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Cold Weather Sailing: Frostbiting Gear Guide

Also recently featured on Sailing World’s blog is an interview with several frostbite sailors about the gear they use to frostbite.  It included wisdom from Potomac River Sailing Association’s Erich Hesse:

Frostbiting, as the name suggests, can be downright miserable. But with the right gear to keep your digits warm, you can triumph over the bitter cold, sail fast, and get to the bar without blue toes and with some hard-earned bragging rights. We checked in with six frostbiting fleet champions to see how they gear up for sailing in the winter… Read on.

Frostbiting: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

PRSA sailor Tim Zimmerman’s take on Frostbiting in the Sailing World blog:

That chorus keeps running through my head because it’s the holiday season. Cold weather is settling over the mid-Atlantic, the leaves are gone from the trees, and there is talk of snow and freeze warnings from weather forecasters. It’s my favorite time of the year, so of course I am excited. But my enthusiasm and anticipation has little to do with a fat, bearded, old guy in a red suit, or mistletoe, or presents. Instead, for me (and a small minority of Lasering oddballs) this is a joyous time of year because the arrival of winter means the arrival of the Laser frostbiting season. And that means drysuits, short-course racing, blustery winds, and Sundays well-spent.   Read on.

“Sailing World” Ted Morgan and Luke Shingledecker Featured

May issue article about the Midwinters East Laser Regatta did the laser fleet a great thing- The news and elements of the regatta not only featured the “celebrity” laser sailor; he interviewed sailors who make the regatta numbers and add class spirit to the sport. The author balanced out the story on the total laser regatta experience. Sharp closeup picture of Ted Morgan at the helm. It was another huge fleet regatta and a great read on those experiences at the starting line.