Warm, dry cloth­ing

Yachting Monthly - - TECHNICAL -

There’s a level of per­sonal safety that I ap­ply to both my crew and my­self at all times and it’s doesn’t nec­es­sar­ily just in­volve car­ry­ing the lat­est bit of smart elec­tron­ics in my pocket. Any­one who has spent a long night watch in foul weather and rough seas will know that the most im­por­tant re­spon­si­bil­ity you have is to stay awake and alert. You are un­likely to do this when you’re shiv­er­ing with cold and wet through. For this rea­son I put proper cloth­ing as the num­ber one on my list. Be pre­pared for all weath­ers and you’ll be able to con­cen­trate far bet­ter on the task of keep­ing the boat on course and the crew safe.

Stay­ing warm, dry and com­fort­able on deck is key to your safety

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