Frostbiting, as the name suggests, can be downright miserable. But with the right gear to keep your digits warm, you can triumph over the bitter cold, sail fast, and get to the bar without blue toes and with some hard-earned bragging rights. We checked in with six frostbiting fleet champions to see how they gear up for sailing in the winter. Your panel of experts includes Erich Hesse (Laser, Potomac River Sailing Association, Washington, D.C.), Michael O'Brien (Seattle Laser Fleet, Shilshole Bay, Wash.), Bill Rothwell (Interclub, Winthrop Frostbite Sailing Club, Winthrop, Mass.), Jim Ryan (JY15 Fleet 38, Snapper Inn Frostbite Fleet, Oakdale, N.Y.), Peter Shope (Laser Fleet 413, Newport, R.I.), and Ross Weene (Frosty Fleet 9, Newcastle, N.H.).