During the sailing seasons, one of the biggest rules is to always be wearing your life jacket when your on the dock and sailing.
It is essential to have sailing boots. The dry suit has little plastic booties attached to it which rip and tear very easily. The boots not only prevent the booties from tearing, but they keep your feet warm and keep you from slipping.
A Drysuit is a form of foul weather gear. It is worn during the winter throughout our season, because the water is extremely cold. It keeps out all water.
Our coach Tom King would make us run before every practice. Also if we are just rigging on the dock, having comfortable shoes to wear is very nice.
Gloves are extremely helpful and useful during the sailing season. Not only do they keep your hands warm, they prevent rope burn and blisters.
Extra socks are something you must have. During the winter while its cold and the water is cold to, its really easy to get cold. During the season having extra socks is very helpful.
Thermal wear is worn underneath a dry suit. It is designed to keep you warm even with the cold water against the dry suit. It is very helpful during a storm or a cold day.
Even though for most of the season it was cold, it was very sunny. The sun hits the water and creates a massive glare, which makes it extremely hard to sail.