The New England’s are ON for Saturday Feb 19th.

The primary site for the New England’s will be Nasons Beach, Sebago lake, ME. Based on the weather we don’t think Watuppa will be sailable

At this point, Sebago seems to be the most likely location to weather the warm weather. There is about 12” of ice, The top layer is hard snow ice, with some snow patches remaining up to ¾ of an inch. . This should be gone by Friday given the warm weather. There is a possibility of rain there on Friday, less the 1/10th of an inch. Hopefully the snow ice will allow it to drain without creating drainholes. It will have to be carefully checked Sat Morning. If we can’t race sat, we will race Sunday. This is admittedly a risky call weather wise, but it is all we have and the season is getting late so we are going to go for it.

Registration opens at 9:30 Am at the Launch site

Start Time: 10:30 AM if conditions warrant.

A minimum of 3 races must be completed to be an official regatta. If 5 races are completed, competitors can discard their worst score. There is no Maximum number of races.

Last race will start no later than 30 min before sundown. (5:01 PM Eastern Standard time).

This is a NEIYA event and all competitors must be NEIYA members. (Membership forms available on site, dues = 10$)

Competitors must have liability insurance coverage of 300,000$ (usually a homeowners or renters policy), and sign a waiver prior to racing.

Directions: Launch is Nason beach off of Rt 114 on the east side of Sebago lake on the main body of the lake. Race area will be determined on site.

Check back for a Friday evening update, before starting travel, we will update if necessary.

Drive safe and pack your slush runners.

Eric Anderson Commodore

Jim “T” Theiler Race chair

As of Thursday Afternoon

Forecast for Sebago Lake Follows from Noaa.gov

Friday: A chance of showers, mainly before 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Calm wind becoming south around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 27. West wind between 6 and 10 mph.

Saturday: A slight chance of snow showers before 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 31. Breezy, with a west wind between 10 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 12.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 32.

Forecast for Fall River

Tonight: Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. Southwest wind between 3 and 6 mph.

Friday: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 51. Southwest wind between 6 and 13 mph.

Friday Night: A slight chance of showers before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming clear, with a low around 33. West wind between 10 and 13 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 39. Windy, with a west wind 14 to 17 mph increasing to between 23 and 26 mph. Winds could gust as high as 46 mph.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear and blustery, with a low around 21.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

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