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Sailing is a sport that requires precision, skill, and the right gear to ensure comfort and safety on the water. At Rooster, we understand that providing the perfect fit for junior sailors is crucial to their performance and enjoyment. However, junior sizing presents unique challenges because children grow at different rates and have varying proportions. This makes the one-size-fits-all approach nearly impossible. Let’s explore these challenges and how we offer solutions that adapt to young sailors' needs, helping parents find the right size.

Understanding the Diversity in Junior Sizes

Every parent knows that children come in all shapes and sizes, and this is especially true for junior sailors. We recently had a fit session and photoshoot with a group of junior sailors, and the variety in sizes was clear to see. All the kids were between 9 and 12 years old, yet it was impossible to classify them into a size just by their age. The differences in height, weight, and body proportions highlighted how unique each sailor is, making age-based sizing a real challenge. If we go by age alone, this will likely leave some children with ill-fitting gear, impacting their comfort and performance on the water.

 Our Approach to Junior Sizing

We recognise these challenges and have dedicated ourselves to developing junior sailing gear that offers a better fit for a wide range of body types. Here’s how we do it:

Innovative Materials and thoughtful designs

Our gear is made from high-quality materials that provide both stretch and durability. This means that our clothing can accommodate growth spurts and proportional differences, offering a snug and comfortable fit without sacrificing performance. The stretchable fabrics allow for a greater range of motion, essential for active young sailors. Our designs are created with juniors in mind. We use adjustable features and flexible constructions to ensure that our gear can adapt to the changing needs of growing children.

Personalised Sizing Recommendations

We understand that finding the right size can be tricky, which is why our customer service team and event teams try to take the time to understand the specific measurements and proportions of the child. This personalised approach allows us to recommend the best fit, ensuring that every junior sailor is comfortable and ready to perform their best on the water. Make sure to get in touch with our customer service team if you need help and advice on fit.

The importance of comfort in the sustainability of Junior Sailors

Comfort goes beyond mere physical ease—it plays a crucial role in fuelling a love for sailing from a young age. Uncomfortable or poorly fitting gear can significantly deter young sailors, potentially discouraging them from pursuing the sport altogether. We believe that no child should be turned away from sailing due to ill-fitting equipment. By offering well-fitting, comfortable gear, we aim to enable young sailors to concentrate on learning and enjoying the sport without the distraction of discomfort.


Whether your child is just starting out or is a seasoned sailor, our range of junior sailing gear is designed to meet their unique needs, ensuring they can sail with confidence and comfort.


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