Monday, 23 July 2012

Summer Heat

Daily temperatures seem to be soaring now that summer is well and truly upon us, so far this year the sea breezes have not been as strong as previous years but none the less the sailing has been wonderful. With this in mind it is important to remember a few simple rules, like not taking on too much and ensuring that a long lunch allows for the sun shade to be hoisted and avoid the midday sun. Don't forget to stay hydrated and drink plenty of water, if swimming from the yacht make sure you trail a buoy and if snorkelling take a surface marker to warn other boaters of your presence.
Make sure that any crew joining you bring plenty of suncream, hats and sunglasses and make sure they drink. As many of you already know, when your on the water, it always feels cooler and often people de-hydrate or burn and it could so easily be avoided.
Stay cool, don't attempt too much and enjoy this wonderful climate.

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