Chickawaukee Ice Party and NY Hudson Party

NY; I tried to forward a forward to this site about the happenings on the Hudson tomorrow, it didn’t work, sorry.

Meanwhile on our good old home ice Chickawaukee Lake just north of Rockland ME on Rte 17 the snow flurries
we got recently have blown off. Ice is maybe a grade 6 of 10, fine for casual sailing not so great for racing or even
just going really fast due to residual patches of deep ruts and shell ice, now visible and avoidable. Skating not great.
Access at the public beach/launching and parking area at South end is poor and ice terrible. The parking lot is mud.

We will be having our annual fun sail for all with ice side fire and baked beans at Lloyd’s beach 140 Porter St., Rockport
at the North end of the lake. Please leave cars along driveway at house. 4wd vehicles go on down to and ONTO the lake parking over on right side.
The ice is 2 feet thick., you will not go through. Trailers MUST go onto ice. DO NOT PARK AT THE SHORE.

The wind is forecast to be Southerly right down the lake by mid morning to 15 MPH and temperature a balmy 30, as good as it gets on Chicky.
There are red cones warning of thin ice along the shore an left and right. There is very rough ice, like railroad
tracks, at far end of lake, this area is marked by very small cones about 3/4 mile down the lake.

Our club entry level iceboat “Cheapskate” (Sunfish sail and spars on DN footprint simple wood frame fuselage) will be on the ice for anyone
who wants to try it. Helmet and spikey shoes, creepers, etc. required. It sails well in light to heavy air, nothing remotely scary happens, just fun.

Chickawaukee Ice Boat Club Inc.

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About Lloyd Roberts

Long time ice boater. Creator of the Gambit and Cheapskate boats. Author of the first definitive book on ice boating "Think Ice"One of the original members of the Chickawaukie ice boat club in Maine. Lloyd also lives on Chickawaukie and has played launch host to countless ice boaters over the years.
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