For diehard sailors, the decision on where to store a boat for the winter might be more about whether you should store it at all. Sailing in the off season is possible and even enjoyable in many wintery climates. On a sunny, winter day, with light wind and sparkling waves, warmly dressed sailors can enjoy a fabulous sail that might help take the edge off a long winter. You have to pick your weather carefully and your clothing well, but if you get that right, your wait for spring—and for what most people consider “the sailing season”—will be much more enjoyable. I’m specifically talking about daysailing in winter. Days feel much warmer than nights, and enjoyment is all about staying warm.
Sailing when the snow flies can be great way to get more use out of your boat, but you need to dress warmly. That means lots of layers and warm mittens.