Author Archives: Lloyd Roberts

Mystery Snow Shoes

Scott Woodman researched the picture of the little snow shoes from the recent newsletter. They are vintage Swiss Army snow shoes. Maybe the Swiss Army does not iceboat after all, an apparent lapse in their otherwise admirable national defense system. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season

Ice on Chickawaukee

Tuesday April 11. The last of the ice that never got used on Chicky melted last night. Long hot summer ahead. — This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus

Posted in 2016 Season

End of Season on Damariscotta Monday Mar 13

The Whizzes, racing DN’s, freight train trailers, and most distant out of towners were gone leaving the faithful to enjoy light air and civilized temperatures for a change. We wore out the nice stretch of ice in the center of … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season

Maine DN Championship Regatta March 12 Reminder

The Maine Championship will run on DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. “Spring Forward” and set your clocks ahead. It was 30F in the sun here Saturday despite near zero temp. — This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season

Last gasp sail on Damariscotta

At least a couple of us will hit the lowish grade ice (maybe smoothed somewhat by two days of sun and wind) on Dammy Monday in the face of modest forecast winds in case this is the end of season. … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season

Damariscotta Report

Our “Magic Lake” is still intact right up to the beach at the Damariscotta Farm Loop. Three of us sailed it today, Friday Mar 3. Some of the magic is gone. The surface is a charitable 4-5, rough but tolerable … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season

Dammy Drive By

A turn around the Damariscotta Farm loop shows snow as far as the eye can see with recent 4 wheeler tracks in maybe 1/2 foot of snow without visible slush even in the tracks. A marked contrast to Chickawaukee which … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season