Robinson Crew practices and competes in harsh weather conditions. Weather can change quickly, so always be prepared for heat, sun, wind, rain, or cold.
Here is a list of clothing and equipment all athletes should have with them:
Water bottle! There are water fountains at the boathouse, but athletes need drinking water while out in the boats, in cold or warm weather.
Running shoes. Athletes run after practice.
Nylon or synthetic shorts or warm-up pants. Athletes must wear form-fitting shorts or pants. Loose or baggy shorts or pants are not allowed, as they may get caught in the boat slides.
A short-sleeve or long-sleeve shirt made from technical fabric such as Under Armor, Patagonia Capilene, or COOLMAX. These fabrics keep you warmer and drier by wicking moisture away from skin.
A polar fleece jacket or sweatshirt
A knit hat (not a baseball cap) during cold weather
Sunglasses (or a baseball cap for warmer weather) to protect your eyes from the glare reflecting off the water
EXTRA CLOTHES. It is likely that you will get wet while out rowing. Water splashes, and occasionally the wake from a motor launch can splash over the gunwale of the boat, leaving you drenched. It's a necessity to have a warm, dry changes of clothes.
Important: Don't wear anything in the boat that you can't afford to lose. Crew is hard on clothes. Sliding seats tear clothes, and slide grease stains.
Here's a look inside a Captain's Bag...
(one item not shown is SNEAKERS (they were wearing them ;-)!! Make sure you bring them for any running/land training.