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She’s Sung

No one has accused the CIBC of not pushing conditions right to the limit. We’ve had some fabulous sails over the years on super marginal conditions. But today the limit pushed back. The plate took a hit from the sun … Continue reading

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Moosehead Ice

It ain’t pretty, but it’ll get ‘er done, as Dave says. Up close, there’s a thin layer of fresh snow in places but the sun will be working hard on that all day. Will be interesting to see how it … Continue reading

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Hail Mary Regatta

There has been some interest in holding a regatta on Moosehead Lake this Saturday. The forecast trend isn’t perfect, but it might be good enough depending on what the structure of the surface is now. We are sending a scout … Continue reading

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Sorry, This is Gonna Hurt

I was wrong earlier with my rabbit-out-of-a-hat magic metaphor. This was sound science, not magic or a stroke of luck. It’s the result of watching countless weather forecasts, trying to average them out, and getting solid intel from on the … Continue reading

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More From Quebec

That last post went out without the picture, and the name of the lake is Lac St. Francois, in Lambton. Guess that tune: Everybody’s talkin at me, I don’t hear a word they’re saying, only the echoes of the ice. … Continue reading

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Nice Day For A Sail

Frank and Denis have pulled another rabbit out of the hat. It wet out Friday, froze yesterday and last night. Some shell ice but nothing too bad so far. Quebec is expecting a week of crazy weather, so this plate … Continue reading

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Pushaw Done

Sixteen inches, but going fast in warming trend. Pit area rotting out. Very sailable at freezing temps, but they are becoming scarce. Up close with the surface, prepared by Jackson Pollack. Look up, look north. Denis is watching Lac St. … Continue reading

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