Mamaroneck Frostbite Association

Come race a sailboat with us this winter!

Mamaroneck Frostbite Association marks the passing of one our longtime members Roger Willcox on August 28, 2017, and of his wife Joan Willcox

See here for the obituary in The Hour.

Mamaroneck Frostbite Association (MFA) was founded 57 years ago by Emil Mosbacher, Jr., Warner Willcox and Howard McMichael. With almost 60 members, it is one of the largest and best-established winter sailing fleets on the East coast.

We sail in Dyer Dhows--a nine foot single-sailed dinghy. The Dyer is a strong boat with high sides that keep our sailors dry under most conditions. We have both a regular sail and a storm sail--so we are able to sail in as much as 20 knots of breeze. Our season starts in November and runs through April. A membership entitles you to more than 30 days of racing, three regattas, coaching sessions, informal team races and regular after-sailing parties.

Here are Ten Great Reasons to come sail with our fleet:

1.  You'll improve your racing skills.

2.  You'll make some great friends.

3.  Once you get hooked, it's for life.  We have one member who is 90
    years young and still kicking butt!

4.  It ain't that cold!  No colder than going skiing.  And a helluva lot cheaper.

5.  You don't need a boat!  We'll find you a charter.

6.  You can give it a trial run.  The price is's free!  Just call us and we'll do the rest.

7.  We have an after-race party every weekend in our very own club house.

8.  We are racing from Beach Point Club in Mamaroneck, NY.

9.  Hundreds of races every season at an affordable price.

10. You'll thank us many times for opening this world to you...that's a promise!   

This site contains information about membership in our fleet, our schedule, our class rules, photos of our boats in action, and our season standings.

We welcome new members to our fleet. If you would like more information about the Mamaroneck Frostbite Association, please email us at If you want to learn to race a sailboat, MFA is the cheapest, easiest, and most fun way to do it.