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Sun Sail

April 2015

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The UK has a bad reputation when it comes to weather but in reality we do not get extremes in any type of weather. Just look at the freezing temperatures experienced in the US over the winter for example. Here, the hot weather makes headline news when thermometers hit a mere 30C. Hot yes, but not when compared to many countries where that would be considered a pleasant relief.

The Volvo Ocean Race teams expect to encounter all manner of weather conditions, but even they probably did not think one of the biggest cyclones in history would put a stop to their plans. The resulting three days delay to Leg 5 can be considered a lucky escape compared to what could have happened had the teams already been at sea. The Volvo Ocean Race, like so many others, does not wait for the spring.

However, with the new season starting, it has been a busy month with many marine events taking place and news of those coming up landing in the All At Sea inbox. The excitement of spring is definitely in the air bringing with it more boaters back on to the water and welcoming many others for the first time. If your boat has been out of action over the winter there are various pre-season checks to carry out. For those of you who own an outboard those nice chaps at Barrus have put together a checklist to ensure your engine is in tiptop condition.

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