Frostbite Yacht Club

Frostbite Yacht Club


Gill drysuit for sale - time to get ready for spring sailing. Men's large in very good condition $250.
Etchells 22, Dillion Colorado
Happy Winter!
Happy Winter ! From Etchells 22 in Dillon Colorado
November 15 - the day of the runaway buoys. Where's the finish line? 😲Gusty, choppy and good competition.
JY15 for sale. Excellent condition. Newer mast, boom, rigging, North Sails, Seitech dolly. Free trailer (fair condition)
Asking $2,250
Free Zodiac inflatable 9 foot dinghy. Leaky inflatable floor, it has been patched. Price reflects condition. Message me if interested.
Back in action with 6 races for all.
Great day of light air sailing at Little Farmers Regatta Exuma Bahama’s
Hi fellow frostbites. I am extending a 30% discount on the rates of a Bahamian charter out of Georgetown Exumas to any member of the Essex Frostbite yacht club. Our rates our on our website So come down for the adventure of a life time
Why light and quick mast/foredeck work is vital!

No FBYC sailing today? Here's something to do: Register for the CT River Leukemia Cup!!!! Just go to the FB Page, click on the registration link and you're in!

Frostbite racing on the Connecticut River in Essex since 1933. Classes - Etchells, JY15s, Ideal 18s

Operating as usual


Frostbite racing is less than a month away! 😃

Photos from Frostbite Yacht Club's post 05/07/2022

Thanks for a great Spring Season everyone. Over 40 races for most classes this Spring. Thanks to all of our volunteers! Congratulations to the Spring winners! Looking forward to seeing everyone again in the Fall.


Hi all - just a reminder this is the last weekend of Frostbite racing: SATURDAY May 7: first gun at NOON! Awards to follow racing at EYC.

Photos from Frostbite Yacht Club's post 04/16/2022


Photos from Frostbite Yacht Club's post 03/27/2022

March 27, 2022


Ready for the first day of racing tomorrow!


ONE WEEK till Spring 2022 starts! Skippers meeting at noon on Sunday.

Are you ready?
Register at

Work party at EYC - Saturday at noon. Come drop your boat off and help get the whaler’s ready!


Racing starts March 6th, see you on the line

starting, finishing - always exciting!


Registration is open for 2022! Head on over to to sign up!

New this year - we’re using Clubspot for Registration and Scoring. When you go in to register there is initially only a full year option (spring and Fall) after you enter your information you have the option to only sign up for the spring. Theres also an option to get a discount if you’re a lifetime member. There’s helpful clues to guide you through the process but if you have any questions or something looks off please let us know. It’s a new system to us and we’re hoping that it makes everything quicker and easier.

See you all out on the River in only 24 days!



Our spring season starts Sunday March 6 and runs each Sunday (except Easter weekend - racing will be held on Saturday April 16) and our last day of racing - held on Saturday May 7. NOR and registration link to come soon!

New this year - our normal Frostbite season will take a weekend off (May 1) for the Gowrie Group CT River One Design Regatta on April 30th. See the flyer for more info.

Looking forward to getting out on the River again soon!


There are still 2 Lasers in the parking lot - if it's yours please remove it ASAP!

Photos from Frostbite Yacht Club's post 12/23/2021

Happy holidays to all!

Thanks Steve from Information Systems LLC for the Polar Bear card!

Also - a huge thank you to all of our sponsors for their support throughout the years!

Photos from Frostbite Yacht Club's post 12/11/2021

Congratulations to all on another fantastic season of frostbite racing.

Laser Trophy: OJ O’Connell
Poindexter (Etchells) Trophy: Toby Doyle
Kingsbury (JY15) Trophy: Evan Cooper
Ideal 18 Trophy: Carter Gowrie

Polar bear award (most dedicated crew): Doug Carlisle
Ted Bodde Trophy (above and beyond dedication to FBYC): Sue Geer
Achievement Award (most improved from last season): Diane Stark
Walter Rowe Trophy(top youth skipper): Bridget Austin
Virginia Binanger Award (top female skipper): Liz Sistare
Old Salt Award (top skipper 60+): Toby Doyle

2022 Board:
Liz Sistare: commodore
Cindy Gibbs: vice commodore
Evan Cooper: secretary
Doug Carlisle: port captain
Mark Kondraky: treasurer
Mark Fortin: webmaster
Sue Wyeth: past commodore
Sarah McCart - JY fleet Capt
OJ O’Connell - laser fleet Capt
Peter Harding - ideal fleet Capt
Bill Robinson- Etchells fleet Capt

Photos from Frostbite Yacht Club's post 12/11/2021

Last day of racing this fall: warm, wet and windy! Thanks to all the volunteers who come out all season long to make racing happen!


It’s been a great season!
Last day of racing for the Fall 2021 Season Is this SATURDAY! First gun at NOON.

Daily and Annual awards and meeting will be held afterwards at EYC.

Please send in nominations for the Polar Bear Award (most dedicated crew award) to [email protected]


Looking for a couple people to help score tomorrow!
Anyone free?

Photos from Frostbite Yacht Club's post 11/22/2021

Photos from Frostbite Yacht Club's post


Don’t forget the time change tomorrow!
First gun is at 1pm.


As the Frostbite Yacht Club has reciprocal rights with ECYC,
we are pleased to invite all Frostbite sailors who want a pre-race egg sandwich (or two!) to visit our amazing galley
upstairs at the club!
Breakfast Sandwiches to Go from the Galley
Saturday & Sunday Mornings
starting at 10am
Bacon, egg and cheese
Ham, egg and cheese
Egg and cheese
Only $6 each!

ECYC members can charge to their accounts.
All others can pay by cash.

Frostbite racing on the Connecticut River in Essex since 1933.

Classes: Etchells, JY15s, Ideal 18s, Lasers & 420s. Sundays in the Fall from Oct - early Dec and in the Spring from March to early May.

Videos (show all)

Ready for the first day of racing tomorrow!
FBYC - Etchells Mark Rounding
Megan talks about FBYC




13 Novelty Lane
Essex, CT

Opening Hours

12pm - 4pm

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