by SAIL Editors, Posted July 16, 2014Straightforward and reliable, the Gill Race Watch is exactly what sailors expect in a quality watch. Made of carbon-reinforced ABS plastic, it’s durable and water resistant to a depth of 98 feet
by Sail Staff, Posted January 10, 2007For years, inflatable PFDs have provided sailors with a comfortable way to stay safe without wearing bulky gear. But there are more than a few stories of unwanted deployments. And how would you pull the jacket’s back-up manual “inflate” tab if you were knocked unconscious while getting tossed in the drink? Mustang Survival’s new Auto Hydrostatic Inflatable Personal Flotation Device automatically
by Sail Staff, Posted April 5, 2011Fancy shades are great until they break or go in the drink. With Ocean Racing’s new sunglasses line, though, you can have your cake and eat it too—cool specs that won’t cause a lot of drama when it’s time to say goodbye. Grilamid polymer frames with TPE padding at the nosepiece and temples ensure a comfortable fit. Optically precise polarized polymer lenses provide sharpened detail on the
by Sail Staff, Posted July 18, 2014West Marine’s Digital Tide Watch not only displays both high and low tides, it also includes a tide prediction function presented in the form of a digital, easy-to-understand graph.
by Sail Staff, Posted July 10, 2007Camet’s new Hobart Extreme Short and Code Zero shirt are purpose-built for sailors and thrive in wet, sunny environs. The shorts feature a gusseted crotch, a reinforced seat, an adjustable waist, and a UV rating of 40+. They weigh virtually nothing (Camet claims 9 ounces) and dry quickly. The shirt (your choice of long or short sleeves) is made from an airy-feeling meshlike material that quickly
by Sail Staff, Posted May 2, 2011Nearsighted? Farsighted? Would it be nice to have your reading glasses from time to time when looking at the chartplotter by the helm? In addition to its standard polarized sunglasses line, Barz Optics offers sunglasses and swim goggles that can accommodate a wide range of eye conditions, allowing sailors to see as well on deck as they do back on land—and look good doing it.The