Spring Sailing Gear

Get ready to get back on the water with these spring finds for fashionable and functional gear.

B&G Vulcan 5
B&G Vulcan 5 If space is an issue at your helm or nav station, but you’d still like to have a multifunction display, the Vulcan 5 is is right for you. The Vulcan has pinch-to-zoom capabilities, intuitive menus, a choice of chart providers, integrated autopilot control and NMEA 2000 networking ability. It also supports B&G’s SailSteer sailing software overlay. $420 • www.bandg.comB&G
chatham peel
Chatham Peel Part of U.K. footwear brand Chatham’s new Made in Britain line of deck shoes, the Peel is crafted out of premium leather and features a memory foam cushion that should make them quite comfortable for extended wear. The brand’s collection also includes a full range of traditional and technical sailing shoes for men, women and kids. $200 • www.chatham.co.ukChatam
Costa rafael
Costa Rafael Sunglasses Having the right sunglasses can make a day on the water so much better, not to mention better for your eyes. Costa’s new Rafael style features a frame that is comprised of a durable bio-resin that is lightweight and will hold its shape in extreme temperatures. Three side vents help to alleviate annoying lens fogging. $190 • www.costadelmar.comCosta
Truce AC Backpack
Truce America's Cup Backpack Own a piece of sailing history. This special edition backpack from Truce Designs is made from America’s Cup defender Oracle Team USA’s No. 5 headsail. While it has the cool factor going for it, this pack is also functional with wide, comfortable straps and a moisturewicking lumbar pad that will be appreciated on hikes ashore. $380 • www.trucedesigns.comTruce