Houghton Lake: Saturday Dec. 8, 2018
Jones brothers Stan and Don, friend Jim Grogan from Oakland County, with DN racers from the Grand Traverse IYC plan to sail Houghton Lake, launching from the western side, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018.
The ice was found to be only two inches thick some distance from shore, not enough for a large group to sail safely. It is 19 degrees there as this message is composed. Friday’s overnight forecast is for mid-teens temperatures, ideal for rapid ice making.
A small group Saturday will sail in ice checking mode, carefully watching each other’s backs, and report.
If the ice is of suitable safety and size, and the forecast is favorable, the club will be informed.
Remember the club’s meeting Sunday afternoon December 9 from 1-3 pm at Muskegon Yacht Club. It will be a sure-thing big-fun event.