You should always double what you take on a sailing trip for headgear. Why? You will be using your hat a lot. Your head needs protection from the rain, the cold and the sun. Expect to lose at least one hat, maybe two, over the side of the boat you’re on…
- Sailing lines can cause major rope burn and blisters, especially when the line runs out fast between your hands.
- Pack thick and heavy socks to wear along with your sea boots as they will protect your heels to ward off blisters.
- Pack foul weather jackets and bib-pants. Match the jacket and pants to the type of sailing your going to be doing.