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post #51 of 61 Old 12-11-2011
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Frostbite sailing

Today was the first day that I actually sailed in Cold Weather. We sailed on the Hudson River in a Soling 27....froze my arse off but it was a great time. Next time I will dress a little better.
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Hey a member of my YC just had their last sail last weekend and finally took the boat out. It is stange to see somebody sailing in mid winter here in the Mid-West with snow on shore in the back ground. So 2011 season finally ended for them in 2012 or was it just the first sail of the 2012 season here in snow country?

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Hey a member of my YC just had their last sail last weekend and finally took the boat out. It is stange to see somebody sailing in mid winter here in the Mid-West with snow on shore in the back ground. So 2011 season finally ended for them in 2012 or was it just the first sail of the 2012 season here in snow country?
Hey, I think I know that guy.
Actually the air temperatures this last weekend were in the 40's. About 10 degrees warmer than the last time we went out. The problem this weekend was that the shore line had plenty of ice in it. We thought it was thin and would break right away, but it wasn't. We had to launch the dinghy from the farthest point away from land that we could.
On the row out to the mooring can was more ice after the brief period of open water, but this ice was very thin and the dinghy went right through it.
Once on board it was a very nice January sail. My first ever in the midwest.
I kept on wondering, "Hey where is everybody? It's a nice day for a sail!"
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It is never too cold to sail.

Just ask those who Frostbite Interclubs

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agreed ^^^, it is never too cold.
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i personally havent found it to cold to sail here, i love the winter months actually. for some reason when it gets below 60*, no one is on the water... so i dont have to deal with all the idiots!
Boy, you SoCal types are a bunch of pussies. Come up here and we can go out when it's zero (C) and blowing 30 - the sailing is great if you have a dodger and good cabin heat.

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Temperature on Lake Champlain tonight: -10 F. The water is becoming much too hard to sail without an ice boat. Have been looking at plans for one of those. With little snow this year there may be some good ice boating. IDNIYRA Class Plans

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Love my woodstove and my wheelhouse.Lets me cruise in a T shirt in January.
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Today was the first day that I actually sailed in Cold Weather. We sailed on the Hudson River in a Soling 27....froze my arse off but it was a great time. Next time I will dress a little better.
Dress for skiing, other than footwear and get some of those fingerless gloves that have a "swing away" mitten fingertip cover.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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Yeah! It's extremely cold for us pansies in Florida

I am adding a pilothouse enclosure on my center cockpit boat so I can go year round anywhere


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