Need parts for your sailboat? We have the largest selection of one design fittings and parts for small sailboats.
A life jacket is the most important piece of gear for anyone spending time on the water. Shop our selection of great fitting and durable life jackets and PFDs for adults and kids.
Sailing life jackets are an essential part of your apparel kit and the one piece of gear that can truly save your life. The importance of a life vest, especially for kids, is obvious and cannot be taken lightly by anyone who gets on a small sailboat. Be safe and enjoy your time on the water with these comfortable and stylish life jackets. We carry US Coast Guard approved life jackets as well as CE approved Buoyancy Aids and Inflatable PFDs. Options available for men, women, and kids in a variety of styles, colors, and price points, so we have something for every budget.
These are US Coast Guard approved, Type III life jackets (sometimes called personal flotation devices or PFDs), and meet all requirements for US Sailing. Type III life jackets are the most common among small boat sailors. They have more foam buoyancy than a buoyancy aid and are designed to keep a person facing upwards in the water, even when unconscious. This is the primary safety benefit over a buoyancy aid and why a proper USCG approved life jacket is recommended for most sailors, particularly youth sailors and those who are poor swimmers.
Popular in Europe, buoyancy aids are typically lighter and more slim fitting than USCG approved PFDs. They have less foam buoyancy than a proper life jacket and will not keep a person upright in the water if unconscious. These should only be used by experienced swimmers and in conditions where there is access to quick rescue and/or sailing in sheltered water.
Designed for larger boat sailing, these vests automatically inflate in water. Popular among keelboat and offshore sailors. They are not recommended for dinghy sailors who may more routinely enter the water in the event of a capsize as this will trigger the inflation. They offer similar flotation properties to a standard Type III life jacket.
Typically worn over a life jacket or buoyancy aid, these stretchy spandex tops help prevent snags. They are often decorated for team sailing. By no means a required piece of gear, they have become popular among many dinghy sailors to represent clubs and sailing teams.
Spray tops, thermal tops, spandex tops, and technical shirts for sailing.
Complete your kit with a great sailing top. We offer a huge selection of spray tops, thermal tops, spandex tops, and technical shirts for your next sailing adventure.
Spray pants, waterproof trousers, leggings, and shorts designed for sailors.
Shop our extensive range of waterproof spray pants and trousers, performance sailing pants, hydrophobic and spandex leggings, and shorts from Gill, Zhik, Ronstan, Helly Hansen, and more. Styles for men, women, and junior sailors. Free Shipping available on qualifying orders over $49.
Hiking pants offer comfort so you can hike harder in your sailboat.
Add comfort into the sailing equation with a new pair of sailing hiking pants! West Coast Sailing has one of the most extensive selections of hiking pants & shorts for dinghy sailing. Shop classic 3/4 length hikers that protect your knees, hikers with fixed (sewn on) pads or adjustable/removable pads, or padded shorts and pants for situations where a bit of extra padding is needed.
Neoprene protection for your legs and core for all seasons.
A wetsuit is a popular and versatile garment for spring and fall sailing, offering core warmth and the ability to add or subtract layers as conditions change. Pair with a smock top and thermal top for those chilly days on the water! Wet suits available in full length, farmer john style sleeveless, pants, and shorts styles for adults and kids.Pick up yours today and keep sailing late into the season.
Sail all winter long with the full waterproof protection of a Drysuit
Sailing deep into the cold of winter? A drysuit is a must for any dinghy sailor sailing in extremely cold conditions. Waterproof fabric and seals at the wrist and neck mean your drysuit is fully submersable and will keep you warm and dry inside. Layer up with a combination of base layers and mid layers depending on the conditions.
Dinghy sailing boots, deck shoes, and socks.
Proper footwear is important while out on the water. Shop our extensive selection of the best dinghy sailing footwear available, from neoprene and rubber dinghy boots, to offshore sailing boots, deck shoes, socks, and more from Gill, Zhik, Sperry Top-Sider, Rooster, SEA and more.
Base and mid layers for building your perfect sailing kit.
