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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 …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 6 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

On January 5, our Frostbiting Fleet returned from our winter hiatus ready to kickoff Series 2.  Traditionally some of the worst Frostbiting days are not the days when temperatures drop below zero.  But it’s the days where they hover around 32/33 degrees with rain, lots of rain. Those are the worst.  Luckily for us, the forecast was calling for temperatures …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 5 End of Series 1 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

On Saturday our Frostbite fleet was determined to go racing, despite the conditions.  We were patient and flexible and still were only able to get in one race on the day.  Coming into the day, the forecast was calling for 10 kts out of the west, switching to north at some point.  When we left the dock at 11:35 the …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 4 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

Heading into Saturday’s racing the forecast looked very promising.  In the end, it did not disappoint.  Conditions on Saturday saw clear skies, decent breeze, and lots and lots of great sailing.  We had seventeen boats on the line for a total of seven races.  It’s rare that we’re able to have more than six races in a day, so to …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 3 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

Week 3 is officially in the books!  This week we learned that forecasts are not always accurate, and that patience is key.  Heading into Saturday’s racing, the forecast did not look good.  The NWS was calling for NW winds at 5 kts, eventually becoming NE at 5 kts.  Most hourly forecasts had winds dropping to 0 knots (gusting to 3) from the hours of 12-3.  …

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Frostbiting Recap Week 2 2018-2019

In Frostbiting by Caitlyn Ridgely

First off, a great big thanks to everyone who came out and participated in our kickoff to Frostbiting last Saturday.  After having to cancel Week 1, Week 2 was the perfect start to what is hopefully a great season. There were a few teams that weren’t able to make it, and with two drop in boats joining us, we had twenty boats on the line …