A serious ocean-going racer needs many things. Someone like me (not a serious ocean-going racer) may or may not have lots of these "things". For example, I have cold-weather foul weather gear, tropical foul weather gear, dryshirts, baseball hats, one serious offshore lifejacket/harness, and a cool pair of tennis shoes that cost under $30.
But I didn't have one of these:
A 5-setting LED headlamp. Phil suggested ignoring the red-light variety as they're useless. And since he's a serious ocean-going racer (SOGR), I took his advice. This particular model, the Princeton Tec Scout(TM), has a headband *AND* a visor clip. So, I can just clip the bastard to my baseball hat. I'm going to be a night-time sailing machine.