Sailing Tips for First Timers and Crew
By Ginny Lloyd, edited by Pam Angel 2012
What to Bring
Food & Water
Things to Do Once At the Boat
The following tips are some of the things you should find out about BEFORE the boat leaves the dock. This takes a little time but will make the trip a better one for all.
Items the Captain should go over:
At the discretion of the captain:
Items You Can Purchase
This is a list of items that can make your sailing enjoyable and aid you. You can find these items at a marine supply store like Boat US or West Marine and even at a sports supply store. Women, can also check out www.shegear.com
These are used when handling lines so you do not damage your hands, prevent rope burn or worse. Look for gloves that are washable, have leather (that can handle salt water) palm and that fit. Each brand is different so it is very important to try them on, especially if you are getting the ones with the fingers cut off at the tip. You want these to fit where the tips of the fingers are exposed but not down to the second joint. Try pulling a piece of rope through your gloved hand while you are gripping it. Notice if rubbing occurs. Women's sizes are now available.
Glasses clip or grip sunglasses