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Frostbiting Week 1 Recap: 2020-2021

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

Week 1 recap- 2020/2021Hello Frostbiters,Welcome to our first recap of the season.  Each Tuesday I’ll be sending a recap of the previous week’s events, as well as some insight into what was and wasn’t working for people out on the course.  We will also use this space to have some of our fleet members share their thoughts on the day, …

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Rubber Band Powered Boats: How To Design a Bathtub Boat from Easy-To-Find, Recycled Materials

In Courageous at Home, STEM Studio by Nora Hoover

Design and build a rubber band powered paddleboat out of easy-to-find, recycled materials and check out the math and science behind why it works…or doesn’t work, which can be even more fun and interesting! Learn why Newton’s Third Law of Physics and the mathematical definition of a line are important to engineers, and do some designing, testing, and problem solving …

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Frostbiting Recap Valentine’s Day Regatta: 2019-2020

In Frostbiting by Mackenzie Spellicy

This year’s Valentine’s Day Regatta was anything but warm and loving. The trickiest wind we’ve had all season caused numerous headaches and frustrations out on the race course. Despite wildly shifting winds, and multiple delays for lots and lots of traffic, we still managed to get in five hard earned races. Heading into the day, we knew that winds were …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 11: 2019-2020

In Frostbiting by Mackenzie Spellicy

Two words: Big. Breeze. That’s what our fleet was faced with last Saturday. The wind was indeed honking with 20 knots sustained out of the NW. The gusts were consistently hitting 32 and 33, putting us right on the edge of a go/no go situation. The decision was made all the harder due to there being no other sailboats on …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 8: 2019-2020

In Frostbiting by Mackenzie Spellicy

There were a number of challenges our fleet was faced with on Saturday. The first and foremost being the temperature. It was cold. It was very very cold. Predictions on the day were for temperatures to be at or above freezing, but it was never warmer than 20 degrees. A pretty solid cloud cover meant that we couldn’t see the …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 6: 2019-2020

In Frostbiting by Mackenzie Spellicy

Week 6 was indeed a soggy day on the race course. The day started off with a little fog and no breeze. The forecast was for winds out of the East at 5 knots, but we weren’t really seeing anything above 2. We decided to postpone for 30 minutes and wait for the wind to fill in. By 12pm we …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 4: 2019-2020

In Frostbiting by Mackenzie Spellicy

The first three weeks of our season featured some of the best weather we’ve had for Frostbiting in recent memory.  Week 4 this past Saturday was no exception. We were again fortunate to have sunny skies, steady breeze and some excellent racing.  On Friday night we received about an inch of snow mixed with some freezing rain and as a …