Sunglasses: MJ Commanders Lead Way; Serengetis a Best Buy

We prefer Maui Jim, but Oakley and Costa Del Mar also fare well in our test of 19 pairs from eight manufacturers.

Foul Weather Gear: The New Suits Are Breathable, Dry, and Costly

In the early 1980s, W.L. Gore & Associates and Atlantis teamed up to create waterproof foul weather gear that was also breathable. They had...

Hobie, Nikon Our Picks Among High-End Seagoing Sunglasses

The importance of quality eyeware was publicly manifested by the Navy Air Corps in 1951 when it commissioned Bausch and Lomb to begin developing...

Best Boat Shoes: Harken & Rockport

Anyone whos ever taken a spill jumping from a dock or launch onto the deck of a boat knows the value of good boat...

Ultimate Sailing Sandal

In hot weather, a lot of people like to go barefoot aboard, but there are risks, from slipping to stubbing your toes.

The Ins and Outs of Aftermarket Bowsprits for Light-air Sails

A salty Kiwi named Ross Norgrove once said that the most important tool for the owner of a wooden yawl adorned with a bowsprit is a sharp ax. To some degree, his witty comment holds true for contemporary sailors contemplating a mini-bowsprit.