As careful readers of these posts will know, high school freshman Milo Fleming has convinced his school authorities to accept iceboating as a sanctioned sport. With that in mind, school was ON today at Great Pond.
The morning session was Cruising Class. Such skills as pressure ridge scouting and crossing, racing around islands and finding an appropriate spot for lunch were covered. We also were sure to include exploring abandoned buildings along shore:
Afternoon session was all racing. The DN guys took him on to the course for training in starts, mark rounding, and standing around. They didn’t get into the driving a thousand miles to a regatta section yet as he doesn’t have a drivers license, but that’s on the cirricullum! All very important DN racing skills.
Light air for a day or two. Lick your wounds, stone your runners and come out sailing!