Dinghy sailing is said to be a fantastic rewarding watersport when you have the right gear, mentally and physically. Using a small open boat and a sail, you can use the wind to move through the water for as long as you would like to. Dinghy sailing can be performed on inland waters such as lakes and reservoirs, or out in the open sea. There are also many opportunities to take up the sport, including if you are a complete beginner. It’s easy to learn, a skilled instructor could teach you the basics in an afternoon. Meaning dinghy sailing can be accessible to everyone!
When you go dinghy sailing, despite it’s great fun and ease, there’s a lot to think about. As well as your small open boat, it’s important to decide on the appropriate dinghy sailing clothing, whether that’s your base layers, wetsuits, dinghy sailing tops, trousers or jackets. Here’s our top 4 Dinghy Sailing Clothing favourites we would recommend.
Top 4 Dinghy Sailing Clothing Items:
Clothing Item 1: Pro Aquafleece Top – Unisex.
We would recommend this Pro Aquafleece Top in Unisex, due to the materials both utilising a soft material with the added security of a semi-dry construction. This makes it a suitable top layer for all conditions, providing superior warmth with winter/water protection. Keeping warm when learning how to dinghy sail will mean you can focus on the skills to keep your boat steady. If you would like to try dinghy sailing in the colder winter months, you’ll also have confidence you’ll keep dry. This also means this top could also be used for other water based sports, outside dinghy sailing.
Clothing Item 2: PolyPro Top.
The PolyPro top presents itself as a warm, thermal base layer with a soft fleece surface based on the inside. The item is made from Polypropylene (which is the material used for wetsuits), giving perfect warmth when out at sea, or a lake. This means this base layer can be multi-purpose, from dinghy sailing to other watersports such as stand up paddleboarding (SUP) or kayaking. Before you consider any over layers for your dinghy sailing adventure, a great thermal base underlayer is very useful!
Clothing Item 3: Thermaflex 1.5MM Legs.
These Thermaflex 1.5mm Legs are the perfect dinghy clothing sailing item for a summer’s day out on the water. The material is super thin and flexible, meaning for increased performance as you develop your dinghy sailing skills. These leggings also benefit from knee and shin pads to ensure your limbs are safe when out sailing. This which can increase your confidence physically and mentally as you develop your sailing skills.
Clothing Item 4: Rash Top Long Sleeve.
This Rash Top is perfect to ensure your dinghy sailing experience is as pleasant as possible. Providing comfort to every sailer, it can be worn on its own or underneath a wetsuit, providing the perfect comfort for all dinghy sailors.
A rewarding sport to take up, the fun of dinghy sailing can be easily achieved through quality dinghy sailing clothing. Once again, here’s our top 4 dinghy sailing clothing favourites we would recommend.