Base layers are a key part of the layering process. They are worn next to your skin to help wick away sweat that develops during physical activity, like dinghy sailing, to keep you cool when active and warm by removing sweat before it can give you the chills in cold conditions. A mid layer is a key part of the three part layering system. Worn between a base layer and an outer or shell layer, the mid layer provides warmth and insulation on cold days.
A great pair of gloves are a key part of any sailors kit and provide both grip and all day comfort for handling line on a sailboat.
Protecting your hands is as important as protecting anything on your boat. At West Coast Sailing, we carry a wide range of sailing gloves for fast action dinghy sailing, scholastic sailing, cruising, keelboat sailing, offshore sailing, and more. Shop short finger gloves and long finger gloves styles for traditional sailing gloves with great grip and protection. These are perfect for the majority of sailors on multiple styles of boats. Heading out in the cold? Shop our selection of winter gloves, designed with neoprene and other warm materials to keep your hands warm on the water while providing grip and dexterity. These are a must for late fall, winter, and early spring sailing. And finally, if you're looking for ultra lightweight grip, check out our selection of gardening grip gloves, designed to grip small diameter line and hold on tight. These are prefect for skiff sailors. We also carry several offshore gloves for use on larger boats or in cold sailing conditions.
Sailing headwear including hats, beanies, visors, and wool hats.
Whether you're looking to keep the sun off your face or need a warm beanie for a cold winter day, we have all the latest sailing headwear from top brands including Gill, Zhik, Rooster, and more. Find your perfect cap and hit the water in style!
A waterproof jacket is a key piece of gear for any sailor. Stay dry and comfortable on and off the boat with a new jacket from Gill or Zhik, with styles for men, women, and junior sailors.
A proper waterproof jacket will protect you from water, wind, and spray, whether on the boat or off. These jackets are great for dinghy sailors looking for something to wear in the boat yard, cruising around the bay, or taking on an offshore excursion. Shop top rated and durable options from Gill and Zhik for men, women, and junior sailors.
Shop top rated dinghy sailing accessories including watches, bags, sunglasses, helmets, and more.
We have a wide range of headwear, gloves, watches, bags and luggage, tools and knives, product care items, coaching accessories, and more.
Sailing gear designed for the female sailor. These pieces offer a more tailored and comfortable fit for long hours on the water. It's time to look, feel, and sail your best!.
Need additional gear? Most sailing apparel is sized as mens or unisex, but can work great for any sailor.
Sailing Gear Designed For Youth Sailors
Junior sailing gear designed specifically for kids. From Gill spray tops, to Zhik wetsuits, life jackets, hats, gloves, and more, we've got everything you need to properly outfit your young sailor for their next adventure!
Both Gill and Zhik make junior specific sailing gear, though each brand uses a slightly different sizing chart and scale for assigning junior sizing. Typically, Gill 'junior specific' gear is available in sizes Junior S - Junior L, which roughly correlates to a kids 8, 10, and 12. The brands Ronstan, Stohlquist, and WinDesign follow a similar convention. Zhik sizing now includes a fourth size, so their range is Junior XS - Junior L, with kids 8-14. Wre understand this can be confusing, so our best advice is to please consult size charts on specific products for more information before making a sizing decision for your junior sailor.
Shop deals on great sailing gear including past year colorways, discontinued product, overstocks, and more.
Inventory is limited, so don't delay! Please note that inventory is limited. Clearance items are eligible for store credit on return only. Scholastic discounts do not apply.
Laser sailboat parts including sails, spars, deck fittings, blades, covers, dollies, accessories & upgrades. West Coast Sailing is your ultimate source for all things Laser sailing, trusted by sailors worldwide and supporting the Laser sailing community since 2005.
If you’re looking for Laser sailboat parts, you’ll find virtually any item you need to repair or maintain your sailboat here. Browse through our array of class legal Laser sailboat parts including Laser sails, tillers and blades, deck fittings, vangs, control lines, dollies, covers, blade bags, compasses, upgrades, and more. For recreational sailors or programs, check out our practice parts section for non class legal fittings. Our staff of dinghy sailors is here to assist with any questions you might have and enjoy FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders over $49. Let us help you get ready to own the water in your Laser.
