2017 Frostbite Racing
Frostbite starts 1 January at the Newport Yacht Club. After this we race every Sunday, except Easter Sunday, until the middle of April. We start setting up the boats at 1130. We typically have two classes, A and B. Position from previous weeks racing determines what class one is put in. There actually is a C Class however they never leave the bar! We typically rotate the classes; Class A races with Class B running the race, then Class B races with Class A running the race, etc.
Turnabout Ad from the 1950s! Courtesy of Joe Slawinski.
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Rules of Sailing Articles
There are a bunch of good articles about the Racing Rules Of Sailing on the Sailing World Magazine website.
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|1 Jan||8 Jan||15 Jan||22 Jan||29 Jan|
|5 Feb||12 Feb||19 Feb||26 Feb|
|5 Mar||12 Mar||19 Mar||26 Mar
|2 Apr||9 Apr||
4/9 - Nice day for our last day of the season. Sunny, 15-20 kts out of the SW.
4/2 - Great day, sun shining decent temp and nice winds. Wind shifted half way through the day from the NE to the SW. 8 races held.
3/26 - Finally we raced! Nice conditions even though no sun. Out of the East about 10 kts. 10 races were run.
3/19 - And another one bites the dust. Way too much wind!
3/12 - Racing canceled again due to excessive cold and wind and boats frozen in.
3/5 - Racing canceled again due to excessive winds. But it was cold on top of that.
2/26 - Racing canceled due to excessive winds. Nice day otherwise.
2/19 - What a beautiful day; sun shinning, temp in the 50s nice wind out of the SW.
2/12 - 17 people braved the rain/snow/cold conditions and got 4 races in. Wanted to do 6 races but the cold won out.
2/5 - Racing canceled due to predicted high winds.
1/29 - Frostbite was canceled with winds over 20 kts up to 28.
1/22 - B fleet made up for not being able to have the same number of A fleet races last week by starting first this week. Nice day, in the 40s, sun in and out, wind 5-12 NE.
1/15 - Good crowd, nice weather but the wind dying at the end. B fleet didn't get to be the last race. Sunny, temps in the upper 30s and wind 5-12 NNW.
1/8 - Twenty brave ones went out today in low 20 degree weather with the wind out of the NNW 12-15 kts. Broke one forestay and FJ turtled while tacking (slipped and lost his footing, gurgle, gurgle).
1/1 - Wonderful day for the first day of the season. Blowing initially up to 20 kts but dying down to 10-15 WSW. Bunch of new people showed up and a couple that haven't raced in a while. Welcome.
FROSTBITE PAST YEAR'S RESULTS
Founders Cup - Past First Place Finishers (Founded 1953)
Judy Del Nero - Top Woman Finisher
|2017||Rick Nebiolo||Missy Hudspeth|
|2016||Rick Nebiolo||Bea Grimmitt|
|2015||Adam Cove||Brenda Mitchell|
|2014||Rick Nebiolo||Kate Wilson
|2013||FJ Ritt||Suzy Harrington|
|2012||FJ Ritt||Kate Wilson|
|2011||FJ Ritt||Bea Grimmitt|
|2010||FJ Ritt||Bea Grimmitt|
|2009||FJ Ritt||Winkle Kelley|
|2008||FJ Ritt||Bea Grimmitt|
|2007||FJ Ritt||Bea Grimmitt|
|2006||Roy Guay||Bea Grimmitt|
|2005||Chris Brady||Bea Grimmitt|
|2004||Roy Guay||Bea Grimmitt|
|2003||Charles Shoemaker||Bea Grimmitt|
|2002||Roy Guay||Bea Grimmitt|
|2001||Roy Guay||Bea Grimmitt|
|2000||Roy Guay||Winkle Kelley|
|1999||Charles Shoemaker||Rebekah Eddy|
|1998||Roy Guay||Laura Slye|
|1997||Charles Shoemaker||Winkle Kelley|
|1996||Charles Shoemaker||Rachel Sanders|
|1995||Charles Shoemaker||Rachel Sanders|
|1994||Charles Shoemaker||Mona L'Heureux|
|1993||Charles Shoemaker||Pam Kirk|
|1992||George Kirk||Sarah Horowitz|
|1991||George Kirk||Pam Kirk|
|1990||Matthew Corbishley||Pam Kirk|
|1989||Geoffrey Ewenson||Ellen McMahon|
|1988||Charles Shoemaker||Betsy McLintock|