Those of us with keelboats often forget just how difficult it can be to eat while sailing one of those fussy little dinghies.
Take your hand off the tiller or sheet for a second and - kerplunk - you're swimming faster than a crazy swim dad. Until now, there weren't many options. Chow down before sailing, or spend a long, hungry day on the water.
But check out this very practical alternative. Originally developed for shoreside use, a new version is now avaiable in waterproof neoprene, with adjustable velcro straps, for a snug seal. It's safe even in a capsize.
Apparently, the ILCA is about to release its ruling on whether these may be used in officially sanctioned Laser races and regattas.