What to take to sailing school? - Page 2 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > Skills and Seamanship > Learning to Sail
 Not a Member? 


Like Tree5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #11  
Old 03-05-2012
jameswilson29's Avatar
Senior Smart Aleck
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 2,152
Thanks: 34
Thanked 70 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 6
jameswilson29 is on a distinguished road
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Popeye lunch box (he was a sailor after all).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #12  
Old 03-05-2012
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,818
Thanks: 206
Thanked 50 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Just in case bring one set of warm weather shorts and short sleave shirt.

No matter what they say the weather will be, it can be the opposite.
Might me the hottest it has been in 100 years.

Just happened to us.
We were told it was going to be cold and all we wore were shorts.
Unusually hot everyone said.
We had to make do with one third of what we brought.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #13  
Old 03-06-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
rickvw is on a distinguished road
Re: What to take to sailing school?

What an amazing array of responses! The Popeye lunch box is definitely on my list. It will be a guitar and a harmonica (guitar on the hard only). I have experienced swings of temperature in northern Minnesota fishing trips with my Dad so I will plan for both. I am attending this school with two great friends. We can support each other in our learning and processing of the experience each day. I am currently doing as much book work as I can. The school from northern Michigan has sent my study guides and textbooks so it is my hope that I will have as much of the terminology down before I leave in June. We will have three days in between the 101-103 course and the 104 course. The sailing school is giving us access to a boat during those days to practice what we learned in those two first classes. It is my intent to keep a journal on the whole process (I am an English teacher of course) and am willing to share if anyone is interested.
jameswilson29 and ppiccolo1 like this.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #14  
Old 03-06-2012
davidpm's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Madison
Posts: 3,818
Thanks: 206
Thanked 50 Times in 42 Posts
Rep Power: 8
davidpm is on a distinguished road
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rickvw View Post
It is my intent to keep a journal on the whole process (I am an English teacher of course) and am willing to share if anyone is interested.
That would be fun to read, please do.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #15  
Old 03-06-2012
smurphny's Avatar
Over Hill Sailing Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
Posts: 2,924
Thanks: 67
Thanked 67 Times in 65 Posts
Rep Power: 6
smurphny is on a distinguished road
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Fleece stuff is always good. As in mountaineering, remember "cotton kills." A good wool ski hat that won't blow off and will cover your ears may come in handy. +1 on the dry socks, boots, and a balaclava. Don't worry about expensive Goretex type clothes. Good quality Helly Hansen commercial rain jacket/pants are a good investment and will last you for years. )Get green so you don't look like a yachtie)
__________________
Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #16  
Old 03-06-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posts: 1,176
Thanks: 27
Thanked 32 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 9
ccriders is on a distinguished road
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Wool socks. I know, I know. But what you think is not true. Wool can get wet and still keep you warm. They won't rub a blister when they get wet, and they will dry out with body heat. Smartwool is a very good brand, I even wear them here in South Texas in the summertime.
Also wool or silk thermal underwear as a base layer. Then all the rest can be anything you want. It seems plastic clothes are cold when it is cold and hot when it is hot. Wool and silk not so.
Sounds like a fun program. Are the Great Lakes programs more affordable that the Florida/Caribbean programs?
John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #17  
Old 03-06-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Iowa
Posts: 14
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
rickvw is on a distinguished road
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Wool is a great idea! I will check into that. I don't know about how the price compares. It is expensive but to get three certifications and some practice time and a cool cruise is very sweet. You can easily figure out where I am going. There aren't too many schools in Northern Michigan on Lake Michigan.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #18  
Old 03-07-2012
hellosailor's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,896
Thanks: 2
Thanked 103 Times in 100 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Rick, there are nice lightweight wool socks. The Tilley (hat) company maeks some and they're expensive--but they may delight your feet for ten years.

Headgear, baseball cap AND retainer strap, sunglasses AND retainer strap...unless they stay on real real well. A wool watch cap with a small sun visor in it is called a "jeep cap" like what Radar always wore on MASH. Makes a good compromise when it is still chilly out but when you're looking aloft to see sail shape, the visor helps.

If you have to spend two weeks in foulies...the first layer, the underwear, really count. (Socks too.) Wool and silk keep you dry and warm. (Thin light silk from China has become really cheap, too.) So do the "wicking" plastics but cotton can be worse than useless. And that applies to your pants as well, blue jeans stay wet forever and chill you. Nylon or poly blend pants will at least dry in a short time.

And sailing gloves. Whatever fits well. You can also get knit kevlar gloves (always in a dull yellow color) at most hardware stores, designed for handling rough materials. Kevlar lasts forever and totally prevents rope burns, doesn't come apart the way sailing gloves often do. And the knit helps with fit.

Sunblock and chapstick can be very handy too.

Any camping store should be able to help you out with clothes that help keep you warm and drier, and for most sailors, a dry sailor is a happy sailor.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #19  
Old 03-07-2012
jackdale's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 8,966
Thanks: 27
Thanked 54 Times in 51 Posts
Rep Power: 7
jackdale will become famous soon enough
Re: What to take to sailing school?

Is this a liveaboard course?
__________________
__________________
ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore Instructor Evaluator
Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor
IYT Yachtmaster Coastal Instructor
ASA 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214
As I sail, I praise God, and care not. (Luke Foxe)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #20  
Old 03-12-2012
Aussie escapade's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Australia
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Aussie escapade is on a distinguished road
Re: What to take to sailing school?

This may sound strange but chapstick!! My lips got so wind burnt when i went sailing (it was in summer in Australia - but still)
Also take a water bottle. It's amazing how strenuous it can be at times.
__________________
Best Wishes


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bay Area Sailing School, Tradewinds Sailing School and Club Expands Fleet for America NewsReader News Feeds 0 11-09-2011 08:50 AM
Bay Area Sailing School, Tradewinds Sailing School and Club Expands Fleet for America NewsReader News Feeds 0 11-08-2011 08:40 AM
Fair Wind Sailing School Launches First ASA Sailing School on Lake Erie (PR Web) NewsReader News Feeds 0 08-01-2006 05:15 AM
Fair Wind Sailing School Launches ASA Sailing School on the Chesapeake Bay (PR Web) NewsReader News Feeds 0 07-15-2006 04:17 AM
Fair Wind Sailing School Launches ASA Sailing School in Panama City, Florida (PR Web) NewsReader News Feeds 0 07-15-2006 04:17 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:54 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.