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A Timely Reminder

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Aimed in particular at younger members

With Summer approaching and clear sky forecast for the 3RR :- Wear a Tilley or any UV  protective hat and use a high factor sun cream.

I sailed every summer weekend for years plus all my holidays, if I put a hat on it was a baseball cap that are useless.

Now in my early seventies this is the result.



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Good advice Chris, you don’t think about it when you are younger. Working on building sites hasn’t done me any favours, sunscreen was just for holidays !


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Very true 👍. When young in the 80s/90s.We would  cat h the sun all day,holidays on the med.Sunscreen no,just coconut oil.Frying in the sun.Always best to take care.juse lots of sunscreen and no more frying for me anymore. 

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And don't forget when on the water the hat will not stop any UV that is coming from below ie. reflecting off the water, you tend to get twice as much UV when out on the rivers as you in normal circumstances.

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I agree with Chris, I used to just wear a baseball cap and this resulted in losing the top of one ear to skin cancer and the bottom of the other one. Luckily all clear now and as advised at the time by the surgeon now wear a Tilley hat at all times when out in the sun.

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