Not that I disagree with you, but the water is colder all year round in SF Bay. Yes, I know, you can still drown in warm water.It's a wonder there isn't a wind speed where they become required in WLIS. I know this argument has been beaten like a dead horse. Maybe boat owners could institute their own? Is wearling an auto inflate fanny pack all that cumbersome? From years of experience, an easterly or puffy NW is when most of the shit hits the fan and there is most risk for an accident/ MOB. Seems like a no brainer to put one on and go racing. Then again a public viewing is much better than empty casket.Wonder if everyone will have pfds this weekend!
Shit, places like SF Bay they are required, no questions asked, not exceptions. That's a 24/7 365 rule here. We've all adapted and it's a non-issue even in the winter where the wind is lightest.