RE: [IceBoating] Friday Sailing Lake Wentworth & Sunapee
- your getting real good with this stuff
From: jeffsod [mailto:jeffsod@...]
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2002 7:41 PM
Subject: [IceBoating] Friday Sailing Lake Wentworth & Sunapee
I talked to Ron Buzzell and a group of them will be going to Sunapee
State Beach to sail on Friday March 3rd. Some refrozen pebbly snow on
the ice surface with wind blown drifts up to 1" but was still blowing
around today. Never got too warm today so ice shouldn't soften up
Friday. Bay was sailed by one person today but not the main lake.
Take heed and do not sail alone. Anyone who wants to hook up on
Friday with the group sailing sunapee call Ron Buzzell 603 478 0663.
Another group is expected to sail Lake Wentworth on Friday. Ice is
grey snow ice with pebbly refrozen crust but sailable. Launching is
from Albee Beach by the Allen A motorlodge rt 28 on the right coming
from Wolfboro center. The drive for Albee beach is at the end of the
Motorlodge property. If you go by the Motorlodge you have gone to
far. The Mass States Regatta will be held at Wentworth on Saturday
and launching will be from same location. This is not an NEIYA
sponsered event. Bring proof of insurance, 5.00 entry fee & plate
runners. New perpetual trophy to go to winner. Sail Safe!! And
Remember there is always thin ice somewhere!
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- Where do people get insurance for racing? My homeowners policy through
State farm does cover iceboating, but not when I'm racing. Other
"specialty" brokers have refused toi write a policy.
Yankee # 401
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- Here is an insurance link from the European DN page.
John Sperr, HRIYC
Jeff Smith wrote:
> Where do people get insurance for racing?[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
- How about this friday (tomarrow) Is there any ice left? The ice
condition posting has gone cold! (bad pun)Spofford Lake in so. NH now
has a large 4' crack not far from the dock. Looking for sailing
further north! Anybody had a chance to check out Sunapee or Wentworth?
- Wenworth doesn't look good. Access onto the lake has deteriorated
along the shorelines and the pressure ridges have become unstable and
have opened up in several areas. Allen Stevens who watches lives on
and watches the lake has advised againest sailing it. Especially with
warm weather forecast. Ron Buzzell over at Sunapee says the bay off
the state beach appears to be sailable and he may try to sail it
early on Saturday until it goes soft which seems inevitable with 50
degree tempatures forecast. Last weekends rains opened up the creek
to the north of the Launch a bit so steer clear of that. Also, the
Main lake has not be checked and should be avoided along with the
narrows. Ron also reports one of the locals sailing on Pleasent lake
which is nearby to Sunapee.
- You got it right! We have three open working reefs on
Wentworth and many cracks going "every witch way". You
can't see the latter since there is a 1/4" of snow
over the whole lake. Wolfeboro Bay on Winnie isn't any
better and just outside the bay there is a blue ripply
big enough for Yankee Stadium... Regards..Jon Hix
--- aughtago <stanhowe@...> wrote:
> How about this friday (tomarrow) Is there any ice__________________________________________________
> left? The ice
> condition posting has gone cold! (bad pun)Spofford
> Lake in so. NH now
> has a large 4' crack not far from the dock. Looking
> for sailing
> further north! Anybody had a chance to check out
> Sunapee or Wentworth?
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- Two boats sailed in the bay near Sunapee state park, CAUTION there is
an open hole about 6-8' wide and 20' long, straight out from beach
about 300 yards (I marked it with 2 pink ballons today) Also don't
try to sail to close to black and red shallow water markers, the ice
is thin there. We only checked and sailed a small area from the beach
diagonally to the north east, it was pretty soft on the surface but
the wind would not quit. The ice on the beach was heaving up pretty
high but was strong in the morning, a plank was needed by afternoon.
Late this afternoon I droped out of a hike rather hard and broke
runner and chock right off the end of the plank. Fortunatly the plank
broke beyond the stay attachment point. It was the upwind runner so I
tied a seat cushion in its place and sailed back to the dock on 2
runners and a seat cushion (got video of it too). I'm glad it broke
now at the end of the season instead of the first time out next
--- In IceBoating@y..., mike adams <adamsmarine1@j...> wrote:
> sunapee lake doesnt look too bad,at least from the state beach
> mike adams