Clothing for cruising is completely different to racing. It is all about being comfortable whilst out sailing for several hours at a time – even sailing all day and perhaps all night.
During that time conditions may change and the clothing needs to be able to change accordingly. The crew will also need to eat, drink and the rest.
For these reasons yachting jackets and trousers are my preferred choice. In recent years the sport-boat range have appeared and I find these perfect for the Wayfarer. Salopette trousers and a smock or jacket. The material is lightweight and easy to move around wearing them, easy to put on and take off .