Green Gifting Guide 2016

11 awesome gifts for eco-friendly sailors!

The holidays are here and so is our gift guide. Whether you are looking for the perfect gift for the sailor who has everything or is a strict minimalist, we've got the perfect present.

Water Bottles

1. We’ll send the first 50 people to donate $50 dollars or more a beautiful new stainless steel water bottle. These limited edition bottles were made for our gala and are only available until December 31st. Donate now and you can choose if it’s a gift for you or your crew. Better yet all donations are fully tax-deductible and your contribution will fund our programs in 2017!

Velocitek Makai

2. The Velocitek Makai and SpeedPuck make great stocking stuffers for the sailors and standup paddlers on your list! Velocitek is a proud member of 1% for the Planet and annually donates to Sailors for the Sea! They do all of this because of a core-belief they founded they company on that they have both a moral and self-interested obligation to help protect the natural environment, especially lakes and oceans.

Weems and Plath Flare

3. We recommend this SOS Distress Light – Electronic Flare by Weems & Plath. It never expires which solves the challenge of flare disposal and it’s the first and only LED visual distress signal device that meets U.S. Coast Guard requirements. This product is safer than traditional flares and way better for the environment! Use promo code SAIL4C for 20% off, plus 5% of these sales will be donated to us!

US Sailing Membership, US Sailing Rulebook

4. For the competitive sailors in your life, gift them with The Racing Rules of Sailing (paper and waterproof versions available) brought to you by US Sailing! When you join or renew your US Sailing membership you’ll receive a free Waterproof Edition, perfect for the active racer.

Lemon and Line Bracelet

5. Lemon & Line handcrafts nautically inspired bracelets in The Ocean State. They’ve made a commitment to support their biggest inspiration – the ocean! For every Sailors for the Sea bracelet sold, 50% of the proceeds will be donated to our conservation and education efforts!

Lindblad Expeditions

6. Bring out your inner explorer with a trip to the Galapagos, the Azores or Alaska with a Lindblad-National Geographic expedition! Let their expert guides lead you through some of the most unique parts of the world, bringing a first-hand educational perspective about the islands and aquatic ecosystems you are visiting.

Tiffany's Box

7. The little blue box is always a winner, and you can feel good about your purchase because The Tiffany & Co. Foundation values healthy oceans and the important role that coral reefs play in these ecosystems.

8. Imagine motoring around in silence, listening to just the sound of the waves and the seagulls overhead. An electric engine by OceanVolt makes that dream a reality. This green engine option significantly reduces your boats CO2 emissions while eliminating fuel costs!

 

North Sails retractable STOP TABS - Packing the chute. from North Sails on Vimeo.

 

9. North Sails can add STOP TABS to your spinnaker which provides an eco-friendly and rule abiding option for launching a spinnaker with nothing going overboard! North Sails also recently started selling their clothing line here in the United States! Check out their new clothing collection.

Dream Yacht Charter

10. Escape the cold winter on a sailing adventure to a tropical oasis with Dream Yacht Charters! With over 45 destinations to choose from, who could refuse a trip aboard a luxurious yacht to the British Virgin Islands, Martinique or St. Barths!

Waterlust Leggins

11. Our friends at Waterlust have some incredible leggings made from 10 recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. Choose from 5 unique prints adapted from photographs and inspired by nature. With a UPF sun protection rating of 50+ their perfect for sailing, kiting, surfing, swimming, diving and windsurfing!

MJM Yachts

Bonus! If you’re looking to really hit it out of the park this year check out MJM Yachts. Their boats feature an eco-smart design that makes them extremely fuel-efficient (better for your wallet and the environment) and they go above and beyond standard manufacturing processes with epoxy construction that has zero Volatile Organic Compound emissions. Learn more about their green mission.