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H e lly  H a n s e n
M o s t o f u s a re n 't o u t in c o n d itio n s
lik e th e s e , s o w e  m a y n o t n e e d
th is le v e l o f p ro te c tio n

w h e n y o u a re o u t b o a tin g . P e rso n a lly, I fin d su n g la ss re ta in e rs
a re a m u st a s w e ll. F o r a re a so n y e t to b e e xp la in e d b y sc ie n c e ,
w a te r is a m a g n e t fo r g o o d su n g la sse s a n d th e d e e p e r th e w a te r,
th e stro n g e r th e p u ll!
P ro te c tin g y o u r e y e s fro m th e su n is o n e th in g , b u t w h a t
a b o u t th e re st o f y o u r b o d y ? N o t a ll c lo th in g p ro v id e s sig n ific a n t
U V p ro te c tio n . L ig h t w e ig h t a n d sh e a r fa b ric s th a t a re
n o t d e sig n e d to p ro te c t y o u fro m th e su n , p ro b a b ly w o n 't. H e a v y
w e ig h t fa b ric s te n d to p ro v id e lo ts o f su n p ro te c tio n ; je a n s, fo r
in sta n c e , p ro v id e a g re a t U V b a rrie r. H o w e v e r, je a n s a re p re tty
h o t in th e su n a n d , a s I'll d isc u ss la te r, c a n n o t b e w o rn u n d e rn e a th 'w a te rp ro o fs.' S o , lig h t w e ig h t U V sh irts a n d sh o rts p ro v id e U V p ro te c tio n w h ile a t th e sa m e tim e b e in g lig h t a n d
c o m fo rta b le to w e a r in h o t w e a th e r.
B u t w h a t if it's th e w e e k e n d , o r o u r
H e lly H a n s e n
d a y o ff, a n d c o n d itio n s a re n 't id e a l? W h a t
a re w e to d o ? C e rta in ly n o t sta y o n la n d ,
w e h a v e h a d a ll w in te r to sta y o n la n d .
M a y a s w e ll th ro w o n so m e g o o d g e a r a n d
h e a d o u t. F o r th o se c o ld a n d w e t d a y s o n
th e w a te r, "d re ss in la y e rs" is th e m o st
c o m m o n a n d b e st a d v ic e g iv e n to m a k e
su re y o u sta y c o m fo rta b le . T h e id e a is
th a t y o u h a v e tw o to th re e la y e rs o f c lo th in g , e a c h la y e r w ith a sp e c ific ro le , b u t a ll
w o rk in g to g e th e r to k e e p y o u w a rm in
c o ld a n d w e t e n v iro n m e n ts.
LA Y ER S
F irst y o u h a v e a b a se la y e r, th is fa b ric
w ic k s w a te r (p e rsp ira tio n ) a w a y fro m y o u r b o d y. S e c o n d , y o u
h a v e a m id -la y e r th a t c o n tin u e s to w ic k w a te r a w a y fro m y o u r
b o d y a n d a lso p ro v id e s a la y e r o f in su la tio n to h e lp tra p w a rm a ir
n e xt to y o u r b o d y. In th e rig h t c o n d itio n s, y o u r b a se a n d m id -la y e rs c a n a lso b e w o rn a s e xc e lle n t sta n d a lo n e p ie c e s. T h e n y o u
h a v e a fin a l o u te r la y e r w h ic h is w a te rp ro o f, w in d p ro o f,
a n d 'b re a th a b le .' It is d e sig n e d to p ro te c t y o u fro m th e e n v iro n m e n t a n d a lso le t w a te r v a p o u r tra p p e d b e tw e e n y o u r sk in a n d
ja c k e t e sc a p e .
T h e n u m b e r o n e g o a l o f la y e rin g : sta y d ry. W a te r h a s m u c h

