Bring clothes and gear for both warm and cool conditions. Weather and wind can change during a lesson. Multiple layers give you many options. For example, wear shorts and a short-sleeve-shirt, bring a warmer long sleeve shirt and pants, and a waterproof wind-breaker.
The best fabrics are synthetics that dry quickly. The most common are polypropylene and capilene. Wool sweaters are good for the same reasons. Avoid cotton when possible.
Wear comfortable, boat appropriate, foot-wear that you don’t mind getting wet. For example, canvas sneakers, Aqua-sox, or similar footwear.
A hat for the sun or a warm hat if it’s cold.
Sunglasses and sunscreen.
For full day programs, please pack a lunch or hearty snacks. Sailing burns energy!
Although The Apprenticeshop has life-jackets (PFDs), we strongly recommend you bring your own comfortable and proper fitting life jacket. Tie a whistle to the life-jacket. You can check with your instructor for additional life-jacket details.