Father's Day is coming up and many young sailors are graduating. These gifts will satisfy any sailor on your list.
Sailing World Staff
Timex Yacht Racer Know someone who needs a new watch? Check out the new Timex Yacht Racer. The unique bi-direction center hand provides a countdown to start and a perfect date you’ll never have to set. Plus, Timex donates $11 from every Yacht Racer sold to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Leukemia Cup Regatta to aid their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma and improve the quality of life for patients and their families. $220; Timex.com
XTB Sailor’s Blade The XTB Sailor’s Blade by Victory Knives tips the scales at just over an ounce (31 grams), and with sheath weights 2.29 ounces. The serrated blade is just over 3″, and the knife has a total length of 7″. The biggest advantage? It has a lifetime warrantee, which should cover you if you have aVolvo round-the-world race in your future. www.victoryknives.co.nz
Waterproof Phone Cases Protecting you phone from the elements while at sea is crucial for any sailor. We put some of the top picks for waterproof cases to the test to find out which ones were the best of the best. Get the full list of reviews here.
Neil Pryde Elite Evolution Dinghy Boot A must have for any future college sailor on your list. When the Aigle Maramu dinghy boot disappeared from the shelves, college dinghy sailors lost a staple piece of gear. Neil Pryde has remedied that and brought back the classic dinghy boot with a new style. The rubber boot offers excellent hiking support while keeping your feet dry unlike similar neoprene boots. The durable rubber construction means that these boots will hold up to even the longest, coldest seasons you can throw at them. $120, neilpryde.com
Ronstan Toll-Top Dry Backback A wet dinghy ride is no match for the Ronstan Roll-Top Dry Backpack. The durable PVC-coated waterproof material, welded seams and secure hook-and-loop and snap closure will keep your gear dry. $70; ronstan.us
Aquapod Mini Perfect for summer adventure photography both underwater and on land, the AquaPod Mini monopod from SeaLife can help you get better close-ups of sea creatures. It’s made from noncorrosive materials, extends up to 38 inches and can fit most cameras. $50; sealife-cameras.com
Camet Bonaire Shorts – Camet is the go-to choice for purpose-built sailing shorts and they have been upgraded with a polyester microfiber and Spandex material, so there’s more flex to the fabric, which is also lighter and more water repellent. A reinforced seat panel holds an optional 1/4-inch foam insert, and Velcro cinch tabs on the waist provide a snug, crack-free fit. $90, www.camet.com