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2013 Holiday Gift Ideas for Sailors: 5 weeks left!

We know what sailors want for the holidays. Here are 4 Sailor Holiday Gift Ideas that are bound to please. 

 

First up, the classic Weems and Plath Compass Chart Weight

Weems and Plath Brass Chart Weight on nautical chart

It has a very nice finish with beveled edges, available nickel or brass.  On the bottom is a velvet-like material to prevent scratching surfaces like finished wood.  With a working compass, any novice or seasoned sailor would really appreciate the craftsmanship of this piece.

Next is the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) Laser Handbook.

RYA Laser Handbook Front Cover

This essential handbook is written by Paul Goodison, a European, Olympic, and World champion. Paul explains Laser sailing on all levels, and simplifies the fundamentals making it fun and easier to understand. He covers everything from fitness and nutrition to tactics and regatta preparation.  This is a can’t go wrong gift for any Laser sailor.

A bestseller from Gill, the OS2 Jacket

Gill OS2 Sailing Gear - jacket, trousers, smock

Its great looking, comfortable, versatile.  Perfect for any sailor cruising or racing around their home waters in the cooler months. The fluorescent hood and reflective material on shoulders, chest, and cuffs make it a safe for cruising, racing, OR walking the dog at night!

Lastly, the most important gear for any sailor, a safety knife.

Spinlock Deckware Safety Knife with storage pocket

The Spinlock Deckware Safety Knife is a must for anyone employing tethers or safety lines. It is a high quality safety tool enabling a sailor to cut free from a caught line. The “valley” like shape to keep the blade unexposed, yet ready to use, preventing accidental cutting of both you and your gear.

The compact handle is designed to be easily grabbed when needed and comes with a lanyard secured to it’s sheath.  It is lightweight, compact, and intuitive to use.  A great gift for any offshore sailor.

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