2018 Frostbite Racing

Registration opens 1 December

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.

Class B rounding the windward mark.Class B heading downwind with Charlie Shoemaker in the crash boat observing.George Kirk approaching the windward mark.Class A start: L to R - FJ Ritt, Roy Guay, Paul Fleming, Bob Morton, Paul Del Nero just before Roy Guay turtled while tacking.

Turnabout Ad from the 1950s! Courtesy of Joe Slawinski.

Turn-a-bout Turn-a-bout (152 KB)

Rules of Sailing Articles

There are a bunch of good articles about the Racing Rules Of Sailing on the Sailing World Magazine website.


Click below to register

Online registration opens 1 December.

Online Registration 


Sailing Instructions
Waiver form required for entrants under 18.  Download, fill out and submit to Frostbite chairman.


  Click here for final results.

1 Jan 7 Jan 14 Jan 21 Jan 28 Jan
4 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 25 Feb    
4 Mar 11 Mar 18 Mar 25 Mar


8 Apr  15 Apr


4/15 -  Last day for frostbite however no racing due to the NE blow.  Derigged the boats and put the masts and booms.  Final results are posted.

4/8 - So many people showed up for a fairly nice day that 3 classes (A, B, C) were run with 11 in each class.  3 races were run in each with B fleet starting first and A fleet finishing.  Winds started out of the N at 15 and lightened as the afternoon went by.

3/25 - Another one bites the dust!  NE breeze with wicked gusts in the harbor.  Canceled.

3/18 - A little breezy today.  NW winds puffy 15 to 22kts.  Sunny, fairly nice day then Brenda decided to terminate racing by swamping her boat!

3/11 - Nice light wind day with sunshine and temp in the 40s.  The wind started out of the NW at 8 kts then shifted to the SW at 8 kts.  6 races were held.

3/4 - After two days of insane winds we were able to get 10 races in with decreasing wind as the day went on.  Ended up being a nice day.  17 people participated.

2/25 - Ugly day but they eventually went out and got two races in.  On the third race Bob Mortin caught his boom on Paul Flemings boat and Paul turtled. Rain and wind around 10-15 gusty out of the NE. 19 people raced.

2/11 - This sounds familiar.  Canceled.  Fog, no wind!

2/4 - A couple of races in each fleet before Super Bowl fewer took hold.  Damp, 10-18 knots out of the SE.

1/28 - Guess what?  No racing again due to lack of wind and none predicted.

1/21 - 35 people showed up so three fleets were used however the wind was extremely light and racing was canceled after one race in each class.

1/14 - We actually raced today!  Temp in the middle 20s with NE breeze about 10-15.  One of the newbees turtled!  First one in for the year.  6 races were run.

1/7 - Are we off to a treat start!  Morning temperatures in the -2 degrees area claimed another day.  NO RACING again.  Maybe next Sunday.

1/1 - We are off to a flying start.  NO RACING.  Really really cold.  Single digits this morning!  Well maybe next Sunday however long range forecast doesn't look any better.



 2017, 201620152014, 2013201220112010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, Pre 2006


Founders Cup - Past First Place Finishers (Founded 1953)

Judy Del Nero - Top Woman Finisher

2018 FJ Ritt Bea Grimmitt
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
1987 Charles Shoemaker