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Gear Guide

Mandatory Equipment

Here is a list of the gear you will need to be comfortable and safe as we sail this season.

  • Type 3 personal flotation device (PFD) in good condition, that fits well.

  • Waterproof jacket

  • Waterproof pants

  • Waterproof sport watch with countdown timer

  • Short rubber dinghy boots or shoes with flexible rubber soles that can get wet (worn with warm hiking socks) 
  • Two masks, one lightweight buff-style you can use while sailing and one kept in a ziplock bag in your lifejacket pocket to keep it dry.

This gear needs to come to all regattas and practices.

Other Useful Gear

  • Fleece or wool hat

  • Sunscreen

  • Polypro inner layers

  • Sailing gloves (Atlas knit with rubber palms or Wondergrip all rubber with lining are cheap options)

  • Polarized Sunglasses

  • A waterproof watch is very helpful

More Info

There are many sailors who outgrow stuff in the four years with the team, and you may be able to hunt up some used gear. E-mail appeals to other BHS Sailing families have worked well in the past.  FoBIHSS does provide some support options please contact one of the Board Members for information.

 

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