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THIS SUNDAY, First Frostbite Day!!!

This Sunday is it!!  The first day of our 2009/2010 Frostbite season!!  Right now the weather is looking nice, predicted to be 58F with winds at 9MPH.  Hope to see a big turnout.

If you are wondering what Frostbiting on the Potomac is all about, come out and we’ll take you out on the RC boat and show you.  The Laser Fleet is the largest active and most competitive class in PRSA.  We regularly have 20+ boats out every week (twice as many boats that any other class puts on the water in the spring/fall).  Some people think sailing in the winter is crazy, but the winter months provide the most reliable sailing conditions then any other season.  We usually sail in the cove, on the river or down by the power plant depending on the weather.  Our RC staff dress to sail and switch off after each race, so everyone gets to sail, even if you do not own a boat!  Come on out and see what it’s all about.

We leave the docks around noon and the first race will be shortly there after, probably 12:30-12:45.  See you one the water!

11/07/2009 PRSA Fall Finale Scores

Wow, what a beautiful day for sailing!! Temps were in the 60F’s, winds were blowing straight out of the south at 8 to 12MPH, and the sun was shinning. We sailed out on the river down by the power plant. Got five windward/leeward races in on a fairly long course. Winds were unusually steady, with small waves coming up the river. We had ten Lasers, two hobies and one albacore on the course. Thanks to Frank, Mladen, Brenna, Barney and Jill for doing RC. We had awards, chili and apple cider/rum after racing.
Scores after the break:

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PRSA Fall Finale Regatta, Today, Saturday November 7!!

Today (Nov 7th) is the PRSA Fall Finale Regatta. This is the last regatta of the year  for our fair weather sailing friends, and the first of our winter Laser frostbite season.   Right now the weather looks perfect, A high of 59 degrees is predicted, with sunny skies  and winds from the S at 8 – 9 MPH all day.  We should have a big turn out for this regatta.  Last year we had 3 Albacores, 2 Buccs, 3 Hobies, 3 Lasers, and 5 Lightings show on a day with  questionable weather.  This year we should do better than that!  The Skippers Meeting is at noon and the first warning at 12:40.  Frank is PRO, with Mladen, Brenna, Barney, and Jill as helpers.  We’ll be sailing in the cove or down by the power plant depending on the weather  and how many boats show up. Bring hot Chili and cold beer for the party after.   Hope to see you on the water!