Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Gear up for Charleston Race Week

With Charleston Race Week just over a month away and already over 220 boats registered, it's time to gear up!  Crugear Operations Manager Erica is ready and waiting to make sure you look great (how you sail is up to you!).  Here she shares her expert opinion on what the best (and readily available) gear Crugear has to offer. 


The buzz in the air is all about Charleston Race Week and with that, my thoughts turn to my favorite gear to decorate. There are so many great options out there.  Here are several options for you that are available in the weeks to come.

First let’s talk technical tees. We all know that cotton is great, but on the water a tech tee is key for wicking the moisture away from the body. One of my favorite tech tees is the Race Technical Shirt by Gill. This shirt feels like it was spun from silk, it is amazingly soft.

The grey piping separates it from the plain ole white tech tee. It takes the dye really well, keeping the color of the ink nice and bright.  This is always an important part of the tech shirt making process.  

With endless possibilities for designs and multiple places to put the decoration, you might need some inspiration - here are some examples.

Next, a good looking team jacket is the Softshell Jacket by Gill. It fits well and comes in two colors – my personal favorite being the silver.  With team name, yacht club burgee or just about any small embroidered logo on the front chest you can't go wrong. 

A softshell is the perfect layer for the cool mornings and evenings of  April in Charleston.  Use it to keep you warm on your way in and out from the race course or to hit that tent party in style.  The Gill Softshells make a great jacket, smock or vest for those looking for more than just a tech shirt.   

And last but not least, the tried and true short – the SLAM Hissar. These shorts dry so fast you’ll never even know you got wet. And; ladies, SLAM Ladies Jay shorts MATCH the men’s – CRAZY! You will look like a part of the team!  

Embroider a a logo on one of the legs to make sure you always are repping your team.  The technical aspects work great on the boat - keeping you dry no matter what course you're on.  Comfortable too!  You can't go wrong with a pair of Hissars.  



So you heard it here, three great options for gear, recommended by the expert. The whole ordering is easy with Erica available to help you through all steps to ensure you get the gear you need.  Visit the Crugear Page here or give Erica a call at 800 729 9767 to get started.   


But don't delay! All orders are done on a first come, first serve basis.  That means no calling on the Wednesday before Race Week expecting gear!  

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