I'm sorry, but I just don't consider 44 degrees much to brag about. Brrr. Maybe the folks scraping ice off their windshield and shoveling snow off sidewalks would be jealous, but I'm still gonna wait a month or two until I get back out on the water.
At Europe we had a bit wind Sunday: 12+ Bft. (~156 km per hour) at the East Sea, about 50°F and rainrainrainrain....
It's by far to hot here, this "winter": At Saturday we had 59°F, sun and about 4 Bft: Perfect weather to sail Laser, but unfortunately sailing is not allowed during the winter here on our small lake.
BTW:No real snow during this Winter we had at the middle of GER (but enough at the Alps and some snow at the north of GER). Congrats I say: we are successfully on the best way here to drive away the winter forever, with our CO2-pollution at Europe, yeah... From Autumn direct into Spring why not... Sailing Laser here the complete year, what a sweet dream.
BTW: Hi Aussies, you had the Australian-Day at last Friday, didn't you had? Sorry, we forgot to congraulate ... hopefully you all had a great day on the water and a good bbq...G'Day down under
Can't speak for the Kiwis but in my part of Australia, we average around 21 degrees Celsius in July - that's around 70 F. Believe it or not, there are still plenty of people who won't sail in our 'frostbite' series because it is too cold...
I've spent the last three days sailing in a steady 18-20 knots, temps around the 27 to 28 C mark. Perfect!