From Dana Point to Long Beach, masts speckle and wave on the horizon, proclaiming to beachcombers that sailing season has never been better. With the annual Catalina trips almost complete and the Newport to Ensenada race finished, from now until September marks the unofficial beginning of the “stress-free” sailing season. To kick off the occasion, Haute Living has compiled a must-have list of the perfect sailing accouterments, to make every course a breeze.
One doesn’t have to sacrifice style when selecting a bag capable of holding all the accessories needed for a day at sea. Tory Burch’s eggplant and rouge duffle is durable enough to withstand any weather mishaps and chic enough to become a staple weekend dry-land tote.
The Large Sail Duffle retails for $365 and is available at Tory Burch at South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, Calif., 714.689.0450
Any seasoned sailor knows that the only thing more unpredictable than the weather is the stock market. Sometimes a DVF cover up just isn’t enough to keep warm. This extra-large blanket is a luxe blend of wool and cashmere, sturdy enough to endure harsh conditions while keeping guests warm and cozy.
The Giant Avalon retails for $2,425 and is available at Hermes South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, Calif., 714.708.3186
Despite the ice bucket or Sub-Zero cooler, there always seems to be a rogue Champagne bottle rolling on deck. The Veuve Cliquot Traveller is the perfect solution for a runaway Brut. The innovative neoprene cooler pack totes a 750-ml bottle of their signature Yellow Label with two flutes, meaning less time chasing the bubbly and more time pouring it!
The Traveller retails for $89 and is available online only. Refills of Veuve Cliquot Yellow Label retails for $40.99 and is available at Hi-Time Wine Cellars located at 250 Ogle St., Costa Mesa., Calif., 949.650.8463
When the water is calm, the breeze is dancing across the deck and the oysters have been demolished, many sailors enjoy an afternoon cigar. Louis Vuitton has crafted a cigar case that stores 75 cigars at the perfect humidity. Made of mahogany with a Macassar ebony veneer finish and a Credo humidification system, this humidor will keep your prized Montecristo from looking like the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The humidor retails for $2,390 and is available at Louis Vuitton at Fashion Island, 601 Newport Center Dr., Newport Beach, Calif., 949.644.2852
The latest iPhone holds numerous navigation applications and the Rolex Yacht-Master will never be replaced, but there is something to be said about a classic mariner clock. The British-based Dalvey is known for making exceptional products with the utmost in quality craftsmanship. The Mariner Clock uses an extremely accurate quartz alarm movement, which doesn’t rely on dodgy cell reception while the stainless steel legs fold away into fine Italian Caviar leather allowing the Rolex to take a breather.
The Mariner Clock retails for $88 and is available exclusively online at www.dalvey.com