Dear Fellow Iceboaters!

This year we departed again on our journey in search of the best location to organize the European Championship.

Last week we have had some hope that we can stay on the ice of the Organizing Country. The ice on Tisza Reservoir had grown fast and reached 10 cm of thickness by Saturday. We had about 5 cm of light snow cover. Unfortunately, warm weather is expected and the ice stopped growing as well the light snow formed drifts that became slushy.

Thus on Sunday we decided to leave the place and headed North searching alternative places. We drove all day in positive temperatures with alternating precipitation between the rain and the snow. The more we moved North the snow cover had become thicker and thicker. Now we are staying in Central Poland and thinking on which direction to move further.

As of now, the weather forecast is BAD for all Europe. On places where we have sufficient ice thickness it will not be warm enough to melt the existing snow cover, neither will it be cold enough to form new ice. As of today, we don’t know of a single spot in Europe where we could run the European Championship.

We will do our best to find the right spot!

Please help in this and check out your neighboring lakes for ice, make an icereport and contact us. Both positive and the negative information is valuable. Based on that we can plan our route more effectively.

We travel so that the whole community doesn’t have to. We are doing our best to find the right spot for you guys!

Stay tuned, we will report frequently.

Thanks for your help.

Attila Pataky
European Commodore