Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
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Re: What to take to sailing school?
I always found I left the class feeling a bit dehydrated and hungry. You're too busy to think much about drinking water but you'll sweat out a load. Also the boats I sailed had no head so I tended to under-drink.
After a while I started leaving a cooler in the car with a drink and a snack for the drive home, or sometimes a flask of hot tea. This is a hiking trick of mine too, nothing like some hot tea and a chocolate bar waiting for you in the car.
Another idea is to bring a treat to share on the boat - cookies, candy, or whatever. Ginger cookies are great.
Finally I love my Seaspecs. Mostly I used the tinted ones but I have a polarised pair without tint which are great for overcast days. They keep the wind out of your eyes so they don't water or get sore.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay