A Welcome Thaw for Sunday’s Sag Harbor Frostbite Regatta - 27 East

A Welcome Thaw for Sunday’s Sag Harbor Frostbite Regatta

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Running before the brisk west wind with Gloria Frazee out in front and Jim Merrill (black sail), Nick Gazzolo and Joan Butler slightly trailing.   MICHAEL MELLA

Running before the brisk west wind with Gloria Frazee out in front and Jim Merrill (black sail), Nick Gazzolo and Joan Butler slightly trailing. MICHAEL MELLA

On a fast moving broad reach, from left, Gloria Frazee, Joan Butler, Venetia Satow, Nick Gazzolo and Jim Merrill.   MICHAEL MELLA

On a fast moving broad reach, from left, Gloria Frazee, Joan Butler, Venetia Satow, Nick Gazzolo and Jim Merrill. MICHAEL MELLA

Picking the best line to the windward mark are, from left, Joan Butler, Scott Sandell, Venetia Satow and Gloria Frazee.   MICHAEL MELLA

Picking the best line to the windward mark are, from left, Joan Butler, Scott Sandell, Venetia Satow and Gloria Frazee. MICHAEL MELLA

Dueling on opposite tacks, from left, Scott Sandell, Joan Butler, Gloria Frazee, Nick Gazzolo and Venetia Satow.    MICHAEL MELLA

Dueling on opposite tacks, from left, Scott Sandell, Joan Butler, Gloria Frazee, Nick Gazzolo and Venetia Satow. MICHAEL MELLA

A bottleneck at the start with Scott Sandell (#22) with an early lead and Nick Gazzolo staying out of the fray as far right.    MICHAEL MELLA

A bottleneck at the start with Scott Sandell (#22) with an early lead and Nick Gazzolo staying out of the fray as far right. MICHAEL MELLA

Moments after the regatta’s final start with sailors, from left, Gloria Frazee, Venetia Satow, Scott Sandell, Joan Butler and Jim Merrill.    MICHAEL MELLA

Moments after the regatta’s final start with sailors, from left, Gloria Frazee, Venetia Satow, Scott Sandell, Joan Butler and Jim Merrill. MICHAEL MELLA

Heading for the windward mark are, from left, Jim Merrill, Venetia Satow, sail designer and prominent East End artist Scott Sandell and Gloria Frazee.    MICHAEL MELLA

Heading for the windward mark are, from left, Jim Merrill, Venetia Satow, sail designer and prominent East End artist Scott Sandell and Gloria Frazee. MICHAEL MELLA

Fighting for position at the jib mark, from left, Gloria Frazee, Nick Gazzolo and Joan Butler.   MICHAEL MELLA

Fighting for position at the jib mark, from left, Gloria Frazee, Nick Gazzolo and Joan Butler. MICHAEL MELLA

Hard on the wind are, from left, Venetia Satow, Joan Butler and Gloria Frazee.    MICHAEL MELLA

Hard on the wind are, from left, Venetia Satow, Joan Butler and Gloria Frazee. MICHAEL MELLA

About to round the jibe mark, from left, Jim Merrill, Gloria Frazee, Nick Gazzolo, the 15-year-old BYC wunderkind Venetia Satow and Joan Butler.   MICHAEL MELLA

About to round the jibe mark, from left, Jim Merrill, Gloria Frazee, Nick Gazzolo, the 15-year-old BYC wunderkind Venetia Satow and Joan Butler. MICHAEL MELLA

Broad reaching to the jib mark, from left, Gloria Frazee, Venetia Satow, Joan Butler and Nick Gazzolo.    MICHAEL MELLA

Broad reaching to the jib mark, from left, Gloria Frazee, Venetia Satow, Joan Butler and Nick Gazzolo. MICHAEL MELLA

Close-quarters combat between Scott Sandell (red sail) and Venetia Satow.   MICHAEL MELLA

Close-quarters combat between Scott Sandell (red sail) and Venetia Satow. MICHAEL MELLA

With overlapping rigs, inches from a collision, foreground skipper Gloria Frazee attempts to overtake Joan Butler as Jim Merrill enjoys open water on the opposite rack.   MICHAEL MELLA

With overlapping rigs, inches from a collision, foreground skipper Gloria Frazee attempts to overtake Joan Butler as Jim Merrill enjoys open water on the opposite rack. MICHAEL MELLA

Michael Mella on Jan 5, 2023
Breakwater Yacht Club hosted its annual New Year’s Day Frostbite Regatta under balmy, blue-sky conditions. The air temperature was in the 50s, but with the water about the same, skippers... more

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