Field Organizer by Brooks-Range**
Brooks-Range makes mountaineering gear, but the company's Field Organizer makes a handy addition to any raceboat. While conducting the compact video camera test for our January/February 2012 issue, I used the organizer on race day to keep the camera I was testing—as well as all the cords and mounts that went with it—in a compact package. Made from rip-stop nylon, the Field Organizer isn't waterproof, but it's water resistant. The case zips securely shut; inside, you'll find a variety of organizer flaps, Velcro-loops, and elasticized pouches. It's the perfect place to keep your sailing instructions, your Wet Notes, and a pencil. The bright-yellow coloring will make the organizer easy to find when the five-minute gun blows and your skipper sends you digging through the spinnaker bag to verify the course (that's where I like to keep my sailing instructions, though some day I'll live to regret it when they go airborne with the kite). Better yet, since the sailing instructions will stay dry inside the Field Organizer, you won't have to peel back the soggy pages to discover you're headed for the wrong mark.