Sebago Sailing Mar 7,8,9

Sebago, getting on at Nason’s Beach, was a vast expanse of white 1/2 inch of snow on pretty good for this season
ice framed in Alpine pressure ridges parallel to the shore and beach. The ice was thick enough to park cars and
trailers on the ice, very convenient. The Nason family, owners of this lovely beach, are happy to have ice boaters and numerous ice fishermen use the beach which they plow for our convenience.

Friday afternoon was lovely sunny with only modest air of varying strength that did not inspire enough confidence for
long distance touring. Sebago is so big that ice boats disappear before they get to the other side. So we sailed around very pleasantly until about 3:30 when the wind rapidly faded as suspected.

Saturday the NEIYA put on their Don Fellows regatta after standing around most of the day in no wind that finally came in
abruptly at about 3:30 with steady strong air that kept them flying around the course until sundown.

Finish places were: 1st Eric Anderson, 2nd Greg Cornelius, 3rd Dave Fortier, 4th Warren Nethercote (Canada),
5th Peter Van Rosen (Canada), 6th Jack Erickson, 7th Doug Raymond, 8th John Stanton, 9th Bob Haag. See NEIYA.org for details.

Sunday the CIBC Maine State Championship DN regatta was held. Abridged results (race records blew overboard on
return to pits and never found) were recollected as follows: 1st Eric Anderson, 2nd Chad Atkins, 3rd Steve Madden,
4th Ed Adams. Other racers; Peter VanRosen, Wayne Nethercote, Doug Raymond, Dave Fortier?

A forecast major precipitation event in mid week may end the Sebago frolics for a while. Possible rain along the coast may spare or even improve Chiakawaukee and Damariscotta. Stay tuned. .


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