70 degrees would be nice - but at least we don't have snow and I've attended the local winter series, held during a time before the weather deteriorates again around the equinox.
The first race, the dinghies didn't start due to a gale warning...
The following week, effectively the first time for me this winter, I found I had managed to forget everything about backing up with a trailer. Well, not everything, but the reflexes were certainly rusty. Rigging took so long that we didn't make it to the starting line in time in the light winds...
Last weekend, a keelboat tried to ram us from behind, and took out the clew of the main with their bow-mounted anchor; the outhaul got snagged and that ripped the endcap from the boom.
After we recovered from the initial shock, and realized the damage was localized, we put the reef into the sail, and were able to at least sail around and watch the race. I was glad I had the reefpoints and reefline and that I had practiced heaving to.
Without the boom cap, we suddenly had "mid-boom" sheeting, with nearly 3:2 reverse purchase (not 1:1 because one part of the sheet didn't pull straight down, but at a 45 degree angle) There was a bit of a blow that day and I noticed it was much harder to uncleat the main, compared to normal. Once we nearly went over, despite the reef, because with the high loads I couldn't get the main free.
This was the first time that I've sailed in this winter series, and pound for pound there seems to be more "adventure" in it than summer sailing