2019 Frostbite Racing

Frostbite starts 1 January at the Newport Yacht Club.  After this we race every Sunday, except Easter Sunday, until the middle of April (14th).  We start setting up the boats at 1130.  We typically have two classes, A and B.  Position from previous weeks racing determines what class one is put in.  There actually is a C Class however they never leave the bar!  We typically rotate the classes; Class A races with Class B running the race, then Class B races with Class A running the race, etc.

Class B rounding the windward mark.Class B heading downwind with Charlie Shoemaker in the crash boat observing.George Kirk approaching the windward mark.Class A start: L to R - FJ Ritt, Roy Guay, Paul Fleming, Bob Morton, Paul Del Nero just before Roy Guay turtled while tacking.

Turnabout Ad from the 1950s! Courtesy of Joe Slawinski.

Turn-a-bout Turn-a-bout (152 KB)

Rules of Sailing Articles

There are a bunch of good articles about the Racing Rules Of Sailing on the Sailing World Magazine website.


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Online registration opens 1 December.

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Sailing Instructions
Waiver form required for entrants under 18.  Download, fill out and submit to Frostbite chairman.


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1 Jan 6 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Jan
3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24 Feb    
3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar
31 Mar

7 Apr  14 Apr


4/17 - Two corrections made.  First the date was incorrect at 4/17 (changed to 4/14) and also Chris Arbuthnot was mistakenly given Nick Pires' scores (corrected). The final results only changed for Chris and Nick.

4/14 - Nice day, sunny (until the end), warm and light winds out of the south.  Last race!  End of 2019 season.

4/7 - Lots of races today, 12.  Nice warm, somewhat sunny, wind around 15 kts out of the SW.  Next week is last week for 2019.

3/31 - Racing canceled today.

3/24 - Racing canceled after two people went in the water.  Jamie Currier decided to leave his boat so the boat never trutled!  Strong South Westerly.

3/17 - Gorgeous day, sunny, nice breeze, 27 people and 10 races held.

3/10 - Racing cancelled, again. Ugly weather; windy and raining.

3/3 - No wind initially caused a delay in starting however once they started they got 8 races in.  Nice day, sunny, NW about 8-12 knots.

2/24 - Another one bites the dust!  Racing canceled today.  However several frostbitters donated blood.

2/17 - Nice day and only 21 people showed up.  Sunny, light and very shifty winds starting NE going NW.

2/10 - Nice day, 13 races!  Sunny, temp in the 30s. Wind under 10 W initially, ending up around 12 kts WNW.

2/3 - We were going nicely when Tyler Miller went for a swim. Three classes, total of 8 races.  Mild day with light winds.

1/20 - Racing canceled for the day.  Raining and surprisingly no wind since the prediction is for lots of wind.

1/13 - Sunny, light wind but cold!!!  Lots of people showed up so 3 classes were used.

1/6 - Well, they gave it a try.  After the second person went in, Dennis, in the 4th race, racing was canceled. Sunny but NW typically gusty into the 20s.

1/1 - We've heard this song before.  Racing canceled for the day due to amazingly stron winds however the temperature is in the mid 50s!  See you Sunday.



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Founders Cup - Past First Place Finishers (Founded 1953)

Judy Del Nero - Top Woman Finisher

2018 FJ Ritt Bea Grimmitt
2017 Rick Nebiolo Missy Hudspeth
2016 Rick Nebiolo Bea Grimmitt
2015 Adam Cove Brenda Mitchell
2014 Rick Nebiolo Kate Wilson
2013 FJ Ritt Suzy Harrington
2012 FJ Ritt Kate Wilson
2011 FJ Ritt Bea Grimmitt
2010 FJ Ritt Bea Grimmitt
2009 FJ Ritt Winkle Kelley
2008 FJ Ritt Bea Grimmitt
2007 FJ Ritt Bea Grimmitt
2006 Roy Guay Bea Grimmitt
2005 Chris Brady Bea Grimmitt
2004 Roy Guay Bea Grimmitt
2003 Charles Shoemaker Bea Grimmitt
2002 Roy Guay Bea Grimmitt
2001 Roy Guay Bea Grimmitt
2000 Roy Guay Winkle Kelley
1999 Charles Shoemaker Rebekah Eddy
1998 Roy Guay Laura Slye
1997 Charles Shoemaker Winkle Kelley
1996 Charles Shoemaker Rachel Sanders
1995 Charles Shoemaker Rachel Sanders
1994 Charles Shoemaker Mona L'Heureux
1993 Charles Shoemaker Pam Kirk
1992 George Kirk Sarah Horowitz
1991 George Kirk Pam Kirk
1990 Matthew Corbishley Pam Kirk
1989 Geoffrey Ewenson Ellen McMahon
1988 Charles Shoemaker Betsy McLintock
1987 Charles Shoemaker  
1970 Robert Morton
1969 Michael Medeiros
Michael Medeiros   
1967 Michael Medeiros   
 Michael Medeiros  
David Del Nero
Henry L. Spingler
Peter Herman
Charles Laroue
1961 Charles Laroue
1960 Charles Laroue
Thomas Dawson