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Ship Store

Welcome to the Buffalo Yacht Club Ship Store, where tradition and excellence have thrived since 1860.

For over a century and a half, the Buffalo Yacht Club has been a beacon of maritime tradition, fostering sailing, camaraderie, and a deep passion for the water. Our commitment to excellence has shaped us into the esteemed club we are today.

What to Wear for Inshore Sailing

This section is your complete guide to selecting the ideal attire for inshore sailing, offering insights on everything from the essential base layer to the versatile midlayer and the protective outer layer, ensuring you're well-prepared for a successful and comfortable time on the water.

Base Layer
Next to Skin

The base layer, also commonly referred to as the "skin layer," in sailing attire serves as the foundational clothing layer worn closest to the skin. Its primary purpose is to manage moisture and regulate body temperature during sailing activities. This is a critical component that helps keep you dry, comfortable, and protected during various weather conditions and physical activities associated with sailing. Choosing the right base layer material and weight depends on factors like the weather, season, and your personal preferences.

Mid Layer
Extra Warmth

The mid layer in sailing attire plays a crucial role in providing insulation and maintaining warmth during sailing activities. Materials used for mid-layers include fleece, softshell fabrics, and synthetic insulating materials. The choice of mid layer depends on factors such as the temperature, wind conditions, and personal preferences. This attire serves as an insulating barrier that helps regulate body temperature, ensuring comfort and warmth during sailing adventures, especially in colder or variable weather conditions.

Outer Layer

The outer layer in sailing attire is a critical component that provides protection against external elements, including wind, water, and harsh weather conditions. Its primary function is to shield the wearer from the elements while allowing moisture to escape,

Common materials used for outer layers in sailing attire include waterproof and breathable fabrics like Gore-Tex and other technical membranes. The choice of the outer layer depends on the specific sailing conditions, with heavier and more robust options for offshore and cold-weather sailing and lighter options for inshore or warmer conditions.

In summary, the outer layer in sailing attire serves as a protective barrier against wind, rain, and adverse weather conditions, ensuring the wearer remains dry, warm, and comfortable while enjoying their sailing adventures.

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