Read answers to some of our more commonly asked questions.
If you have anything specific you want to talk to us about then please CONTACT US.
- Cold weather?
In cold weather it is much warmer to wear multiple thin layers than one thick layer. So pack fleece tops, thermal long sleeved or short sleeved t-shirts, vests, comfortable quick drying trousers or tracksuit bottoms (not denim as that takes too long to dry). Gloves, hat, scarf and plenty of thick socks.
- Hot weather?
Shorts and t-shirts, again quick drying fabrics are best. Plus sun hats, plenty of suncream, sunglasses and insect repellant for nights on board if there are midges about! It can get chilly on the water in the evenings still, so bring something warm as well.
Ideally you will want to be wearing deck shoes or sailing boots, as these are designed to be non-slip on yachts and waterproof, therefore are the safest and driest option. White-soled non marking trainers are acceptable too.
You will need a waterproof jacket, and depending on time of the year, you may want to bring full wet weather gear. Up to you, but remember the drier you are the better. (They are available to hire from us)
You will need to bring a warm sleeping bag. Pillows and pillowcases are provided.
If you cancel at any other time a cancellation fee equivalent to 75% of the course costs will apply.
We will endeavour to find a replacement student and if successful the cancellation fee will be reduced to reflect this.
Here is a short list of useful things to bring with you
- Warm clothing (multiple layers are better)
- Soft soled non marking shoes (ideally deck shoes)
- Wet weather gear (available for hire)
- Sea boots
- Sleeping bag (available to purchase)
- Lip balm
- Cap or hat
- Sun tan cream
- Soft bag rather than suit case for storing your kit
- Sea sickness remedy
Please note that we have a limited number of children’s lifejackets and buoyancy aids available, please contact us in advance if you require a child’s lifejacket.