Frostbite

 

 On November 15 we officially kicked off the 2014-2015 Frostbiting Season with 23 of our 25 boats on the line. Following a skippers meeting at 11:30, the first gun was at 12:20, and the course, which had been set before the skippers meeting, required remarkably little fiddling. Shifts were large but the median direction of NNW held true throughout racing. The forecast was for 8-12, with gusts to 15, but what we actually saw was more variable; winds were 5-15, with gusts to 18. Temps in the mid 30s held true, but the sunshine kept things pleasant enough. 

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Hello Frostbiters! I hope you are staying warm in this early freeze!
 
First off, thanks to everyone for their prompt responses and registrations. For those few stragglers, who I know are coming but haven't finished their registration form or submitted payment, shake a leg! The registration form is here. (We have one spot left, so invite your friends to sign up!)
 
This year's NOR and SIs are attached in the Frostbiting Public Folder, which is an excellent source of must-know information, and is also where results get published. There are no major changes to the SIs, although some wording has been added and section 17 streamlined. A few items were added prior to the winter series last year, so please take a look. Racing will be the same time and place as always. 
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Hello Frostbiters,

With just two weeks left in the season, Courageous is looking to continue our string of great race days with 5+ races per day. The weather is looking gorgeous! Temps will be in the mid 40s, sunny, with a steady breeze around 10 knots from the NW. I look forward to seeing you all out there on the nicest day we will have this week!

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Hello Frostbiters!

My weekend forecast email will be coming out on Friday, this is just a friendly recap of our Valentine's Regatta (it was last week, I know, we are a little ahead of ourselves) and some important notes as we continue to smooth out bumps moving towards the end of the Frostbiting season.

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Hello Frostbiters!

Today's weather serves as a not-so-pleasant reminder of how lucky we were for the sun, light but steady wind, and warm conditions that we experienced this past Saturday. My summary of events will be brief, as this week we have a highly entertaining guest blog from Cole Constantineau. This past Saturday wrapped up our "Winter Series." Next weekend will be our Valentine's Day Regatta - this means there will be normal sailing, but it does not count for series scores, so bring your sweetheart and have some fun with it!

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