A rule has been passed by the NZOBA that helmets are to become mandatory for sailors competing in association supported events and will be phased in over the remainder of this year. Helmet rules have been implemented in a number of areas outside New Zealand with much success. The NZOBA is currently exploring options with manufacturers to supply reasonably priced helmets to our members at a discounted rate. The target is full helmet wearing by all, beginning in 2018.

The NZOBA endorses helmet products linked below as we believe that they represent a range of quality and affordability, Please contact the distributors directly for questions regarding details of their products, safety standard certification, sizing, etc.

Each of these suppliers has been kind enough to offer discounted rates on these products to NZOBA families. Please contact them directly to make orders and receive NZOBA discounts.

Helmet Purchase Options


NZ Sailcraft water helmet is a certified water sports helmet designed specifically for water use
  • High-impact ABS Shell
  • Moulded Eva liner
  • ITW quick release buckle
  • 11 Vent Design
  • Ear protector

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Many kids are nowadays are used to wearing helmets to protect their head from Shocks and the sun.
This particularly makes sense in Sailing where sailing clubs are facing head injuries due to boom shocks.
No doubt that Kids will show the example and love to wear the cool looking Wipper Jr helmet for their sailing days!
As Kids are often coming to Sailing Club by Bicycle, our Wipper can also conform to cycling CE norm.

– High visibility durable ABS shell
– High absorption EPS liner outperforming the Water helmet norm
– Dial Fit system offering a wide sizing run from 52 to 56cm

– Size 52-56cm child/youth size
– 1385 CE approved for water sports

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The  Gul range of ‘Evo’ helmets ensure quality and performance being constructed to exacting EN 1385 standards to ensure you get the very best in protection.  Helmets are a necessary addition to your collection of watersports safety gear and with the Gul Evo range you get a lightweight, highly durable piece of headwear that you are able to individually tailor the fit to suit you within the size chosen. ABS high impact shell, fully vented at top and sides for extra comfort, the inner soft and supporting high-density EVA foam impact-absorption liner has a Acculock turn wheel center adjustable fitting system so that you get the best fit for you – essential for any piece of safety equipment. The quick release chin strap and webbing is also fully adjustable for the individual fit.


    • ABS protection
    • EVA impact protection
    • Acculock
    • Ear Protection
    • EN approved
  • CE approved: CE EN 1385

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