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Winter Frostbite Series

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Now that Manhasset Bay YC's Fall Series is completed, it is time to start thinking of what to do during those long and cold winter months.  For some it iwll be facing that "Honeydo" list. Well, you still have time at attack that list and keep the homefront happy....and plan for winter racing.  The Winter Frostbite Series is alive and well on Long Island Sound and 17 yacht clubs and associations on the north and south side of the sound host a winter series.  

Frostbiting has been around for a very long time, since 1932 to be specific.  The First Annual Regatta of the Frostbite YC took place on January 2, 1932 at the (now defunct) Knickerbocker Yacht Club.  As the story goes, " the day had everything a good Frostbite regatta outght to have,  It rained, it hailed, it snowed; grog and chowder were served all day."  Source:  Manhasset Bay Yacht Club Directory.  

Frostbiting is known for its excellent competition.  Since its the only game in town, all those frustrated skippers from fleets around the Sound who really need their salt water fix and the lure of a finish line, come out to play.  If you aren't in the game yet, you may want to jump right in.  As we all know, dinghies are the best way to keep our racing skills sharp - mainly because if you mess up, you end up in really, really cold water.  That part isn't so much fun...but it definitely is a deterent!

CHECK OUT THE WINTER FROSTBITE SERIES (attached below)

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CALL THE YACHT CLUB

OR

YOU CAN CALL THE YRA OFFICE (516-767-9240)  - It's gets kinda lonely in the winter!!!