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Old 18-12-2006, 01:39   #31
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Originally Posted by David_Old_Jersey
I remember sailing down in Oz (Whitsundays) for a couple of days, it was hard for me mentally to get my head around that the main "danger" of being in a F5 / F6 was.......sunburn (rather than Hypothermia!) - from sitting out in T-shirts and shorts!

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Yeah, it's a bit like that down here. Right now , in Sydney, it's blowing probably 15-20 knots outside my window and it's warm and sunny. Whitsundays, even warmer I'd guess. Mind you, even mid winter, it doesn't get all that cold, certainly we sailed all through the cold(ish) bit.
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