2016 Required Equipment



Use this checklist to make sure you bring the personal equipment you will need at the Koch Cup.

IMPORTANT NOTICE – THIS IS A PHYSICALLY DEMANDING EVENT FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS:  All participants must be able to walk at least one mile and climb four flights of stairs at least twice a day. Additionally, temperatures usually range from 50°F to 80°F and winds at 15kts or more. Sea temperature is 55° and participants may experience extreme cold conditions. Participants must prepare for all weather eventualities.


  • Dress Uniforms:

U.S. Sea Scouts – National standard dress white Sea Scout Uniform, exactly as prescribed in the current Sea Scout Manual including the following insignia, correctly placed: (a) Sea Scout BSA pocket strip, (b) American flag, (c) anchors (“bugs”) on back flap, and (d) council strip. Other authorized and properly placed insignia is optional.

Non-Us Sea Scouts – Standard Scout dress uniform of your Scouting program.

There will be a uniform inspection at the event.

  • 2 pairs of navy blue cargo shorts
  • 1 navy blue web belt with U.S. military style silver slide buckle.
  • 1 pair of clean, solid black athletic shoes for wear with navy blue cargo shorts.
  • 5 pair of white athletic socks and undergarments
  • 1 non-inflatable, USCG approved type I, II or III, life jacket.( we can furnish if you do not have one)
  • 1 beach towel, 2 bath towels and 1 wash cloth
  • Sunscreen, SPF 15 or higher
  • Bug repellent
  • Toiletry kit (including bath soap)
  • Dry bag to haul clothes to and from race
  • Swim suit, sweat shirt and sweat pants
  • Shoes to wear racing (must cover foot and lace up or fit tight)
  • US$50 spending money
  • Warm jacket
  • Large floppy hat for sun protection
  • Long sleeve light cotton shirt in case of sunburn
  • Night wear (for travel to common heads in lodging)

Participants will be furnished (2) regatta T-Shirts for this event. The regatta shirt, cargo shorts, black athletic shoes, white socks and issued Regatta ball cap will be the uniform of the day for this event. When racing you may not wear jewelry, watch only. The clothes you wear racing is your choice, however the clothes must have no offensive text or design and must be safe and in good repair. There are clothes washing facilities, but there is a fee to use the machines. You must wear shoes that cover your feet and are secure. No flip flops or sandals etc.


Generally the same as the Youth Required Equipment dependent on your staff position. For example, waterfront associated staff should bring appropriate waterfront gear; staff members are permitted to use inflatable type, USCG approved life jackets. Staff uniform exceptions are:

  • Dress Uniforms:

U.S. Staff – National standard dress white uniform preferred but may wear dress Navy blue uniform exactly as prescribed in the current edition of the Sea Scout Manual with all required insignia properly placed.

Non-U.S. Staff – Standard dress uniform of your Scouting program.

  • 2 pair of khaki cargo shorts.
  • 1 khaki web belt with military style silver slide buckle.

Staff will be furnished regatta shirts, hats. All other equipment is the same as participants. Staff uniform of the day will be the Khaki cargo shorts, Regatta shirt and ball cap, with black athletic shoes and white socks.


  • Linens are provided. But no towels or wash clothes. It could be warm in your room, you may want a fan. No Air conditioning in rooms.


Please remember that any valuables that you bring with you are your responsibility. The William I. Koch International Sea Scout Cup is not responsible or liable for loss, theft, or damage to personal equipment.

  • Disposable camera
  • Sun glasses
  • Gloves to wear when racing
  • Spray top or rain gear to wear racing
  • Flip flops for shower
  • Light shorts and top to sleep in
  • Civilian clothes
  • Clothes to wear racing, shoes must be closed toes
  • Laundry soap
  • Other Personal Equipment (write it here as you think of things you might need)

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