Saturday, January 27, 2018

Orange Lake Sailing.... Jan 27, 2018

A fleet of over a dozen boats have congregated on Orange Lake. Plenty of ice, surface fairly good. Winds gusty, then calm. Winds were up, then died and came up again over the afternoon Saturday.

A beautiful day of sailing on Orange Lake. I got there about noon and discovered that the ice had healed fairly well after the recent snow storm, warmth and rain. Boats had just started sailing over the last few days. Warm temperatures over next few days will likely prevent the boats from raising sails. Plenty of thickness and cold later this week will help firm up the surface.
Next weekend may be shaping up nicely....

John Allen's Nite class bow steerer, Capt. Steve on his 1927 marconi-rigger Boreus, and Rick Lawrence skippering George Buckhout built Ice Queen (circa 1910)  (l-r). Pine Point behind the Nite.

Hal with Puff.   50 years ago Puff was winning many of the races on Orange Lake.
1968 was a good year for racing between boats of the Orange Lake Ice Yacht Club and the HRIYC.
Puff was built 1871 (give or take a year or 2) by Irving Grinnell commodore of the New Hamburgh Ice Yacht Club.
After years in a barn, Puff was acquired by a group of sailors in 1964 and restored.
Lots more on Puff shortly....

Ice Station Glasco report:

An Arrow and DN try the ice at Glasco a week ago, before the rain.
(all photos by the admiral)

 Jr. Keeper Cricket sheets in on Ice Yacht Canargo.

Crazy kite skier chases after the Atlantic Salvor.  Said Kite Skier snapped an iconic photo of same tug 24 years ago... 

Warming temps Saturday began to open up holes and cracks in the ice. Boats were removed late afternoon. River ice may likely not hold out through these next few days. We would again need extended cold night to build sufficient thickness. 

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