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Skunked Again -- For the Second Successive Season

As predicted in the late summer forecasts, the periodic La Nińa pattern of global circulation set up late last fall and set the stage for a record setting mild and wet pattern across much of the country. Locally, we had a half day of sailing before the rain and wet weather forced the few boats on the ice to retreat to the safety of terra firma. Maine probably had the most hours of sailing as the coldest air had real difficulty pushing south into New York and Massachusetts. Areas of the country that were experiencing moderate to extreme drought all saw significant or total relief. Again, there was little significant iceboating news to report here this winter -- perhaps next winter, better conditions for us will prevail -- it cannot get any worse.


 

 

 

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Note: new racing rules were adopted in 2015


Galatea's runner plank failed where the plank was bored for the gammon strap through some very funky wood. Rigging carried the left side runner and plank across the boat.
With no gammon strap securing the backbone, the cockpit rolled with the mast and the rim broke.
Pilot and passenger were gently ejected into the sail. No injuries were sustained.        photo Copyright Dock Shuter, Feb 2010

 


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HRIYC.ORG is neither the official website, nor am I the webmaster, of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club. I am a long standing member of the Club and during the sailing season  I frequently post photographs and information on this, my own personal website, about current iceboating activity in the Hudson Valley and beyond. I am the sole person responsible for the presentation of content and the opinions expressed herein. Interesting photographic contributions are welcome and appreciated -- I spend most of my time on the ice skippering and far too often fail to capture the best images of the day.                    ©John A. Sperr MMXVII