Jim Sluyter, left, packs up his 17-foot gaff-rigged cat “Mehitabel,” with help from his neighbor Todd Antrim at the Clinch Park boat launch after the two spent their last sailing day of the season on West Grand Traverse Bay on Tuesday afternoon. “I was wrestling with the decision,” to take the boat out for the season, said Sluyter, “but gosh, you look ahead ten days at the weather. As Todd said, we didn’t want to get caught with icicles.”

Sailing season’s end