Weekend Opportunities Feb 6h

We all know what it looks like outside.  Snow snow snow.  As New Englanders we know about changing conditions and this is to our advantage.

Who’s not sharing?  If your not getting NEIYA ice reports via email please let me know (john@neiya.org) and I will add you to the live info as it comes in.

Here is what I know.

A Cape spotting contingent led by Rick Bishop and assisted by Dan Secor and Neal Fowler  scouted Long Pond in Harwich/Brewster MA. Thanks guys you may have found the only sailable ice!

They are reporting favorable conditions for Friday and through the weekend weather and other conditions dependent of course.

Launch: Long Pond South shore has large clear parking area Long Pond Rd off of RT #6

There will be a good congregation for sure so come on down…

NOTE: That’s the Cape NOT Lakeville MA Long Pond.

Dave Fortier is as we speak checking on new black ice on Sebago, that’s Maine for outside viewers.  Sub zero temperatures last night have locked things up just need confirmation. If favorable reports come back there is a good chance of some racing.  Stay tuned on this and have your gear ready to roll.

Stay tuned on here, watch your emails for NEIYA Ice Reports mail and keep an eye on the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club http://iceboat.me site for Maine updates.

Thanks to all the people who have been dropping hints, rumors and inuendos about ice.  I know there must be some more coastal venues out there.

Sail Safe and Sail Fast,

NEIYA Vice Commodore

4 responses

  1. Access to Long Pond is from exit 10 route 124 of the Mid Cape Highway
    route 6. There are two main parking lots. The North Lot in Brewster is
    off Crowells Bog Road which puts sailors on the NW corner essentially
    of the lake. The other launch is off Long Pond Drive. That puts you on
    the middle of the lake. Ice is better in the west end overall. There
    is one hazard reported to me by Steve Madden. Approximately due North
    of the Harwich launch in the middle section of the lake. Open water
    about ten yards wide and twenty or twenty five yards long. There are
    other patches of recently frozen holes that are black ice complicating
    the spotting of the hole.

    02/06/2015 at 11:22 pm

  2. This just in from our member on Nantucket

    Thanks Chis

    Re: [NEIYA Ice Reports] First time in ten years we are sailing our largest pond in Nantucket. If the weather man is on with rain for Monday and more cold .We would welcome all to join in on the fun.

    Chris Gordon

    02/06/2015 at 9:30 pm

  3. David Fortier

    There is black ice on Sebago surrounded by ice with snow, so helecopter would be needed. Have to wait… DF>

    02/06/2015 at 6:34 pm

  4. Ashumet is looking sailable today free skates observed

    02/06/2015 at 4:42 pm