- Feb 14, 2017
The hold my beer state has decided that we will go from 70s to a freeze warning in less the 24 hrs, so fall is done and winter is here. We usually don't sail in 40-50s but next weekend is the annual Great River Race and Abby and I have to defend our 2nd place finish from last year. We are racing our 310, which we have only had since April, and my parents have asked to come. I've prepped them on it will be cold and to bring layers and blankets. The 310 has all lines to the cockpit so there will be limited need to leave it. Cabin is comfortable, but heat is not available without shore power. This will be a test for sure and my daughter and I are really excited. We have told crew that I and Abby make the call and be prepared for a 10-12 hr day on the water.