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Frostbite #5

Snowman Mardi Gras


                        WCSC Frostbite Race #5
                              Mardi Gras Special
                                                                 "show me your... beads"

Welcome to the WCSC Frostbite Series for 2024
The Frostbite is a pursuit start race series open to all sailors and boats and, is a great way to enjoy your club and your boat over the winter months without the formality of windward-leeward buoy racing.

If you haven’t tried a pursuit race before, government navigation buoys are used for course marks, and boats receive staggered start times based on their PHRF ratings, so the slower boats start first, followed by faster boats. This eliminates all those crowds at the start. It also adds a “fun factor” to the race because you can see exactly how you’re doing against the competition: If you are ahead of a boat on the racecourse, you are beating that boat. The first boat to the finish wins, simple as that.

The Club WoW group will have soup available for the racers upon their return from the racecourse.  Racers are invited to remain after the race to join club members in the WoW- sponsored Mardi Gras party. Enjoy theme food, decorations, and costumes; adult beverages will beBYOB. WoW requests that you register for the event.

Check-in and final registration begin at 10:30. Please check in with Rick (the guy with the computer) as you enter the main room of the Clubhouse. He will need to enter your boat into the delay-time spreadsheet before the skippers’ meeting gets started. Skippers' meeting is at 11:00. At that time, we will decide which course to sail and will explain the pursuit start process.  You are advised to download and print the Sailing InstructionsLake Map, and the Buoy and Course List, as these will not be provided at the skippers’ meetingFor those who are new to sailboat racing, the Sailing Instructions contain race details that a skipper must know in order to sail the race. If you are new to the Club’s pursuit start races, you may wish to read A Beginner’s Guide to the Frostbite Series. These documents can be found in the Frostbite Series 2024 folder on the Club website:

Home > Membership (you must be logged in) > Club Documentation > Race/Regatta Documentation (click on folder icon, not text) > Frostbite Series (again, folder icon) > Frostbite Series 2024

Questions or comments, contact Rick   334-332-2025

Saturday, February 10, 2024, 10:30 AM until 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Rick Fontenot
Distance Races
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee
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