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Sailing Clothing

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Category: General
Forum Name: Beginner questions
Forum Discription: Advice for those who are new to sailing
Printed Date: 25 Jan 22 at 1:21pm
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Topic: Sailing Clothing
Posted By: monkeyspurs
Subject: Sailing Clothing
Date Posted: 24 Mar 11 at 3:57pm
I'm going sailing for the first time on a reservoir by my house.
What kind of clothing do I need?
How wet am I realistically gonna get?

Posted By: alstorer
Date Posted: 24 Mar 11 at 4:22pm
Speak to who ever is taking you sailing- how wet it is depends on:
What sort of boat it is
how windy it is
how hard the boat is pushed.
For most dinghy sailing you'll need a wetsuit minimum at this time of year- often this is required by club rules at reservoirs. The person taking you sailing or the club may have spares you can borrow.


Posted By: Mister Nick
Date Posted: 26 Mar 11 at 2:57pm
I really depends on what you're going to be sailing and how windy it will be. Post back with that information and I can give you some more advice :)

I think when I first started sailing I picked up a cheap wetsuit (Asda had a weird deal thing where they were selling them for 10 pounds) and wetsuit boots and wore a standard raincoat thing over the top and I was fine. People in my scout group who don't sail tend to wear trackies, and lots of thing layers and that seems to work fine.

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