Damariscotta Sailing Sunday 1/8

The lake just keeps giving great conditions. Eleven boats braved the conditions with well bundled and foot warmered skippers. The Lambs did the lake top to bottom, through the narrows, a couple of times at full speed. With full size rigs in full size wind one can imagine the speed. Steve’s boat developed small stress cracks in the deck.

Cheapskates were out in force, their tiny 1/8″ runners slicing the thin snow nicely.

Even with regular plates, the dry snow didn’t bother much. It was great fun following behind other boats and watching the great trails of spiraling snow trailing off the stern.

Lee Spiller sends this from Winnipesaukee:

“Ten boats sailed a nice 20kt NW breeze today from Leavitts Beach. Lots of drag racing! A number of boats still on the ice hoping to sail Monday’s SW wind. Many big smiles today.”

Most of the Dammy gang is taking the day off tomorrow. But boats are still on the ice and will be sailed on Tuesday ahead of the rain scheduled for late afternoon. Then days above freezing, rain, etc. Popping out the other end should be nice ice again! Phew…

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One Response to Damariscotta Sailing Sunday 1/8

  1. TED SILAR says:

    Bill- An interesting event occurred at our sail today. One of our cheap-skate skippers was ejected from his boat on a down wind tack. His sheet appearantly became entangled and the boat still under sail circled and charged our helpless captain numerous times. After quite a time

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