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What type of clothing to buy
Just started sailing. I am 54 years old. I have passed my RYA Level 2 dinghy sailing course which covers the usual basics. As yet I have not purchased my own boat. I thought I would get some experience under my belt first.
I am planning to join a particular sailing club which lets members use club dinghies under guidance. It is also likely that I could be invited to act as crew for other members who have larger yachts. The club is based at the mouth of a river which opens into a tidal estuary and dinghies are always taken out of the water after use. This usually involves someone getting into the water.
I need to buy some gear but the question is what ? Should I go straight for a wet suit? On my course we we provided with jackets, salopettes ? This was fine until the capsize drill. I live in Scotland so temperature is not usually that warm. Any thoughts ?