Sunday, March 8, 2015

Racing Today is for the Birds

A couple of birds enjoying a sushi lunch by the ice flows in Barrington

"THE FLEET HAS SPOKEN" was the first line in the email from Leo Berendes last night announcing that racing has been cancelled for the second week in a row at Barrington.  With any luck, the week of 40 degree temps will make things toasty enough for racing next week.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Say it Ain't Snow!

These guys were supposed to be racing this week.
Today was supposed to be the first day of the spring Frostbite season at Barrington.  The racing was cancelled because the river is still clogged with ice, the dock replacement project is running late due to the weather, meaning that the support boats had nowhere to dock, and a lot of Sunfish were still snowed in. Not to mention that the wind speed (5 mph) exceeded the temperature (1 degree F).

Thanks to everyone who showed up to shovel out boats and move them to the North parking lot.  The boats are all huddled together like penguins for warmth.  

Keeping warm
Racing next week is questionable, for both logistical and safety reasons, not to mention that it is still just too damned cold for a lot of people to race.  We will post an update here as soon as we  have word about racing.