Well seems like there is a ton of interest, by women of course, in what to wear sailing. So starting in November, I will have a new weekly series on this very subject. Many of my lovely lady sailing friends have graciously agreed to be my models for the series, for which I am so grateful. They are all very experienced sailors and really very pretty women.
I will show outfits, shoes, safety equipment (that you wear), gloves and personal tools that you should have on while sailing. I will cover sailing clothing for different waters such as in-shore, off-shore, and coastal cruising. You actually need different types of safety equipment on your person for each of these varied waters.
Also, different times of year requires different kinds of clothing. I will discuss layering, and what you should have in your gear bag. In addition I will cover gear bags and what to pack for a sailing charter.
Women and men too, but mainly women tend to over-pack for vacations. We always like to have that just in case scenario covered. The thing is, with sailing, you really need to take very little to cover the what ifs even. I will get into that at a later post once the series is started.
The first charter I went on I packed a huge amount of stuff and wore only a fraction. You will find that islands in the Caribbean tend to be very casual. However, there are ports of call that are a little more, shall we say, fashion conscious. We’ll cover that as well. You will see you can still meet the needs of the fashion conscious ports with nearly the same clothing for a Caribbean cruise.
In the mean time, if there is a particular clothing scenario that you have a question about, please let me know in the comments section below so I can plan ahead to answer your concerns.
I am really looking forward to doing this series and my models are looking forward to showing you all the choices! It is possible to wear the appropriate clothing to keep you safe and warm or cool, and still having you look marvelous! You’ll see.
See you on the water,
Sail Away Girl