Oppie Cadet Group – What to Wear

Here is a list of suitable sailing clothing for your child to wear for their Oppie Cadet Training.

The weather in the UK can be very variable, so there is no ‘one’ kit for all weathers so, what we have listed here should cover you for most eventualities:

Sailing Kit List

  • Wetsuit – Full Wetsuit with Full Arms & Legs – 3 or 4mm, not 5mm which will be too thick
  • Long Sleeve Rash Guard UV50+ To be worn under wetsuit and in very hot weather can be worn as a top on its own
  • Spray Top to wear over wetsuit in cold conditions to keep wind chill off
  • Buoyancy Aid
  • Wetsuit Boots
  • Gloves – wetsuit gloves for cold weather.
  • Whistle

They should also bring:

  • A towel
  • Regular Clothing to change back into
  • Cap or visor
  • Sun Tan Lotion
  • Water in Water Bottle to drink whilst afloat

CoastWaterSports in Axminster have this sailing kit in stock, there is 10% off RRP for club members and members of the Oppie Cadets. You can pop in and try stuff on and see what suits. A package deal is being prepared of the essential items to make life easier. Please contact Dave Stubbs for further info