Parts & Accessories for Sunfish Sailboats
Since the 1950s, there has been no better way to play on the water than in a Sunfish. Whether you're looking to upgrade to a new sail, or need new line, masts or booms, West Coast Sailing has the Sunfish sailboat parts you're looking for. Find out why we're the go to source for dinghy sailing parts and enjoy FREE SHIPPING on most orders over $49. Our staff of Sunfish and dinghy sailing experts is on hand to answer questions about rigging a Sunfish and provide tips. Let us help you get ready to own the water in your Sunfish!
Parts & Accessories for Opti Sailboats
West Coast Sailing is your source for Opti parts. We offer a full range of Optimist sailboat racing sails, spar sets, blades, tillers, covers, accessories, and more. Find go fast upgrades for racers or durable parts for recreational and club sailors. Fast, free shipping on orders over $49.
Parts & Accessories for Hobie Cat Sailboats & Kayaks
If you’re looking for Hobie sailboat parts, you’ll find virtually any item you need to repair or maintain your hobie catamaran sailboat here. Browse through our huge selection of Hobie Cat approved parts for the Hobie 14, Hobie 16, Hobie 17, Hobie 18, Hobie Bravo, Hobie Wave, Hobie Getaway, Hobie Adventure Island, Hobie Tandem Island, and more. Parts locators located on each page for easy reference!
Replacement Parts and Accessories for RS Sailboat at West Coast Sailing.
RS Sailing has grown into one of North America's most popular small sailboat brands. In an effort to better serve existing boat owners and fleets, West Coast Sailing is pleased to offer an extensive selection of replacement parts, upgrades, and accessories for key RS Sailing boats. Shop online today and get your boat back out on the water. Contact our team if there is a part not currently available online and we can work to source it for you.
Parts & Accessories for 29er Sailboats
If you’re looking for 29er sailboat parts, you’ll find virtually any item you need to repair or maintain your sailboat here. Browse through our wide selection of 29er parts and enjoy FREE SHIPPING on qualifying orders over $49!
Parts and accessories for popular one design dinghy sailboats including Club 420, FJ, Tasar, I14, 505, Weta, Lightning, Snipe, Flying Scot, Thistle, and Vanguard 15
We offer a variety of parts and accessories for many types of small sailboats and popular dinghies including Club 420, FJ, Tasar, I14, 505, Weta, Lightning, Snipe, Flying Scot, Thistle, and Vanguard 15. Find the boat you need parts for in our list above to see all the items that are made specifically for your boat. If you don't see what you are looking for, the part may be a general part which will be located under our General Parts tab at the top of the page.
General Parts & Hardware - We offer a huge selection of General Parts including hardware, blocks, cleats, shackles, accessories and more here.
Product Suggestions - If you're looking for a specific part for your boat that you cannot find, let us know. We are actively working to expand our one design parts offering and welcome your input for parts you think we should be stocking to make it easier for you to get back out on the water. Submit you idea via our Product Suggestion Form (opens in new tab).
Parts & Accessories for Popular One-Design Keelboats
West Coast Sailing has long been a go-to source for dinghy sailboat parts, and is rapidly expanding it's offering of parts and accessories for many popular one-design keelboats such as the J/22, J/24, Sonar, Etchells, J/105, Melges 24, and more. This is a work in progress for us and we look forward to fully rounding out our catalog to make shopping easy and convenient.
Line - Great options for halyards, sheets, control lines, and rigging in a wide range of diameters and materials available on our Line page.
Apparel & Accessories - We also offer large range of Apparel and Accessories from all of your favorite sailing brands.
West Coast Sailing is your source for all things Hobie Cat including the full range of Hobie kayaks, parts, and accessories.
West Coast Sailing is your source for all things Hobie Cat including the full range of Hobie kayaks, parts, and accessories. Browse our complete list of parts below, organized in helpful categories. We offer flat rate $5 shipping on all Hobie Cat orders over $35 (excluding oversize items) and easy returns & exchanges. Need help finding an item? Check out the Hobie Kayak Parts & Accessories catalog (link opens PDF in new tab).
