VIDEO: Frostbiting at 44.6°N

Published on March 22nd, 2021

Commodore Sean M. McDermott of Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron shares a video and update:


As the oldest yacht club in the Americas (since 1837), our plan was to start our Spring J/22 frostbiting with the first sign of decent weather and, as soon as provincial COVID-19 health regulations eased a little. With a maximum outdoor gathering limit raised to 150 persons, we were given the green light… and then we had a big snowstorm on the day before the start.

Undaunted, teams used the hatch sliders on the J/22s to shovel snow off the decks and out of the cockpits, and soon enough we were good to go! Double windward-leewards in shifty conditions made for a ton of fun on March 20. Now our fingers and toes are collectively crossed that we can run our bi-annual Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race with our friends from Boston Yacht Club.

We are huge fans of Scuttlebutt at our beloved Squadron and thought we would bounce along a short video showing our J/22 frostbiting series, enjoy!

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