Quaboag Feb 16 Recap – Come Back Tomorrow…
There was racing but not the Doc Fellows we will be seeking a more suitable venue for that venerable event. Thanks to Karen Binder for taking on the race committee responsibilities. More on the races later.
Before I go on, as many will only be reading this to know if there will be sailing at Quaboag tomorrow. The answer is yes. Show up, have fun and report back.
I have been to Quaboag on a number of occasions but never noticed that it is literally just down the street from Podunk. I have sailed in some out of the way Podunk lakes and this really is not. Quaboag is an easy 15 minutes off of the Mass Pike or Interstate 84 near Sturbridge MA.
A good crowd of sailors, some arriving early and others trickling in later in the afternoon descended on Quaboag Pond in Brookfield, MA. We had about 30 boats mostly DNs but a number of Whizes or is it just Whiz like fish? Also a handful of J14s and an assortment of other crafts.
The ice was smooth and remained relatively hard throughout the day. The wind was 10mph with some decent gusts that made for some lively sailing. as the day. The wind died down a for a little while but cam back up.
All looks good for another day tomorrow. If you are just coming for the first time mind the open leads to the left of the ramp and set up on the beach to the right. As always inquire about current conditions before you set out and sail slow and heads up till you understand where the issues are.
I will be sitting tomorrow out but see you on the ice somewhere else soon,
P.S. if you took pictures today or tomorrow send them my way so they can be shared.
I would also like to thank the skippers who helped me rig and gave me pointers. Leo’s DN 1925 is a great boat, lots to learn.
02/17/2020 at 5:01 pm
From yesterday, my single seater Nite (sort of) bought from a Minnesota craftsman at white bear lake. Needs some tuning but I had a great time. Appreciated all the help and tips from the more experienced folks since I’m a newbie.
On Sun, Feb 16, 2020, 7:41 PM New England Ice Yacht Association wrote:
> Commodore John Stanton posted: ” There was racing but not the Doc Fellows > we will be seeking a more suitable venue for that venerable event. Thanks > to Karen Binder for taking on the race committee responsibilities. More on > the races later. Before I go on, as many will only be read” >
02/17/2020 at 12:31 pm