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What to Wear Guide

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Cool Weather Gear

Warm Weather Gear Spray Top -

A good spray top will be the workhorse of a scholastic sailor’s gear. Spray tops block wind and water; and they do a

Wetsuit - A wetsuit is made of neoprene that allows you to

Bibs -

trousers or bibs combat wet conditions and keep your legs and torso dry. Depending on the temperature, you can wear a thin base layer or shorts underneath the trousers. Ankles should

* Many teams/districts have rules requiring the use of a drysuit or wetsuit depending on the temperature of the water or air. Check with your coach.

Whether your crew or skipper, a pair of lightweight gloves are a key piece to avoid nasty rope burns while racing.

Life Jacket -

100% required for all scholastic sailing. Be sure that you select a US Coast Guard approved PFD as bouyancy aids are not legal.

Hiking Boots -

A pair of neoprene or rubber hiking boots help to take the sting out of hiking for long periods of time.

Drysuit - Having a drysuit is a MUST for cold weather sailing.

A drysuit is a waterproof shell with seals for the neck and wrists. High comfort and manuverability. * Many teams/districts have rules requiring the use of a drysuit or wetsuit depending on the temperature of the water or air. Check with your coach.

Gloves - A pair of heavier neoprene gloves or waterproof gloves is a necessity when sailing in cold weather. Your

Gloves - A pair of heavier neoprene gloves or waterproof gloves is a necessity when sailing in cold weather. Your

critical that you keep them warm and functioning to

critical that you keep them warm and functioning to

tighten around a pair of boots.

Gloves -

Cold Weather Gear

to quickly heat the water trapped in the suit (using your body temperature) to create a protective layer of warmth.

sleeve shirt and a dtrysuit or wetsuit.

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Life Jacket Hiking Boots -

100% required for all scholastic sailing. Be sure that you select a US Coast Guard approved PFD as bouyancy aids are not legal. A pair of neoprene boots not only help to take the sting out of hiking for long periods of time, but they do a tremendous job of keeping your feet warm on cold days as well. Try and stay away from rubber (non-neoprene) boots in really cold weather, as they don’t help keep your feet warm. If wearing a wetsuit, consider using a pair of neoprene socks to help keep your feet warm.

Life Jacket Hiking Boots -

100% required for all high school sailing. Be sure that you select a US Coast Guard approved PFD as bouyancy aids are not legal. A pair of neoprene boots not only help to take the sting out of hiking for long periods of time, but they do a tremendous job of keeping your feet warm on cold days as well. Try and stay away from rubber (non-neoprene) boots in really cold weather, as they don’t help keep your feet warm. If wearing a dry suit, wear wool socks (non-itching Merino wool) to keep your feet warm and dry inside the waterproof drysocks.

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