Sailingfast’s top 10 Christmas gift ideas

The team at Sailingfast have spent 20 years in the industry, scouting out different gift ideas for the sailor or watersports’ enthusiast in your life.

Have you left your Christmas shopping til the last minute?

Fear not, Sailingfast have rounded up a list of our top 10 Christmas gifts, full of useful sailing presents with a price tag for every budget. Whether you are splashing out on a big ticket item, or just looking for some stocking fillers, we’ve got you covered.

1. Gloves

One of the Sailingfast team suffers from Reynauds disease – a condition which causes some areas of the body — such as fingers and toes — to feel numb and cold in response to cold temperatures or stress. So you can trust us when we say we have tried a LOT of gloves over the years. Not just for keeping warm but also for grip when holding on to your control lines. Feel free to drop us a line if you wish to chat through the ideal glove for your situation. 01324 861 756 (ask for Emma!).

2. Sailingfast Bobble Hat

Keep your head cosy in the dinghy park or on the water with this Sailingfast bobble hat. Made in the Scottish Borders, exclusively for Sailingfast, the team at Wonky Woolies know a thing or two about keeping your head warm!

Available in turqouise, pink or red.

3. Optimum Time Big Sailing Watches

In pursuit of the ‘optimum time’! Check out the new black colour, tipped to be the favourite colour at Christmas this year.

The best sailing watch on the market with easy-to-read numbers, you won’t be late for the start!

4. Water bottles

Hydration is key to your performance. Check out our range of bottles and travel mugs to keep you topped up while on the water. Just make sure to tie it securely to your boat in the event of a capsize! We are happy to provide some bungee cord if needed.

5. Books & Stickers for the aspiring racer

We can’t all be on the water all the time. Why not grab the updated racing rules for a little winter homework session? Too intense? Grab the condensed flip companion – a perfect stocking filler.

6. Wind Indicators

Know where you are going or want to be going! Sailingfast stock robustly-made wind indicators from a number of manufacturers. Alternatively, if you just need to replace the vane arm, these are available separately.

7. Marlow R8 4mm-8mm

Heat resistant and long lasting, Marlow’s R8 is Sailingfast‘s current go-to rope for control lines and mainsheets. This rope uses a Dyneema® sk78  core but with an 8 plait cover, blended from Technora®  aramid and polyester.

Not convinced? Check out the social media pages of our team riders Hattie Rogers and Carys Attwell who are both Marlow Brand Ambassadors.

8. Boat Covers

Protect your dinghy from stone chips while travelling, or the worst of the weather by treating her to a new set of covers.

9. Compasses & Accessories

With digital compasses now permitted in the ILCA class, we are finding the Tacktick Micro-compass is very popular. Alternatively, go faster, sail higher & improve your sailing skills with Sailmon MAX. Sailmon MAX is the number one training- and racing instrument on the market.

10. Gift Voucher

Still not sure what to get the sailor in your life? Why not pick up a Sailingfast Gift Voucher so they can put it towards something they really need? Vouchers start at £5 and can be emailed as well as posted out to the lucky recipient.

Christmas Gift Vouchers

We would be very happy to talk you through some gift ideas based on the type of dinghy they sail and your budget. Just drop us a line via email [email protected] or by phone on 01324 861 756.

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