Recommended Rowing Gear
All clothing should be well fitted. Please avoid loose fitting clothes that may get caught in wheels/slides. UV protective clothing may be a great option.
- Shorts/Cycle Pants
- Light weight shirt long and/or short sleeve
All clothing should be well fitted. Please avoid loose fitting clothes that may get caught in wheels/slides. What you are going for is thermal retention without the bulk. Wool or silk base layers are ideal. Popular brands include Ice-breaker, Smartwool, and REI. Avoid cotton. Richard will not allow rowers on the water without a warm long sleeve shirt and warm long pants.
- Warm long sleeve shirt
- Warm long pants
- Socks (long woolen ones work well as your feet will get very cold and wet)
- Winter hat
- One high-vis item (hat,shirt…)
- Waterproof socks (Sealskinz are very nice, but not required, available at Island Lumber or online.)
Warm Weather Racing
- Everything you normally row in
- BBRC unisuit is mandatory at regattas – if you are new and don’t have one yet – let us know and we can find an alternative solution
- Burton Beach cap (a white one if it the temperature is very hot)
- Sunscreen (sunscreen residue on your hands can make the oar slippery. Make sure to wash your hands with soap or ask a parent/other to apply sunscreen for you)
Cold Weather Racing
- NO COTTON
- Everything you normally row in.
- Burton Beach unisuit is mandatory at regattas – – if you are new and don’t have one yet – let us know and we can find an alternative solution
- Jacket/Raincoat for on the water
- Burton Beach winter hat
- Additional warm layer
- Coxswains will need a wetsuit.
- Hand warmers and gloves for between races
- Warm parka or coat for between races
Your rower should have a complete spare set of season appropriate clothes and a towel at every practice and every regatta. Your rower will more than likely fall into the water at some time. They will need to get dry and warm as quickly as possible.
Dress in layers, base layers may be worn under your uni at regattas. In extreme weather you may wear layers over your uni. It can be difficult to find a place to change after regattas, having a short layer underneath lets you easily get out of wet clothes and into your spare set.
Official BBRC unis, jackets, hats etc. are available through the gear store. Amy Rutherford firstname.lastname@example.org is the BBRC Team Gear Coordinator.