Weekend ice report
Thanks for all the updates! While a few NEIYA racers are out at the NAs in Michigan, we have plenty of ice reported here in New England. The highlights:
- 10 boats completed the Hard Way on Winnie, reportedly for the first time in 14 years. More Winnie details below.
- Lake Pocotopaug as of Thursday: Looks good, ice is grade 6-7, 5-10″, will have a number of boats out Sat. Only things that are open are the edges and they maybe closed up by then…
- Bantam: Resurfaced with all the rain and warm days, hosting a number of boats Friday.
- Mallets Bay, Lake Champlain: Looking good, more reports when the ice is checked.
- Winnipesaukee: 8” to 10” thick. Really rough in Wolfeboro Bay by Brewster Beach because of last weekend’s activities in the slush that is now frozen solid. But as you get further out you get smoother ice. 4 boats were on the ice and some sailing done Thursday. No leads or pressure ridges seen up to Welch island . One pressure ridge from sound end of rattlesnake. Can be crossed.—
Remember NO ice is completely safe and there is always thin ice someplace. It is up to each individual sailor to determine whether the conditions are safe to sail.
Reports are not an assurance of safety and may not be complete information. Please both check with the poster (just reply) and more importantly check in with others on location.
NEVER SAIL ALONE!