Author Archives: Jim Gagnon

Great Pond Belgrade Maine

Here are some photos taken this morning from the Great Pond launch site off RT 27, in Belgrade Maine. As you can see in the second photo the condition of the ice which looked to be fairly consistent. Still lots … Continue reading

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Two boats, a kite wind and a many skaters show up to share the ice from Vannah Road. The ice seemed to be only getting better with age. A nice breeze came up and the sailors enjoyed a quick ride … Continue reading

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Winni The Third Day

Well, the third day started like the second day just a light breeze enough to get you out there. The DN’s were tuned and race ready and made good work out of the light air. You can really tell who … Continue reading

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We’re sailing today and tomorrow here on Lake Winnipesaukee at Ellacoya State Park, Gilford NH. The winds are light and variable but sailable. Better forecast for tomorrow. There are currently 24 boats on the ice and the marks have been … Continue reading

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New post Big Ice on Winni! Cruising and Racing on Miles of Ice…

Sent from my iPad Begin forwarded message: The map to the launch link failed in the email herw it is,+280+Scenic+Dr,+Gilford,+NH+03249/@43.573427,-71.35549,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x4cb330536d1c3167:0x4aea25e66b35a94d?hl=en&gl=US NEIYA Admin posted: ” Spread the word. There is big ice on Winnipasauki launching from Ellacoya State Park. The … Continue reading

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7 boats showed up at the launch and sailed on the morning breeze. Lee Spiller, Dave Fortier, Jim Gagnon, Bob MacEwen, Bill Grenier and two others enjoyed easy sailing in 6 knot winds on smooth ice. The boats glided effortlessly. … Continue reading

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Sabattus sailing

Additional comment from Lee Spiller regarding ice conditions on Sabattus lake.Please Note Lee just sent this in: There is grade 9 ice but plenty of refrozen snow patches, drain holes, etc. Still eminently sailable. So again caution is the word … Continue reading

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