Time to Regroup Pending Thaw

Snowfall Last 24 hours – What’s really on our lakes?

Sometime yesterday there was a collective sigh heard amongst the New England iceboating community. The white stuff has fallen across our region covering up some of the best sailing this season.

In case anyone needs a reminder about taking advantage of good ice as soon as it’s available. Bantam came and went in a matter of a few hours yesterday. Sailors set up early sailed and marked the hazards and a couple hours later they were forced off the plate due to accumulating snow. The wait continues.

Let’s post some first hand info into the comment section below or if you prefer our Forum. https://theneiya.org/forum/

We are sorting through rumors of areas of ice that have missed the brunt of the snow. With a little luck some people could be sailing for the weekend or sooner.

Think Clean Ice,


3 responses

  1. Ken Stafford

    Took my restored vintage DN out for my first ever ice sail on Monday at tiny Eddy Pd next to my house (Auburn MA). Winds were 5-8, ice was 3 1/2-4 inches, pond was peppered with ice fishermen. I stayed in a 500 ft diameter circle that I knew was less than 5 ft deep. OMG! Recorded 26.5 mph in this tiny pond! I love it! In 50 years of sailing, it’s the first boat I’ve ever jibed with the wind over the bow. My rig is way too loose and there are no shroud or forestay adjustments. Looks like I’m stuck with cutting about 3 inches off each shroud and finding someone to swage on some new fittings.

    01/27/2021 at 9:50 pm

  2. Charlie

    Lake Wentworth faired pretty well with only about 1/2 inch after settling. One trial boat today but no wind . Going for it tomorrow.

    01/27/2021 at 5:34 pm

    • Commodore John Stanton

      Charlie thanks for the update.

      01/27/2021 at 10:04 pm