Saturday, February 24, 2024
Sunday, February 18, 2024
I've mentioned the newest boat in the Club, young William's "foldable stern steerer". if you were wondering what that is about, here we have it as we packed it up today....
Plank & folded frame.
That's the "backbone" (frame?)- tongue & groove boards fill in the cockpit. All fits on the roof racks of a standard small car.
Here's how it looks under sail.
Stockbridge Bowl Feb 18, 2024.
Brian's Maine boat - a solid stern steerer 1920s?; Emilie & Hal's Puff, circa 1870; several Arrows and Dns; William's Small stern Steerer. Great day, Great wind, a small crowd checking out sailing craft on this lake - fascinated & many first time rides.
A beautiful small lake in the Berkshires. Stockbridge Bowl, just north of Stockbridge was the only good ice within a relatively short drive from the mid Hudson Region.
A few boats sailed this weekend. Frank Wall had his Arrow. William debuted his small foldable stern Steerer. This came from the Rusty Welchman collection that Bob Wills acquired several years back. It seeemed to sail around Greenwood Lake in the 1940s, I believe. William's friend Linden set up a DN.
Emilie & Hal are planning on bringing Puff up today.
Wednesday, February 14, 2024
It looks like the best chance for ice sailing will again be north at Sacandaga Lake. The ice will build more with 2-3 more nights of cold. There may be boats heading there from both Red Bank NJ and the HRIYC. Launch site still being determined. It won't be at Lanzi's restaurant. Thursday's snow may put a big damper, depending on how much they get there. We'll know more Friday morning.
Here's a look at the brief visit last winter, almost to the day! Sacandaga Ice