|While most of us (with a few notable exceptions) are packing up the iceboats and wiping the dust off our soft-water craft a few hearty souls are headed to Lake Baikal in Russia for the DN Pearl Cup.The American contingient includes sailors from Michigan, NJ, and of course that hotbed of DN activity, North Carolina.
This promises to be an adventure and you can follow along on the Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club website- Check the site for updates- so far they’ve been pretty interesting and there should be more to come!
Go to http://www.iceboat.org/ and click on “DN Baikal Pearl Cup In Siberia” to see the reports as the come in-
Think Ice and wish them luck-
James “T” Thieler
Maine State Champs are in the books- Five races done- fast and furious!1
New England Champs on tap for tomorrow on Damariscotta!
Ice is bumpy but hard and quick- Come on and race tomorrow- Launch from Damariscotta Lake Farm Inn in Jefferson, ME.
|ALRIGHT GANG, LOAD ‘EM UP!!!
We have a busy weekend ahead- Dave Fortier et al give us a good report on Dammy so we are going for it! NE’s on Saturday, Maine States Sunday is the plan-
Ice is sailable- Not clean mirror glassy but good for March. Forecast ain’t bad either- breeze both days, cold nights.
Skipper’s meeting at 9AM- first start to follow- Kristin Buckley has agreed to keep score!
Launch area is right across from Damariscotta Farm B&B and Restaurant.
Dining! Sailing! Food! Friends! Fun! Sailing! Get your collective asses up there. This may be it.
Check hotline for details-
THINK ICE DAMMIT! T
|OK folks, so the Easterns aren’t gonna happen BUT-
Fortier is doing a final check of Damariscotta today and the forecast (clear, cold nights and breeze during the days) is giving us hope that we can get the Maine State Champs in on Saturday and the New England Champs on Sunday.
This is a cunning plan- Let us all rally and wind this season up on a high note!
Stay tuned to this site for details-
THINK ICE! T
James “T” Thieler