Sunday, June 29, 2008

What am I going to wear?

Hello all:

I'm sure that all of you will be bringing your finest threads for the off-water fun, but you're probably also wondering what to bring for the on-water portion of the Worlds.

As we noted in our promotional material, August is one of the hottest months of the year. The average high temperature is 75 fahrenheit (24 celsius) and the low is 59 f/15 c. The dominant wind direction is South, and the water temperature (according to the Volvo Youth Worlds website) is around the low 20s (celsius). If you're really interested in the weather history for Kingston, Wunderground lets you see the detailed weather history of each day for the last several years.

Since it's going to be warm, a drysuit is probably overkill, but given that we're going to be quite far away from the sailing centre, I also wouldn't recommended doing the Worlds in shorts and t-shirts or swimsuits. A light wetsuit with a spray top is probably the best compromise.

Of course, you ultimately have to be your own judge of what to wear. If you get cold really easily, bring the drysuit; and if you are your own little nuclear reactor, then we look forward to seeing you racing in just a speedo. Like Neil.


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