|Finally safe under the covers for the winter. (The Canoe is more the outdoors type)|
That interminable frostbite season is finally over. Skipper drained all the water out of my hull, gave me a bath and tucked me in safe under the covers. something he should have done two months ago.
On that last day of frostbiting, I did my best to give him a taste of that he's been doing to me for the past six weeks. I made sure that my mainsheet caught on his lifejacket on every tack. I wrapped the mainsheet around his foot a bunch of times. I kept popping my bailer plug. It would have been almost worth the wet cold sail to get him into the drink, but he managed to keep dry no matter what I tried. Finally I settled for going really really slowly on the last race as the temperature plummeted.
I heard skipper talking to another skipper about a different frostbite series that's going on nearby that runs all winter. Then, thank LaserPerformance, he said "I may be fanatical, but I'm not crazy".