What’s In Santa’s Sailing Bag For You?
We understand it is better to give rather than receive and the holiday season is the best time to illustrate this edict. However, after you take a look at some of the gift ideas that we are suggesting you may start dropping a few hints about your Christmas wish list.
Find the perfect gift for all the sailors in your life and then treat yourself to a few nice things.
California Cowboy Girabaldi Robe
The Garibaldi robe is your new go-to garment while on your boat. You get out of the water and dry yourself off and then you continue to lounge in your robe that doubles as a towel. The robe is lined with cotton-modal terry cloth that gets you dry and then makes you look fashionable. The robe includes a dry tech pocket just in case things get wet on deck and a beverage pocket for your post sailing libations. The Garibaldi is the official State Marine Fish of California and this robe should be your official towel/fashionable sailing attire.
Toadfish Drink Holders
Big wind days are not a problem for these drink holders. This Non-Tipping Can Cooler is the first of its kind, an un-spillable beverage cooler. The SmartGrip technology allows the Can Cooler to stick to any smooth surface. From a lack of cup holders on a rocking boat to wagging dog tails, this product will keep your drink upright, accident-free, and icy cold.
Lani Shades – Use Your ASA Member Discount
Lani Shades was born out of the search for the perfect sunglasses to wear while sailing in Hawaii. Neither the ancient Polynesians nor Captain Cook had the benefit of high-quality UV400 polarized eye protection when they were looking at the sun to trim their sails or through the sun’s glare to watch for reefs. Fast forward to today and sailors have many options and the crew at Sail Hawaii tried them all.
Sailing Made Easy (ASA Textbook 101)
SAIL magazine calls it “The most comprehensive learn to sail book on shelves today.” American Sailing Association’s new full color, richly illustrated, 120-page textbook for its basic keelboat certification (Level 101).
American Sailing Women’s Short Sleeve Shirt
The sailors in your life will look good in the new American Sailing Gear. Grab a hat for yourself, a hoodie for your first mate and a fleece pullover for the captain in your life.
Gill Marine Race Team Bag
If you are in need of a durable bag that will keep your gear dry Gill Marine has the solution in their 30L Gill Race Team bag. Toss, pack it, dunk it! This bag is versatile and is great for boar life. It is an effective solution to ensure your gear and valuables are kept safe and secure while out on and around the water. Made from puncture-resistant, fully waterproof PVC tarpaulin fabric with a stitch-free welded construction, the water-resistant zipper and roll-down closure offer a protective seal. Any sailor would love to receive this bag as a gift on Christmas morning.
Olukai Shoes – Use Your ASA Member Discount
Italian Wool Slipper Nohea Kilohana for women and they are also available for men Moloā Kilohana – Italian Wool Slipper by Olukai The idea of soft slippers on a cool evening makes me want to cuddle up under a blanket and listen to the water splash against the hull. The quiet time, just before you go to sleep when the sun has gone down and you need a sweater is all part of boat life. Olukai makes excellent sandals and shoes that have a home on many a sailors boat but Italian wool slippers should be on your wish list this Christmas. If you still need a sandal take a look at these: Ulele Sandal
ASA 1-Year Membership
Help your sailor join the worldwide family of sailors who make up the American Sailing community and give them the gift of membership. Not only will they get valuable discounts on sailing gear and products, but their membership will help with important initiatives like the Plastic Pollution Purge. We have set up a sleek way to enter your sailor’s information and send them an ASA membership straight to their email.
The Boat Galley – The Cockpit Guide
For years, ICW cruisers have spent evenings poring over cruising guides and making lists for their next days’ run: bridges, anchorages, fuel and water stops, places to be alert for shoaling, and more. No longer. The Boat Galley Atlantic ICW Cockpit Quick Reference does it all for you. It contains separate mile-by-mile guides for each type of information: inlets, anchorages, free docks, bridges and locks, services (diesel, gas, water, propane, pumpouts), nav alerts, and haulout facilities. Two small bonus sections provide a quick refresher on dredging and horn signals.
Give The Gift of Studying?
101/103/104 Study Quizzes
Prepping for your ASA tests can be as stressful as sitting for your SATs, GMAT, or LSAT. You’ve spent hard-earned money and time investing in your sailing future and passing the final tests are important. We have developed these inexpensive quizzes to help you find holes in your knowledge and identify where you need to improve your skills.
The Ocean: The Ultimate Handbook of Nautical Knowledge by Chris Dixon and Jeremy Spencer is chock full of answers. Broken up into six sections, Boating, Surfing, Science, Survival, SCUBA and Snorkelling, and Fishing, the topics are approached by leaning on experts in the fields or experienced participants. The information flows like a discussion at a campfire on the beach rather than a lecture in a study hall.
Stream 2 Sea – Use Your ASA Member Discount
Protect yourself against the sun while keeping the ocean’s health in mind. High performance, broad-spectrum, and mineral-based sunscreens for face and body, Sunscreen SPF 30 is plant-based, fragrance-free, non-toxic, and tested & proven safe for you and our waters. Protect your body while preserving the ecosystems you love with this high-performance mineral-based sunscreen.
ASA Complete Collection of Textbooks
A bundle of 6 Official ASA Textbooks – for those interested in becoming an advanced ASA Certified sailor.
- ASA 101, Sailing Made Easy
- ASA 103, Coastal Cruising Made Easy
- ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy
- ASA 106, Advanced Cruising & Seamanship
- ASA 110, Let’s Go Sailing
- ASA 114, Cruising Catamarans Made Easy