Friday, 17 September 2021

How To Dress When Sailing

What to wear for a sailing trip is why many of our clients ask us when they have a boat trip scheduled and lack experience in this regard. For the first sailing outing, you must not buy specialized sailing clothing. Put on casual clothing and put on non-slip or marking shoes, preferably closed. T-shirts and shorts are acceptable if the weather is warm and the time of year allows. Bring a rain jacket or windbreaker to protect yourself from dew and wind if the weather forecast advises it or whenever there are doubts.

If you are sailing in a smaller boat and you have a wetsuit, perfect, you can use it. Clothes and shoes can get wet, especially if we sail a dinghy. Indeed, if you sail in a club, you will have facilities where you can change, so take a change. If you need to change at the facilities, ask your local club for their facilities or the professional accompanying you.

Tie your long hair and not wear excessive jewelry that can become entangled while browsing. If you are on a large boat, you can bring a small bag. It is essential to have your hands free to get on and off the boat and to be able to navigate. It is best not to carry phones or other valuables on board as they can be damaged or even lost; these types of items are very sensitive to humidity or direct contact with water.

The owner or owner of the boat you are sailing must wear life jackets and personal flotation devices. In some boats, it is advisable to wear them all the time, and in larger boats, they are obliged to carry them on board but not on. Of course, in adverse weather conditions, it is always recommended to wear it safety first.

Tips For Your First Sailing

Make use of the bathroom facilities at the club or harbor before getting on the boat.

Safety is the most important thing: the skipper will provide you with a life jacket or indicate where they are located in case, they are necessary.

Make sure not to stand on ropes and do not put them around your hands.

Keep your hands and fingers-free of blocks and winches where the ropes or sails are; the fingers are especially a point of attention not damaged by the rigging on board.

Look for attachment points on the boat. One hand for you and one hand for the boat is the common saying.

Do not leave a mobile phone (or even a wallet) in your pocket, as they can be lost overboard, better to pick them up and store them somewhere on the protected boat.

Employers will give you a safety briefing before you leave, but don’t hesitate to ask for one if they forget.