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Frostbiting Recap Week 2: 2019-2020

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

We had another exemplary day this past Saturday for our second week of Frostbiting.  Fifteen boats joined us on the line for what turned out to be six very exciting races.  Heading into the weekend the forecast was giving us a few reasons for concern, chiefly that we were expecting winds up to thirty knots out of the northeast.  That kind of weather …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 1: 2019-2020

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

Week 1 is in the books!  Congrats and thanks so much to everyone who came out for our kickoff to the Courageous Frostbite 2019-20 season.  It was so great to see faces both new and returning  From the looks of it we have a great season in store for us, and I’m excited to keep going.  For those of you …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 15 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

On March 9th we had 15 boats join us for another great week of frostbite racing.  The forecast was not very promising for the day.  The NWS was calling for NW winds at 5 knots, becoming NE at some point, also at 5 knots.  At 11am the breeze was, at best, patchy.  There were pockets of wind scattered about the harbor, but …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 14 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

It’s going to take more than a snowstorm and an LNG tanker to keep our boats off the water.  Despite half a foot of snow and some limited visibility, we had sixteen boats join us for five races on a snowy day on Boston Harbor.  The forecast was calling for anywhere from 1-6 inches of snow.  It was hit or …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 13 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

The forecast did not look good for Week 13.  Everything we looked at said we would have less than 5 knots of breeze, and it would be decreasing throughout the day.  The plan was to show up, postpone for a half hour/hour or so, and then send everyone home.  When people arrived to sign in, they didn’t even bother going …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 12 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

Unfortunately on February 9th, there was a gale warning and 45 knot gusts and we did not go sailing for Week 11.  Some of us chose to go to the boat show instead.  Also, thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit us at the boat show.  It’s always nice to catch up with people when we’re not outside …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 9 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

Week 9 was certainly an interesting one, that’s for sure.  In what was most likely the most challenging day we’ve had so far, there were sixteen boats trying to figure out just exactly what the wind was doing at any given moment.  There were massive currents, 180 degree shifts, and unmerciful dead spots that could drop you ten places. But …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 8 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

Many thanks to those of you who joined us on Saturday for another great day of racing.  We were extremely lucky that the weather was able to hold off and we were able to get five races in on a challenging and chilly day.  Temperatures on Saturday were in the low 30s/upper 20s. There sun was out earlier in the …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 7 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

First off, I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for Carl Zimba.  Every time I have had to miss a day of Frostbiting, he has been there for me.  And somehow every single one of those days manages to be extra cold and extra miserable and extra windy and whatever else nature can throw at him.  So thank …