Gill Performance Race Boot
No doubt, beating to windward in cold, wet weather sucks. That being said, your feet don’t have to suffer. Deck boots have a history of being too big and bulky for the nimble keelboat racer. Nobody wants to wear a pair of boots that come up to their crotch. The Gill Performance Race Boot ($229) solves it. Fully waterproof and breathable, this boot is perfect for the agile keelboat racer. Kick-ass ankle impact protection will save you from errant spinnaker poles. They are an investment, but one that yields dividends in spades. Foredeck crew approved.