New England Ice Report – not great, but promising for next week.
Our scouts continue to search for sailable ice in the New England region. Thank you, scouts.
Jay Whitehair’s report for Wentworth/Sunapee/Winni: "Although I am no weather guy, I just looked at the weather and the temps up here look like they may have a Zamboni potential. On Saturday it seems the temps here will be warmish and Uber windy so who knows what is in store. Looking tonight at the week, after the warmish rolls through the temps are dropping up here and will be steady low. I’m hoping to discover more ice up here for next week. The precipitation looks low but god only knows. I’ll keep looking for bigger ice. If Sunapee and Winni get Zambonied and then a cold sets in we could have big ice soon.
Bill Bucholz: "I’m keeping an eye on Sabbattus. Sunday looks good if there’s not too much damage from rain Saturday. Hoping for some rubber boots on the ice Sat. afternoon to see how it looks, and then I’ll post yay or nay. Monday looks good as well. If we like it Sun. then maybe sailing/scratch racing/small regatta for Monday." Check the Chicawaukie website for direct updates. (If you are not a member of their club, please support their efforts by joining. The members scout a lot of far away places for all of us to enjoy.)
John Stanton: "From the home front in CT we are getting encouraging news about Bantam. Seems like things are progressing but need more time."
If I hear anything else, I will let you know ASAP especially since Monday is a holiday and many of you may have off.
Lake Monomonoc Sunday 12noon 34degrees
A thin layer of ice over a thin layer of water. Base still looks good. If it gets cold, we’re in.
My best guess would be Tuesday. Any mid week sailors out there?
01/17/2021 at 12:07 pm
karen: Sat. 9:00 am snowing very hard in Sunapee. Dave Bj
01/16/2021 at 9:05 am
I was on you tube and found a very nice video with John and Karen plus many others getting the lowdown on ice sailing. I believe a lot of it was recorded at our swap trade meeting at the racetrack in CT. Very nice job, your both awesome! Titled ‘A GLIMPSE INTO THE WORLD OF ICE SAILING’. You tube.
On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 11:02 AM New England Ice Yacht Association wrote:
> Secretary Karen Binder posted: “Hi Everyone, Our scouts continue to search > for sailable ice in the New England region. Thank you, scouts. Jay > Whitehair’s report for Wentworth/Sunapee/Winni: “Although I am no weather > guy, I just looked at the weather and the temps up here look lik” >
01/15/2021 at 2:07 pm
I’ll keep an eye on Monomonoc. Rain for tonight might be good and then cold. Maybe sailing Sunday if the ice God’s are with us. Strange weather indeed
01/15/2021 at 12:56 pm
Hi Karen I plan to scout Mascoma on Sunday. That was quite good about 10 days ago. Will report back. Will
01/15/2021 at 11:05 am