Ok so finally gave those gloves a go. To be honest they were not bad. They definitely made sailing with blisters more comfortable. They did increase forearm burn a bit. The leather palms are not as grippy as my own skin and so i had to grip a bit harder at times. I was able to manage this quite well by making sure that i relaxed my hands when back in the harness lines. Other than this i was not bothered by the feel of the glove.
I wont be wearing gloves when i sail but it is good to know that if i waste my hands i can chuck them on for a little protection.