Here in the USA Mid Atlantic region, mid March usually marks the last of any further winter storms and we see a gradual warmup. Daytime highs in 50F (10C) are the norm with occassional days over 60F. The college and high school sailing teams now populate the Severn River on weekday afternoons (though most work-a-day-Joe's won't start racing for another month). Winter hasn't been that harsh, relatively dry with only one snowstorm here .... unlike the Northeast which seemed to be pounded with snow on a weekly basis. For a look back at 2009 winter sailing, we need to look no futher than this YouTube of a bunch of hardy Laser sailors from Norway.