Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sailors

We know what sailors want for the holidays and here are 4 things that are bound to please. 

I’ll start with the classic Weems and Plath Compass Chart Weight.   It has a very nice finish with beveled edges, available nickel or brass.  On the bottom is a velvet-like material to prevent scratching surfaces like finished wood.  With a working compass, any novice or seasoned sailor would really appreciate the craftsmanship of this piece. 

Next is the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Laser Handbook by Paul Goodison, a European, Olympic, and World champion.  The author explains Laser sailing on all levels and simplifies the fundamentals making it fun and easier to understand.  He covers everything from fitness and nutrition to tactics and regatta preparation.  This is a can’t go wrong gift for any Laser sailor.

A bestseller from Gill, the OS2 Jacket is great looking, comfortable, versatile.  Any sailor who is cruising or racing around their home waters in the cooler months The fluorescent hood and reflective material on the shoulders, chest, and cuffs make the jacket that much safer while cruising, racing, OR walking the dog at night! 

Lastly, the most important thing for any sailor, safety, and the Spinlock Deckware Safety Knife is a must for anyone employing tethers or safety lines.  It’s a very high quality safety tool enabling a sailor to cut free with a “valley” like shape to keep the blade unexposed, yet ready to use, preventing accidental cutting of both you and your gear.  A good, compact handle is designed to be easily grabbed onto when needed and comes with a lanyard secured to it's sheath.  It is lightweight, compact, and intuitive to use.  A great gift for any offshore sailor. 

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