Re: Sailing Dry Shirt Material
Well, wicking and moisture repellant are sorta opposites, so I don't recall seeing any clothing that is both. The wicking stuff draws water away from the skin and allows it to evaporate quickly. I wear this stuff all summer long as casual wear, not just when I'm active. It's a life saver and I swear by it. I even discovered moisture-wicking boxer-briefs at the REI and it really does make a difference in terms of comfort. You can get polo shirts in that material and I might look into those for when we go ashore to dine.
I swim in the moisture-wicking shirts and they do dry very quickly. They will cling to you while wet, but that's not usually for very long. I don't find rash guards to be as comfortable.
I think one of the first big brands to come out with this stuff is Under Armour, though everyone makes it nowadays. LL Bean and Lands End have it at a reasonable price, though it's not really any cheaper than Under Armour. There's always the REI. They usually have a good variety of wicking shirts with UV protection and even bug-mesh sleeves.
Having said all of this, let us know if you find something that works better for you. I'd be interested in checking it out.