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Mid Week Ice Flu?

Have as case of the Mid Week Ice Flu? Luckily there are a number of cures out there.

People will be sailing on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro, NH. Launch out of Allen Albee Beach tomorrow Wednesday.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Allen+Albee+Beach,+Wolfeboro,+NH+03894/Allen+Albee+Beach,+Wolfeboro,+NH+03894/@43.603411,-71.183679

There is also chatter about sailing on Monomonoc in Rindge NH today and they may be out tomorrow. Check out the forum listed at the top of the homepage for updates from individuals. Things are looking good in a number of spots for the weekend and the rest of the week.

A wide range of venues can be had in Maine check out iceboat.me for details.

Can’t sail during the week save the weekend there is surely more to come.

Think Ice and Sail Fast

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore
john@neiya.org

Covid-19
While we are all anxious to get out and sail, especially as our season begins, While Covid-19 is still amongst us, we MUST all practice Enhanced Personal Responsibility. Basically, take the personal responsibility that we iceboaters already practice and turn it up a few notches.

Before you go:

  • Be aware of and adhere to all local, state, or federal regulations.
  • If you have any symptoms get tested and be negative before you go. If in doubt, stay at home!.
  • Practice Social Distancing – Easy gauge, the length of a DN plank is eight(8) feet.
  • Keep congregating and socializing in the pits and parking areas to a minimum.
  • Wear your mask or face covering while setting up, transporting gear to and from your car or trailer, and while setting up.
  • The NEIYA will NOT be holding any official after ice activities so plan accordingly.
  • Let’s all be safe and keep the safety of others in mind in everything we do.

DN US National Champs Coming Up

Hello All-

The DN North Americans (and Worlds, and Europeans) have been called off due to the ongoing pandemic and borders being closed BUT there will be a US National Championship for anyone who wants to get on the ice and do a big event this year.

Should be pretty good and no doubt the big event of the season! Click the link, read up, load up, and hope to see you there- wherever that turns out to be!

Keep an eye on the the IDNIYRA site for details DN North America: The DN Is the Most Popular Iceboat In the World (idniyra.org)

Nationals Info here:
2021 US Nationals – DN North America (idniyra.org)
We are hoping to have NEIYA and Eastern Regional events this season as well- Don’t give up and stay tuned!

Hope all are safe, well and not completely off the deep end.

Think ICE! T

Ice in Maine – Sabattus Pond

Thanks to the Maine crew…this news just in for Sabattus Pond, Maine

We got on the plate at Martins Point launch where the ice is still tight to the ramp, but slightly submerged and covered with a puddle. Trailers can get down to the left of that puddle. A stream lead is off to the right, looking out, extending quite far. Be aware. We plan to show up around 9am and begin to mark hazzards. The sailing should be great.

The plate looks great. There is a thin film of water skimmed with ice. You’ll probably bump over our footprints tomorrow. It is four inches everywhere; very little variation. Ice is hard and will give us a 7ish surface. There is one open crack crossing the lake, and we found two drainholes that could eat a runner, but just barely. There might be others.

We checked the north end from Nason’s Beach, below, and found pretty much the same conditions. There was a flock of birds on the ice off in the distance. We don’t know if they had an open hole to hang out in or were just standing on the ice waiting for a cast off fish from the fishermen.

Most of Damariscotta is open again, except Muscongus Bay. It’s hanging in there with 3". Could recover by the end of the week if it get as cold as predicted, especially as the wind forecast is minimal. Wind could become the issue mid-week just as we get some good ice. Good news coming in from Squam and Wentworth as well. Stand by for updates from there.

New England Ice Report – not great, but promising for next week.

Hi Everyone,

Our scouts continue to search for sailable ice in the New England region. Thank you, scouts.

Jay Whitehair’s report for Wentworth/Sunapee/Winni: "Although I am no weather guy, I just looked at the weather and the temps up here look like they may have a Zamboni potential. On Saturday it seems the temps here will be warmish and Uber windy so who knows what is in store. Looking tonight at the week, after the warmish rolls through the temps are dropping up here and will be steady low. I’m hoping to discover more ice up here for next week. The precipitation looks low but god only knows. I’ll keep looking for bigger ice. If Sunapee and Winni get Zambonied and then a cold sets in we could have big ice soon.

Bill Bucholz: "I’m keeping an eye on Sabbattus. Sunday looks good if there’s not too much damage from rain Saturday. Hoping for some rubber boots on the ice Sat. afternoon to see how it looks, and then I’ll post yay or nay. Monday looks good as well. If we like it Sun. then maybe sailing/scratch racing/small regatta for Monday." Check the Chicawaukie website for direct updates. (If you are not a member of their club, please support their efforts by joining. The members scout a lot of far away places for all of us to enjoy.)

John Stanton: "From the home front in CT we are getting encouraging news about Bantam. Seems like things are progressing but need more time."

If I hear anything else, I will let you know ASAP especially since Monday is a holiday and many of you may have off.

