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  1. Ben Raynes

    How thick does the ice have to be typically before you put a boat out on it?

    12/26/2018 at 4:56 pm

    • Ice strength varies depending on how old it is. New is strongest. We look for plus 4 inches but remember there is always variations in thickness. I urge you to scout ice with someone with experience. Never sail alone!

      12/26/2018 at 8:51 pm

  2. Ben Raynes

    I’m new to the sport. I’ve only sailed a DN once and looking to get some more experience this winter. How best to find people to sail with near Ossipee, NH?

    12/22/2018 at 8:38 am

    • Ben,

      Thanks for reaching out. We welcome all new comers. Suggest you keep an eye on our site for racing and cruising gatherings. Right not we are in healing mode after the recent assault from the warm rain. Stay tuned.


      P.S. I encourage you to join the NEIYA links should be on the right side of the site from a desktop browser. Regardless we welcome you to come to the ice.

      12/22/2018 at 9:39 am

  3. Kit Tucker

    Anyone want to sail on Monomonoc tomorrow, Friday the 14 th? It’s really, really nice
    Kit Tucker

    12/13/2018 at 6:55 pm

    • I have to work tomorrow, but I’m going to try and get up there this weekend. And I bought a sail to go with my skates, so if there’s any breeze I’ll be trying to learn to use that. Saturday looks very light (which might be a good thing for me just starting out), Sunday a little stronger but maybe rainy. (We should exchange contact info.)

      J-J Cote

      12/13/2018 at 9:02 pm

  4. John Hughes

    4 DNs and a Lockley Skimmer had a perfect day on Contoocook today, sailing on the kind of ice they make in heaven. We launched from the Jaffrey Town beach, on the north end of the lake. Enough wind to be exciting but not scary, ice so smooth the only sound was a steady soft hiss, and best of all, a new DN sailor sailing for his first time, who finished up the day with a smile so wide I thought the two sides might meet in the back of his head. (The rest of us explained to him that it wasn’t ALWAYS quite this nice!) I can’t go back tomorrow, but if I could (and if Quaboag weren’t closer), I’d be there!

    12/12/2018 at 7:46 pm

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