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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationBoats & Boating · 1 decade ago

Why do sailors and people who go on sail boats always wear white??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    mabye it's because of the sun, so they won't get so hot

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  • 1 decade ago

    My husband and I have been sailing for years, He and I very rarely wear white. I usually go for shorts and a loose shirt, or a bathing suit. However I do see a bunch of people who where white, next time I am around our sailing friends I will ask them.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most sailboat cockpits are painted white, and it's like being in a tanning bed. White reflects the sun's rays and energy off you while you're in the cockpit, and makes it easier for you to be spotted in the water, should you have an accident, and wind up overboard.

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  • 1 decade ago

    White is the best color to wear when you're gonna be in the sun for days at a time. It keeps the heat from building up. Just think about wearing black out in the sun. hot hot hot!! ouch!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cause of the sun, would u wear black on a hot day, the sun is less attrqacted to white.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    So when they fall overboard it will be easier for the sharks to spot their dinner.

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