Think Ice,

Karen Binder
DN 5630
NEIYA Secretary

Mid-Week Sailing On Lake Wentworth, NH

Lake Wentworth Allen Albee Beach https://goo.gl/maps/fJTU2qhg4ZmKJBgs5

There were a few DNs and other crafts sailing on Lake Wentworth today. Our VC Jay Whitehair is set up at Allen Albee Beach and looking for others to show up tomorrow, Wednesday 10 am. He will likely be there Thursday as well but check with him. Members can check our directory and text him if you have questions.

Sail Fast & Sail Safe,

John Stanton
DN5023
john@neiya.org

Ice Boats Powering Search Engine Bing

I generally take sides but do favor Google search engine and on occasion duckduckgo but I’m leaning towards Bing at least for today. https://www.bing.com/

Check out Bing today for your next search. Thanks to Jeffery one of our observant Facebook Fans.

Our region is cooling down rapidly and we have eyes on sailing prospects in just about every New England State. Stay tuned for a series of official reports from our Secretary Karen later today and tomorrow.

Think Ice, Sail Fast & Stay safe,

John Stanton
Commodore, NEIYA
DN50213
John@neiya.org

New IMPORTANT Information on Lake Monomonac, NH – LAUNCH INFO and Wentworth

Hi,

I just spoke to Kit again. The launch area provides a smaller plate to sail on. The bigger plate that he sailed today is closer to his home and he can accommodate car top vehicles only. No trailers.

He is happy to assist those that want to unload at his house. He can accomodate up to 12 vehicles and will ask his neighbors for additional permission.

His address is:
Kit Tucker
11 Beauvais Point Lane
Rindge, NH

WENTWORTH Reports are coming from Dave Fortier and posted on Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club website for Wentworth. Randy Rice also reported Lake Wentworth has 4" of ice and he wing sailed today. Again, please check the CIBC website

Thanks, Karen

ICE – LAKE MONOMONAC – NH – Great news!

Hi,

Thanks to NEIYA member Kit Tucker there is sailable ice this weekend. Lake Monomonac, NH has been scouted and sailed. The lake is about 600 acres (slightly bigger than Quabog). It straddles the state of Massachusetts and RI.

The black ice is covered with a 1/2" dusting of snow. Today’s drill holes indicate 4". I spoke to him at noon today. There is one pressure ridge and Kit will be there tomorrow to point it out and any other hazards. Remember, NO ice is Safe and needs to be checked daily as conditions may change. Do not sail alone.

Covid-19

While we are all anxious to get out and sail, especially as our season begins, While Covid-19 is still amongst us, we MUST all practice Enhanced Personal Responsibility. Basically, take the personal responsibility that we iceboaters already practice and turn it up a few notches.

Before you go:

  • Be aware of and adhere to all local, state, or federal regulations.
  • If you have any symptoms get tested and be negative before you go. If in doubt, stay at home!.
  • Practice Social Distancing – Easy gauge, the length of a DN plank is eight(8) feet.
  • Keep congregating and socializing in the pits and parking areas to a minimum.
  • Wear your mask or face covering while setting up, transporting gear to and from your car or trailer, and while setting up.
  • The NEIYA will NOT be holding any official after ice activities so plan accordingly.
  • Let’s all be safe and keep the safety of others in mind in everything we do.

The launch area is located at:

Lake Monomonac Boat Ramp

Position: 42°42.87’N 72°00.91’W
Boat Launch:
The state line Marina on Route 202 has the only access available at this time. It’s across from the fireworks factory. Pay $15.00 at the North of the Border Food Mart to used the paved boat ramp and parking for all types of boats. (NOT SURE IF THIS IS ONLY SUMMER RULE-KB)
Nearest Launch Address:
1207 US-202, Rindge, NH 03461​​​

Ice Report – Nothing

Hi Folks,

The hunt was on for ice over the last two days. Bill B reported Maine is snowed out. Bob reported Quabog now has open water. Another scout reported Sunapee and Wentworth both have open water. Squam Lake is being looked at. If we hear anything positive we will report ASAP.

Thanks,
Karen
DN5630
NEIYA Secretary

2021 Western Region Championship Update #3 – DN North America

If racing gets your blood going consider this option for this weekend- keep an eye on the IDNIYRA site for updates- Think ICE!

https://www.idniyra.org/2021/01/05/2021-western-region-championship-update-3/

Ice Reports – Scouts are watching NH, Maine, and Massachusetts

Hi,

We have scouts in NH, Maine, and Massachusetts looking for sailable ice. Temperatures later this week are looking good. Snow is falling in Maine right now, but Bill will get a report on Plymouth Pond ASAP.

Hopefully, we can have some cruising and scratch racing somewhere this weekend.

I will send updates tomorrow and/or Thursday. Fingers crossed!

Karen Binder
DN 5630

A Glimpse Into the World of Ice Boating – YouTube

Check this out gang, it features a bunch of our NEIYA gang and some great footage of good old Quaboag Pond.

Happy Viewing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfB2wqo7Oqk&feature=youtu.be

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