Big Ice on Winni! Cruising and Racing on Miles of Ice…
Spread the word. There is big ice on Winnipasauki launching from Ellacoya State Park.
The area has been skated and sailed with a consistent 4 – 5 inches (3.6 to 10.2 cm) over the areas that were checked. As you can see there is a nice smooth milky surface with some black ice. This is a big plate of ice and there are pressure ridges present and forming, cracks and other hazards lurking. Heads up out there. Talk to people who have been out and buddy up.
We are expecting sailors from the southern iceboat reaches of NJ, Long Island, and CT and to our Northern neighbors who have expressed a strong interest in making the drive south. Bienvenue et nous nous réjouissons de partager notre glace.
A team will be on the ice tomorrow late morning to do a deeper check. We expect to be sailing this plate for the next few days or at least till the snow comes in and makes a mess of things on Saturday.
Come out and play there is a racing event in the works likely Thursday and I know lots of cruisers, boards and skaters. Big ice for all to enjoy.
Additional information on lodging and evening refreshments and dining TBD.
Please leave a comment below if you intend on coming or leave a note in the forum section for more general questions.
Think Big Ice and see you there,
P.S. If you are new or interested in the short of iceboating Thursday would be a good time to come.