Preserve your yachting whites: Sometimes being on a boat just feels like work: There's deck work, galley work, sail changes, navigating, and watches to keep. But there's one more responsibility you can't neglect: being glamorous. Aboard Sereia, our 36-foot Mariner ketch, Peter, my husband, and I keep one immaculate change of clothes vacuum-sealed in plastic. Why bother? So that at the end of a long and difficult passage, we can change into our yachting whites, dinghy to shore, and sip cocktails at the best restaurant in town while gazing into each other's eyes.