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There are two groups of ice boat sailors, those who have been swimming and those who are going to go swimming. Wearing a dry suit makes the thin ice swim a non event, you may get wet feet or hands. … Continue reading
Light snow, rain, and now wind leaves us with a coarse pebbly freezing slush and a few gentle drifts/slush 1-2 inches deep. This can be easily cured by some rain, perhaps Sunday. The coarse pebbles alone would be very draggy. … Continue reading
Bob MacEwan, John Eastman, and Lloyd Roberts did not go West to avoid snow, we stayed here to play in it. John tied a double reef into his big Mead which was just right for the 20+ gusts. The two … Continue reading
Bryce Geele accepts the Cheapskate World Championship Cup from Bob MacEwan, previous holder. Cheapskate Commodore Lloyd Roberts looks on with approval.
A dozen or more boats sailed Chicky on lovely ice in moderate NW air. We had Nites, Meade, Gambit, DNs of course, a gaggle of Cheapskates and antique Tippy. We did indeed have the World’s Cheapskate Championship with four boats … Continue reading
3 inch deep puddles all healed up, rare patches of thin dry shell ice. Northern half of lake grade 10, lovely. Southern has widely scattered patches of slightly rough stuff, overall grade 8. Tomorrow, Friday, we will have the first … Continue reading