Safety Precaution

Always check the ice condition before you start sailing. Drill holes in the area where you are going to sail in to test ice thickness. Especially important in the beginning of the season. Make sure the ice thickness is not less than 4 inch and hard (known as black ice). Never go on the ice alone. Wear a life jacket, helmet and have an ice pick with you at all times. Ice/snow sailing & kitesurfing are a wonderful winter sport. Play it safe at all times.

Snowfer Ice Sailing Report

Friday,

December 10, 2010

 

First Weekend for Sailing

Snowfer Sailing Season has started. Friday, December 10, 2010 is the official date of the new season. The weekend started great but unfortunately Sunday December 12, 2010 was a write-off. With the mild temperature and wet snow coming down made sailing conditions unfavourable. We checked and drilled holes in different spots within the area we were sailing in. The ice was approximately between 4-5 inches with melting snow on top. Long range forecast for next week calls for way below minus temperature. Which will reinforce the ice even more. Hopefully next week the wind will come thru. Since it’s very early in the season we caution people not to sail by themselves. Preferably sail with a buddy. Check the ice condition first before you sail on it. It’s important you wear a life jacket and helmet.

Lake Simcoe, Keswick, Ontario, Canada

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