Clothing & Footwear

Comfort and safety are important. Students are strongly recommended to dress appropriately for outdoor activities on the water. No matter how warm the day or evening it is always a little cooler on the water.

Sun and wind burn are also not to be underestimated. The sun reflects both off the water and also off the sails. Even on dull overcast days sun burn can occur.

The table below will act as a starting point and a reminder. Call us for advice before you buy anything.

A frequently asked question is "What do we do if it's raining?"
Here's my usual answer.
If it's raining vertically there's no wind so we will spend time in the classroom.
If the rain is falling at an angle there's wind and we will be sailing; come prepared.
If the rain is anywhere near horizontal and you make it to the club we will spend time in the classroom.

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Comments

Non-slip footwear

Shoes NOT open toed sandals or flip flops for safety reasons. Running shoes with non marking soles are usually ok.

Warm Sweater

It can be cool on the water, especially in the evening.

PFD

Canadian approved Inflatable type Provided. If you have your own by all means bring it.

Sun hat

Retainer strap required

Sunglasses

Retainer strap required

Sun block

Water proof

Wet weather gear

Water and wind proof jacket and trousers.

Gloves

Cycling gloves are ok and much cheaper than sailing gloves