Mamaroneck Frostbite Association

Come and sail with us this winter!

From November thru April, the Mamaroneck Frostbite Association sails on weekends in Long Island Sound.

With more than 45 registered members, the racing is co-ed, all ages, and competitive to all skill levels.

Most days allow for 2-plus hours of racing.

No boat? No problem! Six well maintained boats are available to members to charter and race. For information on getting involved, email us at info@mamaroneckfrostbite.org.


Beach Point Yacht Club, Mamaroneck, NY (weather)


The boat: Dyer Dhow



Boat specs

The Dyer Dhow is a 9' dinghy with a centerboard. It supports both a full sail and a storm sail, allowing racing up to 20kts of breeze. Its high railings help keep the sailor dry.

The Dyer is not self righting. Chase boats assist in the event of capsize and to get sailors back on the course.

Clothing

Plan for the day by first checking the weather.

Most frostbiters invest in a dry suit, but any warm foul weather gear is sufficient for winter sailing.

What is most important is prolonged protection from the climate. Warm gloves, double socks, a warm hat and a neck gaiter will make frostbiting the most comfortable.

Charter boat

While most MFA members own their own boats, members can take advantage of the six Dyers the MFA fleet owns and maintains.

Available as full or half charters, they are a great way to get involved without committing to ownership.


Sunday races & socials

MFA runs races every Sunday, weather permitting, from the beginning of November until the beginning of April. Sunday races are followed by a club social that includes food, race debriefing, tactics and rules discussion.

Saturday racing

The warmer weather of November, March, and April allows racing on Saturdays as well. Together with Sunday racing, this provides over 40 scheduled days of racing through the winter!

Regattas

MFA runs several regattas throughout the season. The New Years Regatta, Founders Regatta, and Handicap Regatta are opportunities to race consecutive days and put your skills on the water to the test!

Coaching

MFA is open to racers of all skill level. To help grow the skills of all members, several coaching clinics are run throughout the season. These clinics focus on racing tactics for starts and roundings, sail trim tips and boat handling, and racing rules.

March madness!!!

We sail every Saturday and Sunday in March. That is 9 days of sailing!

  • Only 30% of the 9 says of sailing in March necessary to qualify
  • Sail any 3 days in March and you qualify!
  • Serving on RC counts as a sailing day
  • All other MFA rules and scoring rules apply