In most cases there’s no need to go off and buy a single thing. You will have most of the items already at home. One item you may not have and is highly recommended is a wetsuit. There is a few different styles but the ideal one is called a ‘spring suit’. It has short arms and short legs. These can be found at surf shops and even at Kmart! The price for these range from $15 – $60.
Over the wetsuit, a long sleeved lycra top will keep the sun off. If it gets a little cooler a lightweight rain jacket will keep the wind chill factor low.
Every time your children launch their boats they will be wading in the shallows. For this we insist that they wear firm fitting shoes. If you don’t have a pair of wetsuit booties an old pair of sneakers will do the job just fine.
SYCBA will provide a well fitted lifejacket which is worn at all times whilst on and around the water.
Remember to pack a towel and a change of clothes. There are showers and change rooms on site.
Your Tackers Checklist!
Don’t forget, every time you go sailing with Tackers, to bring the following:
- Clothes & shoes – wear ones you don’t mind getting wet and will keep you warm on cold days
- A change of clothes & shoes
- Drink bottle, lunch & snacks
- Hat – to keep you warm and/or a hat to keep the sun off
- …and loads of energy!