Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Rumor has it that there might be late-day sailing on Tivoli Bay tomorrow. Reid Bielenberg is looking to set up North Wind in the afternoon.

North Wind on the Hudson River, off Rhinecliff several years ago. ( Photo by Chris Kendall)
 The rain and warm temperatures of Monday and the current freeze looks to  have readied the previously snow covered ice. I haven't been there since the rain, but will report more as I hear about it.
Speaking of reporting on the ice, this blog will try to keep folks apprised of local ice sailing as I hear about it. You may find though, that reports "after the fact" will be more common here than letting you know in advance. My plan is to focus more on history and stories about ice boating than up-to-the-minute reports.
That said, your best bet for sailing reports and weather trends is to check in regularly with John Sperr's site .(as you probably do already). Of course has been the best source for ice sailing in the Hudson Valley for many years.

Andy Hudson's DN on Orange Lake, New Year's day. 
As it looks to warm up and rain by the weekend at this point, there may be a narrow window for a day or two of sailing this week. That is the nature of the sport. Andy Hudson took advantage of a recent narrow window of opportunity (a window of about 12 hours). Andy sailed Orange Lake in his DN on January 1, just before the Jan. 2nd storm. A great way to start the New Year!

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