Sailing Gear & Apparel

We sell some of the best small sailboats in the world, why be uncomfortable or limited only to fair weather?  Wearing proper layers is a hallmark sailor's trait and one that will extend your sailing season and maybe even save your life!

Below we have simplified the layering process. We have truncated Gill's offering to the no-frills way of protecting yourself (or your kids) in colder water sailing conditions.

We support our local High School Sailing and other programs, please ask about our group discounts!

Base Layer [bes leər]

The bottom layer of layer of clothing closest to a person's skin. This layer of clothing must be moisture wicking and quick drying. Base layers used to be made of wool, but polyester has quickly become the preferred material in the modern age. One should never wear cotton or nylon clothing as a base layer.

Mid Layer [mɪd leər]

An insulative layer of clothing that sits over the base layer. This layer of clothing provides the warmth needed. This layer can range from a fleece and sweat pants to salopettes and a hard-shell jacket.

If conditions allow, a mid-layer can also serve as the outer layer when a true outer layer is not required.

Outer Layer [awtər leər]

A protective shell layer that provies protection from the elements. This layer is waterproof but still breathable. This article of clothing is required for cold and/or wet conditions. A dry suit is the ideal outer layer for cold water immersion risk activities, as is typical in small boat sailing.

Base Layer

Long Sleeve UV Tech Shirt
Long Sleeve UV Tech Shirt
Long Sleeve UV Tech Shirt
Long Sleeve UV Tech Shirt

Long Sleeve UV Tech Shirt

100% polyester long sleeve shirt is ideal for use as a base layer under a dry suit in Winter and is lightweight enough to be used as a UV shirt in Summer!

These shirts are a slim fit, so take that into consideration when ordering.

Other colors available upon special request!

$ 44.95
Thermal Neck Zip Base Layer
Thermal Neck Zip Base Layer

Thermal Neck Zip Base Layer

Perfect for winter sailing and activities. Made with a 4-way stretch thermal fabric, this base layer helps trap in body heat for superior warmth and insulation with minimal bulk. It may even eliminate the need for a mid layer.
$ 105.00
Short Sleeve UV Tech Shirt
Short Sleeve UV Tech Shirt
Short Sleeve UV Tech Shirt
Short Sleeve UV Tech Shirt
Short Sleeve UV Tech Shirt
Short Sleeve UV Tech Shirt

Short Sleeve UV Tech Shirt

100% polyester short sleeve shirt is ideal for use as a base layer under a dry suit in Winter and is lightweight enough to be used as a UV shirt in Summer!

These shirts are a slim fit, so take that into consideration when ordering.

Other colors available upon special request!

$ 36.95

Mid Layer

Thermal Zip Neck Fleece
Thermal Zip Neck Fleece
Thermal Zip Neck Fleece
Thermal Zip Neck Fleece

Thermal Zip Neck Fleece

This is the ideal middle layer insulator for frostbite sailing and other cold water activities. Thin fabric is lightweight and moisture wicking but will not encumber mobility. Thermogrid material allows for air flow and added insulation without compromise.

 

95% polyester 5% elastane

$ 99.00
Navigator Jacket
Navigator Jacket
Navigator Jacket
Navigator Jacket

Navigator Jacket

Fleece insulated and fully waterproof with fully taped seams and stowable hood.

This jacket is great as a mid layer under a drysuit and can also be used as an outer layer in mild conditions. The navigator jacket is also a great "around town" jacket as well.

$ 235.00

Outer Layer

Gill Adult Drysuit
Gill Adult Drysuit
Gill Adult Drysuit
Gill Adult Drysuit

Gill Adult Drysuit

A quality drysuit that you can trust your life with. Neoprene cuffs around the wrists and neck ensure a watertight seal. Newly updated with fabric booties, these are much easier to get into and out of shoes. Be sure to buy shoes 1-2 sizes too big to fit these thicker booties.
$ 650.00
Verso Lite Salopettes
Verso Lite Salopettes

Verso Lite Salopettes

Well designed, constructed and fully waterproof! Wear these in conjunction with a Pro Top when a dry suit is not needed.
$ 145.00
Verso Lite Smock / Pro Top
Verso Lite Smock / Pro Top
Verso Lite Smock / Pro Top
Verso Lite Smock / Pro Top
Verso Lite Smock / Pro Top
Verso Lite Smock / Pro Top

Verso Lite Smock / Pro Top

Packed with innovative features to provide protection from the elements. Completely waterproof and breathable, this high-quality dinghy smock uses the latest technology to keep you dry in any environmental condition.

When used with salopettes, this can be used as an alternative to a dry suit on days when it is not required.

$ 130.00
Navigator Jacket
Navigator Jacket
Navigator Jacket
Navigator Jacket

Navigator Jacket

Fleece insulated and fully waterproof with fully taped seams and stowable hood.

This jacket is great as a mid layer under a drysuit and can also be used as an outer layer in mild conditions. The navigator jacket is also a great "around town" jacket as well.

$ 235.00

Sailing Must Haves

Front Zip USCG PFD
Front Zip USCG PFD
Front Zip USCG PFD
Front Zip USCG PFD

Front Zip USCG PFD

US Coast Guard Approved (required for competition) life jacket. This is the front zip variety with 2 small side pocket. This is the ideal life jacket for sailing small boats as it has a high-cut front so it is more comfortable to bend at the waist, which is required for sailing on small boats
$ 99.95
Gill Sailing Gloves Short Finger
Gill Sailing Gloves Short Finger

Gill Sailing Gloves Short Finger

Standard sailing gloves. These gloves are the perfect mix of quality and economy. These are durable enough to last a hard season of sailing and quality enough to actually protect hands from damage due to rope burn and pinching.

A rope under tension needs to only slip 1" to rip all of the skin off of your palm and finger, gloves are a worthwhile investment for any sailor!

Short Finger gloves have all 5 fingers cut short allowing for the sailors fingers to poke out of the end of the gloves.

$ 28.95
Side Zip USCG PFD
Side Zip USCG PFD
Side Zip USCG PFD
Side Zip USCG PFD

Side Zip USCG PFD

US Coast Guard Approved (required for competition) life jacket. This is the side zip variety with a large front pocket. This is the ideal life jacket for sailing small boats as it has a high-cut front so it is more comfortable to bend at the waist, which is required for sailing on small boats
$ 99.95
Aero Boot
Aero Boot

Aero Boot

High quality dinghy boot with a taller ankle. Good grip on the bottom, reinforced top side for protection from the hiking strap. These boots zip up the side and secure with a velcro strap. Can be worn barefoot or over top of your dry suit.

Buy 1-2 sizes too large to ensure they will fit over your dry suit.

$ 84.95
Gill Sailing Gloves Long Finger
Gill Sailing Gloves Long Finger

Gill Sailing Gloves Long Finger

Standard sailing gloves. These gloves are the perfect mix of quality and economy. These are durable enough to last a hard season of sailing and quality enough to actually protect hands from damage due to rope burn and pinching.

A rope under tension needs to only slip 1" to rip all of the skin off of your palm and finger, gloves are a worthwhile investment for any sailor!

Long finger gloves are a preference, but I prefer them as they still leave the index and thumb tips cut, but the middle, ring and pinky fingers are full length like a regular glove.

$ 29.95
Aquatech Shoe
Aquatech Shoe

Aquatech Shoe

High quality dinghy shoe with a short ankle. Good grip on the bottom, reinforced top side for protection from the hiking strap. These boots zip up the side and secure with a velcro strap. Can be worn barefoot or over top of your dry suit.

Buy 1-2 sizes too large to ensure they will fit over your dry suit.

$ 64.95