Quebec sailing update

Denis reports nasty slush on Abenakis today. Rain is forecast and then the deep freeze preceding the weekend. Winds for the weekend continue to look good. He will check the surface again Friday after the rain. Sunday looks to be the best day at this point, so for now we’ll leave it that we’ll make the call Friday for a Sunday regatta. It will be the Commodore’s Cup, which has a lovely perpetual trophy. Don’t you love it when you can get cool stuff that only hangs around for a year and doesn’t park itself forever on some shelf gathering dust?

The CIBC D class stern steerer Whirlwind is coming along well. We removed the halyard sheave casting to varnish the mast and discovered still more lightening holes.

A new main sheet arrangement has been worked out, a new steering runner built, and an old Yankee sail taken to the sailmakers for a re-cut.

We still need to install a dutchman in one of the runners, varnish the rig, and sharpen and align the runners. She will be on the ice this season here in Maine; be sure to come for a ride!

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