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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 …

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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 …