what to wear for offshore sailing

Offshore sailing presents challenges for sailors. Variable weather conditions mean that offshore sailors must always remain on their toes. Shorter spells on deck mean the stiffness of ocean sailing gear can be switched in favour of greater mobility and lightweight flexibility. Use the Musto 3-Layer System to perform at your best at all times.


 
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Layering for offshore sailing
OUTER LAYER
MID LAYER
BASE LAYER
ACCESSORIES

OUTER LAYER

An outer shell layer is an essential addition to your kit bag. Shell layers provide the ultimate in weather protection, being waterproof, windproof and breathable. They keep you warm, dry and comfortable on deck. Musto’s MPX range have been made to exacting technical standards, with essential sailing features such as high visibility photoluminescent reflectors to keep you safe and visible in all conditions.
Outer Layer for Offshore Sailing

MIDDLE LAYER

A good mid layer provides warmth and weatherproof properties without bulk. Lightweight and breathable mid layers are ideal for the offshore sailor. Utilise GORE-TEX® technical fabrics and Arctec fleeces to keep the elements at bay. Their packable design allows you to stow them in your day bag ready for wind and rain.
Middle Layer for Offshore Sailing

BASE LAYER

Kit yourself out from the base layer up. Offshore sailors need their base layers to be highly breathable, lightweight and flexible. In hot conditions, the base layer can be all you wear on deck. Choose 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.
Base Layer for Offshore Sailing

ACCESSORIES

No kit bag is complete for offshore sailing without the accessory essentials. Durable footwear is an essential, delivery protection when you need it most. to keep the sun and water away from your eyes, opt for a peaked cap either in a fast dry or GORE-TEX® fabric or a heat retentive fabric for the colder environments.
Accessories for Offshore Sailing

IN ACTION

The Musto 3-layer system passes the acid test, helping the world’s top sailors to perform at their peak in events such as Volvo Ocean Race and the Transat Jacques Vabre. Our high performance garments are trusted by the world’s best offshore sailors, helping them to stay warm, mobile and protected from the elements in the most trying conditions.

On top, outer layers use photoluminescent reflectors to keep sailors visible in all conditions and in all times of day, while 3-layer GORE-TEX® fabric delivers unbeatable weather protection. The mid layer offers welcome warmth and a second layer of lightweight weather protection, ensuring that no wind and rain can get through. Finally, high performance base layers keep sailors comfortable and provide maximum breathability, letting you keep your mind on sailing.


 

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