7 Essential Sailing Items (Infographic)

7 Essential Sailing Items (Infographic)

  1. Harness
    A great harness is essential for staying safe on the water. It is important to check your harness regularly. A good quality harness feels like your not even wearing one.
  2. Good Clothing
    Wet weather clothes that are warm, durable and waterproof. Being wet and cold while on the water is a very miserable experience and you run the risk of getting sick if you don't wear the right gear.
  3. Compass
    Don't even think about getting on the water without a compass! The ocean and weather can change very quickly out at sea and it's essential to know where you and your boat are at all times.
  4. Watch
    Don't even think about getting on the water without a compass! The ocean and weather can change very quickly out at sea and it's essential to know where you and your boat are at all times.
  5. Personal Flotation Device (PFD)
    We know this is very obvious but some people tend to forget to check their life jackets. When the ocean gets rough, you need to make sure that your
    PFD is 100% ready - just in case something happens.
  6. Knife
    Your knife should be able to quickly cut through at least half an inch of synthetic line. If your sailing line gets caught or tangled - it's important to be able to cut through it immediately.
  7. EPIRB
    An EPIRB should only be activated in situations where human life is in a grave and imminent danger, and only after all other means of indicating
    distress, such as flares and radio, have been attempted.