Here’s some of the standard FAQs about what to bring/wear:
Q: Can I bring my cell phone with me when I go sailing?
A: No, because your cell phone gets very very nervous at the thought
of getting wet – especially with salt water. It’s best to leave your
cell phone and other electronics in your car or in the clubhouse (but,
be kind and make sure your phone is on silent mode if you leave it in
Q: What should I wear?
A: Wear clothes that can get wet – so wear synthetic gym clothes and
try not to wear cotton. Some dinghy sailors like to wear wetsuits
(put the wetsuit on over a swimsuit). Other sailors like to put on
foul weather gear (it’s kinda like rain gear) over their clothing.
Cal Sailing has wetsuits and foul weather gear for you to wear.
Q: What about a life jacket?
A: Cal Sailing provides Personal Floatation Devices (PFDs) for you to
wear. In fact, you are required to wear a PFD before boarding any
Q: I wear glasses. What should I do?
A: When you’re sailing, it can get windy and you can be splashed with
water. Sometimes, your glasses can get knocked off your face. If you
have to wear prescription glasses, please get glasses lanyard to keep
the glasses safely on your face. Please note: cheap sunglasses never
fall off your face.