Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Holiday Gift Ideas for Sailors


Making a list, and checking it twice, gonna find out what’s yachty and nice…..

Instead of hanging stockings this year, have a look at the Gill Wash Bag.   It’s the perfect dopp kit whether traveling to winter regattas or the ski slopes!  One main compartment and two side pockets keep everything contained and organized.  The hanger and small vanity mirror allow you to set up shop where convenient.  And should you have a mid-transit blowout; the liquid resistant construction will contain the mess.
 
Next is the Wave by Leatherman, the perfect multi-tool for most problems.  During a race, or on dry land, this puppy puts 17 tools in the palm of your hand.  Locking blades, needle nose pliers, and interchangeable driver bits ensure the carrier can always say “I can fix that!”  Plus it comes with a nice sheath to keep it on hand.

Know a techy sailor who seems to have everything?  The Vaavud Wind Meter is a new device on the market that pairs with a smart phone to give accurate, instant wind readings.  It works with a free app to display data and is constantly being developed to do cool new things like share data from other Vaavud users in your proximity.  Perfect for the sailor who wants a quick way to check the wind or for windsurfers and kiters who need to make sail selections.  Be in the know, with Vaavud.

Lastly, if you want to make someone really happy this holiday, give the gift of Ultima Boots byDubarry .  These are the premier boot for offshore and coastal sailing.  The full leather outer looks and wears wonderfully, while the Gore-Tex lining guarantees dry, happy feet.  The boots are available in brown or black leather and there is even a special “Ex-Fit” for those with high arches.  Every sailor dreams of having a pair of these, but few actually treat themselves.

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