Attila Pataky

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Feb 22 2018

WC/EC 2018 – IceScouting (Fourth Report) – DECISION

  As promised yesterday morning we checked the conditions in Orjaku Bay. It is a very nice place with a lot of new facilities and a great area to sail. Unfortunately, the ice is covered by 6-8 cm old and heavy snow. I would have loved to hold the WC/EC 2018 there, but looking at the weather forecasts it would either be a pushing competition with low winds or in higher winds some competitors could come back with frostbites. Extremely cold weather and more snow are predicted for the area. There were reports of some other promising areas in Poland, but as of today, the ice thickness is not sufficient to …

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Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/wc-ec-2018-icescouting-fourth-report-decision/

Feb 20 2018

WC/EC 2018 – IceScouting (Third Report)

  Last two days we checked Lake Rekyva near Siaulai (Lithuania) and the bay near Üüdibe on Island of Saaremaa (Estonia). Rekyva has good, stable black ice without any cracks. The only problem is the snow cover of 7-8 cm. As now it is light snow, but easily can turn to heavy, which hard to sail.  For photos check the link. Üüdibe bay could be promising for a smaller regatta. The ice is growing there day-by-day and the snow cover is light, only 1-2 cm. Unfortunately the space is limited, not more than 1,5 km from the shore to the new thin ice. There is no chance to sail the WC/EC …

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Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/wc-ec-2018-icescouting-third-report/

Feb 18 2018

WC/EC 2018 – IceScouting (Second Report)

Today we checked two sites in Poland. Siemianowka has full ice cover, no cracks on the lake.  The ice thickness is 15-17 cm. There is light snow cover on the surface. 3 cm of old snow and 1 cm new snow. Some photos you can find here. On Lake Niegocin near Gizycko the Polish Championship has taken place this weekend. The ice is very good, no snow on the surface. There is a very big area behind the crack to place the WC. Could be a good alternative site. Tomorrow we continue heading further North to Litvania and Estonia.   Think Ice,   Your Commodore Attila Pataky M-100

Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/wc-ec-2018-icescouting-second-report/

Feb 16 2018

WC/EC 2018 – IceScouting (First Report)

Dear Fellow Iceboaters, The official start of WC/EC is almost in a one-week reach. I hope that all of you are prepared both in your body and in your soul for a great event.  Please check your gears again, update your knowledge about the rules and Think Ice! Tomorrow we will depart for the traditional ice outing tour to find the best place to sail the 2018 WC/EC. Of course Estonia is our primary destination, but we should have reserve places as well. Though last year we had great ice in Hungary,  this year the weather hadn’t pampered us. We had plus temperatures all times and hence the lakes hadn’t …

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Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/wc-ec-2018-icescouting-first-report/

Feb 05 2018

WC/EC 2018

Dear Fellow Iceboaters, The weather does not spoil us this winter.  Juniors, as well as XV monotype sailors made extensive ice scouting and found that the Baltic States were the most suitable places for their championships. Though there are almost three weeks remained till the beginning of the DN WC/EC we should start collecting information for making the proper decision. Unfortunately the ICEREPORTS section of our webpage is very obsolete. The latest and only post in this season is dated 18 December 2017.  :(( Please use this page and upload as many reports as you can to keep me informed about the situation throughout Europe. You can also e.mail me …

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Permanent link to this article: https://idniyra.eu/wc-ec-2018/

Dec 23 2017

Merry Christmas

Dear Fellow Iceboaters, In the name of the European Board I would like to wish you Merry Christmas, Prosperous New Year and a safe and successful ice-sailing season with lot of fun.

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