Gear Requirements:

Paper Gear: Bring your signed forms and waivers on the first day of class! We can't let anyone sail without them.

  • Dress for the weather! This means wool or fleece in lots of layers, even on sunny days.
  • Always wear long-sleeve shirts and full-length pants, even when it's 75 degrees out.
  • We'll provide you with a drysuit. It'll keep seawater out, so with layers your kid will stay warm, but they'll still get damp from perspiration, and the suits don't protect their feet.
  • Wear shoes that can get wet every day. Thick wool socks with old tennies are popular, as are neoprene booties - no sandals. INSULATE YOUR FEET! And send another, dry pair of shoes and socks for the end of the day.
  • Hats that won't get blown away are a must on most days, and some people like sailing or diving gloves.
  • Bring a lifejacket. We have a fewloaners, but one that was bought to fit you is better. Don't bring a self-inflating lifejackets, since you'll be going in the water every day.
  • Avoid jewelry, it can get caught on things and rip your drysuit, or you. Best to leave it at home.
  • UV protection on sunny days is a must. Cheap sun glasses, too.
  • Snacks for the end of the day are nice. Students taking all-day courses should bring a good lunch.
  • Please leave valuables at home. The Yacht Club is locked when we're not there, but it's best not to tempt fate.
  • Please make sure all gear goes home at the end of the week. We don't maintain a lost-and found, because it would just be a box of mold.