For clothing, I'm going to go as light as possible, as it looks like a relatively tame race weather-wise. From the top: a fuzzy hat for the first night, along with cold-weather gloves. One ball cap, from the 2002 Bermuda Race, which was a rough one, so I'm hoping it serves as a talisman. For base layer, it's Patagonia Silkweight boxers (2 pairs), 1 Silkweight short-sleeve T-shirt, 2 Helly-Hansen long-sleeve, wicking shirts, and one pair of socks. For mid-layer I'll bring my trusty Musto salopettes, which are 6 years old, but still the most comfortable and durable mid layer gear I've ever owned. As one friend described his pair: "Putting these on is like getting into a comfy sleeping bag." My mid-layer jacket will be Gill's Convert jacket, and I'll bring one of the new Puma vests. For foul-weather gear, Musto MPX bibs, and Helly-Hansen's Point, a breathable, waterproof jacket. For boots, as part of a boot-test story I'll be writing for the September issue of SW, I'll be wearing Slam's Code 4 boots. I'll also bring one pair of Camet shorts, a toothbrush, and a small tube of toothpaste. That's it. We'll all bring our gear bags down to the boat on Thursday, so boat captain Ian Henderson can weigh it, chuck what he feels is overkill, and stow it.