Author Archives: David Fortier

About David Fortier

DN sailor since 1988

Maine State DN Regatta and a bit more

I attempted to contact Mark Allen Photography via their website to get permission to use this really cool photo, no reply so, stolen…. The weekend adventure actually started on Friday, I was driving my new VW Alltrack to the dealer … Continue reading

Posted in 2017 Season

Maine State Championship

1200 THURSDAY Lincoln Davis Trophy (enlarged) Still not able to include photo): This is a preliminary announcement for the 2017 Maine State Championships. Preliminary for your planning purposes, and preliminary for weather and ice location reasons.

Posted in 2016 Season


I drove to Moosehead lake on Saturday afternoon. When I arrived at the Birches around 1500 and drove onto the ice to unload my Super DN it was very windy and cold. I knew it was gusty, as on the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season | 3 Comments

DN Racing

This morning was seriously thinking of DN racing. Hoping to sail the Maine State Championship for 2017. So, I called another DN minded Chicky sailor at 0730 on this Friday morning, Doug Raymond. We looked at ice cams, temperature forecasts … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season

Addendum to Lincoln Davis DN Race 2017

I made a several omissions in my race report. The first was that I did not list the names and sail numbers of all registrants for the Link Davis. The second was that I did not put names with the … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season

Lincoln Davis DN Race 2017

When I arrived on the ice first on Saturday morning I was happy to find launch in good condition and was able to get help with my boat onto the ice. As always, observing the wind conditions noticed little in … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season

The Linc Davis DN Race is ON

The ice was robust enough according to our scout on the ice today, Bill Buchholz. The race is on for Saturday with Sunday reserved for more racing if we choose or if too windy to race on Saturday. The wind … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Season