Frostbite Sailing

Frostbite Sailing Instructions for 2018 & 2019

Manhattan Yacht Club organizes an exciting Frostbite Sailing League on Sunfish & Laser dinghies through the winter. This is a good way to increase your skills and become a better racer.

This winter, the Club may also expand the program to include FJs, which are a 2-person dinghy.

Sailing is conducted on Saturday mornings. The Clubhouse opens at 9:30 am. Rig your boat and head out as a group. If you wish to participate in the races, these start at 10:30 am. The goal is to have all sailors back at the dock by 12:30 pm.

Special Regattas:

  • Opening Day Regatta – Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Turkey Bowl – Saturday, Nov 24, 2018
  • The Ice Bowl – Tuesday, Jan 1, 2019

Frostbite Series:

  • Fall (7 weeks): Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 2019
  • Winter (7 weeks): Jan 5, 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9 & 16, 2019
  • Spring: (6 weeks): Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2019

The Club offers storage for dinghies. You can choose Option A or B:

Option A) Dock Storage – there are 14 spaces on our specially built Dinghy Dock which makes it possible to sail your dinghy year-round. In winter, this floating dock will be positioned at the end of the Clubhouse peninsula. There is also additional space for winter only on the floating docks (but without the chocks). The dock rate is $50 per month.

Option B) Rack Storage – there are 12 spaces on the club rack for storage of dinghies. The dinghy rack is positioned at the Clubhouse in winter (in summer, it is stored in the boatyard and not accessible to docks).  Sailors carry their boats up and down to the dock on race days. This storage is available 12 months per year. Rack storage rate is $30 per month.

To join the Frostbite Sailing League, please complete this form. For more info, send a note to

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