Our Frostbiting Racing series starts this sunday at noon and will continue on every sunday till just before Christmas. If possible we will also offer a new years regatta. This is a great way for novices to learn about sailing. SSC members will be steering and will of course offer some instruction. SSC members crew for free - everyone one else including SSC Captains chip in $20. Bring typical outdoor gear:
Sun tan or sun block lotion - if sunny. Sailing gloves - useful if there is much wind.
Hat - a broad rimmed hat with ventilation is important.
Sunglasses - polarized if possible with 100% UV protection.
Clothes - simple, comfortable. The air over the water is often 10-20 degrees cooler than over land in the daytime. Bring extra layers. Long sleeves give protection from the sun. When sailing in the fall or spring, dress as if you will be spending 4 hours on a ski mountain chair lift.
Foul weather gear - a waterproof jacket or windbreaker for light rain or spray. Shoes - slit rubber soles or Harken style shoes work the best but any sneakers (test against some formica) will be fine
Do NOT wear expensive jewelry, watches, or anything you would hate to see go overboard. Davy Jones is just waiting for your favorite stuff! Long fingernails will not last long. Long hair must be secured.
We will not race if winds are over 15 knots with gusts over 18 knots or if small craft warnings are posted. If questionable we will cancel the racing by 10 am.