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Breathable Musto Corsica Gilet Review

Thursday, October 31, 2013

As the temperatures in many parts of the United States have already started to decrease, you need sailing clothing that is going to keep you warm, and this vest does that and more. We give this sailing vest — the Breathable Musto Corsica Gilet 4½ stars out of 5. It’s modern, cozy, lightweight, and of course warm. It’s also waterproof and comfortable. It has a scooped hem with elastic drawstring for a snug fit and external zipped pockets on chest and front for storage. Store your cellphone or wallet. It’s ideal for layering.

What Our Customers Had to Say About This Product

“I like to be comfortable and warm when I’m sailing. This vest delivers.” – Jill O., California

“I don’t sail but I do ski so my aunt thought I would like this vest when she gave it to me as a gift. She was right and it was a nice gift. You don’t have to be a sailor to enjoy it. I really like that it’s breathable and waterproof.” – Maria, New York

Order yours, today.

5 Sailing Movies to Watch When You Can’t Sail

Friday, October 25, 2013

There are some days you simply can’t sail, such as on days when the weather is bad. When we can’t get out on the water for whatever reason, we love to indulge in a good movie about sailing. Here are some of our favorites to help you get your sailing fix when you can’t get it from sailing. 

Wind
Starring Matthew Modine and Jennifer Grey

Genre: Action, Drama
Year Released: 1992

Anything that involves America’s Cup gets our attention, as this movie does. In it, a sailor and a lovely woman are brought together by their quest to claim the Cup. The shots of the boats in this movie are amazing, and the storyline is amusing too.

The Perfect Storm
Starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Diane Lane

Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Year Released: 2000

This one is a classic. You may have already even seen it due to its popularity when it came out, but it’s worth another watch. If you watch this movie when the weather is bad, it’ll make you glad you’re not on the water in a storm. This movie heavily focuses on weather.  

Madison
Starring Jim Caviezel and Mary McCormack

Genre: Drama
Year Released: 2005

We love that this movie is based on a true story of a man who entered a Gold Cup Championship Race. It focuses on his personal struggle to victory. An inspirational movie for the whole family.

Morning Light
Starring Chris Branning and Kate Theisen

Year Released: 2008
Genre: Documentary

This movie follows the crew of 15 young competitors during six months of intense training. It highlights their determination and hard work training and competing in a big race. The crew is young (between ages 18 to 23). They compete against some of the world’s most experience sailors of that time.


Cast Away
Starring Tom Hanks and Helen Hunt

Year Released: 2000
Genre: Adventure, Drama

This movie focuses on one man’s quest to survive after being stranded on a deserted island due to a plane crash. It’s not sailing centric as the other movies but Tom Hanks, whose character is an award-winning sailor, makes this movie worth the watch.

Do you have a favorite sailing movie? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know what it is. 


 

Laser Performance C420 Product Spotlight

Friday, October 18, 2013

 


As a Laser Performance dealer, we offer the popular C420, also known as the Club 420. In 43 countries worldwide, it’s used as a youth development boat. In fact, it’s actually the world’s top training boat. If you’re wondering how safe it is, on a scale of one through 10, we give it a nine — it’s a very safe boat. In addition to being safe, it’s durable, light and strong. As noted in the Laser Performance brand’s tagline for this boat: “Young sailors get schooled and top sailors get challenged.” And they certainly do. Through using this sailboat, young sailors learn teamwork, trapeze, and spinnaker techniques that can’t be learned with single-handed boats.

The boat is 13.9 ft. in length with a mean of 5.5 ft. It has a draft that measures 2.95 ft., a mainsail area that measures nearly 80 ft., and a jib area that measures slightly over 30 ft. Its hull weight is 230 lbs. Its deck-mounted hardware is supported by tapped aluminum backing plates and it has toughened resin and plexus bond.

For more information on this boat, contact us.

 

Sailing Rash Vest Review: Gill UV Aero Vest

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Our Gill Sailing Rash Vest, UV Aero Vest is ideal for the trapeze sailor. This piece of sailing clothing reduces wind drag and eliminates the danger of snagging. It can be worn over a buoyancy aid, a trapeze harness, and other additional layers. It has four way stretch fabric for comfort and fit. Plus, it has 50+ UV protection.


What People Are Saying

“I like that it has opening stretches that fit around the vest’s Trapeze Harness. It’s a good, comfortable vest at an affordable price.” - Jill W, San Diego, CA

“When I’m sailing, safety is my number one priority. This vest certainly meets my standards for safely reducing wind drag and snagging.” - Gennaro S., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

“You want to know what I think about this vest? Comfortable, comfortable, comfortable! I’d recommend it.” – Alex B., Corpus Christie, TX


So there you have it folks. The UV Aero Vest is in fact a worthwhile vest to have. Do you own it? If so, we’d love to hear how you like it. Please head over to our website and leave a review or share your experience on our Facebook page.

 

Sea Thermo Pants Review

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Made from spandex and polypropylene — a perfect layering material, this piece of sailing clothing is an ideal base layer for a dry suit or being worn under Sea sailing pants. Sailors are not the only ones who find them suitable — fishermen, kayakers, hikers, bikers, and other people who enjoy the outdoors when it’s cold out, do too. They dry fast, have a water repellent fabric, are lightweight, and have 50+ UV protection.  


What People Are Saying

“One of my favorite times of the year to go sailing in my home state is in the fall, but sometimes it gets chilly out on the water especially during fall months. These pants help keep me warm.” – Lorena A., Margate, NJ.

“The Sea Thermo Pants are flexible and comfortable.” – Samuel D., Newton, MA

“They are lightweight and great for layering.” - William, Holland, MI


So, you don’t have to be sailor to wear these pants, but who wouldn’t want to be? Haha, just kidding. But really — these pants are good for just keeping you warm. Although they are snug, the black is rather flattering on most body types. Will they be on your wish list this holiday season? 


 
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