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About Us

Who are the people behind Whitecaps Marine Outfitters? We’re sailors.

When we’re not at our computers making sure you have access to top quality foul weather gear and sailing apparel, you’ll most likely find us on San Francisco Bay racing in the Melges 20, Melges 14, Melges 32, J/111, or Farr 40 fleets just to name a few. Like our customers, we enjoy all flavors of sailing—intense one-design racing, coastal cruising, family sailing, single-handed sailing, ocean races, and our local Wednesday night beer can. We just want to be on the water.

Off the water, we’re committed to bringing you the best online shopping experience, from browsing to advice to order fulfillment. We take pride in the personal attention we give every order. While we always like to say, “sailing first,” at Whitecaps Marine, our customers truly come first.

We know that when you’re out on the water, staying warm and dry is the most important thing to you. That’s why we are committed to bringing you the best products from the most respected manufacturers — Zhik, Henri Lloyd, Helly Hansen, Gill, Ronstan, Dubarry, and Spinlock to name a few. We carry everything you need for dinghy sailing, offshore and inshore racing, weekend and coastal cruising, junior sailing, team gear, event merchandise, and specially designed gear for women sailors.

We also use a lot of the gear we sell. Check out our blog for purchasing advice, product insight, and tips for sailing and boat maintenance.

When you see us on the water, make sure to say hi. Have stories or photos to share? We’d love to hear them! Use #sailingfirst on Instagram or email sailing@whitecapsmarine.com,

Call +1-888-994-4832 or email us at info@whitecapsmarine.com if you have any questions about your order. We’ll be more than happy to help!