Summer Sailing Gear Bag Get ready for summer sailing

Summer is right around the corner and for many junior sailors that means the daily commute to their local sailing program for a fun day out on the water! Some sailors who enjoy racing will even start traveling away from their local program to participate against competitors! Check out our list below on the summer sailing essentials!

1. Life Jacket

Stohlquist Edge

Having a life jacket, is without a doubt, one of the most important things to wear on the water during your sailing class. Many sailors like the Stohlquist Edge because it's not bulky but also extremely comfortable! It also has a front pocket which is a great place to store your whistle, extra sunscreen and maybe even some snacks!

2. Close Toed Shoes

Gill Trapeze Boot

Most sailing programs require close toed shoes for the majority of sailors, this is to prevent your feet from getting cut up on parts of the boat that could be sharp! The Gill Trapeze Boots are a great option because the grip on the bottom of the boots will prevent you from slipping on wet surfaces!

3. SPF Gear

Gill Race Long Sleeve and Zhik Short Sleeve UV Tech Shirts

Not only is sunscreen an important thing to put on before sailing but also wearing SPF clothing can save you from the sun's harmful UV rays too! Both Gill and Zhik make great UV protection clothing, they are up to SPF 50+ these are also sweat wicking and lightweight!

4. Hat and Sunglasses

Gill Sunglasses and Helly Hansen Visor

Keeping your face protected out on the water is essential! Sunglasses are a must to cut the glare on the water and a hat or visor is great to keep the sun out of your eyes and the sun off your face.

5. Sailing Gloves

Gill Championship Gloves

Sailing gloves are great if you are starting to race in your sailing program! The gloves will save your hands from getting rope burns on windy days! The Gill Championship Gloves are great for the warm summer months.

6. Spray Top

Gill Pro Top

For rainy days out on the water the Gill Pro Top is great to keep the water out! This is also a great piece to wear on colder and windier days when you want to stay dry and warm!

7. A Bag For Your Gear!

Helly Hansen 50L Duffel

The Helly Hansen 50L or 90L duffel is perfect for transporting all your sailing gear daily!

Gill 10L Bag

The Gill cylinder bags are great to bring out on the water. The are completely waterproof so you can put a dry spray top or your lunch in there without it getting soaked!

Intersted in the above products? Visit Sturgis Boat Works located in Cape Cod, MA or our online store,


Catherine Towner, Marketing/Sponsorships, 508.778.9187


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