2020 Weta Xmas Gift List
Rooster Pro Lite Aquafleece
The best spray top for the Weta?
Breathable spray tops can lose their waterproofing after a year, the fabric doesn’t stretch so they have to be baggy, the velcro neck seals are irritating and it doesn't stop the water from getting down you neck.
The Rooster Pro Lite Aquafleece has a stretchy waterproof PU outer, fleece lining and a lined high neck with a drawstring closure that doesn't rip into your skin.
Those who don’t feel the cold and sail in their underwear won’t need it but for the rest of us mere mortals, I recommend it highly and it appears to be the only spray top that's available up to size 3XL.
RRP: $172 from Rooster Aus
Ronstan Stainless Steel Clear Start Watch
Ronstan’s Clear Start watches feature large buttons, easy to read displays and advanced intuitive programming designed specifically with the racing sailor in mind. Developed with input from some of the world’s top sailors, Clear Start watches are sure to set the standard for years to come. If you’re looking for a simple competitive edge, the difference is Clear Start
Deal: TheBoatWarehouse $152.96
Zhik Avlare Top
Imagine effectively a spandex top that never gets wet. You get all of the benefits – it's breathable, flexible and allows water to pass through so you do get the water-cooling effect, but the material itself doesn't take up water and wet out thus cutting wind/water chill. You get the UV protection and it's remarkably thin and light, so for warm weather, it's fantastic worn on its own, but it can also be worn over the top of wetsuits any time of the year. Now also available as a loose-fitting waterproof T-shirt.
$275 Sailing BIts
Optimum Time's Jumbo Timer
Wetsuit Change Mat & Bag
If you have to change out of your wetsuit on sand, mud or a dirty changing room, this mat is what you need.
Protect your wetsuit from wear and tear, dirt and sand. Once your out of your gear, easily pull it into the bag shape for easy transit home. Saves getting all that water dripping onto the car upholstery.
Deal: Surfshops Australia $29.95
Gill Marker Sunglasses
Most sunglasses are great when you're sailing upwind and there's some airflow to keep them clear - but then they steam up on the downwind leg.
The Gill Marker Sunglasses have a vent in the corner of the lens which allows airflow but keeps the spray from your eyes so you can see where you're going.
They also float if you happen to drop them overboard and are polarised with a scratch-resistant hydrophobic outer coating and an Oleophobic coating on the inside repels fingerprints, sun lotion and skin oils.
Deal: Monkeyfist Marine $65.00
Rooster Safety Knife
Lightweight polyester towels are much easier to carry when wet or dry and take up little space in your gear bag. They also dry quicker than cotton. Available in four colours - Blue, Red, Purple or Green.
RRP: $9.90 - $12.99
A high protection SPF 50+ sunscreen with a new generation mineral silica base - this reduces the oil used and creates a dry touch feel on the skin. Ideal for outdoor activities requiring a non-slip grip.
Deal: Priceline Pharmacy 10.49
Weta Carbon Hull & Float Protectors
Garmin Quatix 5 Marine GPS Watch
LifeProof Waterproof Phone Cover
While most new phones have a waterproof rating, it doesn't apply to seawater. If you value your data and want the phone to be useable in emergency, then get a waterproof cover with IPX8 rating.
Dive into the wettest, wildest adventures with the LifeProof FRĒ the fully enclosed case made to withstand extremes and waterproof rated for 2m for 1hr. Available for iPhone , Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel.
Deal: Kogan from $69 + Shipping
Liros Dyneema Rope - Ideal for DIY Soft Shackles
The Velocitek Prism is a stripped down racing compass. Class legal anywhere an electronic compass is legal, the Prism provides superior accuracy, and a massive display all in an ultralight, compact package. It's completely waterproof and has a replaceable battery.
Deal: Sailingbits $475.00
This cotton sailing cap is comfortable to wear. It features a removable storm strap that can be attached to a jacket to stop it from ending up in the sea. Also available in dark blue.
Deal: Decalthlon $10.00
Rooster Teflon Coated Telltales
RockBros Polarized Sunglasses with interchangeable lenses
Zhik Deckbeater Shorts
The best way to prevent your Ass-et from the friction of the tramp edge and the hard seat of the ama on choppy days. Can be worn on their own in warm weather or over a wetsuit.
Deal: MonkeyFistMarine.com $152.96
Ronstan Dry Backpack
Carrying your gear is fine when it's dry but transporting it when it's wet is a weighty problem. The Ronstan 26L and 55L backpacks are ideal for carrying your wet gear and have numerous pockets to keep dry gear separate.
RRP: 26L 74.94
Deal: Monkeyfist Marine $57.50
Drift Ghost X Action Camera
Weta High UV Cover
Shocks (Sheaveless Blocks) provide a maintenance free replacement for most of the blocks used for running rigging on the Weta: Halyards, tramp ties, traveller, forestay. Lightweight and can't harm the deck or your wetsuit if you sit on one. Available in 4 colours and 2 sizes (1.5-5mm & 3-10mm line), they also make great Xmas decorations!
RRP: 5mm $14.31/pair
Deal: Arnolds Boat Warehouse $12.02 /pair
Weta SQ 9.3 Sail
Boost the performance of your Weta in light winds or when sailing two-up with the new Square-Top SQ 9.3 Square Metre sail. Designed to be faster in light winds but providing useable performance all the way to 25 knots.
RaceQs Free Sailing App for Smartwatch or Smartphone
Ronstan Sailing Glove
Ronstan D-Splicer set 2-4mm
Animated Knots App (iPhone or iPad)
Named best knot-tying app by Outside Magazine! Learn to tie knots the fun and easy way from the creators of the web's #1 knot site. Animated Knots by Grog is simply the best, most comprehensive teaching and reference tool for boaters, climbers, fishermen, scouts and hobbyists. Watch knots tie themselves in simple step-by-step photo animations, or go frame-by-frame as you learn each knot. No internet connection required.
Price: $7.99 iOS