Good day of practice yesterday here in Lake City- Many boats, nationalities and accents to be seen and heard on the ice….

The New England contingient seemed to do OK in the informal scratch races which went on all day in 10-15kts breeze and black ice with snow drifts here and there. They aren’t too deep but sticky enough to warrent some aggressive steering to avoid them. Makes it interesting!

Registration complete last night, apparently there were some festivities aftward but your author missed them as he was napping in an easy chair while watching The Weather Channel. Christ, and I’m only 44!

Racing starts today in the face of a cruddy forecast- 7-10 kts breeze, and snow/sleet/rain on the way. Yes, the dreaded “wintry mix”….

Stay tuned folks! Team RI is out the door!

Think Ice!

James “T” Thieler DN US 5224
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI 02840


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