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Sailing at The Hamptons

Not sure if the butler brought out the champagne today, but we here in snowbound Maine certainly raise a glass to toast the fine sailing today on Mecox Bay in Southampton. Warren Darrus with the Skeeter I C Fun, one … Continue reading

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Winnipesaukee Hard Way on Monday?

Lee Spiller plans to round up a scouting team on Sunday to check the lake for Hard Way possibilities. Skate sailors have been touring the lake recently and report pretty good conditions, with only one major reef.Refresh your memories on … Continue reading

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Great Herring Pond

After nearly a month without sailing, the natives were getting restless; the snow and cold relentless. With no recovery in sight the only option was to hit the road. Wisconsin was looking very good, but since The Doc Fellows Regatta … Continue reading

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Sailing on the Cape

A couple of snow bound Mainers will head for the Cape tomorrow to sail Great Herring Pond and Ashumet Pond Wednesday and Thursday. Anyone who wants to join in please call Bill at 207-975-6980. And if you need help trying … Continue reading

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Ice Opti Re-Defined

John Mandryk, as his name suggests, has long held a fascination for Dutch Ice yachts. Their heavy timbers, bow sprits and tops’ls are lovely, and the absolute antithesis of the modern ice boat. They persist in Holland, however, and each … Continue reading

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Sailing today at Jordan Bay

Breck and Bryce will be arriving around 11:00 to sail today. Launch in Raymond at boat launch right on Rt. 302

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Jordan Bay, Sebago

Dave Fortier and Curtis Rindlaub sailed in light airs today on the new plate at Jordan Bay. Dave coined a new ice quality rating: sandpaper. The light dusting of snow was slightly wetted out through the fresh ice and formed … Continue reading

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