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Gift for Sailors

2019 November 1

SAILING’s editors share their picks for holiday gift giving

Light, handy and stylish, this folding electric bicycle comes packed with features to make any cruiser happy. A removable, lockable battery, LED display, front and rear disc brakes and 30-mile battery capacity are all great perks on this new Jupiter Discovery bike. It folds up in 10 seconds and uses magnets to keep it folded neatly (in the included bag, if you like). Jupiter Discovery bike, $1,295, www.jupiterbike.com

 A small dry bag big enough to hold lunch or a small amount of personal gear is a must-have for a day on a dinghy. This Blockhead branded bag from Harken’s club for junior sailors brings the cool factor. Blockheads dry bag, $15, www.harken.com

 “Sailing America” may be the most beautiful book coffee tables have ever seen. Filled with hundreds of stunning sailing photos from the lens of master photographer Onne van der Wal with an introduction by Gary Jobson, the book showcases the best sailing across the country. Sailing America, $100, www.rizzoliusa.com

This do-it-all flashlight is both workhorse and safety gear. This 5-inch-long waterproof flashlight has three light levels producing up to 1,000 lumens, and is rechargeable via USB. But the best feature is that it will automatically switch to strobe mode and float if you fall in the water, or it can be thrown to a person in the water to help mark their position. Exposure MOB Carbon light, approximately $150, www.alertandfind.com

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