Author Archives: David Fortier

About David Fortier

DN sailor since 1988

Summer Visit to Nova Scotia

SUMMER VISIT TO NOVA SCOTIA       Eben, Eric and I made our summer trek to Nova Scotia last week. Like all of our summer visits to NS very enjoyable, and filling. The order of events is approximate, and … Continue reading

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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