Iceboating is about optimism

Published on January 18th, 2024

If you are a football fan, a weather geek, or are familiar with gas-line antifreeze, you know recent winter storms across the United States have had a lot of meat on the bone. Is this great news for iceboaters? John Stanton, Commodore of the New England Ice Yacht Association explains:

This cold snap has been making ice for us and we just need our usual conditional window to get out and sail. There is a general consensus that maybe just maybe there is a body of water that was just ready to turn when the snow fell and may get a chance to sail soon.

Eyes are out from the Adirondacks across all of New England from the north down the shore. Could we see something happening on the Cape?

Snow covers much of our recent ice over most of the countries but that will melt or evaporate and this cold is increasing the thickness. The bigger lakes are cooling down awaiting our return to their launches.

Iceboating is about optimism. Think Ice.

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