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Here's a question for you... I'm going sailing near Seattle soon and have no idea what to wear since I'm a bit of a non-seasoned sailor at this point in time. I want to look good but be comfortable and not look like a fish out of water or a tourist. What to pack/bring since space is limited and I don't want to look as high maintenance as I think I might be?

Suggestions?

Thanks so much!

Happy sailing!
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T shirt and Bermuda shorts or cotton capris and Sebago spinnakers. No jewelry, or make up... and a simple hair style. A hooded jacket, water resistant is better and something to put on when it cools down in the evening... a cotton sweater or a hooded sweatshirt.
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I'd recommend you avoid any cotton clothes, as they are very cold when wet and take a relatively long time to dry. Synthetics are probably a better idea. You might want to look at some of the other clothing threads for a variety of suggestions.

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Cotton Kills! Try a technical shirt, wicking material. A Dryshirt or something similar. If you're looking for absolutely great gear, you should go Musto. A little less $, try Henri Lloyd. They have great women's gear that looks like you know how to sail but not like a boy! I got mine at Sailing Pro Shop in California, but they have a website too, sailingproshop.com Don't forget a hat for the bad hair days!!
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So SAILBABE, how was the trip???

Glad to see multiple people told you to stay away from cotton. The snide ME was going to say "string bikini", but the practical ME would just second some of the very good responses you got above. Hope you had fun. Any pics of the trip?
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for seattle this time of year you need to at least bring a windbreaker although you probably won't wear it except after dark. Non-marking shoes are next on the list, nothing says 'I hate you and your boat' like shoes leaving black marks everywhere.
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Smile naturals and moderns

Silk, wool, and synthetics.
Silk is great next to the skin, and not as expensive as you might think.
Wool is for the tenth day of cold and wet, when you're really tired of plastic.
Synthetics are the best though: light, they dry quickly, warm.
Lots of choices. (No cotton of course).
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