What to wear

Boating Activities – Personal Kit

All safety equipment will be provided, including buoyancy aid and helmet (where necessary).

In the interest of safety all participants are asked to conform to the following clothing instructions. Where clothing is considered unsuitable and may compromise safety, if alternative clothing cannot be found, staff members have the authority to prevent you from participating. Please ask if you are not sure or have any questions.

MATERIALS – LOOK ON THE LABEL

What to wear What NOT to wear
Polyester – Warm when wet 100% Cotton – HEAVY and COLD when wet
Polypropylene – Dries quickly so you warm up rapidly  
Acrylic – Warm when wet  
Nylon – Dries quickly so you warm up rapidly  
Neoprene (wetsuit) designed for water activities  
35% Cotton  (or less) – OK but not ideal, comfortable

WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHES TO LOOK FOR

What to wear What NOT to wear
Under-
wear
Swimsuit Cotton underwear
Base Layer Football shirt, polo shirt Cotton T-shirt / top
Mid Layer Fleece, tracksuit bottoms Hoody, sweatshirt, cotton jumper
Shell Lightweight rain jacket / trousers Padded coat, denim jacket
Footwear Old trainers, wet suit shoes Cotton socks, big or loose fit shoes

You will also need to bring:

A complete change of clothing including shoes (to wear after boating)

A bag to take your wet gear home in

Towel

Wash kit (showers are not always available)

Sun hat, sun cream

String to tie your glasses on

Packed lunch (when appropriate)

Drink (water)

Please write your name in everything you bring

Completed permission and health form as you cannot take part without them

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