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Can't remember before wet suits and dry suits, they were mad money.
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... all of the Shakespearoes 
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Musto heavy jacket (had to take to the waters edge and walk on it for a while)
Number 1 stretch suits (matched to your spinnaker)
Flotherchoc buoyancy aids (minimalist once you had burst all the floats)
Holt buoyancy aid (in purple - suits you sir)
Dunlop Magisters
Musto boots
Smiths sailing stopwatches (in rubber around the neck case)
Javlin two piece wetsuit 
Javlin fleece jackets that pilled
Alpha Mackenzie trapeze harnesses
An unfortunate purple tank top ...

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Then course, where have they all gone.. yellow wellies?
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Above my desk as I type I look at a rather unfortunate 40 year old photo of me sailing a Laser in said yellow wellies, Number One stretch suit and protecting my Holt buoyancy aid and Javlin wetsuit underneath.  

I also had more hair then, and an unfortunate taste in glasses.
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How did yellow wellies stay on ? Never seen a pair.
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They appear to remain attached 

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Our ‘winkies’ (a boiler suit made from thick gagoole material) weren’t  water proof so a few stitches in the butt area didn’t affect performance. We invented layering, double trackie bottoms under the winky.  Who needed wet suit boots, we had pumps, certainly lasted longer than a few premium brands I could mention. Buoyancy aid, manually inflating life jacket. 

But the coolest thing on a the planet, GP14 that had a golf club shaft, not a piece of wood, as a tiller extension.

In hindsight it is perplexing that the sport grew in these days of black and white TV 
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Why does draught beer taste better ?
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Because it is a relatively natural product not a chemical full of preservatives. Needs a good cellar man and a thirsty crew to keep it fresh
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