Frostbite starts 1 January at the Newport Yacht Club. After this we race every Sunday, except Easter Sunday, until the middle of April (19th). 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.
Rules of Sailing Articles
There are a bunch of good articles about the Racing Rules Of Sailing on the Sailing World Magazine website.
Registration is over!
3/16 – Frostbite has been canceled. The club is closed due to Covid-19 until further notice.
3/8 – Two races were held then the wind piped up during the 3rd races when Peter d’Anjou capsized and we were blown out. Rest of the day was canceled.
2/23 – Nice conditions, SW 10-20, mid 40s and 32 people.
2/16 – Delayed start due to strong southwesterly. The wind calmed down to about 10 knots out of the southwest. PROTEST PENDING ON FIRST A FLEET RACE #37 – Protest disallowed 2/23.
1/1 – First skipper in the water, Jim Oblinger! Winds out of the west 10-20 kts.
Pre 2019 Frostbite Results
|YEAR||FOUNDERS CUP – |
PAST FIRST PLACE FINISHERS
|JUDY DEL NERO – |
TOP WOMAN FINISHER
|2019||FJ Ritt||Bea Grimmitt|
|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 McClintock|
|1965||David Del Nero|
|1964||Henry L. Spingler|