About Winthrop Frostbite Sailing Club

WFSC hosts Interclubs, Lasers, Laser Radials, and Rhodes 19 short course racing, generally every Sunday at 1pm during the frostbite season, though a number of special 2-day regattas and other events are also organized.  Racing is off of the docks at Cottage Park Yacht Club, and is generally followed by food and drink at CPYC.

Interclubs:

The Interclub Dinghy Frostbite class, originally envisioned as a class for Inter-Club racing on Long Island sound, attracts some of the best sailors from a variety of other "summer" classes and provides great short course sailing.

Frostbiting an InterClub is a funny sport. People often ask "why should I get into a small dinghy in the winter when I can sail a PHRF boat or sit home and watch football". Then they try it and find out that IC sailing is a blast! The boats are fun to sail, tack and jibe on a dime, and require real skill to drive. Crews soon discover the importance of team work and instinctive reaction.

WFSC seasonal Interclub membership includes dolly-based boat storage, and use of the CPYC hoists & facility.

Lasers

Lasers and Laser Radials are also raced at WFSC.  Lasers are known to be extremely twitchy, and they put to test a wide range of sailing skills.  They are 14' planing hulls, and are sailed single-handed.  the "Radial" version is the same boat with a smaller sail, and is generally sailed by lighter skippers, especially in heavy breeze.  Sailing a Laser can be quite a thrill in any conditions.  A dry-suit is highly recommended.

WFSC seasonal Laser membership includes rack boat storage on the dinghy docks, and use of the CPYC facility.

Rhodes 19's

[coming soon]