Fresh off the water, we’ve the latest sailing gear and equipment
I’ve been involved in sailing races without having a watch. It’s not a pleasant experience. A start line is hectic enough without having to guess at remaining time or do countdowns in your head.
A good start off the line is important. And the best sailing watches do much more than tell the time…
As with most sailing products, sailing watches are multi-purpose tools. Some of the primary functions that sailing watches offer are: countdowns, stopwatch function, elapsed time indicator, reset time (without too much effort) and an alarm loud enough to wake you up in time for your next duty. And the more expensive models can do a lot more
This past winter, I learned a valuable lesson about the importance of using sailing gear bags while on sailing excursions.
Around noon, we pulled into an anchorage near the French Caribbean island of Martinique. After a quick lunch, we decided to head ashore to buy supplies for the next leg of our journey.
We took our laptops to check our email and Skype a few friends. It wasn’t raining when we got into the dinghy and headed to shore, but the skies opened halfway across the harbor. No dry bags = not cool.
Whether you’re a recreational or competitive sailor, a dry bag is an imperative piece of equipment that can save you from disastrous situations. The price is minimal, compared to what it can save you from.
They say that the best boat is a friend’s boat. Why? Probably because of the seemingly endless expense that goes along with owning a boat. Sailing life vests, however, are one expense you should be happy to face.
Not only are life jackets required by maritime law in most parts of the world, they can obviously save lives. Still, I’ve been on sail boats during the safety demo and found my mind wandering elsewhere.
I wonder if any of the passengers aboard the Titanic made the same mistake? Or, the recent cruise ship in Greece?
Accidents can happen to anyone, so let’s prepare by looking at some of the best sailing life vests.
Mobile applications are freakishly popular these days, and thanks to the technological advances of smart phones, the best sailing apps are fast becoming the way to stay connected - all with a device small enough to fit in your pocket!
Let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than lugging around huge bags, inconvenienced with each and every move. For my own world tour travels this year, I’m already looking at ways to leave my laptop at home…
It’s possible to get a mobile app for almost anything one could fathom. On your next sailing holidays, consider these apps to help smooth out your seas.
Until very recently, I’ve always worn cheap sea sunglasses – £7 ($10) from your local garage! But this winter I had my first experience with a pair of proper sailing shades.
I now really see the value of buying the quality pair. Who wants to have a wrinkly face from squinting anyway?
Choosing the proper sunglasses for sailing is crucial; with the amount of time you spend on the water, it’s vital to take care of your vision.
Having just got a pair, here’s a few key factors to consider when checking out new pairs of sailing glasses:
I just spent the past month sailing on a 52-foot luxury catamaran in the Southern Caribbean. It was an epic trip with a great crew of friends and a very lenient captain.
Besides a few urchin spines and reef kisses, the worst injury that I sustained was from not wearing boat shoes – also sometimes called deck shoes.
Now, while I didn’t go to the Caribbean to wear shoes, there are advantages to having protection and grip on your feet while walking on board.
Based on this, here’s what’s on the market for people looking at buying the right boat shoes to protect their feet.
- Adventure Sports & Travel Thoughts
- New Adventure Travel Ideas
- Our Experts
- Top 10s
- Travel Gear
- Adventure Sports Insurance: What Does The EHIC Actually Cover?
- Kayaking Challenges: Paddling 1300km in handmade kayaks
- Child-Free Sports: Time to reclaim the wave?
- New Zealand: Spiritual Home of Adventure Sports
- 5 Things Cyclists Never Do
- Kevlar Swiss Socks that Rock!
- Adventure Race Events: Trying the Toughest Challenges on Earth