Sailing Gear

Find the latest performance sailing gear reviews including, racing equipment, foul weather gear, marine gear and sailing accessories. All tested and reviewed at Sailing World.

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Industry Insider: West Marine

We find out how West Marine is keeping sailors equipped with the latest in gear and tech in a constantly evolving sailing world.

What’s New, Now & Next in Marine Tech?

Best Marine Electronics & Technology is an expert-driven content resource powered by the four leading titles in marine media: Boating, Yachting, Cruising World and Salt Water Sportsman. The goal: to provide expert information, first looks, field tests and product reviews to boaters, yacht enthusiasts, anglers and sailors looking to optimize their time on the water. BMET covers the latest gear, electronics, technology and innovation through multiple channels: the website, storystreams published four times per year (an enhanced, mobile-friendly e-zine), the annual buyer’s guide and the Best Elex Awards.

Changing the Change

Need a better changing system for getting dressed for sailing? Gill Marine has a good solution.

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The Ultimate Women’s Drysuit

College sailing coach and Sunfish North American champion sailor Amanda Callahan tests and reviews Mustang Survival’s Women’s Helix Dry Suit. Two thumbs up.

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Helmets and Sailing

As boats become faster, impact become greater, which has many sailors accepting helmets as standard equipment.

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How to Use a B&G Autopilot system

The more you explore the depths of your autopilot’s capabilities, the better your own ability to sell the boat to its peak efficiency, especially when racing shorthanded.