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Musto HPX Boot with OutDry® | Expert Review

This product is no longer available, but check out our selectiono of waterproof and breathable boots here I was asked to write this review about the HPX Leather Musto Boots with Outdry® a while back, but I wanted to make sure that I wore them a lot before giving my opinion. So use them I have. I used them in Annapolis’ warm weather, on the Bermuda Ocean Race, up at the NYYC Regatta, on rainy days, and most recently while teaching little kids […]

Choosing light Base Layers for Sailing

Layering Guide: Light Base Layers | Expert Advice

As the name implies, Light Base Layers are the first layer of clothing you put on. It is a next-to-skin layer designed to move moisture from your body, providing comfort and allowing your breathable gear to do its job more effectively. Sailing provides a unique set of challenges when it come to moisture management — short bursts of movement in a sometimes wet environment — and it is important to choose your base layers carefully, especially when it comes to layering for the cold. Avoid cotton […]

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Whats in the Sailing Bag: Middle Distance Racer | Expert Advice

It’s St. Mary’s College Governor’s Cup time again. One of the APS employees is packing up his sailing bag and headed out for a night of bounding down the Chesapeake. Customer Service rep, Matt was willing to give us a peak at the gear in his sailing bag to give people an idea of what he packs for a middle distance race. For those that don’t know the Governor’s Cup is a  night race starting at 6pm just off Annapolis and […]

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Gear up for Charleston Race Week | Expert Advice

With Charleston Race Week just over a month away and already over 220 boats registered, it’s time to gear up!  Crugear is ready and waiting to make sure you look great (how you sail is up to you!).    The buzz in the air is all about Charleston Race Week and with that, my thoughts turn to my favorite gear to decorate. There are so many great options out there.  Here are several options for you that are available in the […]

Ronstan Windshift Sunglasses | Expert Review

NOTE: These sunglasses are no longer available. Check our our selection of other sailing sunglasses here. The Aussies take sun protection very seriously, and the Melbourne-based marine company Ronstan is no exception. Introducing the brand new (and well thought-out) Windshift Sunglasses! What makes these ‘sunnies’ stand apart from the rest? The TR-90 frame is tough. Despite having a stiffness that gives the frames a quality feel, they have a high flexural fatigue threshold. The glasses come in two colors: White/Blue […]

Musto OutDry Waterproof Gloves – Seal out Water, Wind, and Cold feature image

Musto OutDry Waterproof Gloves | Expert Review

NOTE: These gloves are no longer avaiable, but sheck out our other cold weather sailing gloves Seal out Water, Wind, and Cold. No one is trying to scare you off. We’re just encouraging you to think ahead. The time is nigh to consider how your digits are going to stay warm and dry when the temperatures start to drop and cold weather sailing starts up again. (For those of you sailing in cold climes year round: fist off, you rock. […]

Sailing Accessories: Hats and Sunglasses, An Opti-MUST Have Item

Hats and Sunglasses for Opti Sailors | Expert Advice

Sailing Accessories like Hats and Sunglasses are a MUST for sailors and Opti-MUST sailors alike With the summer season winding down and only a a few weeks left before schools are back in session we can be comforted by the thought that the regatta calendar is not completely done for the year. If you’re like me and happen to have made the mistake of enjoying summer time sailing without one of the most important Sailing Accessories (i.e. head wear) then you […]

Gear Review – Zhik Isotak Foul Weather Gear feature image

Zhik Isotak Foul Weather Gear | Expert Review

Breaking out of their dinghy-exclusive past, Zhik welcomes the future with Isotak, a new range of high tech buoy racing gear that can be converted to have what it takes while sailing offshore. While we’re really into the idea of versatile gear, this gear still has to make some compromises in features for round-the-buoys versus offshore. It comes in a jacket, smock, dry smock, and salopettes. The jacket comes with a like-colored hood, but both the jacket and smock have […]