What does one do for sailing in the warmest month of the summer? Simple. Head to one of the coldest lakes in North America for one of the longest freshwater races in the world—the 338 nautical mile, biennial Trans Superior Race. In August I joined Bill Martin and crew aboard his Great Lakes 70, Stripes, for the “Trans,” which is also referred to as the 50-50-50 race: 50 degree water temperature, 50 degree air temperatures and 50 mph winds. When I told Zhik’s Trey Brown what I was up to, he volunteered to put together a full kit for me. Here’s a quick look at what he assembled and how each item delivered.