Damariscotta 1/14

Fantastic ice and moderate breeze brought smiles on the sun-burnt and wind-blown faces of twenty-one iceboat skippers today. The drain holes that we spotted yesterday had developed 2-3″ of ice overnight. Scouting the course for tomorrow’s Whizz Race we found a few of these in the South end:

Nothing in the North end except the fish house mentioned yesterday. The pressure ridge at the SE corner of the North Broads has some boat sized holes in it, but there are now two orange cones marking a sailable crossing. There are also a pair of cones at the south end of the narrows indicating point leads. Easy stuff. The few drain holes like that in the photo above are marked with sticks, but will probably have three inches on them by morning.

We never got a good line up shot of the eight Whizz present as they never wanted to stop and come in!
Tomorrow we expect Pat and Jeff from NH to show up and make it ten. We’ll get the shot then. Doug Raymond got these wonderful abstractions during on of the lulls.

Hope to see you tomorrow!

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One Response to Damariscotta 1/14

  1. Pat Furr says:

    Bill, I am all packed up planning on hitting the road at 6 am to get me there around 9. I may try to get going a bit earlier. I honed my runners for the first time today and they seem much sharper and blemish free. Can’t wait. See you tomorrow.

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