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post #31 of 61 Old 01-07-2011
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I'll be in that race come Saturday. I don't mind the cold, but being rained on all day is gonna suck.

My last time out was right before thanksgiving. Nothing like racing in the snow!
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I'll be in that race come Saturday. I don't mind the cold, but being rained on all day is gonna suck.

My last time out was right before thanksgiving. Nothing like racing in the snow!
Duwamish Head? That race from reading about has all kinds of fun. Really windy, boats over, or a drifter, nothing in the middle.......

I'll be up teaching ski lessons at snocrummy.... if it were sunday......might have a possibility.....

what boat are you on?

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I float between a couple boats, but this time I'll be on Great White.


I'm a total rookie, so I'm happy to have found a few captains that are kind enough to order me around and not make me feel too stupid when I don't know what I'm doing
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I'm a total rookie, so I'm happy to have found a few captains that are kind enough to order me around and not make me feel too stupid when I don't know what I'm doing
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Hopefully he is not reading this too, but I have one of them that comes on my boat.

IIRC GW is out of Tacoma or Gharbor? south of me.

time for bed, way to late right now. We'll race out of edmond in feb for the lcub stuff. May try to do the last SSS race out of GH......about 6 hrs one way motoring.....not sure the rest of the year. BRBR for sure, STYC fall regatta..........CSS is a possibility or the SYC Islands option....

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What I remember from my frostbite days back in Marblehead (salt water):

If you dress really warm (and dry) and keep moving around (which you do in a dinghy, like our Interclubs), you'll stay warm enough. thermoses of hot tea or whatever a big help.

Keep in mind the water's cold, so never ever capsize, unless you have a crash boat right nearby to take you to a race committee float that happens to have a shack thereon with a pot-belly stove--which we did ;-)

Air temp will wreak havoc with your mainsheet below about 15F (and around 25F for fresh water), because it will or course get wet and will start to freeze, especially where it turns around the sheet blocks, if you don't keep trimming and easing. These "square sheets" are slippery and dangerous if you can't ease out in a hurry. And cam cleats won't work as well.

This is why the typical 5-race afternoon wouldn't last beyond about 2-3 hours. Then we'd all repair to a nice warm bar to recover, and hear protests.
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Sailing on the Columbia River year round and love it all. Rain, snow, sun and mostley the wind
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Ah yes, frostbiting in ICs, my most fond dinghy sailing days were in ICs on a winter Sunday afternoon - wondering what that bump was during a race in Feb and realizing it was a chunk of ice, then trying to recall how cold Salt Water needs to be before it freezes.

Dress warm and keep moving,
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Frozen water is fantastic, wonderful, great stuff -- in the blender.
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Now this is cold!!

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Winter sailing at it's best

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