Keith Musto arrived in Tokyo as an unlikely choice for the British Olympic sailing squad of 1964. He was too light and short for the heavyweight Flying Dutchman boat he was competing in. Keith and his crew, Tony Morgan, quickly realised that their only chance of winning gold was to be fitter than their opponents. So they did the unthinkable. Every day, Christmas included, they did fitness training. Fellow competitors derided their training as unsporting, but a new breed of sailors was emerging. They were athletes. Almost 60 years later, Musto is still a household name, and they produce high-quality sailing clothing that will keep you warm and dry on and off the water. Check out our range of Musto gear at the best prices on the market.
What Sailing Gear Do I Need?
There is a range of gear and sailing equipment necessary for sailing, and one of the most important elements is what you choose to wear when you set out on the open sea. Being soggy and cold will result in an unpleasant experience. If there is a chance that you will get wet, then a sailing drysuit or a sailing wetsuit will be your best option. Another essential piece of sailing equipment is a decent pair of sailing gloves. When you are out on the water, the last thing you want to have to suffer from is rope burn. Regardless of the type of sailing you are parking in, you will require your hand for a multitude of tasks, so protecting them with a good pair of sailing gloves is crucial.
Sailing Saftey Equipment
Like any watersport, there is always an element of danger surrounding participation in the sport. Whether you are a kitesurfer, kayaker, open-water swimmer or sailer. There is often some form of safety equipment required. Wetsuit Centre has a range of impact vests and buoyancy aids if you do find yourself in a sticky situation while out on the water.