Don’t Miss the Boat

September 15, 2009 at 11:34 am Leave a comment

This week (from Thursday, Sept. 17 through the 20th) the annual extravaganza that is the Newport Boat ShowBannister’s WharfBowen’s Wharf, the Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina and the Newport Yachting Center, all of which are accessible by land or by free water taxis service.  In addition to the array of sail and power boats, the largest in-water show in the Northeast features a ton of exhibitors and handful of seminars helpful to boat owners and those looking for the right vessel to suit their lifestyle. comes to town taking over the a host of waterfront facilities including Oldport Marine, parts of and

With boats on the brain, today’s Stylephile takes a look at Newport’s

Anchor Totes by Re-Sails

Anchor Totes by Re-Sails

own Re-Sails, a shop you’ll find on lower Thames Street featuring their own line of bags, apparel and accessories fashioned from old, retired or recycled sails (there’s a second location in Annapolis, Maryland). With signature sail features, including zig zag stitching and sail numbers, this veritable “green” outfitter keeps fashion and function on the forefront. Jackets, vests and bags are waterproof, made with resin-coated Dacron sailcloth (or laminated Kevlar/Mylar) and urethane-coated nylon, which has an added benefit; the nylon contains UV sunscreen which keeps the fabric from fading or degrading in the sun. As sails are the lifeblood of ocean-crossing racers, its durability inspires the company’s lifetime guarantee (save for normal wear and tear). Learn more at:

Re-Sails, 400 Thames Street, Newport, (401) 849-8622

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