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Frostbite sailing grows from 10 to 17 Sunfish!

by Manhattan Yacht Club 6 Jan 2018 07:33 PST
Sunfish dinghies © Manhattan Yacht Club

It started last fall when the Club offered its extra fleet of Sunfish dinghies to Members and began organizing races on Saturday mornings. From there, it has grown substantially. There is no looking back. This is the Frostbite Racing Series and the fleet has grown from 10 to 17 boats this winter. The Club also constructed two dinghy docks which hold six Sunfish each.

The Saturday races begin at 10 am with most sailors arriving at the docks around 9 am. Up to 5 or 6 short-course races are held if conditions permit. The racing ends by 12 noon and the sailors return to dock for derigging and the social aspects.

Up until this point, frostbite racing has just been for single-handed sailors. Next winter, we expect to open this program up to a 2-person dinghy so crew Members can participate as well.

Dinghy sailing will expand this summer when the Sunfish on floating docks will still be available to Members for sailing. You will be able to cruise up and down Morris Canal (be sure to wave to everyone at Surf City Restaurant) and we hope to try a Full Moon Regatta to coincide with the Full Moon Parties on the Honorable William Wall.

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