5 great christmas present ideas for sailors
It can be hard to find the right gift for anyone, but when it comes to a yachtsman it can be even harder. We’ve compiled a list of Christmas gift ideas for sailors, from beginners to experienced skippers, to enjoy at sea and ashore.
Water Repellent Cold Weather Bobble Hat
This Sealskinz Hat has water repellent technology that provides a layer of protection from the rain. The quick drying nature of the fabric will keep any sailor comfortable in all conditions – these hats are made using premium materials to make one highly durable and breathable hat.
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A book for sailors
Sea Fever: A Seaside Companion: from buoys and bowlines to selkies and setting sail. This is a really fun book for those wanting to start sailing or already keen sailors. Can you interpret the shipping forecast? Do you know your flotsam from your jetsam? Or who owns the foreshore? Can you tie a half-hitch – or would you rather splice the mainbrace? Sea Fever provides the answers to all these and more, it’s a book full of charming illustrations and surprising facts. Mixing advice on everything from seasickness to righting a capsized boat with arcane marine lore, recipes, history, dramatic stories of daring-do and guides to the wildlife we share our shores with.
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Gill has been a go-to sailing brand for over 45 years, providing quality gear to sailors or outdoor adventurists. Their rescue knife is a great gift for a sailor – this compact marine tool has seven separate tools in one which you can connect to your belt so you can have each easy to hand. This multi-purpose tool includes a serrated blade and marlin spike for rope work and emergency cutting as well as a shackle cutter and others. The tools can be revealed quickly and are easy to access with the innovative handle, ensuring good grip even with wet hands. An essential tool for safety whilst sailing!
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Racing sailing watch
The swiss-made Ronstan ClearStart Race Timer watch is aimed squarely at racing sailors – Ronstan are a renowned rigging and hardware company. It has a robust design with a secure elastic strap and substantial ‘bumper’ around the digital display. With wrist, hull, mast or boom mount options and extra-large, easy to press silicon buttons, it has a great display for when you’re out sailing.
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Sailor water bottle
This Henri-Lloyd ocean water bottle is made from double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel and recycled content. The ultimate water bottle for any sailor, an anti-leak dual opening lid makes filling and cleaning a breeze. Plus, unlike most reusable bottles, Ocean Bottle is 100% dishwasher safe. For every bottle sold, Ocean Bottle commits to the collection of the equivalent of 1000 plastic bottles. That’s 11.4kg of plastic put to better use. Collectors trade plastic for access to money, healthcare, tuition, tech, and microfinance.
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