Thrashing round the cans on a blustery day demands optimum comfort and ease of movement from your sailing kit. And keelboats and racing boats tend to be wet – let’s face it, they’re designed for speed not keeping the occupants dry.

 

So you’ll need to stay warm, dry and be able to move fast. Henri Lloyd’s Phoenix Hooded Smock has been designed with just this in mind. Wind- and waterproof with a racing fit for reduced windage, it features the Optivision hood system with transparent panels engineered into each side for wider peripheral vision during the all-important pre-start tactical manoeuvres and during close quarters action rounding a mark.

 

Team the Phoenix Hooded Smock with the Phoenix Salopette or Phoenix Short for the full works.

 

If you’re after more pockets and a slightly longer length, try the Phoenix Jacket.

Obviously most sport sailors understand the benefits of layering up.

 

The excellent Phoenix top layer works perfectly as part of the Henri Lloyd layering system. The H-Therm LS Crew top includes silver-ion antimicrobial technology to ensure the wearer always stays dry and comfortable. Flatlock seams maintain a smooth profile against the skin and, even worn on its own, the LS Crew also offers a UV protection factor of 50.

 

The beauty of a multi-layer system is that you don’t have to wear it all at once. Henri Lloyd’s Elite Therm Mid Layer Jacket, for instance, is fully waterproof and windproof in its own right in light spray conditions, and offers extreme breathability to keep you dry from the inside out. With a fleece-lined collar, close-fastening cuffs and an ergonomic fit it offers maximum freedom of movement.