Sailing rash guards work well as standalone UV protection pieces or as a part of a layering system. Especially for dinghy sailing, rash guards protect the body from irritation caused by a harness or PFD. These tops provide a high degree of UV protection and can be worn in place of technical shirts. Available in styles for men, women, kids, and junior sailors. They are made of Lycra or similar materials, rash guards have flatlock seams to prevent irritation or chafing. Most rash guards are made with a six panel construction to allow for a greater range of motion. Rash guards fit close to the skin, great for the active sailor. Styles are offered in short or long sleeve.