As a sailor who, because he sails dinghies rather than larger yachts, wears either a wetsuit or swim trunks and a PFD, with neoprene sail boots, I'd like to ask the opinion of people here about sailing style. I could never understand why a sport which required such wealth could bring so many poorly dressed people together (in the yacht club, usually). Admittedly, they may spend it all on the boat and equipment, or they may not want to get their 'nice' clothes wet but I still think the subject of good style while sailing is rather important. Especially as sailing brought us the blazer and boat shoe, not to mention various jerseys. What I am personally looking for are some modern variants of traditional sailing clothes which could be worn with the intent to get soaked. For instance, could one not find a natural material jersey which would act much like a wetsuit? Or an unlined blazer which would be tough enough while sailing? What do people on this board wear sailing? Do they even sail? Am I alone? Must I write every thought in the interrogative?
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5/23/04 at 10:24pm