The best sailing jackets for women
by Zoe Dickens
Thought regattas were a man’s game? Think again. There are plenty of women heading out on to the high seas to tack and jibe with the best of them. But, whether you’re racing around the circuit at a top superyacht regatta or taking things at a more leisurely pace on a sailing vacation, proper equipment is essential. Click through to see our edit of the best high-tech and stylish sailing jackets for women.
Combining a number of technical materials, including tough Gore-Tex Pro and an Ocean Technology membrane, Musto's pro sailing jacket has proven tis worth at the Volvo Ocean Race .
HPX Gore-Tex Pro Series smock, £750, Musto
Designed for less challenging conditions, this stylish Helly Hansen design plays on the brand's famous flag stripe and is cut for comfort and movement.
W Salt light jacket, £180, Helly Hansen
Perfect for both inshore and coastal sailing, Gill Marine's all-rounder is wind and waterproof with high-vis safety elements and adjustable cuffs and collar.
OS3 coastal jacket, £175, Gill Marine
Featuring a longer back for a more flattering and practical female fit, Magic Marine's all-purpose sailing jacket promises warmth and protection whatever the weather.
Element jacket, £224.99, Magic Marine at Coast Water Sports
This lightweight jacket is perfect for racing in warmer climes and, thanks to adjustable hems and cuffs, can be layered up with warmer pieces should the weather change.
Portofino jacket, £150, Slam