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Long Island (NY) is in the House

Just in from John Ziermann from the LRIBYC Much thanks…

TO ALL:

THE LONG ISLAND CHAMPIONSHIPS ARE ON!!!

SAT. FEBRUARY 28, 2015

Due to the great demand, there will be two
sites for the Long Island Championships.

DN Regatta:

    Site:
         MECOX BAY, SOUTHAMPTON NY (see attached map)

    Skippers Meeting:
         9:30 AM (due to diminishing wind speeds)

    Entry Fee:
          Entry fee: $10 for LRIBYC members and $15 for non members.
          (Please exact change or check.. Thank you)

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J-14 Regatta:

    Site:
         LAKE RONKONKOMA, RONKONKOMA NY (see attached map)

    Skippers Meeting:
         9:30 AM (due to diminishing wind speeds)

    Entry Fee:
          Entry fee: $10 for LRIBYC members and $15 for non members.
          (Please exact change or check.. Thank you)

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John Ziermann DN-5426/Treasurer

IMPORTANT – NJ Ice Update

Just got off the phone with Dave Clapp.

He reports that while there is still sailing down on Barnegat bay as reported earlier most sailors will be on Toms River. Which is about an hour closer for us New Englanders.

Launch info

Island Heights, NJ
rt 37 e To Central ave
Go toward water and left
There will be several launch areas

 

 

No changes for

The North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club

Address: 26 Union Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone:(732) 747-5665

The antique Stern Steerers will be sailing and racing on the Navesink in Red Bank this Weekend. The Rocket and the Jack Frost. If you have not seen either of these sailing pieces of history you should make a day of it. Sail amongst our rich history. I sailed on the same plate as both the Jack Frost and Rocket last year and it was a wonderful experience looking over at the graceful historic beasts gliding on the Hudson .

Still waiting on Long Island Info will update on when we know.

JJS

Salty Sailing – This Weekend 2/28…

Jonathan_Nimerfroh+(104+of+6)[1]Slurpee waves on Nantucket by Jonathan Nimerfroh of JDN Photography.
More nearly frozen waves.  Anyone thinking about making Slurpee Runners?

 

 

We all know the story. We watched it pile up, shoveled it, plowed it, scraped it and cursed at it. But bitching and moaning is’nt going to make it go away and expose the solid ice below. The only thing this will is spining miles beneith your wheels.

The North Shrewsbury Ice Boat & Yacht Club

Address: 26 Union Street, Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone:(732) 747-5665

The antique Stern Steerers will be sailing and racing on the Navesink in Red Bank this Weekend. The Rocket and the Jack Frost. If you have not seen either of these sailing pieces of history you should make a day of it. Sail amongst our rich history. I sailed on the same plate as both the Jack Frost and Rocket last year and it was a wonderful experience looking over at the graceful historic beasts gliding on the Hudson .

 

Further down the shore on Barnegat Bay in BAyville, NJ. Launching from Berkeley Island County Park on Barnegat Bay
There are promises of bubble boats and other Skeeter and what we are told a nice piece of ice.

 

Our Long Island (NY) friends have been sailing all week with some mixed reviews and experiences. Recaps have been floating about earlier this week. Brief recap, all should be suspect and salt even more so.

That said scouting attempts are being made this morning to find a suitable venue for the Long Island Championships and recreational sailing. Currently in contention are Lake Ronkonkoma and a couple bays further east. I will post a comment on this post when word comes out.

That is all I know about could there be something along the shore somewhere else? Maybe?

Now for roll call. Who is going where? Comment below.

Sail Safe, Sail Fast…

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore

P.S. I will likely hit Long Island tomorrow.

P.P.S. Give T a big shout out as he makes his way to the DN Euro Championships. Good luck T sail fast and bring your New England Style across the line.

Another Adventure….

Hmmmm. ….a photo of a Lufthansa 747 at Logan airport…. This can only mean that your faithful roving reporter is at it again….

Heading off to do the European Champs- Will keep y’all posted whether you like it or not!

Flying solo this trip- Hope to have some company for Worlds and Euros next year! Put it on the calendar now gang, it’s worth it.

Hope everyone gets some sailing in soon- go visit the Gang in Jersey! It’s been too long since a lot of us have sailed down that way-

Stay tuned and think ice!! Check the DN European website for official updates-

T

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230
t_thieler

Another Adventure….

Hmmmm. ….a photo of a Lufthansa 747 at Logan airport…. This can only mean that your faithful roving reporter is at it again….

Heading off to do the European Champs- Will keep y’all posted whether you like it or not!

Flying solo this trip- Hope to have some company for Worlds and Euros next year! Put it on the calendar now gang, it’s worth it.

Hope everyone gets some sailing in soon- go visit the Gang in Jersey! It’s been too long since a lot of us have sailed down that way-

Stay tuned and think ice!! Check the DN European website for official updates-

T

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230
t_thieler

Ice Wisdom to Live By…

As we await news of Zamboni action, here is something to think about.

DO NOT BE THE FFF GUY. DO NOT be that guy!!!

What is FFF? Well it is not a racing term; it should be avoided by all.  It relates to new ice, and it has three parts:

1. Do not be FIRST- Yes someone has to be first to sail the new area, but do not do it alone. Sail the
new ice with a buddy (remember never sail alone) scouting together. At least insure there is another boat ready to go, rapid transit to come help you if need be, and someone is watching you out there.

2. Do not be FAST- Being fast comes later, sail new areas in slow scouting mode, up in the boat scanning the ice horizon. Watch the tell tales later, slow cross sail, expanding the area scouted.

3. Do not go FAR- Do not sail off into the distance, to the other side of the lake. Long commute to come help you if you are the first to find the holes. See # 2 again. High Risk if you rush off alone, in fast mode, off into the distance, being the first to sail the new area.

