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There are Two Reasons for this:
1. Many of our customers bring their own water-proof clothing, or find that they do not need or want it. In many cases, a good outdoor jacket, walking jacket or even ski-ing clothing is adequate - contrary to popular belief sailing or powerboating does not automatically mean you will get wet, but you should be prepared in case of inclement weather.
Unlike some other operators, ScotSail RYA Training Centre does not 'build in' this cost - helping keep our prices low and ensuring that most people who do bring their own clothing, aren't paying more than they need to - this is part of our ScotSail Customer Low Price Promise.
2. Nowadays it can be very expensive to buy your own waterproofs - up to £500 per set - this is quite a lot in anyones wallet - particularly if you're only an occasional maritime-maniac!
At ScotSail, we operate a Marine WaterProofs Hire Centre, which is available to the general public and, of course, to our own ScotSail customers, who aren't ready to invest in their own.
Here's the good bit...
ScotSail customers pay a Special Discount Rate at our centres and all funds received are used towards repairs, maintenance, upkeep, cleaning and re-water-proofing.
This fund is used for the benefit of all our current and future budding sailors and powerboaters and, when the time comes to replace old or worn-out clothes, this unique fund will cover the cost, to allow future sailors and powerboaters to benefit from subsidised waterproof hire.
If do you intend on carrying on your sailing or powerboating career, it may be much more cost-effective to purchase your very own set of high-quality offshore waterproofs - if looked after and regularly washed and re-waterproofed using a home-washing solution, they can last a lifetime.
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