We stock a huge selection of small boat sailing blocks from Harken and Ronstan.
Block choice can make or break the performance and ease of use of your sailboat. We stock a huge selection of small boat sailing blocks from Harken and Ronstan, including 16mm AirBlocks, Carbo Blocks, T2 Blocks, Ratchet Blocks, Orbit Blocks, and more. Each of these block ranges are available in a number of configurations including single, single with becket, double, triple, with or without ratchet, and more. If you're looking for small boat blocks, we've got you covered!
Shop our hand-picked selection of cleats, blocks, shackles, pins, and ring dings designed for a variety of sailboats
Shop our hand-picked selection of cleats, shackes, pins & ring dings, winches, tillers & tiller extensions, wire hardware, sail furling systems, and traveler cars and track designed for sailboats.
Outfit your boat with the latest accessories including wind indicators, electronic instruments, compasses and more.
Outfit your boat with the latest accessories including wind indicators, electronic instruments, compasses and more. Plus tools and knives to make you next job easier!
We offer a full range of hull and deck covers, blade bags, spar bags, and sail bags to keep your boat protected.
Protect your boat with a new cover or bag! We offer a full range of hull and deck covers, blade bags, spar bags, and sail bags to keep your boat protected and your gear organized for a variety of small sailboats. Shop covers and bags for Laser, Sunfish, Opti, 29er, 420, FJ, Tasar, V-15, Hobie Cat and more. Multiple styles and fabrics available to suit any budget.
West Coast Sailing has all the tools you need to store and transport your small sailboat, dinghy, kayak, or other small boat including beach dollies and replacement dolly fittings, trailers, storage racks, and more.
We stock a wide variety of trailers, storage and trailer racks, beach dollies and dolly parts. Whether you are moving your boat up and down the beach or across the country, we have a solution for you. Beach dollies available from Dynamic Dollies & Racks and Seitech plus trailers from Trailex, Right-On, and Carnai. Need a custom solution? We do that too! Give us a call or send an email with your particular situation and we'll recommend a great solution. Spend more time on the water with a new dolly, trailer, or rack.
With great brands such as Tick Tack, Velocitek, Standard Horizon, and Loos & Co we offer some of hte best compasses, electronics, and handheld VHF radios that are shock proof, water resistant, and more.
West Coast Sailing is pleased to offer a range of sailing instruments and electronics, including deck compasses from TackTick and Velocitek, handheld VHF radios from Standard Horizon and iCom, tension guages from Loos & Co, plus a full range of complementary mounting brackets, accessories, and more.
A small sailors tool or knife can be secured in an easy to grab pocket of a pfd for whenever a line needs to be cut or a cam spring tension adjusted and more.
Always be prepared with a knife or handy tool to quickly fix a snag in line or tighten small drain plugs or adjust cam spring tensions and more.
Control lines for sailboat vangs, cunninghams, outhauls, and more.
West Coast Sailing offer a wide selection of control lines for small sailboat vangs, cunninghams, outhauls, and more. These lines are low stretch, durable, and hold up well in cleats. Check our best selling options like Robline Dinghy Control and Marlow Excel Racing for performance applications or Sirius 500 for light duty or recreational use. Diameters between 2 mm and 8 mm available in a variety of colors.
1mm = 3/64 inch | 2mm = 5/64 inch | 3mm = 1/8 inch
4mm = 5/32 inch | 5mm = 3/16 inch | 6mm = 1/4 inch
7mm = 9/32 inch | 8mm = 5/16 inch | 9mm = 3/8 inch
10mm = 25/64 in. | 11mm = 7/16 in. | 12mm = 1/2 in.
Browse top line recommendations for sailboat mainsheets, jib sheets, spinnaker sheets, and more for dinghies, sportboats, and keelboats.
