Copyright John A. Sperr

Preserving and Sailing the Historic Gaff Rigged Ice Yachts of New York's Hudson River Valley

HRIYC.ORG

October 2014

Sedgwick, Maine


Sunsets that do not quit -- more pictures below.

 

See the Archived Pages for news of recent Iceboating activity

Weather  Links

Check out the new WTEN Futurecast product
(I've made it very easy to customize this link to suit your own preferences)

Iceboat Launch Site Maps & Directory for the Eastern US


Email John Sperr      On-the-Ice Cell # Request

AIS Ship Tracking

ADS-B Aircraft Tracking

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Thundershower moving across Blue Hill Bay as viewed from our wild blueberry field.


Interesting local atmospheric thermodynamics -- The campfire lights up and sends a hot plume high in the air,
then cools off allowing the smoke to become trapped in the cold air inversion draining off the top of the hill.

 


 

I have switched this page into "Summer Mode" --
See the Archived Pages for news of recent Iceboating activity.


Will earning his ribbon at the annual log sawing and axe throwing contest.


Fall Foliage nears its peak on Columbus Day along the coast of Maine.

 

Columbia County Airport -- 1B1 -- Ghent, NY  123.050 / 132.825


Grumman Gulfstream awaiting crew and passengers.


N34KF -- 1951 Cessna P210 Centurion with O&N 450 hp Rolls Royce turboprop modification -- 2200 feet per minute climb capability!
 


Drawing by Reid Bielenberg


Current Jetstream Forecast and Surface Conditions -- Image by Environment Canada


 


The Brooklin Town Band entertains the crowd.


Will and John work the two man saw event.

 

An uncontrolled facility with a great mix of resident aeronautical activity.


Hot Air Balloon in the early stages of inflation -- a wind shift kept it on the ground.


N804RB --1944 Boeing E75 Stearman Biplane -- a former "Red Baron Squadron" plane now owned by the on site Parker-O'Malley Air Museum.
 


Drawing by Reid Bielenberg

 

Web Page Archives

September 1, 2014 Archive

April 20, 2014 Archive

February 5, 2014 Archive

January 18, 2014 Archive

January 3, 2014 Archive

December 8, 2013 Archive

September 22, 2013 Archive

May 24, 2013 Archive     August 1, 2013 Archive

April 14, 2013 Archive     May 1, 2013 Archive

February 20, 2013 Archive     March 17, 2013 Archive

 September 23, 2012 Archive    December 22, 2012 Archive

June 4, 2012 Archive        July 14, 2012 Archive

January 16, 2012 Archive

Wreck of the Galatea Archive

December 26, 2011 Archive     December 15, 2011 Archive

October 2011 Archive          Early Summer 2011 Archive

May 2, 2011 Archive                    March 1, 2011 Archive

February 24, 2011 Archive     February 19, 2011 Archive

 

 


Weather Links




Stevens Tech SSWS & NYHOPS Zone Forecast Tivoli Bay 15 Image 5 Day GFS Forecast
Northern Hemisphere 850 Temp  Regional Summary -- NY, NJ, CT, MA 5 Image 2 Day Forecast Maps
USA Radar from Intellicast Jetstream Forecast Snow and Precip Type Forecast Loop
NE US Radar from Intellicast Current Snow Depth Water Vapor Forecast Loop
Albany Storm Precipitation Totals Saugerties Lighthouse Live Image US Hazardous Weather Outlook
Day 1 Quant Precip Forecast Map  WTEN Interactive Radar and Futurecast 10 day GFS Forecast
Day 2 Quant Precip Forecast Map Northeast Wind Speed (Kts) & Streamlines 31 Frame Forecast Animation
Day 3 Quant Precip Forecast Map Northeast Temperature 5° F Contour Quantitative Precipitation Discussion

Links to Field Reports of Ice Conditions

IDNIYRA Ice Conditions Reports

Saratoga Lake Ice Report

Yahoo Group  "IceReports"
 

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Brakes On? 
photo Copyright Brian Reid, December 2002

 


Rules-of-the-Road

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HRIYC.ORG is neither the official website, nor am I the webmaster, of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club. I am a long standing member of the Club and during the sailing season  I frequently post photographs and information on this, my own personal website, about current iceboating activity in the Hudson Valley and beyond. I am the sole person responsible for the presentation of content and the opinions expressed herein. Interesting photographic contributions are welcome and appreciated -- I spend most of my time on the ice skippering and far too often fail to capture the best images of the day.                    ŠJohn A. Sperr MMXIV