Having complete faith in your equipment is vital in any racing environment. Competitive sailing is no exception. And that’s why having a pair of sunglasses that you know will remain firmly tethered to you despite being in a high-energy, high-impact and high-stakes racing situation.
When you’re pushing for position in a yacht race, there’s no way you’ll jeopardise your chances by stopping to retrieve some fallen sunglasses. Consider this. The closest finish in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race was in 1982 when Condor of Bermuda defeated Apollo. That’s not nearly enough time to retrieve some sunglasses overboard!
If you’re racing foils, wipeouts can happen in seconds and it’s for this reason that the Lip sunglasses team recommends the Typhoon model. The shock-absorbing TPU rubber surrounding the frame provides the best impact protection, so whether you’re wiping out on deck or being catapulted into the water, you can trust your Typhoons to perform.
You’ll also be pleased to know that the Grilamid TR90 unbreakable frame material used in both the Typhoon and Surge models has an in-built memory. This means that the frame will revert to its original shape even if a significant impact causes it to bend or twist. And with the added bonus of strong and shatterproof lenses, you’ll have the best defence against a potential eye injury in a high-speed impact or capsize situation.
So if you’re looking for the best sailing sunglasses for racing, look no further than our Typhoon or Surge models.
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