non-slip shoes are a necessity. At the 2009 Heritage Regatta in Oxford, MD, SAIL raced on the log canoe Jay Dee wearing the Women's Ultra Marine and the Men's Cabo Shandal. With their superior grip and breathability, these kicks proved to be the ideal nautical performance footwear.The women's: I was

Elegant Judgment

by Sail Staff, Posted December 18, 2007
Rolex’s new elegant-yet-functional Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II makes it easier to hit the line exactly as the starting gun fires. Available in either yellow or white gold, the watch has impeccable style and features an innovative programmable countdown memory (controlled by rotating the bezel). Prices range from $31,500 to $34,850, depending on the model. Rolex,

Super Cool Shoes

by Adam Cort, Posted August 23, 2011
These are definitely not your grandfather’s boat shoes. With a proprietary “water evacuation channeling” in the midsole, a hydrophobic textile lining and a “lace garage” to keep laces from catching cleats, the SPS Force 8 shoe includes the kind of technology previously found only aboard an America’s Cup boat. The result is a pair of incredibly comfortable shoes with traction on steeply canted
For years West Marine has been offering its own line of branded foul-weather gear, and its Trysail jacket and bibs serve as an excellent example of what to look for in bluewater cruising gear.

Announcing the winner of SAIL’s T-shirt Contest

by Sail Staff, Posted September 30, 2013
This summer, we put out a call to all SAIL readers to try their hand at designing the next great SAIL magazine t-shirt. We asked for designs that were fun, colorful and exuded the essence of sailing—no easy task! 
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