HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR DINGHY SAILING CLOTHING? 

Good sailing clothing is essential to ensure your safety and comfort so you can enjoy sailing in a dinghy or catamaran. Check out our tips to help you choose your gear based on a number of different factors and the seasons!

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The choice of your dinghy/catamaran clothing will largely depend on the season and the temperatures felt.

IN WINTER

In winter or when the temperatures felt are very cold opt for:

- A fleece thermal top as the first layer, if you tend to feel the cold;

- A neoprene suit, well adjusted to your height, will enable you to keep warm without restricting your movement during your whole sailing session;

- A smock is an effective arm against chilly winds.

IN SUMMER

Even if it’s hot, you always need to wear a neoprene suit. You’re more likely to get wet in a catamaran or a dinghy which, added to the effect of the wind increases the chilly feeling.

The suit should prove sufficient to make you feel comfortable. However, it might be a good idea to take a smock with you on the boat in case the cold becomes a real problem

A FEW MORE TIPS

In order to protect your hands choose the right gloves for your type of sailing.

There are three types of gloves:

- in hot weather, choose fingerless gloves to protect your hands,

- in cold weather, deckhand gloves are recommended as they help grip ropes more easily,

- in very cold weather, opt for neoprene gloves as they will provide you with better thermal comfort.

Cécile

Watersports Specialist 

To ensure your feet remain comfortable, consider investing in boots designed for sailing. They have reinforced insteps to limit the wear of the straps, and also have non-slip soles

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