Sailing Shirts and Rash Guards
Sailing shirts come in a range of materials and styles, each to suit a specific need. Sailors rely on technical shirts to dry fast, wick moisture away from the skin, and provide sun protection. These performance tops are available in short or long-sleeves, mock turtlenecks, front quarter zips, polos, button up or light hoody styles. White and light colors are the most popular for hot sunny sailing conditions since they do not absorb as much heat from the sun as darker colors do. Rash guards are worn by dinghy sailors to protect against abrasions from harnesses, wetsuits and boat equipment. They can also provide sun protection, but are not generally worn as wicking layers. Pinnies function as a team 'jersey' on the water. Worn on the outside of all gear, pinnies can be decorated to represent a high school, college or match racing team.