by Christopher White, Posted February 12, 2015For sailors in the northern climes, just because Old Man Winter is here doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. Add these items to your kit and you’ll be better prepared for time on the water, despite the elements.
by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015Helly Hansen’s new Qualicom CIS (Component Insulation System) Jacket is the veritable Swiss Army Knife of winter coats, with its combination of a light insulator jacket made with PrimaLoft Black insulation for maximum warmth and minimum weight that can be zipped into the waterproof exterior shell or worn on its own
by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015Cold Bay Boots from Sperry Top-Sider boots are built from stain and water resistant leather to keep them in your kit for a few seasons, and they’re topped off with Sperry’s seam-seal construction to keep the water out.
by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015The Resolute Pants from Atlantis are made from a lightweight, waterproof and breathable three-layer AWG Defender Fabric, and provide a comfortable and durable option for keeping your bottom half warm and dry while out on the water.
by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015The new Field Edition NTS Mid 250 Crew and Bottom are made from 100 percent Merino wool to help regulate body temperature and minimize sweat during periods of activity.
by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015Having a good drybag to stow your gear in is clutch, and the Rum Runner Backpack from Gage by Grundéns is just such a bag.
by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015You’ll have a hard time handling the lines if you can’t feel your fingers. As every sailor knows, a good pair of gloves is essential to cold-weather cruising.
by Christopher White, Posted January 30, 2015For 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.
by SAIL Editors, Posted December 12, 2014If 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
by SAIL Editors, Posted December 10, 2014During 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.