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(February 5, 2010) Commenting on the sub-freezing temperatures and near blizzard conditions at the Interclub Midwinter Championship almost seems redundant. This is winter in the United States, and the racing was hosted by Severn Sailing Association in Annapolis, MD. But to talk about is one thing - to live it was another matter.

Boats were launched on the ramp without carts; they just slid them down on the snow. Icicles were chipped off the rails to keep them from dragging in the water. Ski googles were the chosen eyewear over Kaenon Polarized glasses. Good boat speed meant avoiding the frozen water. To be at the IC Midwinters, you were all in.

If you are not clear on what it means to go frostbiting, this video will open your eyes.

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