WHAT TO WEAR FOR OFFSHORE SAILING
The unpredictable and often volatile conditions of offshore sailing present a multitude of challenges for sailors. While you can’t control the elements, you can master them with the right kit.
LAYER FOR OFFSHORE SAILING
An outer shell layer is an essential item for your kit bag. Shell layers are your primary shield against the elements so a good one must be extremely waterproof, windproof and breathable, to keep you warm, dry and comfortable on deck. Musto’s MPX range has been designed to exacting technical standards, with essential sailing features such as high visibility photoluminescent reflectors to keep you safe and visible in all conditions.
A good mid layer provides warmth and weatherproof protection without adding bulk. Lightweight and breathable mid layers are ideal for the offshore sailor - utilise GORE-TEX® technical fabrics and Polartec® fleeces to keep the elements at bay. Their packable design allows you to stow them in your day bag ready for wind and rain.
Offshore sailors need their base layers to be highly breathable, lightweight and flexible. In hot conditions, the base layer may be all you wear on deck, so opt for UV treated garments to protect your skin from the sun. In cold conditions, your base needs to be warm and comfortable. Utilise technical fabrics, including merino wool, to optimise your gear’s wicking, thermal and breathable properties.