Sunday, February 4, 2018

Super Bowl Sunday

photo by Jack Norton
Arrived at the Lake around 10 as the last puffs of wind carried a handful of boats around the Lake. By the time we got our gear on the ice the wind evaporated. Reid pushed Vixen out and ghosted along for a bit. We went out to help push him back to the pits and lo and behold, a breeze came up and we all sailed back together. It was that kind of day - the teasing breezes.  Everyone realized it and by noon all the boats dropped sails and packed up. Cyclone held out...hoping... pushed the boat a bit - sucked into a brief breeze that dies as soon as we were 4 boat lengths along... then a few snow flakes arrived around 1:30 and with that a front brought in enough wind that 3 of us got out for 20 minutes for some nice runs across the lake.  By 2pm  it was done for the day and off to Super Bowl festivities.
Kudos to Rick & Jane Lawrence for being giving and cheerful hosts to all the sailors.

A sublime Sunday sail on Vixen....

Neat history confirmed with Rick over food & drink after sailing... His house on a point at the south end of Orange Lake was the site of the clubhouse of the Orange Lake Ice Yacht Club, founded in 1888.. The big boats of the OLIYC launched from this same spot we sail from today.

To be continued, next weekend.  snow coming mid-week?? 
Waiting for the wind...
 a gallery of name plates..

Ymir was built by George Buckhout, and sailed with the HRIYC in the early 1900s. some where after it was brought to NJ.

Icicle was class D champ in the 1939 & 1940 Eastern Ice Yacht Association races. 
and check out this cool shot of same yacht Icicle from  exactly 80 years ago in  Newark NJ magazine photo shoot...

Ruth has a long history of sailing at Red Bank. She came up and sailed at Orange Lake in the 50s or 60s, then renamed as "Red Jack". It has been on the Disbrow family for several generations.

XLNC is from the Long Branch (NJ) Ice Yacht Club.

new name plate for Boreas

Veteran skipper and ice yachting master Reid Beilenberg at the helm of John A. Roosevelt's ice yacht Vixen.
Finding the one pocket of wind on the lake when all sails were still...

Some photos from Saturday. Thanks to Jack Norton for sharing his pictures:

Arrow class bow-steerer.

A few of the A-Boats racing.


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