November 2013 Issue
Holiday Gifts Ideas for Sailors
The AC34 Enthusiast
Even if your favorite sailor was cheering for the Kiwis when Oracle Team USA pulled off its improbable 9-8 comeback to defend the Cup, you’ll find something to like in the gear commemorating the 34th America’s Cup. Remember the event by gifting the AC34 fan or catamaran convert on your list an Oracle Team USA ball cap, T-shirt, or jacket, or side with the hard-fighting Kiwis and gift Emirates Team New Zealand gear. Inventories were low at presstime, but Oracle Team USA, Team New Zealand, and America’s Cup gifts are still available, and more gear is expected soon.
You’ll find Oracle gear on the Puma website (www.puma.com) and AC34 shirts, fleece, hoodies, caps, and visors on the official America’s Cup website (www.americascup.com), which will be selling commemorative products until Dec. 31. Emirates Team New Zealand gear, including shirts, caps, jackets, and fleece, is available from the Emirates Team New Zealand online store (www.emiratesteamnzshop.com, new inventory expected mid-November) and North Sails website (www.northsails-sportswear.com). Prices vary, so there’s something to fit every budget.