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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.


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.


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

 


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


Whether oh Weather its all about the Weather or Not…

Weather or not…

Or should I say just more of what we know to be the reality of New England and ice boating in general.  Reports have been pouring in about newly sailed ice in NH on Sunapee as well as Winnipesaukee.  Winni was checked as a DN Gold Cup site but it was not to happen this time around.

Conditions have remained either stable or improved on most of the places people were sailing in CT and MA.

Question is how much crap will fall from the sky tonight and into tomorrow and how far north the front’s edge will go.  If your local you know what the weather is doing if not reach out to someone who is before driving.  Club contact info is in the members tab at the top.  If you have forgotten your password just drop me an email john@neiya.org

Check out the CIBC’s site http://iceboat.me for local ice they are scheduled to hold the Commodores Cup on Chickawaukie Pond in Rockland ME.  It’s on the coast so again weather is coming.

Looking at the maps Winni and Sunapee may be spared.

– Lake Sunapee State Beach in Newbury NH
– Lake Winnipesaukee, Brewster beach in Wolfeboro NH

Remember i’m relaying what I learn from the neiyaicereports group (send mail to neiyaicereports.wiggio.com) rumors and such.  There is more out there lets get reports in next week after this weather event clears on by.

Good luck to our Gold Cub contenders up in Kingston ON.  Sail fast boys and bring home some silver!

Sail fast, sail heads up, sail safe and watch out for hazards,

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore


Blown Out….

So it goes…. Bitter cold yesterday, excessively high winds today for the DN EASTERNS….

Big bummer as we had a good group of enthusiastic sailors on hand. Alas it was not to be.

On to The Big Show- Scouting a site is key- If you see a big plate of ice call it in!

Think Ice, T

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler


Update continued….

Sorry folks, accidentally hit the send button before that last masterpiece was done-

We have a complex weather situation overnight but are hoping to squeeze the race in tomorrow AM- We have about a dozen die-hard sailors staying overnight and a lot of new faces in the group-

Not too late to come give it a go! Skippers meeting and registration at the marina on the west side of the causeway, opposite Sand Bar State Park. 9AM sharp!

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler


DN EASTERNS Update

It’s a tie for first at the EASTERNS- All to play for in a no holds barred showdown tomorrow….

Just kidding- Bitter cold temps kept racers off the ice for most of the day today- We do have a sailable plate and will be hoping to get the regatta done tomorrow.

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler


Sand Bar Sign Missing

Be advised the sign for Sand Bar State Park is down for the winter- Look for the empty sign post, a split-log fence, and a little brown gate house! Vans and boats starting to roll in….

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler


Racing and non race sailing options this weekend Jan 17-18

But wait, there’s more…  A whole lot more than just premium racing.  It’s been cold and we all know what that means. Ice… and ice that’s sailable.

We have gotten some information in on the neiyaicereports email list but I really know we could be sharing more information as a group.  Come on people don’t hold back.  You and a few buddies might know about a sailable plate but what about the new guys or those who may want to try out a different venue?  Pass on the good news.

Sorry for the delay in relaying info from the neiyaicereports group but life has been running me around just a little too much.  Could really use some help can you pitch in and help pull these reports together?

If your not on your way to VT.  Even if your not racing T and company found some nice ice.

Long Pond, Lakeville, MA
As always check with the locals regarding current and likely hazards.  Bill Converse wanted to remind anyone Long Pond has a history of pressure Ridges popping up almost out of no where.  one of our long time sailors found one last week.

Launch location
https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B046%2759.2%22N+70%C2%B055%2746.2%22W/@41.7840442,-70.9289715,270m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

Webster Lake Webster, MA
Good conditions have been reported and sailors will be out in force.  Launch from Webster Sailing Association club Check with locals for information

Launch Location
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Webster+Sailing+Association/@42.038623,-71.829691,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x53771a20943900a

Bantam Lake Bantam, CT
Bantam was sailed last weekend and all reports are looking good for tomorrow.

Launch Location
https://www.google.com/maps/place/41%C2%B042%2745.4%22N+73%C2%B013%2738.6%22W/@41.708416,-73.2282585,14z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en

Thanks to all those who passed on ice report info

That’s all the info that has come in.  Remember I can only report what I heard so send it in

Sail fast and safely,

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore