Annapolis Yacht Club’s Frostbite Series

Annapolis Yacht Club began the annual Frostbite Series on Sunday, November 6th with over 90 racing sailboat registered to race through March 25th. Several local yacht clubs are invited by AYC to participate in the Frostbite Series each winter.  Recognizing the fastest growing fleet in Annapolis, AYC granted the Annapolis Harbor 20 fleet #5 its own starting time.  Under sunny skies, a light breeze and a rising tide thirteen Harbor 20s, each with a 3 man crew, sailed across the starting line toward the first mark.  The lead changed several times and there were some great tactics at the first mark when five boats arrived at the same time.  As we reached for the finish line next to the club house boat speed and jibing skills created more lead changes.  Back at the dock, everyone shared strategy and talked about how we might improve performance next Sunday.


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