Please select your home edition
Edition
Rolly Tasker Sails 2019 728x90 Leaderboard

A few rays – Remember the Ozone Hole

by Indepthskincare on 28 Jun 2017
If you are exposed to the sun in New Zealand you can feel the extra bite of the sun burning the skin. Indepthskincare http://indepthskincare.com
The Ozone Hole is over Antarctica and New Zealand and Australia too.

“For nearly a billion years, Ozone molecules in the atmosphere have protected life on Earth from the effects of ultraviolet rays”.

However, since around 1960 it is believed due to human activity the Ozone layer over Antarctica has been seasonally destroyed by chemical processes. The Ozone hole extends over New Zealand.

If you are exposed to the sun in New Zealand or Australia you can feel the extra bite of the sun burning the skin. The first reason of course is because the air is so clear there. The second thing is the effects of the Ozone Hole over New Zealand. Reduced Ozone in the stratosphere means less filtering of the high energy UVB rays.

Sailors growing up in New Zealand know all too well how strong the sun rays are there. So understandably being smart in the sun is exemplified there. And using a good sunscreen very much a part of the smart behaviour.

A sunscreen invented and made for New Zealand and Australian conditions, and especially for sailors, in order to be successful needs to be of a particularly high standard of effectiveness.

To learn more click here

For more information on The Ozone Hole, and from where the above quote was sourced visit
the website: The Ozone Hole
Webasto AUS 2020 FOOTER 2Cyclops Marine 2020 - FOOTERVaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 3

Related Articles

Mirabaud Sailing Video of the Century
Vote for the best videos produced since 2000 The 2020 edition of the Mirabaud Sailing Video Award is officially launched and the votes are open! The public is invited to vote online for their favourite video of this special edition, rewarding the best videos produced since 2000.
Posted today at 5:07 am
iQFoil International Games at Lake Garda day 3
Getting close to the Finals Series Another picture perfect morning at Univela Sailing in Campione, Lake Garda, where almost 200 riders are gathered for the iQFOiL International Games, the first real global event for the next-to-be Olympic sail board at the Paris 2024 Games.
Posted today at 4:44 am
D-26 Vendée Globe: Kojiro Shiraishi
Dream of being first Asian skipper to complete the Vendée Globe I asked Kojiro Shiraishi what his biggest fear is, as a solo sailor setting out to take on the world alone in the Vendée Globe, and he gave me an answer that I was not expecting - one that indicates the mental strength required of a true single-hander.
Posted on 22 Oct
Elusive 2 wins the 41st Rolex Middle Sea Race
Victory for Maltese First 45 skippered by Aaron, Christoph and Maya Podesta At 15:00 CEST on Thursday, 22 October, 2020, the winner of the 41st edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race was announced as the Maltese First 45 Elusive 2, skippered by Aaron, Christoph and Maya Podesta.
Posted on 22 Oct
Dinghy Racing Channel: How to rig an RS Aero
Peter Barton from the RS Aero Class Association shows us some basic tips Peter Barton from the RS Aero Class Association shows us some basic tips for setting up your RS Aero before getting out on the water.
Posted on 22 Oct
Intro to Short-handed Racing - J/99 JEDI
The J/99 is perfect for us as she can be easily sailed by two We've been practicing two-handed racing in our 32.6' J/99 (JEDI) whilst joining in with fully crewed fleet from RPAYC SOPS series. Whilst Ray and I have sailed together for many years, we haven't seriously raced two-handed since 2008
Posted on 22 Oct
Trailblazing Gold
20 years on from Australia's first Paralympic sailing gold medal After Australia's Olympic sailors turned Sydney Harbour into a golden pond at the 2000 Games, the Australian Paralympic sailing team of Noel Robins OAM, Jamie Dunross OAM and Graeme Martin OAM were under pressure to perform.
Posted on 22 Oct
Optimist Europeans at Portorož, Slovenia day 2
Two races for all when the sea breeze fills in The sun greeted the participants of the Optimist Europeans Championship in Portorož early in the morning already, but the sailors had to wait almost until noon before the shore warmed up enough for the sea breeze to kick in.
Posted on 22 Oct
America's Cup: Council claims deal made in Feb
Auckland Council claims Cup course arrangements were signed off by all parties in February Two of the principal parties in the 36th America's Cup have issued conflicting media statements tonight over correspondence and agreements relating to the course area allocations for the Prada Cup, or Challenger Selection Series.
Posted on 22 Oct
Thomas Ruyant unfinished Vendée Globe business
Back armed with the well sorted Verdier design LinkedOut which has proven highly potent On the 2016 race Thomas Ruyant was lying eighth when his IMOCA60 memorably hit a floating object hard while he was west of New Zealand.
Posted on 22 Oct