Frostbiting, or winter dinghy racing, in Dyer Dhows at Pequot Yacht Club in Southport CT.
The Dyer Dhow Midget is a great size for kids of all ages. Mystic Seaport Museum currently has more than 50 Dhows, of which 48 are sailed regularly, giving Mystic Seaport the distinction of having the largest fleet of Dyer Dhows in North America. The Dhows are used year round for teaching sailing to the local community and in the racing series. Each Dyer Dhow is named for the yacht club, family or individual who generously donated it to Mystic Seaport’s sailing program. It is through these generous donations that Mystic Seaport’s sailing programs have continued to grow teaching hundreds of people annually–young and old alike–to capture the wind in their sails and enjoy their time at sea.