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C a n a d ia n Y a c h t in g

h ig h e r h e a t c o n d u c tiv ity th a n a ir, so w e t c lo th in g is g o in g to su c k
h e a t o u t o f y o u r b o d y m u c h fa ste r th a n d ry
c lo th in g . E v e ry la y e r w o rn sh o u ld
a b so rb ju st lim ite d a m o u n ts o f, o r
n o , w a te r.
T h is is w h y c o tto n sh o u ld b e
a v o id e d . In fa c t, a n y tim e y o u a re
try in g to sta y w a rm , c o tto n
is p ro b a b ly a b a d id e a . In th e la y e rin g sy ste m , it is a to ta l n o -g o .
C o tto n a b so rb s u p to 2 7 tim e s
its w e ig h t in w a te r. A ll th a t
w a te r n e xt to y o u r sk in su c k s
h e a t fro m y o u r b o d y, ra p id ly.
E v e n in m o d e ra te c o n d itio n s
m u s ta n g
th is w ill n o t w o rk ; th e c o tto n
w ill a b so rb y o u r sw e a t a n d it
w o n 't e v a p o ra te q u ic k ly, le a v in g y o u
c o ld a n d d a m p .
U n lik e c o tto n , a g o o d b a se la y e r w ill w ic k w a te r q u ic k ly o ff
o f th e su rfa c e o f y o u r sk in . S o m e b a se la y e rs a lso h a v e a n o th e r
im p o rta n t fe a tu re : U V p ro te c tio n . T h e lin e b e tw e e n su n sh irt
a n d b a se la y e r is n o t a lw a y s c le a r. A n u m b e r o f fu lly sy n th e tic
su n sh irts w ill a lso a c t a s a g o o d b a se la y e r w h ile a lso m a k in g
su re y o u d o n 't sp e n d th e w e e k a fte r a b ig trip c o v e rin g y o u r b a c k
in a lo e .

O n e o f th e g re a t th in g s a b o u t b a se la y e rs a n d su n sh irts is
th a t th e y a re a v a ila b le in a w id e v a rie ty o f c o lo u rs a n d sty le s.
D o n 't se ttle fo r so m e th in g th a t lo o k s d ra b o r d o e sn 't fit. T h e re
a re so m a n y o p tio n s o u t th e re , in c lu d in g o n e s d e sig n e d to lo o k
lik e stre e tw e a r, o n ly w ith te c h n ic a l p e rfo rm a n c e .
O n to p o f y o u r b a se la y e r is a m id -la y e r. It tra p s w a rm a ir n e xt
to y o u r b o d y a n d le ts w a te r v a p o u r fro m th e b a se la y e r b e lo w
p a ss th ro u g h it. S o m e h ig h e r-e n d m id -la y e rs a re a lso w in d p ro o f.
T h is is a n im p o rta n t c o n sid e ra tio n b e c a u se e v e n a little b it o f
w in d c a n b lo w a ll th e tra p p e d w a rm a ir rig h t o u t o f a tra d itio n a l

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2018

At the Helm: Look Good – Feel Great!
Gear and New Products: Nautical Fashions
Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
Life On Board: Hogtown to Hogfish
Ask the Expert: Let’s Sink Zinc
Ask the Expert: Smelly boat? Keep the cabin fresh
Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42
The Port Hole: Spring 2018
Travel Destination: Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
Travel Destination: How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages
Sail Review: Dufour 412
Crossing the Line: Boating Bookcase
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Welcome
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 3
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - At the Helm: Look Good – Feel Great!
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 5
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 9
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Gear and New Products: Nautical Fashions
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 12
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 16
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Club Profile: Polish Canadian Yacht Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 19
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 20
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 21
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Life On Board: Hogtown to Hogfish
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 23
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Ask the Expert: Let’s Sink Zinc
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 25
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 26
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Ask the Expert: Smelly boat? Keep the cabin fresh
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - 29
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Power Review: Cruisers Yachts Cantius 42
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - The Port Hole: Spring 2018
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Travel Destination: Canary Islands and Cabo Verde
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Travel Destination: How to be as Polite as a Canadian at Gulf Island Marine Park Anchorages
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Sail Review: Dufour 412
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Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Crossing the Line: Boating Bookcase
Canadian Yachting April 2018 - Cover3
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