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Frostbiting 2012 -2013
With the passing of Labor Day and the recent cool temperatures, it brings to mind the next natural step in the sailing season -Frostbiting!

We sail in Southport Harbor every Sunday, beginning November 4ththrough March 31st in 9' Dyers. There are two divisions - beginners, who sail from 11:30am to 1pm and experienced racers from 1:30 to 3:30pm. No boat, no problem! The Club offers the option of chartering a club owned boat for the season.    There are a variety of events organized by the Frostbite Committee each year: rules clinics, socializing after racing, a party to watch the Super Bowl and chances for inter-club regattas.  Sailors can register for the full season, or choose only the "Fall" or "Spring" to fit your schedule.
 Important Dates (The full calendar is below):
•        October 27th - 10am to noon: Rigging Day and Skipper's meeting
•        November 3rd
o  Noon to 2pm: "Try out Frostbiting" a chance to learn the rules and get out on the water in the boats, while experiencedsailors share their "how-to" tips.
o  2pm to 4pm: Tune-up racing, open to all frostbite sailors
•        November 4th - first day of sailing
 For those returning sailors, please email me to register for the season.  For those who are new to frostbiting (don't let the name discourage you), please contact me with any questions - or better yet, come to the Skippers meeting and the "Try out Frostbiting" day at the beginning of the season.   Frostbiting gives sailors a chance to sail small boats in the off season to learn boat handling and starting skills which carry over to cruising and racing big and small boats in the spring and summer.
 SAMs are welcome and we hope you will consider joining the fun.  Please simply email me and I will be happy to discuss the process to sign up as well as answer any questions about the  program.
 Lastly, we are a volunteer run program - this keeps our costs low and enhances everyone's working knowledge of the club.  So PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE volunteer - if you're interested in joining the frostbite committee, just let me know!

Be sure to check theFrostbite page for updates and scoring.

Best regards,
John Wilcox
Frostbite Chairman