what to wear for inshore sailing

Leisure cruisers taking in the beauty of the landscape. Professional inshore racers gunning for the finish line. One thing unites the two: the elements. Musto’s innovative inshore sailing range features the most weatherproof gear on the market. Comfortable, breathable and lightweight, they combine complete protection with the freedom to move. Use them as part of a 3-Layer System to meet your needs out at sea.

what to wear for inshore sailing


Base Layer

The foundation of your kit. An effective base layer should trap air next to the skin, minimising the loss of body heat. Perspiration also transmits heat up to thirty times faster than air. That’s why a base layer needs to be breathable, wicking and fast-drying. Opt for a technical, UV-treated garment on sunnier days at sea.


Middle Layer

Versatile, lightweight and packable. The mid-layer builds on the temperature regulation of your base and protects you from the elements. This means it can also be worn as an outer layer on fairer days. Add a water-resistant jacket to your outfit for breathable protection that counters light rain and spray.


Outer Layer

Drenched by spray. Battered by strong coastal winds. Your environment can stop you performing at your best. That’s why the third and final layer in the 3-Layer System is the outer layer. Highly protective, the outer layer safeguards you against the weather while keeping you visible. Garments featuring GORE-TEX® supply the ultimate in elemental protection whilst being supremely breathable - a particular benefit to highly active sailors.


Proven Performance

Musto’s pioneering 3-Layer System has greatly enhanced the performance of inshore sailing athletes. Breathability, warmth and weatherproofing are the ultimate combination for the comfort. Whether they’re taking part in the America’s Cup or Cowes Round the Island Race, tests have shown that when sailors are protected, they’re focussed.





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