Cold weather climates
It took me 50 something years and the purchase
of a sailboat, to finally realize I live in a winter
...I launch in late May and haul in the first week of October. So that leaves me 7 months where I consider it too cold to enjoy sailing. I still go on the water
[scuba today, w dry suit] but dress in layers. I understand Maryland
sailing lasts longer...so you may see me there one day.
A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned, he said, for he will be going out on a day he shouldn't. But we do be afraid of the sea, and we only be drowned now and again.
J.M.Synge, in The Aran Islands