Re: "Frostbiting" in a Sk

Posted by John Pollard on Oct 2, 2006


You might spend some time over at the Skerry owners' forum (, where there are many experienced Skerry sailors. I call your particular attention to one post there, "The Wreck of the Bonnie Dune" which is a cautionary tale about venturing out during the shoulder seasons in challenging conditions. Lots of good advice from the experienced author.

That episode took place in the spring, when the water was still quite cold. A nice aspect of autumn sailing on the Chesapeake is that both the air and sea temps tend to be mild. For the next month or so you should be able to enjoy very favorable conditions if you choose your weather window and safety gear accordingly. Good luck!

In Response to: "Frostbiting" in a Skerry by Wilke Nelson on Oct 2, 2006


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