A Sydney man parachuting his way to jail, Japan shipping water to Arab desert sheikhdoms and a British woman being sentenced to lashings in Saudi Arabia made the headlines 40 years ago this week.March 23, 1980● Hong Kong might get a special type of patrol boat to combat illegal immigrants. The vessels would be tailor-made by the government to cope with local conditions, a source in London told the Post. The proposed patrol boats would be comparatively faster than the squadron of “minesweeper”…