Friday, 04 January 2013 11:27

The "College-Style" Team Racing Event

This event is great for larger groups as it allows several divisions to compete at alternating times. The team race format encourages camaraderie and team spirit. Each team has teammates on the water throughout the day, giving everyone a change to win. Those on shore can cheer on the racers or relax and enjoy refreshments dockside.

Friday, 04 January 2013 11:24

The Fun Regatta

We begin with a two-hour lesson so everyone can learn to sail and work together. We take a short break for light refreshments and then head back out on the water for some short course racing. The day ends with an awards presentation.

Contact Jake Denney, Adult Program Director, to book a fun regatta

Sunday, 23 December 2012 15:36

Fall Series

1. Palmieri
2. Marston / Brand 0.799
3. Lindsay / Watson 0.722

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Sunday, 23 December 2012 15:35

Day 5

1. Clancy / Deshong
2. Palmieri 14.7
3. Marston / Brand 16

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Sunday, 09 December 2012 19:00

Day 4

1. Palmieri
2. Lindsay / Watson 16
3. Roth / Baird 22

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Thursday, 06 December 2012 19:00

Day 3

1. Marston / Brand 20
2. Pratt 20
3. Lindsay / Watson 20

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 19:00

Day 2

1. Palmieri 14
2. Pratt 19
3. Marston / Brand 30

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012 19:00

Day 1

1. Pratt 17
2. Bodde / Callahan 18
3. Clancy / Deshong 20

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Tuesday, 13 November 2012 19:00

Day 1 Recap

Day 1 Recap
We had some beautiful, sunny weather for our first day of the 2012-2013 frostbite season, and 24 boats out on the line to enjoy it.  Racing was started at 12:30 instead of 12:00 due to longish introductory skipper's meeting and an ill-timed car carrier.  Despite the delay, four races (all course 4) were run.
Wind was a Northwesterly, starting off at a healthy 8-10 knots at noon gradually tapering off to about 2-5 knots for the last race.  Sizable lefties and righties made for an interesting day..the left shifts seemed to come with the best velocity, while gigantic righties kept RC antsy.  Finicky Northwesterly breezes generally make it hard for RC to settle into the course but I think the team found a pretty decent average for the conditions.  There were some crazy moments, like when a massive lefty during the sequence resulted in everybody starting on port tack, only to be counteracted with what felt like a 90 degree righty.
With our beautiful new mains up,  the entire fleet had to relearn how to sail a R-19.  It seemed to me that the boats found a fast groove going upwind sailing high.. but I haven't actually taken one of them out for a spin with the new gear.  Please discuss - we're as new to these sails as you are! 
What felt good? What felt bad? 
Where did you find the best draft position? 
What about jib car/ traveler position?  
How did have your vang and outhaul set?
Congratulations to John Pratt and Bob Coyle for winning the first day of the series with 17 points on such a fickle day.  Runners up are Jen Bodde, sailing with Niko Kotsatos, coming in at 18 points and Steve Clancy with Mark Deshong at 20 points.  
As always, let us know if you will not be able to make it Saturday so we can fill the boat!  We have a incredibly long wait list of high schoolers, staff, eager skippers/crews, and full teams that got boxed out this year.  On windier days I'd like to encourage you to take one of our high schoolers out as a third - they would love it and can learn a lot from you all!
See you all in a few days,
Thursday, 06 December 2012 19:00

Day 3 Recap

Good Evening Frostbite Sailors,

Last Saturday was one of the most perfect breeze set-ups that I have ever seen on Boston Harbor, with a fairly steady 6 - 8 knots, coming out of the N/NW.  We were able to set a long, square course with the start by Fan Pier and the upwind set in the channel, between Lewis Wharf and Pier 1 East Boston.  Only minor adjustments to the course were made throughout the day.  While we may pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to typical fluky harbor conditions, the chance that steadier breeze provides to focus on basics (tactics, strategy, boatspeed, sail trim, etc) over lots of relatively similar beats and down-winds is invaluable.  I was very pleased to watch several newer teams consolidate some of the knowledge and skills that they have been developing into demonstrably better boat speed and tactics, dramatically improved scores and visibly cleaner sailing.  
Another wonderful thing happened on Day 3 - we were able to place two of our high school sailors (Ian Hay, of Boston Latin, and Ben Geffkenn, of the Boston Public School team) as crews with Matt Marston and Bob Coyle.  They are pretty incredible kids, and obviously their awesomeness rubbed off on their skippers - both teams came in at 20 points for the day, with Marston/Hay taking First Place to Coyle/Geffken's Second Place in the tiebreaker.  Lindsay/Watson followed in third with 21 points, and you can see the rest of the scores at the link.   Click here for the Public Frostbite Folder - view Results, How-to's, NOR, etc.
And now for.....Day 4, Saturday December 8, 2012Possible Showers high 52° low 42° 

If the current forecast for the weekend holds, we'll see moderate temperatures, perhaps slightly damp, with southwest breeze around 3-5 knots OR 10-15 knots depending on which wind site you trust.
Carl Zimba will be running a rules clinic from 10:00am - 11:00 am at the Seaport School (first floor of building at the base of our pier).  We'll provide coffee and donuts.  Carl will follow up with specific topics for our first rules clinic.  Our Head Judge this weekend will be John Tagliamonte, but we do not have anybody signed up from the fleet to be our second and third judges.  Last week Marty Gallagher and Mark Lindsay stepped up to the plate with head judge Matt Marston.  If you are able to help out this weekend, please sign up here.
Good news on parking! The managers of Shipyard Marina have given us the ok to continue to park on Pier 6.  Lets try to keep all our cars towards the water side of the Tavern as usual.  

Tavern's untimely demise has put a bit of a damper on the social side of being a part of the Courageous Frostbite Fleet, and I'd really like to change that.  Ironsides isn't bad, but it can be a hassle to find a parking spot.  I value the time that we get to spend chatting with you all after racing, so I'm toying with the idea of providing simple food, hot coffee, etc. in the boathouse.  You'd have to BYOB, and we'd need to collect some money to cover costs... but some fold out chairs, a couple milk-crates, and the industrial heater going could be cozy.  Do you like this idea? Would you stay after for a bowl of chili and contribute a little cash to the pot?  Or does Ironsides still seem like the next best thing?  Let me know!    

As always, please let us know in advance if you won't be able to make it this weekend, if you have a predetermined substitute taking your boat, if you'll be coming late, if you need a crew, etcetera.  The more lead time the better, but last-minute notifications are also much appreciated!
See you Saturday morning!