What Is In Your Sailing Bag?

By: Equipment

I bought the perfect sailing bag in Newport, Rhode Island. I didn’t need it but, it called me in the window.  A big number #3 stitched to the side of the bag made out of an old sail.  It’s ample in size and could fit so many cool things. It made me think about the importance of having the right “stuff” with you for a daysail. What you take with you for a day of sailing is vital to you having a good time.    An excellent sweater to keep warm and a bottle of champagne for a post sail drink. …

Essential Sailing Gear

By: Equipment, Members, Partners

There are many ways to go sailing, from relaxing day sails and low-stakes racing to long-term cruising and adventurous offshore passages, but some things never change. The wind and seas are just as they were thousands of years ago, and still present the same opportunities and challenges. The only difference is that these days we have much better sailing gear to help us along! Just as sailboat technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, so have the personal items that improve the sailing experience. Here is some essential sailing gear every mariner can use, no matter what their ambition. If …

Product Review: Lani Shades

By: Environmental, Equipment, Partners, Product Review

If I am being entirely truthful I will tell you that I don’t wear sunglasses. My prescription glasses transition to sunglasses when I go outside and I am just lazy enough to believe that is all I need. Well, that may have changed. I put on my contact lenses and decided I would take the Lani Shades,  Lani Ohe Aina Black, for a whirl.  First, these sunglasses feel like they are way too dark. In fact, I initially didn’t think I could wear them because they felt too dark. However, once I was on the water and the sun was …