Sheets control trim of sails such as the mainsail, jib, and spinnaker. Browse top line recommendations for sailboat mainsheets, jib sheets, spinnaker sheets, and more. Check out performance favorites such as Dinghy Sheet XL, Rooster Polilite, Coppa 500, and Samson Ultra-Lite and reliable options such as Marlow Double Braid and Orion 300. Whether you need a new Laser mainsheet, spinnaker sheets for your cruising boat, or jibsheets for your sportboat, we offer a selection of the industry's best sailing line from top brands you can trust.
Line for sailboat main halyards, jib halyards, and spinnaker halyards.
A halyard line is the rope that pulls the sail up the mast. On some small sailboats, this might be a short 20 foot length of basic 5mm line. On larger, performance boats, this might be 80 feet of high tech double braid line. No matter what type of halyard line you need, West Coast Sailing has you covered. Shop diameters between 4 mm and 12 mm including favorites such as Marlow Doublebraid, Robline Admiral 5000, Dinghy Control Line, Sirus 500, and more.
High tech line for performance dinghy sailing including FSE Dinghy Control, Marlow Excel Racing, Alpha SSR, and more.
For sailboat racing, high tech line that is durable and offers minimal stretch isn't an option, it's a requirement. West Coast Sailing offers a range of high tech line options including Samson Ultra-Lite, Alpha Ropes SSR, Robline Dinghy Control, Marlow Excel Racing, and Robline Coppa 500. These lines have a strong, low stretch Spectra or Dynemma core with a durable cover.
Double braid lines feature a core and protective cover, ideal for applications where a cleat might be used. These lines are strong and durable.
Double braids lines have two parts: a braided core within a braided outer jacket. Since the lines are built symmetrically, they will not twist under load. This is important for many sailing running rigging applications such as sheets, halyards, and control lines for both recreational and performance sailors. When in doubt, a double braid line is a great choice for just about any application on your sailboat.
Spectra and Vectran line have extremely low stretch and are perfect for performance applications such as travelers or as part on a control set up.
If you're looking for line with near zero stretch, then our selection of Dyneema, Spectra, and Vectran lines are for you! These high tech lines have near zero stretch and perfect for performance applications such as travelers or as part on a control set up. These lines are uncovered and more likely to wear, but do feature UV coating to protect from sun damage.
Dynema® and Spectra® are made from UHMWPE (Ultra High Molecular Weight PolyEthylene), a long chain, high strength, oriented strand, synthetic fiber with very high strength and high abrasion resistance. This fiber is also known as HMPE (High Modulus PolyEthylene). Dynema® is the Dutch company DSM Dyneema's brand of UHMWPE, used by Samson in their Amsteel and Amsteel-Blue dyneema lines. Honeywell International produces a similar UHMWPE fiber, marketed as Spectra®. Both Dyneema (Dynema) and Spectra offer nearly identical characteristics are can be used interchangeably in sailing applications, depending on where you source your line.
Made from a LCP (liquid crystal polymer) fiber, Vectran exhibits high strength, excellent creep and abrasion resistance, excellent flex/fold and chemical resistance, and outstanding heat and cut resistance. Vectran is an alternative to Dyneema or Spectra and less stretch and creep. Many think Vectran is the ultimate fiber, though it does not have quite the fatigue life or UV resistance of Dyneema or Spectra. Also it is a little heavier and will not float.
Dyneema, Spectra, and Vectran lines are recommend for use in applications where low to zero stretch is the core requirement. It's common to see these lines used as halyards, in sail control line systems, as travelers, or even as replacements for wire rigging in some performance applications. Since most low stretch Dyneema, Spectra, and Vectran lines are a single-braid without a cover, they are not recommended for applications where the line needs to be cleated and uncleated often. In those use cases you'll want to consider a line with a cover, such as a high performance dyneema or spectra core line with a heavy duty polyester cover.
Small diameter line between 2mm and 5mm for use on small sailboats or larger boats.
Large diameter line for use as sheets, halyards, controls, on big boats, and more.
Top rated line for Keelboat sailing from the experts at West Coast Sailing including Samson, Robline, and Marlow.
Top rated line for Keelboat sailing from the experts at West Coast Sailing including Samson, FSE, and Marlow.
