Originally Posted by Pogo_stix
What is the best type of clothing to wear in a rib?
If you're a 40-28-36 blonde (OK: I like them big up top) and I'm crewing, the answer is: nothing.
Out of my dreams and in an effort to be helpful, the answer will depend upon the weather and what your supporting (... and that's nothing to do with size up top).
Without going into rocket science: supporting a record breaking speed dash to Ireland in whatever weather will need more subtantially heavier gear than accompanying a SIB trying to make the crossing in good weather. Nice weather and a small chance of going into the water yourself will dictate lightish gear (T-shirt and shorts with a change into Henri Lloyd/Mustos available); bad weather and the possibility of going overboard (or needing to in order to rescue) will need something more serious.
More info needed but the Irish Sea is never to be underestimated.