So, as you may or may not know, the Round the Island Race is back again this year and looking to be better than ever! The annual yacht race around the Isle of Wight takes place this weekend, and as a distributor of the race’s official sponsor, Helly Hansen, we’re going to give you our top nautical clothing summer picks just in time for one of the most exciting events on the annual sailing calendar!
This jacket is ideal for Round the Island as it’s particularly suited to warmer, less demanding conditions, and since the UK has experienced especially warm weather this summer so far, a lighter jacket may be more comfortable on the water. The shorter collar allows for unrestricted vision and has been made with a shorter cut for increased freedom of movement. The jacket is also available in various colours, as well as in women’s sizes, and is currently on sale!
These quick-drying technical sailing trousers protect against spray, wind and sun, making them perfect for all your boating activities. The addition of cargo pockets and critical point reinforcements for enhanced durability are another reason these trousers are the pick of the season!
The Men’s Hydropower 4 is one of the world’s best selling and most versatile sailing shoes. Good news…it’s now got even better! The open-mesh construction enhances breathability and flexibility, whilst the engineered structural overlays protect the feet from both deck hardware and rocks. It also has a comfortable, internal, moulded EVA removable midsole which boasts a quick-drying and antibacterial surface. This performance shoe is truly one of the best of its kind and will allow for superb grip on deck. Overall, an essential addition to your summer sailing wardrobe!
Feel free to check out the rest of our new Helly Hanson stock for this season here. There’s some great offers out there for all ages, genders and abilities, so there really is something for everyone! Now to get ready for the Round the Island race this weekend, good luck to all taking part - it’s going be a weekend to remember!
Written by Bronagh Murphy
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