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    Posted: 06 Jul 16 at 12:57pm
Hi All. Went for the ''open day'' at the local SC. Great day. Will be arranging some sailing lessons. Don't have much idea about protection/dinghy wear. Want something like a decent Spray top, (got some boots). What makes ?, what else should I be looking at buying??
Should I be looking at getting the most expensive, or cheapest? (I know you get what you pay for!!), Companies to use?
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For a spray top I don't think you can beat the Rooster Aquafleece.
https://www.roostersailing.com/pd/Classic-Aquafleece-Top---Unisex_105299.htm
They are lined so a lot warmer than a standard splash top.
Also consider a pile lined rash vest:
http://www.decathlon.co.uk/ss-uv-m-thermal-top-blue-id_8356761.html
Beg, borrow or buy some longjohns and that's all you really need.
I like my Gul code zero's:
https://www.wetsuitoutlet.co.uk/gul-code-zero-3mm-gbs-long-john-wetsuit-charcoal-cz4207-p-9942.html
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Any breathable spraytop will do the job, really. I find the aquafleece too warm in spring or summer. I like a long John wetsuit too, for ease of movement. I tend to go cheap, but you do get what you pay for, within reason. Rash vests are good, though I will often wear a cheap walking T shirt under instead in hot weather. Avoid cotton.
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Many thanks gentlemen. Something to go on now.
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longjohn and layer your top half depending on temperature 

I too use a gul code zero longjohn and its fantastic, wear it all year round without ever getting hot and use it when its snowing in the summer without getting cold 

Rooster also do longjohn, think the difference is negligible so maybe look at thickness/cost
Again Rooster aqua fleece is brilliant, In the summer i use just a rooster thermaflex top and in the winter wear both together. As for the comment saying you get too hot in the aqua fleece, as long as you have decent core layer you wont need the aqua fleece unless its seriously cold and wet 
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it depends where you are going to be sailing, I used to sail on ponds and lakes with jetty and so t shirt ns shorts were fine, I now sail off a beach, up north and my default clothing is dry suit, the middle ground would be longjohn and spray top as above, dont forget gloves -  half fingered Gill gloves are fine, unless you have cold hands routinely, in which case neoprene might be best - crewsaver phase2
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For summer gloves on the neo-tropical south coast I use Portwest A140 Thermal grip gloves
1.31/Pair
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/182036508822
Cut all or some of the finger tips off to suit your individuality, 1 pair/season.
Good for pulling brambles as well.
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Smashing Gents(?). Loads to go on. As someone else stated, not too many shops to buy your gear from, do most people buy on line? the only Gripe I have with that is its going to cost about 10 quid extra, (if you send something back) and even though I will be buying pretty soon, there not 'that' cheap!!
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Just thought I would mention that I will be doing coastal dinghy sailing.
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Which bit of coast? South Devon or North Hebrides would effect your clothing choice.
Many people make the annual pilgrimage to the Dinghy show in march and try stuff on there.
Unless you have a good shop nearby it is online only these days,
but
The likes of Rooster and Wetsuit Outlet offer free delivery and good returns policies.
I have returned wrong size items to both without issue but I did have to pay the return postage.
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