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High School and College Sailors – we want YOU to join the Team One Newport Team!
Welcome to the Team One Newport Scholastic and Collegiate Programs. These programs are set up for any sailors who are actively participating in high school or college sailing. Team One Newport, one of the first retail supporters of collegiate and scholastic racing, offers a variety of apparel and gear for sailors of all levels and experience at 15% off.
To place an order:
Online: Add any of our Scholastic products to your cart. Note that non-scholastic products are not subject to the discount.
Phone (401.VIP.GEAR): Ask for the scholastic discount.
In-Store (561 Thames St., Newport): Ask the sales rep for the scholastic discount.
*Please note: This discount is for sailors only. Names and schools will be compared with rosters posted in the ISSA and ICSA databases.
Join the growing list of teams in our Team Program at Team One to let individuals order gear with your team logo for only $6 per item! Get your team logo on items from Patagonia, Musto, Henri Lloyd, Marmot, and any of your other favorite brands.
To place an order: Call 1.401.847.4327 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Team Program Highlights:
Tell your Fans! Once we have your team’s logo, anyone can order customized gear at any time without paying setup costs.
We can customize your gear in different ways, depending on the product and material. Click on the links for more information on each process, including the best materials on which to print and the pros and cons of each process.
Embroidery – we can put your logo almost anywhere and on any material that is embroidery-friendly! The standard embroidery (priced below) is for a regular sized logo placed on the left or right chest. Other locations and sizes may cost more.
Sublimation – we can print any image on a light colored technical shirt!
Save money with Sponsorship: Let Team One sponsor your team! We can put the Team One logo on your team items, and in return you can receive customization discounts.
Raise money with Merchandising Programs: Let Team One manage a booster program for your team, making and selling your team gear. You'll receive a quarterly check for 15% royalties of your merchandise sales!
Welcome to high school and college sailing! Here at Team One, we want to make sure that you have all the equipment and information that you will need to be able to perform at your very best throughout the entire season.
Tips fpr Cold Weather Sailing:
Fall and spring sailing is not for the weak for faint of heart! Especially if you are sailing anywhere in the northeast, Midwest, or northwest, preparing for the elements can make the difference in the way that you are able to perform on the water. Read below for some tips on what to wear while you are sailing to stay dry, comfortable, and able to move in any range of conditions. The one thing to keep in mind is that everyone’s body is different, and so while we can give you recommendations and get you started, you will have to find the dressing methods and gear that work best for you. Each layer has its function, and so finding the best combination so that they are all working together for you is the key!
Golden rule for dressing to sail in the cold – keep your core warm, and your extremities will stay warmer too. Since your core holds your vital organs, your body puts a priority on keeping that area warm. If your core starts to get cold, your body will pull blood away from your extremities leaving your fingers, toes, hands and feet without the necessary blood flow to stay warm.
The best way to stay warm and comfortable in even the most adverse conditions is to make sure that you have a good layer next to your skin. Even on the coldest days, your body will be working hard and sweating, and so you want to make sure that the bottom layer is made of a wicking material that will transfer the moisture away from your skin. Synthetic materials such as polypropylene, polyester, and any micro-fiber fabrics are ideal. This base layer is good to sit right against the skin so that the moisture gets transferred away from the skim immediately, though you want to make sure that it isn’t too tight where it inhibits movement and even cuts down the blood’s ability to circulate freely through the body.
Neoprene and wetsuits also go a long way in keeping you warm when you are getting very wet and the water is cold, but they are harder to layer on if you need additional insulation, as they work most effectively when they are wet.
Avoid wearing cotton as it absorbs moisture and is slow to dry, and can often work against your body to keep it warm.
Think of the middle layer(s) as insulation. Fleece, thicker polyester and synthetic materials, and down are ideal for this layer, and new technology with materials is making these fabrics thinner and lighter while still performing well. Wearing thinner but equally warm layers is ideal on the water as you need to be able to move quickly and easy even when layered up. Though a great insulator when wet, wool is not as ideal as these other synthetic materials as it tends to be thicker and heavier when wet.
These are water resistant and water proof outer layers to keep the water out. Spray tops, spray pants, smocks, bibs, salopettes, and drysuits make up this range of products to keep you dry on those days when the elements are fighting to get in. There is a wide range of what these products are made out of and how they are made which greatly affect their performance abilities, and therefore their price, so it is good to do some research and compare different products to find what will best suit your needs (and your budget!).
Some keywords to think about: water resistant vs. water proof; breathability; how the openings (neck, wrist, ankle, waist) are sealed to keep out water; types of zippers; sealed vs. non-sealed seams.
Sailors have a wide range of opinions on what they wear on their hands – some refuse to wear gloves, even when it is snowing, some always need the hand protection. When it is cold, keeping your hands warm and protected but also able to pull lines, hold the tiller, and tie knots is very tough, and companies have put a lot of time, energy and research into finding the solution. There are cold weather gloves out there that do a good job, though often those that are warmest lose their grip and mobility first, and those with the best grip and mobility often don’t have the insulation needed to keep the fingers warm.
The best solution that I have come across for someone with poor hand circulation like mine is a combination of products: glove liners, rubber gloves, and sailing gloves (if needed for grip). This combination provides one layer for warmth, one layer for dryness, and one layer for grip performance. The rubber gloves can be the thin dishwashing gloves that you buy at the grocery store or hardware store for very cheap. You can also buy thicker rubber gloves that are lined with cloth that are often durable enough to sail with without needing sailing gloves to go over them.
Atlas Gloves and other companies make great PVC coated, knit-lined, thick rubber gloves that work great! They provide a little more insulation, are durable and will last through a season, and are grippy enough that they generally don't require additional sailing gloves (plus they are cheap!). Contact a Team One sales assiociate for more information on these gloves.
And don't hesitate to throw some Handwarmers in there!
Just like with gloves, there are many schools of thought on the best footwear to wear while sailing, so you need to think about your body and what works best for you. To stay warm, however, think about the same layering that you use for the rest of your body, and make sure that you have some insulation as well as ways to keep the water out. Wool or synthetic socks are great to keep wet feet warm; you can also find neoprene or drysocks to help keep your feet dry and/or insulated. Even if you are wearing a drysuit, you want to make sure that you have some way to keep the heat in and the cold out. Also be sure that you aren’t overdoing the layers and cutting off your circulation, because all the layers in the world will go to waste if the warm blood can’t flow to your feet.
Wool and fleece hats, neck gaiters, ear warmers, will all make a huge difference on those cold days to keep the biting winds and bitter water off your skin to keep your body warm and your mind sharp. You also want to be sure to have sunglasses to protect those eyes from sun and glare on the water, and a watch to make sure that you can keep track of the start time and be ready for the gun!