Category Archives: 2018 Season

Goldilocks Goes Skate Sailing

First she tried Lake Megunticook. The wind was fine, but oh my, that shell ice. So she went to Damariscotta Lake. The ice was wonderful, but she really needed more wind. Then there was Lake Chickawaukee. Nice ice, decent enough … Continue reading

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Another Recovery?

Here’s how Dammy looked today about noon. Thanks for the pix, Bryce. Temps tonght are cold, but not that cold. It might be nice, could be wet. Wind forecast is light. Any interest? Planks might be needed.

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Apparent Wind Mind Bender

Some of you have seen this on the NEIYA site, but watch it again. Would it really work? If we towed an iceboat in zero wind could it be made to sail on its own? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2il8Fagbyk

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Dammy 1/2

The MIT Iceboating Team showed up for some practice early yesterday. In spite of the light air and wind packed drifts they managed to get the boats wound up and swapped quick tacks in the bay near the pits. The … Continue reading

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CIBC on the road/ice

Eben got news of the the get together in Blockhouse NS to celebrate Howard Garland’s life. He told me of the event, and we knew of the long ride. In the week or so before, we had somewhat planned to … Continue reading

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Damariscotta Lake 2/1

There is no getting around the snow drifts and the mounds of hard frozen slush. Sometimes a fairway will open up and the smashing and crashing goes quiet. We’ve become spoiled with lovely ice, and it takes a day like … Continue reading

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Vannah Rd. ON

Since the last post went out the wind has been working hard on clearing our plate. It’s had some great success, as you can see: The scouring will continue all night and tomorrow. Winds forecast to be less than today, … Continue reading

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