The sailors of southern California almost never take their boats out of the water. But in February, brisk winds make them bundle up in waterproof woolen trousers and hooded sweaters when they fill San Pedro harbor with their 327-boat, three-day Mid-Winter Regatta, the West Coast's largest (SI, Feb. 21). This year, SI sailed the regatta with them and found that the home of the Balboa blue-denim sailing uniform is now going all out for red sailing gear. The crew of the Sea Queen wore red-and-white-striped knitted shirts, red poplin pants, sparked by crew-member Dick Terkel, the West Coast sailor's favorite tailor (Phelps-Terkel). Other news at the regatta: white duck is back—in jackets and trousers.
Italian fisherman's cap is worn by Emil Sorensen aboard Fred Harris' Sea Queen. All members of crew wore red-striped matelot shirts, red pants.
Olympic uniform of navy wool was made for Bill Horton by Phelps-Terkel.
Hooded sweater, duck jacket and wool sailing pants warm Marjorie Orleans.
March 7, 1955
Wool slacks, nylon sailing jacket are chart-studying Humphrey Bogart's gear.