Ice for Sunday January 26th

The North Pond of Webster Lake is in the house and ready to sailed again tomorrow.  Roger Livingston, reports that he and a group of sailors sailed the north pond of Webster lake today and will be returning tomorrow (Sunday).

Conditions were relatively smooth but there was some light snow over half of the surface.  The snow was light and did not interfere with sailing.

Remember no ice is completely safe and there are always know and unknown hazards on any plate.  Consult with the locals in the pit for specifics before setting out.

Sail safe, sail fast, sail heads up and never sail alone.

John Stanton
NEIYA Secretary

5 responses

  1. Chapmans pond in westerly RI has 4 to 5 inches and building

    Snow spots have iced over firm or are being absorbed back into a smoother sheet.

    Will test a run or two today with and iceboard.

    Stay tune for a report.

    01/26/2014 at 7:20 am

    • John,

      This looks like a good place to skate but not big enough for sailing. Chapman Pond.

      There are plenty of local,to you, NEIYA members around who would come out and help check something a little bigger. Anything come to mind? I have sailed Ninigret Pond, a great venue, in past its brackish so the conditions have to be just right.

      J

      01/26/2014 at 10:12 am

      • They have had iceboats on chapmans.

        Will check Ninigret salt pond and the even larger pond by Burlington state park in charleston ri. There is two launch sites there that have potential.

        Snow last night goofed up surface again on chapmans pond .

        Chapmans is about 3/4 of a mile across.

        01/26/2014 at 11:45 am

      • Sorry didnt realize guess its bigger than the Google maps show. Send pictures of what you found or find.

        J

        01/26/2014 at 6:24 pm

    • When venturing out on ice for the first time and each subsequent trip. Take head ice is not safe. There is always thin ice somewhere.

      A good source of ice information is Bob Dill’s Lake Ice site. If you have not read it do so before setting foot on any ice. Lake Ice Site Specifically cautions

      01/26/2014 at 10:44 am