Long Weekend of Ice
The NEIYA has sent a healthy contingent out west for the DN North American’s but fear not there is some ice here in New England. Just how many spare trailer tires should one bring for a 1,000 mile trip? Bring home some silver boys.
Conditions as we all know have been tough with more of a January thaw than usual but it looks like we are in the ice making business once again.
At this time I know of two sites that while they need to be explored a little tomorrow look to be good for the rest of the long weekend.
- Ron Buzzell and company will be sailing Lake Sunapee tomorrow launching from the state beach in Newbury NH
- Dave Fortier and the CIBC folks will be sailing Jordan bay on Sebago tomorrow and over the weekend. He reports the surface needs some additional cold weather and that the best days are likely to be Sunday and Monday. Launching is from the boat ramp in Raymond Maine. Check http://iceboat.me for updates.
The ice hotline (508) 377-6100 will be updated tomorrow evening once both plates are sailed and reports have filtered back.
Be patient colder weather is coming. Sail heads up and sail fast. Its a whole new game and any ice that had been sailed before need to be thoroughly inspected.