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Why We’re Thankful for Sailing

Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Why We're Thankful for Sailing

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’ve been doing some reflecting on what we’re thankful for. One thing in particular is sailing. We’ve put together some of the reasons why we’re thankful for this sport and hobby and how sailing has touched us and our friends and families throughout the years.


  1. Freedom. One of our employees said sailing makes them feel free. When they are out on the water and the wind is blowing in their hair, they feel free and alive.
  2. Self-confidence. One of our employees who has a younger daughter who sails said sailing has taught her self-confidence. “I’ve made my fair share of mistakes when sailing but I was taught to keep going. As I get better and better, my self-confidence goes up.”
  3. It’s a great workout. Our owner spoke with one of his friends who sails and he said he’s thankful for sailing because it helps keep him healthy. He does dinghy sailing, which is a watersport.
  4. It’s fun! All of our employees who sail agree that sailing is fun and is a great hobby.
  5. New experiences. “Sailing opens my eyes to new and exciting experiences. I get to see new places and make memories,” said one of our customers.
  6. New friends. One of our owner’s relatives is in a sailing club. Through the sailing club, he has met a ton of new people and has made a lot of new friends. “I’m thankful for sailing because it introduced me to some pretty awesome people who I can call close friends.”
  7. For many of the above reasons and so many more, our owner is thankful for sailing because it allowed him to turn one of his passions into a business. When he’s not on the water, he gets to work with sailing clothing, sailing gear, sailboats, and more. “Opening up Sailing Pro Shop has been a dream come true,” he said.
  8. New skills. Many of the people we talked to said through sailing they gained new skills and improved some of their current skills such as leadership skills and communication skills.

Why are you thankful for sailing? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know. And, on behalf of all of us at Sailing Pro Shop - Happy Thanksgiving!

Zhik Aroshell Race Review | Sailing Trousers

Monday, November 11, 2013
The Zhik Aroshell Race is a super tough 3-layer performance sailing trouser made with a combination of woven polyester, monolithic membrane, and tricot mesh that stretches with its user. It’s breathable while providing optimal weather protection. These trousers make a great addition to any sailing clothing collection and we give them 5 out of 5 stars. They really have the perfect combination of features for use by any yachter or coastal racer including: 

  • A Hi-Vis hood that provides safety from elements.
  • A high cut fleece lined collar to keep users’ necks warm and the wind out. 
  • Custom reflectors for increased visibility.
  • Internal pockets, water repellant zippers, adjustable shoulder straps, large pockets, and reinforced knee and seat panels. It is really the perfect combination for any yachter or coastal racer.

What Our Customers Had to Say About This Product

“It’s warm and, comfortable. It and allows me to move freely while I race.”
- Vincent V., Oregon

“My wife bought this for me and I can honestly say she is the greatest wife in the world for doing that! I am warm, comfortable, protected, and happy when I have these trousers on.! Every yachter or racer needs this Aroshell Race! What a thoughtful gift.”
- Paul, Washington

Order yours today!


Gill Deck Tech Race Trainer Review | Sailing Shoes

Friday, November 8, 2013

Gill Deck Tech Race Trainer shoe

New to the sailing shoes market is the Gill Deck Tech Race Trainer shoe. It has an exclusive fill-contact and non-slip performance outsole for exceptional grip and traction in rain or shine. They are highly durable and non-absorbent. Plus, they dry quickly. In our opinion, these shoes are more durable than a lot of other sailing shoes in the market and they even have abrasion resistant toe protection that is in fact more durable than standard leather. 

One of our employees has been using them since we got them in stock. Here’s what he had to say about them:

One of the first things I noticed when I took these shoes out of the box was design related. The reflective detailing caught my eye. When wearing them sailing, I felt sturdy in wet conditions. They have an excellent grip and they are even pretty comfortable. I would recommend these shoes for sailing.

Get more information or order yours.

5 Reasons to Use Hyde Sails

Saturday, November 2, 2013

If you’re a sailor, you know there are all kinds of sails out there. One brand of sails we are most fond of is Hyde. If you’re in the market for sails, Hyde Sails are worth checking out. For the following five reasons and more, we recommend using them.

Hyde makes high quality sails; offers a wide selection of sails including sails for Optimists and ocean racing yachts; and the company produces some of the best sails in the world. Reasons number four and five: with more than 40 years in the sailing industry, Hyde knows sailing. At Sailing Pro Shop, we give you competitive deals on the Hyde Sails we sell including: Hyde Optimist Race SailHyde Optimist Training Sail, and Hyde Laser Radial Sail.

For more information, contact us.


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