Corsica River Yacht Club had some good frostbiting in 2010 and we are looking forward to many more good sailing days in 2011. So far we have only missed two Sundays, one for too much wind and one for ice. We started the New Year last Sunday (January 2nd) with a very pleasant sail, though it was fairly light air. There were a few remaining ice flows on the far shore but there was plenty of open water on which to sail. The sailing has been laid back, low key and friendly (as you should expect at CRYC) and we have had the Corsica and the Chester to ourselves except for waterfowl. The attendance, though nowhere near SSA or PRSA numbers, has exceeded my expectations. A total of eight people have sailed with us so far including:
I expect that Jon Wasserman and Faye Flam will be joining us shortly along with others.
We will continue to sail every Sunday, wind, ice and attendance permitting and all are very welcome. Contact me if you want to join us to make sure we are sailing. We intend to insert some training days into the upcoming schedule to work on specific issues. CRYC frostbiting is open to all, there is no charge and the club has kindly offered to allow non-members to leave their Lasers there over the winter. Details can be found at www.CRYC.org. It seems that there has been record interest in Laser frostbiting around the Chesapeake this year from Northeast River to Hampton and many clubs in between, which is great to see, and can only help to make us all better Laser sailors. If you are on the Eastern Shore on a Sunday afternoon feel free to drop in for a sail, a drink, or just say hello.