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post #10 of Old 02-09-2012
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Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
Newspaper reports about sailboat issues are rarely accurate or complete. From this article it is very hard to know exactly what happened. Not that familiar with the area between Mexico and Hawaii but I would have thought the water warm enough that hypothermia would not have been an issue in that time frame.

Then of course, there is the whole issue of people from Calgary sailing at all - they should be riding horses.
Water temp in that area less than 75 deg F. With wind chill and your head wet you would not last long.
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