Preparation is the Key to Success
What to Wear?
Skiff sailors need to be agile, explosive, and flexible. Equipment needs to be light weight and offer a balance of cover and maneuverability. Leave your board shorts on the beach, we’re talking about tight pants and shorts, and form fitting tops.
Warm Water Venues: Zhik shorts, lycra top, split toe boots, Atlas Gloves (finger’s snipped), Zhik T2 harness (crew), PFD, sunglasses, watch.
Cold Water Venue: Zhik Super Warm Skiff Suit & Zskin Top.
In Your LifeJacket Pocket
Energy bar, Electrical Tape, spare stern plug, knife, whistle, 2 ft of 5m dyneema, Sunscreen stick.
What to Bring? On Your 29er
Refillable Water Bottle, Energy Bars, Ronstan Quik Start Watch (on boom), Raymarine TackTick T060 or Velocitek Prism Compass (on mast).
On the Coach Boat
Water, Electrolytes, Energy Bars, Spare Lines (Jib/Spinnaker/Mainsheet), Spare Spinnaker Blocks, Tiller extension, Bungee.
Onshore Tool Box
Pins, Rings, Stern Plug, E-Tape, Sail Tape, Tension Gauge, Pliers, Drivers, Lighter, Scissors, Trapeze Bolts, Shackles, Universal, Stopper Balls, Dyneema, Splicing Kit, Whipping Twine, Spool of Line, Fiberglass Repair Kit.