Shockcord, or bungee, is used on small sailboats to secure daggerboards, centerboards, hiking straps, and more.
Shockcord, or bungee, is used on small sailboats to secure daggerboards, centerboards, hiking straps, and more. This stretchy line is useful anywhere you need give in an attachment point.
We offer Polypropylene bow lines are light and do not absorb water allowing it to float.
Polypropylene is light weight: when compared to similarly-sized diameter lines. It does not absorb water and therefore floats, making it a popular choice for bow line applications on small sailboats.
Line Kits for Popular One Design Sailboats including Laser, Sunfish, and Tasar.
Line Kits for Popular One Design Sailboats including Laser, Sunfish, Hobie 16, Weta, and Tasar. These kits include pre cut line for every application on your boat so it's easy to quickly replace and upgrade worn or tired line. All kits are designed by the experts at West Coast Sailing and feature lengths, diameters, and materials we recommend to sailors every day.
Mini spools of 1.2mm - 4mm vectran, lashing line, and whipping twine for sailboats and repair.
FSE Whipping Twine Kit line and Opti Dinghy Lashing Line. WinDesign 1.2mm, 3mm, and 4mm vectran mini spools. These spools are handy for keeping in your rigging kit and can be used in countless ways on your small sailboat or even larger boat. Great in a pinch for repairs or lashing items.
Accessories for lines and kits.
FSE Whipping Twine in red, brown, green, blue, black, white, and more.
RS Sailing is the fastest growing sailboat brand in North America. From the entry level youth trainers to high performance skiffs, RS offers a complete range of sailboats to meet any sailors needs. West Coast Sailing is a regional distributor for the entire RS range and a key voice in the development of various RS classes and activities in North America. We are proud supporters of the RS motto, "Sail it. Live it. Love it."
Since 1950, Hobie Cat Sailboats has been shaping a unique lifestyle based around fun, water, and quality products. From the iconic Hobie 16 and family fun Hobie Getaway to the innovative and fun Tandem Island and Mirage Eclipse, Hobie Cat offers a boat for every one. We look forward to helping you get out in the water on a new Hobie Cat. Go ahead, build some memories!
Looking for Hobie Cat parts? Visit our Hobie parts and accessories page here.
The Laser is a legendary racing sailboat for beginners and veterans alike. Laser is also the most popular Olympic class sailboat. Are you up to the challenge? The Laser is manufactured by LaserPerformance, based in Newport, RI. Other popular boats in the range include the iconic Sunfish, Club 420, FJ, Vago, Bahia and Pico sailboats. West Coast Sailing has been a leading LaserPerformance dealer since 2005.
Zim Sailing is based on Rhode Island and manufacturers the world's best Club 420, Flying Junior, and Optimist sailboats.
From inflatable and paddle kayaks to MirageDrive pedal kayaks and Pro Anglers, Hobie has the perfect kayak for you to get out on the water. Shop the full range of Hobie Kayaks below.
Hobie is home of the original pedal kayak, powered by Hobie's MirageDrive. Hobie didn't invent the kayak - they perfected it. From inflatable and paddle kayaks to MirageDrive pedal kayaks and Pro Anglers, Hobie has the perfect way for you to get out on the water. West Coast Sailing stocks the full line of Hobie Kayaks, including the Mirage, Pro Angler, and Inflatable Kayaks as well as the Paddle Series, plus the full range of parts and accessories.
McLaughlin Boatworks is the world leader in manufacturing the popular Optimist sailboat, used by countless youth sailors.
Shop Our Selection of Certified Used Sailboats
Looking for a used sailboat? West Coast Sailing offers a variety of used small sailboats and dinghies including used Lasers, used Wetas, used RS Aeros, used RS Fevas, used Hobie Adventure Island and Tandem Island Kayaks, and more. All boats are inspected by our team of dinghy experts and are complete and ready to sail!
Updated June 18th, 2019 All boats located at our warehouse in Portland, OR (unless noted otherwise)
West Coast Sailing Charter Information
West Coast Sailing typically offers charter boats for key Columbia Gorge Racing Association events each summer. All available charter opportunities will be posted on this web page.