❄️ Cold weather

How cold is too cold?

It’s that time of year when our weather has turned from balmy to bitterly cold. Before every race day, PROs and RCs talk and make the difficult and sometimes unpopular decisions of whether or not to sail.


MFA does not have hard guidelines, and there are many factors that go into the decision making. For example, the forecasted winds may be sailable, but the temperatures (and wind chill) could make it challenging. 

We do our best to balance safe sailing and not cancel racing in advance. That said, it’s helpful for the MFA budget and members who travel long distances to have early cancellations when conditions warrant.




Wind direction, precipitation and sea state:



Windchill is another factor entirely:

Reminders for sailors