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Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Ontario is a large bay on Lake Superior. It’s known in the iceboat world as the place where the ice is first in and last out. Here in Maine when we think we’re a big deal for sailing … Continue reading

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Ice Report

Lake Abenakis is looking very good. Five plus inches, orange peel surface. Rain forecast today, with a touch of snow to follow. Denis will check it late Thursday when that all has ended. Might be good to go on Friday … Continue reading

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NEIYA Tune Up Clinic

Commodore Stanton put on a terrific show at Steve and Linda Lamb’s shop in Canton, MA yesterday. In addition to learning to stone runners, a review of the rules of the road and plenty of food and drink, we got … Continue reading

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Black Ice

How strong is the draw to new black ice? Even if the plate is too skecthy for sailing, the need to just be on it is magnetic. Two cases in point. One ice hound got the call for ice at … Continue reading

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Thankful for the Sounds of Cleats on Black Ice

Thanksgiving is a time to re-connect with old friends. The best friend of iceboaters is early season black ice. It’s the faithful return each year of this magical, mysterious stuff that keeps us focussed on the fun to come. Plymouth … Continue reading

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