The Boat Cookbook: Real Food for Hungry Sailors
For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen, there’s good news: no more bland leftovers aboard. These delicious and easy recipes, all made with minimum fuss and maximum flavour, will allow you to spoil yourself in harbour and keep things simple at sea-not to mention rustle up a mean rum punch. With handy ideas on setting up the galley, a lazy guide to filleting mackerel and tips for hosting the perfect beach barbecue, this is the must-have guide for sailors and seaside-lovers alike.
Kaenon’s new Clarke sunglasses feature the company’s patented SR-91 lenses and are inspired by the laid-back atmosphere of the company’s Newport Beach home base. The unisex sunglasses have a classic retro style, are comfortable and lightweight, and are sure to keep you looking good and seeing clearly during the upcoming sailing season.
Wichard FRX Low Friction Rings
Simplify line handling aboard your racer or cruiser with Wichard FRX Low Friction Rings, which can be used for handling a variety of different heavy semi-static loads, like those found in cascading backstays, lazy jacks or fairlead/in-hauler applications. The rings employ a soft attachment that not only helps to keep the weight down, but also ensures the rings will remain at just the right angle to the direction of the loads when in use. They are available in a number of different sizes and weights, with models ranging from 7mm to 25mm.
Dream Cruise Destinations
A new book from Vanessa Bird, Dream Cruise Destinations, is sure to keep you dreaming of blue water and gentle breezes, even when the snow is falling and the winter winds are howling. The book outlines 20 cruises that are fully mapped, measured and budgeted, covering destinations ranging from the U.S. Intracoastal Waterway to French canals, the Greek islands and the Southern Ocean. Get the book, get inspired and get ready to go cruising when the warm weather returns.
Fowl Weather Chukkas
Fowl Weather Chukkas from Sperry Top-Sider are a perfect blend of classic nautical styling and durable, weather-ready construction. Waterproof seam-sealed leather uppers are ready to keep out the snow and ice as you slog through the boatyard on your way to check out the boat, while the molded rubber outsole with Wave-Siping provides great traction in wet or dry conditions.
$100. Sperry Top-Sider
Signal by Leatherman
The Signal is the latest offering in Leatherman’s line of multi-tools. It sports 19 tools and, in addition to the knives, bottle openers and screwdrivers for which the company is known, features a diamond-coated sharpener to help keep the blades sharp; an emergency whistle, in case you need to signal and slice at the same time; a carabiner, and a fire-starting ferro rod. Still waiting for the kitchen sink…
Firefly PRO Waterbug
The Firefly PRO Waterbug is a great stocking stuffer for your favorite sailor. A SOLAS-approved strobe light that fits easily inside a jacket pocket, it has four activation modes—an armed mode for automatic water activation, a bright strobe light, an SOS strobe, or a “steady-on” feature when you need to use it as you would a flashlight.
Clothing company 12°West makes sailing gear designed by and for women with a focus on fit, performance and style. Among the company’s product offerings is the Marblehead Pullover, a lightweight and breathable garment featuring a raglan-style shoulder for a full range of mobility and a body-skimming fit, with flattering seam lines and a dropped back hem. Perfect for the women on your gift list.