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Cool Gear for Fall Sailing

The summer season has ended and temperatures are going down. With cooler weather comes the need for some cool new gear. Here are some of our team’s go-to recommendations to keep warm and dry when sailing in the colder months.


Nothing better than a cozy half-zip midlayer to keep you just the right amount of warm on those chilly days. Compact enough to stuff in your dry bag as you head out on the dinghy to the mooring. Soft, warm, and wicking, the Catalyst Fleece is as stylish as it is comfortable. Available in both Men’s and Women’s styles, guaranteed to be your new favorite.


Keeping the cold splash out of the boat is critical, especially in late season one design racing or heading into frostbite season. Keep your gear dry, order up a custom full or half hatch cover to protect below decks from getting soaked. This is lightweight protection that goes a long way. Contact your local loft for specific one design needs and pick your custom color too.


Racing can occasionally mean an AP flag as the breeze fills in. Wait out those on-course postponements under shade or out of the drizzle with a custom regatta awning. These ultra-light, ultra-compact, and ultra-essential boom tents provide critical shade to keep your crew dry, rested, and ready for action. Custom built to fit your boat. Contact a loft to place your order.


Furled headsails need protection and our custom jib sock is the perfect solution. These are designed to be hoisted over top of a furled headsail to protect and secure your sails. If you’ve had your headsail rigid and furled all season, now is the time to check for wear and replace a tattered cover. From length, to features or custom colors, each cover is individually spec’d and built to suit your needs and custom fit to your boat. Contact a loft to place your order.


Cooler weather is on the horizon and keeping your noggin warm is critical.  The Quantum Sails Patch Beanie is the perfect companion for Fall youth sailing, your volunteer days in the mark set or race committee boats, crisp mornings enjoying your coffee at that new anchorage, or tailgating your favorite fall sport. Snag your newest favorite and keep those ears toasty as the temperatures drop.


Heading on the road for a championship regatta or traveling for work? Old school bag need an upgrade? The Dakine Campus 33L backpack is the perfect companion to haul your essentials. This bag will hold most 17” laptops with plenty of room for sailing gloves, spray top, or your splicing tools. Easy access and stowability to fit under the seat in front of you make this your go-to backpack for travel to or from any event. Need something more compact? Try the Dakine Campus 25L.


Stay safe with our new selection of personal flotation devices from Spinlock. Whether you’re cruising in the Deckvest or racing in the low profile Foil or Wing PFD, you’ll be secure in the right gear and ready for action.


Support for your favorite 52 Super Series team! And there’s no better way to show your team spirit than with a new Vortex long-sleeve tech shirt, a 3D-Q or Jersey Trucker hat, maybe a Quantum Racing Water Bottle and a Quantum Sails belt. The pros wear Quantum, and so can you.

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