The three together spell trouble.

DO NOT be that guy!

Yours truly

Old Frosty

(Old Frosty is not a real person, but a combination of old thinkers, grumpy old and young men and the usual suspects seen on and about the ice)

P.S. In other words let’s be safe so we can all enjoy some fun together.

DN World Champs Video!!

While we are all waiting for fresh ice take a look at this fresh vid from the worlds last month-

Some good shots of our own Eric Anderson cooking around the top mark in good company!!

It’s all in French you may want to pull the cork on a nice bottle of wine and have a little cheese and invent your own subtitles….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPohxPeaZ0s

Can’t sail? At Least Look Like You Do

Greetings all. No I have not discovered a secret plate of black ice. A Shangri-la with miles of mirror smooth ice just over the horizon may still be out there but think not.  This does not mean that our Cruising Chair Bill Buchholz will not come up with something new and interesting so keep an eye toward the horizon.  We never know what might be coming into view.  And yes, there are races to be run as well…

After more than enough difficulties, you don’t even want to know, the first batch of NEIYA club gear is available.

Below are check out buttons to order via PayPal. Note there limited quantities so order fast. Depending upon where the orders need to go I may ship to a central location and individuals can pick up.

Keep the faith. This season is not done yet.

Sail Fast, Sail Safe,

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore

P. S. From time to time I will send out custom order forms so you can include name and or sail # on gear.

Product Size Inventory Price
Columbia Men’s Cathedral Peak Fleece Vest XL 2 $48
Columbia Men’s Cathedral Peak Fleece Vest L 5 $48
Columbia Men’s Cathedral Peak Fleece Vest M 2 $48
Columbia Men’s Cathedral Peak Fleece Vest S 2 $48
Champion Performance Fleece Arctic Beanie NA 11 $31

 

Central Lakes Champs- Stand down….

This is the latest from the gang in the Central Region…. Bummer! Thanks to everyone out there for scouting the place out and getting the permits etc…. Hope we get out that way soon!

In the meantime work on the boats, do your sit-ups and neck exercises and wrack your brains to find a lake in New England that hasn’t been blanketed! T

Hello Everybody –

Alum creek continues to show great ice conditions with no snow on the surface. Temps today should continue to improve the ice.

The bad news: It needs to be sailed tomorrow (after todays warm-up) to test the conditions. Forecasted Winds in the 25-30 MPH range are not conducive to that.
Worse news. Saturdays forecast is for 20-29 MPH winds. Because the lake will not allow much more than 3/4-7/8 mile course in the West-to-East direction, this is not acceptable conditions for more than 10-15 boats in a fleet. (we know we should get 20-30+ each fleet).
Nail in the coffin news: The high temp on Sunday is: 7 degrees.

Add to that the longer distance traveled by most sailors, and what the heck, lets throw in the Valentines day thingy while were at it…

So – after going through the motions of applying for a permit to hold our regatta there, It looks to be in our best interest to try it another weekend someplace.

Thanks to local sailor, John Wargo for the updates and pictures during the week! And also thanks to Jane Stites and Jason Meyers at Alum Creek state park for helping expedite the permit process and making us welcome there.

If anyone is interested in a good day of sailing, I am willing to go all day Friday to Alum Creek. Conditions appear good that day – 9-15 MPH with a high of 22 degrees.

-Kent US 5219

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI 02840

401 258 6230
t_thieler

IceBoating Central Lakes Champs

http://dnamerica.org/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=dec3081169e6ddeb7a41db7e0f772ed3&topic=1785.0

IDNIYRA bulletin board has more info- click above and scroll down to latest announcements-

Load ‘em up!

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI 02840

401 258 6230
t_thieler

Central Lakes Champs

Hello All-
We may be snowbound pretty much everywhere here in the east but in the Central Lakes Region rumors are circulating about good ice for their regional champs this weekend…. Could be Ohio, not too bad of a drive….

Stay tuned and in the meantime be advised that those folks throw a great regatta and a better party!

The trip will be worth it- Great chance for new sailors (Neil…) to sail a decent sized regatta!

The Eastern Region will be represented by the usual road warriors and maybe some fresh faces- If you want to go and live near RI email me and we can work on logistics….

Think Ice!

James “T” Thieler12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230
t_thieler

Weekend Opportunities Feb 6h

We all know what it looks like outside.  Snow snow snow.  As New Englanders we know about changing conditions and this is to our advantage.

Who’s not sharing?  If your not getting NEIYA ice reports via email please let me know (john@neiya.org) and I will add you to the live info as it comes in.

Here is what I know.

A Cape spotting contingent led by Rick Bishop and assisted by Dan Secor and Neal Fowler  scouted Long Pond in Harwich/Brewster MA. Thanks guys you may have found the only sailable ice!

They are reporting favorable conditions for Friday and through the weekend weather and other conditions dependent of course.

Launch: Long Pond South shore has large clear parking area Long Pond Rd off of RT #6

There will be a good congregation for sure so come on down…

NOTE: That’s the Cape NOT Lakeville MA Long Pond.

Dave Fortier is as we speak checking on new black ice on Sebago, that’s Maine for outside viewers.  Sub zero temperatures last night have locked things up just need confirmation. If favorable reports come back there is a good chance of some racing.  Stay tuned on this and have your gear ready to roll.

Stay tuned on here, watch your emails for NEIYA Ice Reports mail and keep an eye on the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club http://iceboat.me site for Maine updates.

Thanks to all the people who have been dropping hints, rumors and inuendos about ice.  I know there must be some more coastal venues out there.

Sail Safe and Sail Fast,

John
NEIYA Vice Commodore

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