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Skin protection for racing sailors…

Harken Derm

Minimising sun damage when sailing has long been a major concern for sailors but a casual conversation with America’s Cup winner Jimmy Spithill highlighted the second part of the equation for dermatologist Edit Harken. It was a beautiful breezy September morning in 2014 during the famous (or infamous) E-scow Blue Chip

Skin deep: Sun protection for racing sailors

Harken Derm

Readers will by now be familiar with the growing number of images we publish that include instances of some of the world’s best-known racing sailors competing while wrapped up like desert nomads. There is good reason for that of course; even so, the full extent of the active racer’s risk