2020 Frostbite

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!


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


2020 Results

SummaryJan 1Jan 19Feb 2Feb 9Feb 16Feb 23Mar 1Mar 8



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.

Past Results

Pre 2019 Frostbite Results

2020 Frostbite Skippers
Dr. Charlie Shoemaker
(FOUNDED 1953)
2019FJ RittBea Grimmitt
2018FJ RittBea Grimmitt
2017Rick NebioloMissy Hudspeth
2016Rick NebioloBea Grimmitt
2015Adam CoveBrenda Mitchell
2014Rick NebioloKate Wilson 
2013FJ RittSuzy Harrington
2012FJ RittKate Wilson 
2011FJ RittBea Grimmitt
2010FJ RittBea Grimmitt
2009FJ RittWinkle Kelley
2008FJ RittBea Grimmitt
2007FJ RittBea Grimmitt
2006Roy GuayBea Grimmitt
2005Chris BradyBea Grimmitt
2004Roy GuayBea Grimmitt
2003Charles ShoemakerBea Grimmitt
2002Roy GuayBea Grimmitt
2001Roy GuayBea Grimmitt
2000Roy GuayWinkle Kelley
1999Charles ShoemakerRebekah Eddy
1998Roy GuayLaura Slye
1997Charles ShoemakerWinkle Kelley
1996Charles ShoemakerRachel Sanders
1995Charles ShoemakerRachel Sanders
1994Charles ShoemakerMona L’Heureux
1993Charles ShoemakerPam Kirk
1992George KirkSarah Horowitz
1991George KirkPam Kirk
1990Matthew CorbishleyPam Kirk
1989Geoffrey EwensonEllen McMahon
1988Charles ShoemakerBetsy McClintock
1987Charles Shoemaker
1970Robert Morton 
1969Michael Medeiros 
1968Michael Medeiros 
1967Michael Medeiros 
1966Michael Medeiros 
1965David Del Nero 
1964Henry L. Spingler
1963Peter Herman
1962Charles Laroue 
1961Charles Laroue 
1960Charles Laroue 
1959Thomas Dawson