PRSA frostbite racing, in contrast, is always fun, and very frequently delivers exciting, tense racing. Before this season started last month, Erich Hesse, our excellent fleet captain, sent around some fleet statistics. Last year, he said, 47 different sailors showed up to race on one Sunday or another. More than a quarter of those qualified for the series championship, which requires sailing at least half the races. Last year that meant sailing at least 41 of 82 total races, since we managed to race 14 Sundays (very rarely is there too much or too little wind to sail), and an average Race Committee usually manages up to seven races. On ten of those Sundays there were at least 15 Lasers on the start line, and on five Sundays there were more than 20. Sailing in a fleet of 20-plus Lasers is always a kick, no matter what the temperature of the air (and water, if it comes to that).