Tillerman occassionally likes to stir up the sailing blogsphere with writing competitions .... the latest one he put forth is a boating related list. Normally I don't post in lists but on reflection, there were several lists that were floating around in my subconscious just waiting to be tapped.
Four Surefire Ways to Look Like a Dork when Sailing
Picture above from Tweezerman's archives;
- Clownface - Sunscreen that is primarily zinc oxide or titanium dioxide will give the requisite white face. This is eminently sensible for SPF protection (particularly since chemical sunscreens have come under increased scrutiny for health issues) but still considered the height of dorkiness.
- Hankerchief Hat - For those who like to feel the breeze on the back of the neck, this is as close as it gets to being bare headed. This, however, is not eminently sensible as hankerchiefs have a SPF value of maybe 6.
- Contractor KneePads - Ignore any of those petite designer sailing knee pads you can find at your nearest sailing outfitter.
- This is a toss up between Bicycling Tights and/or Brightly Colored shoes - I dimly remember those yellow shoes. I think there were the latest (and cheap) water sandals at the time .... they didn't stay on at all. You could use maybe the turquoise Crocs to get the same effect today.