Never Give Up

About an inch of dry snow covered lakes from Mass to Maine a couple of days ago, but the iceboaters just kept on coming. Two good days were had on Massebesic, the dusted black ice of Sebago was sailed today, Megunticook had its resident sailor ripping around in the fresh westerly, and Webster Lake had a very respectable fleet:

A few refugees from the DN Nationals came home for better sailing, set marks and got some races in today.

On Mt. Desert Michael Young tells us:
“Dashing thru the snow, on a zebras black and white, around the lake we go, enjoying all the sights, hiking here and there, as the wind isn’t so light, putting on many miles, all before night.
Tomorrow maybe the last hooray for awhile. 5 boats today, with 2 new to the sport trying it out.”

Regarding Sebago, here’s what it looked like day before yesterday, courtesy of Lee Spiller:

Dave Fortier checked with an ice fisherman for a thickness: four inches along the east side. No word on the main body of the lake, but it could be that this is the first year in a while that the entire lake will be sailable.

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