Kit List

Please ensure you have appropriate outdoor clothing to comfortably spend the day on the water.

Please pack your gear in a soft bag without wheels that can be stowed easily on the boat.

Our recommended kit list is below:

Essential Kit

Item Day Sailing Overnight Sailing
Waterproof jacket & trousers

A limited amount of foul weather gear can be hired at a cost of £12 per day.

Yes Yes
Warm and quick drying clothing which can be layered – fleece, thermal base layers Yes Yes
Sailing boots or deck shoes/trainers – ensure they have non-marking soles Yes Yes
Sun hat, beanie, scarf or buff as appropriate Yes Yes
Sailing gloves Yes Yes
Sunglasses and retainer Yes Yes
Suncream and lip salve Yes Yes
Towels – wash towel and tea towel Yes Yes
Wash kit Yes
Bedding – sleeping bag and small pillow Yes
Head torch with a red-light option Yes
Sailing knife and/or multitool Yes Yes
Water bottle Yes Yes

Other kit you may need

  • Passport and euros for cross channel passages
  • Note pad, pencils and any navigation books you might need
  • Phone Charger
  • Ear Plugs
  • Personal medicine or sea sickness pills, for example Stugeron


When racing we need to minimise weight. Only bring the kit required for the specific race, be it day or overnight. For day races simply wear the kit. For overnight a spare layer, toothbrush and minimal personal items in a lightweight drybag is sufficient.