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 here.  Some pictures here.

Today evening we move towards Hiiumaa and will check the ice in Orjaku Bay.

Keep tuned, the decision comes on Thursday.

 

Think Ice,

 

Your Commodore

Attila Pataky

M-100

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/

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