Whether you’re a beginner or professional skipper, seasickness makes no distinction. Skipper Tanguy De Lamotte, who is taking part in the Vendée Globe, admitted to us that even he sometimes suffers from this illness. Your sailing ability, then, makes no difference whatsoever. Here are a few tips for making sure that your stomach doesn’t start churning.
Tips for choosing your Wellington boots
The SNSM (French equivalent of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution) recommends the following actions to prevent and, if necessary, to treat hypothermia at sea.
The Société Nationale de Sauvetage en Mer (SNSM or National Lifeboat Institution) is a French charity that exists to save people in distress at sea or near the coast, on a voluntary basis. Its principle resources come from contributions made by the general public and by private partners.
Sea and coastal rescue constitutes the main activity of the SNSM. However, the organisation is also involved in training new generations of rescuers as well as raising awareness among people of the risks related to the sea. For more information click here!
To make sure you are confident when you leave for a long sea crossing or a regatta in a sailing boat, we remind you, with the help of the SNSM, of the information that you should be aware of. Ready?
Choosing the best outfit for your child for WINDSURFING, sailing in optimists, dinghies or catamarans
It's great to feel the sun on your back, but of course you need to protect your eyes and skin from its harmful effects.
A good sunscreen should protect you from 100% of UV rays. What about choosing the right pair of sunglasses?
When sailing, the most important thing after safety is to be well equipped: you must be able to stay dry and protect yourself from the weather while being able to move freely.
The sun’s shining again… I bet you’re already organising your next sailing trip! But when you’re getting ready for your sea outing why not think about some new accessories?
Spotlight on the inflatable stand up paddle that can be an excellent alternative to your yacht. Compact, stable and easy to handle, the inflatable SUP should win you over very quickly.
A buoyancy lifejacket reduces the risk of drowning, but it doesn’t guarantee your life will be saved.
Summer sailing, the fresh sea breeze, the sun and the summer heat… Paradise, in other words! If everything seems to fall into place to have a great time out in the open sea make sure you don’t underestimate your sun protection on the boat.
Using good practices and equipment designed to filter the UVs, you need to plan ahead to make sure you don’t end up looking like a tomato or experience the infamous “heat exhaustion”!
THE DERMATOLOGIST'S ADVICE
Dr.Sylvie Truchet Casamayou.
Dermatology practitioner at the C.H.C.B.
THE PRODUCT MANAGERS' ADVICE:
Fréderic Cobb, Tribord boardsports product manager
Protection solaire: Avis du chef de produit glisse