With a burst of warm weather and sunshine, FrostBite SunFish racing kicked over into Spring, during a season/series finalé and thaw this past Sunday. These customarily frozen Racers enjoyed 50°F temperature, while a crowd of dock-side spectators at the Edgewood Yacht Club's first Open House got to be even "closer than TV" overlooking the contested gybe mark, set close to the flagpole, guiding skippers well inside the marina's North and South tees.
The weather sparkled (and it "sparked" too, with gusts and unexpected shifts). The Clubhouse looked terrific. And the FrozenFew skippers - - all eleven on hand for this last day - - kept boats both upright and aggressive.
Frozen Winners of the SunFish winter racing:
[Faus, Jeff and Dave - among the
2009-2010 Frozen Few]
And Frozen Honors to:
- All the Eleven Who Sailed
- Michael Whalen - best "FirstFrozenYear"
- Catherine White, Dave Saunders, Kyle Wishart - "NewFirstYearFrozenSkippers"
Looking at the Ice Cubes:
Sailing in the SPRING SERIES was tight and cheerful. Congratulations, coaching, and camaraderie, week-by-week were shared by all. There was: Dave Way's close win for the tight Spring Series. Kyle's winning out for finalé day, against the top 4 skippers being separated by only an average of one place per race for that day. Fauss, in for the long haul, clearing another 1st place for the Season, and just pushing ahead of Jeff's 2nd for the Season. Then Jeff's win at New Year's, only just-ahead of Michael. And the gang of hot-shots that appeared for the spring series. "People just wouldn't screw up; you had to stay with the race all the way around," chipped in one of the Few.
Skippers had fun. The FrozenFew sailed nearly 70 races during the 2009-2010 season: November through March. Nods of appreciation to the Edgewood Yacht Club, for hosting a year of Frozen Fun; to Stuart and Jonathan for keeping the operation afloat and interesting out there; and to Mike, Gary and Nick for chase-boat duty; to skippers who made boats available; to Steve for keeping "Lucky" charged, bailed, and gassed up; to Baci, Charlie, and Charliee for keeping all 4 feet and tails on the deck most of the time. And hat-tip to LlamaGraphics (Stuart and Catherine) for scoring, and web-presence.
And so, until then, "THANK YOU RACE COMMITTEE!"
See you next fall!
Race date: 3/7/2010