by Lauren Saalmuller

Lauren Saalmuller is SAIL's Assistant Editor. She sails in both New England and Fire Island.

You can never have too many snazzy boat shoes, and Sebago’s new Felucca Lace models for women are as comfortable as they are stylish, whether you are dockside or on deck.
Although multihulls have been around for thousands of years, the beach cat is a relatively new invention—the brainchild of a generation of sailors, surfers and Navy vets all taking advantage of the new boatbuilding materials that became widely available in the wake of World War II. 
It's that time of year again — time to fill the stockings of the sailors in our lives with gifts they can use all throughout the year. Whether they're racers or cruisers, the sailor who has everything or the apres sailor, SAIL's 2014 gift guide has something for everyone.
Satisfy your winter sweet tooth with a box of Harbor Sweets’ new Salt & Ayre chocolate, enhanced with a variety of different spices.
Barz Optics’s Tofino Acetate Polarized sunglasses wrap snugly around your head and include side windows to provide maximum protection and visibility over an especially wide field of vision.

Alpaca Guitar

by Lauren Saalmuller, Posted December 2, 2013
Not only is the Alpaca guitar built of carbon fiber, flax fabric and bio-derived resins, it’s also tough enough to withstand grime, water and dings in even the harshest elements. Carrying it isn’t a problem, either, as it’s lightweight and has an embedded daisy chain that allows for easy attachment to any duffel
Garmin, the veteran mapping, timepiece and digital-navigation company, has now extended its reach into the video market with its new VIRB and VIRB Elite HD action cameras

Sea Eagle Paddleboats

by Lauren Saalmuller, Posted December 2, 2013
Paddleboards are great not only for exploring an anchorage after dropping the hook, but for getting a heck of a workout while you’re at it. The only problem is finding room to strap one down within the limited confines of the average sailboat.

Yacht Club Vodka

by Lauren Saalmuller, Posted December 2, 2013
While rum is typically considered the sailor’s drink of choice, Yacht Club Vodka is hoping to break this stranglehold with its new handcrafted Vodka recipe, which includes just as hint of Elderflower flavor.
Take a break from winter’s chill with renowned sailing photographer Onne Van der Wal in his latest book, Sailing.
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