Finally…

PATIENT

Merriam-Webster’s definition

1: bearing pains or trials calmly or without complaint
2: manifesting forbearanceunder provocation or strain
3: not hasty or impetuous
4: steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity

We have all been patient and as they say with patience come rewards.

The guys in Maine are scouting, skating or sailing on the smaller ponds.
Check out what they are up to www.iceboat.me.

Some other club members are up scouting and sailing ice in New Hampshire.
Check out Jeff Brown’s ice report group

If we are not sailing we make do.

Vice Commodore Brian Langley and Doug Sharp are putting the final touchs on the wing masts for their boats.  Other work includes a new 21 foot mast mold. We can expect several additional masts to come out of their shop in the near future. Pictures below.

As to myself. I had a rare opportunity to check out the winter ducks along the salt ponds in shorts. The air was perfectly still and the Long Island Sound was flat as “piss on a plate” (LIS sailors know this all too well).  Not frozen, but one can dream. Too bad we will not be having a snap freeze tonight.

Long Island Sound Stamford, CT

The weekend could produce more venues and more sailing. Be sure to call the Hotline at 508-481-1011 and don’t forget to leave a message for Jeff Soderholm confirming any new or existing sailable or developing ice.  Seriously, he does like to know people are calling so leave word if you have any news.

Hopefully the change in weather will bring cold without the predicted precipitation.

See you on the ice.

John

DN5023

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