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Ready for summer? Us too.

Here at SAIL, we’re ready for summer. In fact, we’re so ready for summer, it’s pretty much all we can think about. Now that it’s officially spring, those long, warm, sunny days on the water are within arm’s reach, so we thought we’d give you a head-start on some must-haves that will help get you excited for your upcoming sailing adventures and help you do so with style, safety and most importantly while having a great time.



Patagonia, Lightweight Black Hole Duffel™ 45L

There are a million reasons why we love Patagonia and this bag is just one more to add to the list. It’s the perfect mid-sized duffel to take with you wherever may be headed. That said, it’s a particularly great carry on if you’ll be traveling by sailboat because it’s lightweight, it packs down small by stuffing into its own pocket for easy storage, so it won’t take up valuable cabinet space, it’s weather resistant and when deployed its diagonal zipper provides wide access to the main compartment and a small zippered stash pocket that can hold essentials. We also love it because of its grab handles and three carrying options, in-hand, over the shoulder, or as a backpack. Another bonus- micro daisy chain that provides various lash points. We wouldn’t go anywhere without it, and neither should you. $99. Patagonia,



Groove Life, Original Silicone Ring

When they say, this is the last ring you’ll ever buy, they aren’t kidding. Their lifetime warranty not only covers you if it breaks or tears (unlikely given that it’s made from medical grade silicone) but they even have your back if you lose it, yep, you heard me right. Branded as “The world’s first breathable silicone alternative ring,” it is the perfect solution for the sailing community. You only need to hear one story of an incident surrounding a windlass to want to stop wearing rings all together but thankfully Groove Rings has provided another option. We highly recommend this non-porous, heat resistant, hypoallergenic ring as the perfect solution to protect your fingers and keep you sailing safely. $29.95. Groove Rings,



myCharge, All Terrain Charger

When you spend as much time outdoors as we do, whether it be sailing, hiking, kayaking, or any number of outdoor activities, you learn to start the day prepared. Usually, that means leaving for your adventure with a fully-charged phone battery. But we’ve all been victims of the panic that starts to ensue when it’s getting dark, you need to check in with your loved ones and your battery level is at 1%. We love this IP68 military grade charger because not only does it charge your electronics fast but it can do so no matter what elements the great outdoors may have thrown at you. It is waterproof, temperature proof, dirt-proof and shock-proof. It is rechargeable and features a built-in USB port with 2.4A output and 3350mAH Lithium Ion battery ensuring you’ll never have to worry about running out of juice again. $39.99. myCharge,




Yeti has done it again and set the standard in the soft cooler category. It’s not surprising, as it is obvious they are striving to improve with every innovation they make. Seemingly, going as far as trying to one-up their own products. The HOPPER TWO may be sold as a soft cooler, and while it is somewhat malleable, it is anything but soft. Not only is it durable and 100% waterproof, it has an extended zipper (100% leak-proof HydroLok™) and an extra-wide opening, so you won’t have to waste any time digging around for your afternoon snack. Add to the fact that it is puncture and mildew resistant and the price point starts to hurt a little less. Starting at $299.00. Yeti,




You can breathe a sigh of relief. Reliefband has come out with a fast and effective way to help eliminate seasickness- no drugs required. Not only does it work within minutes, but you don’t have to deal with the side effects that can accompany medication. While it is one thing to be able to hold your breakfast down, it is another to miss the entire trip because whatever you took to help your stomach put you to straight to sleep. Clinically proven, the Reliefband works by delivering gentle pulses to the median nerve located on the underside of the wrist. These pulses signal the “nausea control center,” of the brain and there the signals modulate the neural pathways between the brain and the stomach, inevitably relieving nausea. $114.99. Reliefband,



Sebago®, Bala Shoe

If you want a pair of shoes that you can slip into your purse while you dinghy to shore, as easily as you can slip them onto your feet, then these may be your dream come true. The “Bala” is all things pretty, polished and practical and will make for a lunch run or night out that is equal parts presentable and comfortable. They feature premium full grain leather or suede uppers and cushioned sock lining with Latex foam and a sole that is slip-resistant. Not only that, but they can also provide the stability one needs when regaining their “land legs.” $95.00. Sebago,



Mantus Anchors, Waterproof Purse

Mantus has found a new way for you to protect your essentials with their purse that is either a dry bag that’s keepin’ it classy, a purse that isn’t afraid to get wet, or both. This fully waterproof cross-body is designed to hold your most important belongings- wallet, phone and sunglasses, of course. It has an adjustable shoulder strap so you can keep it close to home when you’re buzzing around in the tender and allows you to let some length out when you’re heading to dinner on dry ground. Added bonuses? Stainless steel buckles and an outside zippered splash-proof pocket, the perfect place to secure your ID and some spare change to grab a drink when you make it to solid ground. $43.00. Mantus Anchors,



BullFrog Water Sport™ SPF 50

While studies, scientists and doctors are regularly warning us about the importance of protecting your skin and the real dangers that can come from over-exposure to the sun, sometimes we forget. It’s understandable if while checking your engine’s oil and coolant levels, making sure everyone has their PFD’s on and plotting your course that you forget to lather up. That said, it’s worth the effort to try. Especially when you can spray on sunscreen as easily as you could hit a button on your auto-pilot. Engineered for ultimate performance and clinically proven to protect you wherever you go, goes on clear, dries quickly, is PABA and paraben-free and enriched with antioxidants and soothing plant extracts to keep you feeling cool and comfortable even with the hot sun beating down on you. $10.99 for the continuous spray and$9.99 for the lotion. Bullfrog Sunscreen,



SandCloud Towels®, Pineapple Roundie Beach Towel

One of the many reasons we love Sand Cloud so much is because their mission is to protect our oceans and marine life. They believe in this mission so much that they donate 10% of their profits to the cause. This limited-edition beach towel is, not your average, beach towel. Made from 100% terry cloth cotton, its thick and over-sized design makes it more of a beach blanket, one that will keep you warm, dry and make the perfect place to spread out and read a book on the beach. And don’t worry, if you spill your iced-tea, it’s machine washable. $89. Sand Cloud,



Helly Hansen, Fjord Polo

Helly Hansen is well-known for offering products that meet the highest technical standards while keeping it stylish. Their Fjord men’s polo is another example of that. This semi-technical lightweight jersey is the perfect thing to throw on for just about any occasion and could be worn from the boat, to the beach, to the bar. It comes in a range of stripes and prints, with some sick nautical themes including fish and sailboats. $60.00. Helly Hansen,

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