Best clothes for sailing

If you are planning on going on a sailing trip – even a short one – you need to wear the right type of clothes. Wearing heavy coats and trousers can weigh you down and restrict your movements, so the best way is to find good quality lightweight items.

Consider sports clothes

Sports clothes are designed to give you flexibility in movement and will not weigh you down. Consider wearing long sleeve workout tops. These will help to protect your skin from the sun and wind, can be easily worn over thermal underwear (it gets very cold at sea!) and they are comfortable. Match this with sports leggings and you will be warm and able to move around the boat easily. This is an essential factor if you are doing the actual sailing yourself and are not just along for the nice views.

You should also remember to take along gloves, although avoid thick woolly gloves. A hat will help to protect your head from the sun and help to keep you warm and sturdy shoes are also essential. Finally, you should make sure that you have a lightweight waterproof jacket. It is almost guaranteed that you will get wet so protect yourself as much as you can.