Quaboag Pond was sailed today- the ice is decent in places and full of frozen ATV ruts in others- Some of these ruts have developed drain holes here and there and should be avoided. The eastern shoreline and the area east of the parking lot should be avoided as well-
Bantam also being sailed now, is described as “6 boats, grade 8/9 ice, good breeze, and a big portion of the north bay is solid 6 to 8inches. Hazards are all on the south side”
Check the weather, talk with the locals, and see if you can sail tomorrow-
We will be scratch racing on Quaboag tomorrow if anyone is interested-
I just got back from Bantam. I would say the surface is a solid 9 to 10, mostly like glass with runners nearly silent. Amazing for this time of year. Wind was on most of the time with a few typical lulls.There is a narrow swath of open water out in the middle but it has been marked with flags.Drilled ice thickness is 6 to 8 inches.
Forecast 13 degrees low tonight, then partly sunny, hi of 41 tomorrow. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon. Rain and warm on Sunday so this is it.
03/04/2022 at 5:23 pm