SEA Games: 5 essentials you will need for a sailing regatta

SEA Games: 5 essentials you will need for a sailing regatta

Ever wondered how do sailors in the 28th Southeast Asian Games survive for extended hours racing out at sea? Here, we reveal to you some of the most essential items for a hassle-free sailing experience.

Sunblock lotion

Sunblock lotion is at the top of the list for many reasons. It is a definite must-have for all outdoor activities! It is going to be hot hot hot, so make sure you apply an even layer of lotion to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. SPF 30 lotion will do the job, just remember to re-apply every hour for maximum protection!


Not only does a pair of shades make you look extra cool, but it also protects your eyes as well! Of course, the bigger, the better. About time to step up your shades game!

Personal floatation device

If you are sailing a single-handed boat, your life jacket will be your only companion out at sea. It will be your best friend, keeping you safe whether you are on the boat or in the water. Always remember, safety first!

Snacks (healthy ones of course!)

They will be your number one source of energy, especially if you are in between races and in need for a quick hit. Sailors opt for various choices, perhaps a crunchy apple, or even a high-protein muesli bar! Make sure you keep your energy level up.


About 60-70 per cent of the human body is water. Never forget to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day, or face the consequences of dehydration! Isotonic fluids such as sports drinks also help to facilitate accelerated fluid intake into the body, making it an ideal choice for sailors who need to recover quick for their next race.

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