The Summer Olympics are upon us and in just over a week the greatest sailors in the world will be converging on Rio. They will be chasing gold in the ultimate global stage. The beauty of Rio de Janeiro is the backdrop for what is sure to be a breathtaking experience. Insane competition among the best mariners in the world, heart-stopping action and heartbreaking loss, punctuated by the exciting danger of the sea. Rio was once a destination for pirates, and the spirits of the sailors that once haunted the waters seem to be guiding every tac. Outfitted with sailing sunglasses and boat shoes, gone are the gold doubloons and cutlasses of the privateer.
The real goal is to bring the gold medal back to the native country and bask in the glow of being the best. The honor of representing the time honored traditions of sailing is bestowed on the greatest in the world, fighting to stay that way.
If you find yourself watching sailing during the olympics keep in mind, that the field of battle is as old as time. The equipment is as old as invention with designs of the future. It will undoubtedly make you yearn for the water, sliding through the waves. Ocean Racing is an organization that strives to provide the best sunglasses, apparel and accessories for sailors by sailors. We stand by our products and are in it for the mariners. Please take a moment to browse our selection of sailing specific sunglasses. Enjoy the Olympics and see you on the water.