Events

It’s on! Annual Meeting, Swap & Lunch 11/7/15

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It’s that time of year again.  Post Labor Day, its nearly MLB post season, football is in full swing, it’s getting colder and, of course, the NEIYA annual meeting, Swap Meet and Luncheon. Mark your calendar Saturday November 7th, same as last year, Knights of Columbus Hall 17 Willow St, Westborough, MA 01581.

Schedule of Events:
9:00 am – Swap Meet
11:30 – Lunch
1:00 – Annual Meeting
4:00 – Close the joint

There will be prizes, give a ways loads of gear in the lot and this year lunch will be JUST $10.  That’s right half off last year’s price and of course plenty of Swedish meatballs.

It’s time to renew your membership and come to the annual meeting, swap meet and lunch.   Just click on the appropriate button below.

Description Price
2016 Membership $30
2016 Membership and Lunch $40
2016 Membership for one & Lunch x2 $50
Lunch Only $10

We urge you to pay for membership and lunch via the appropriate links above on the website.  Of course, we will still accept mailed applications and checks but please help us streamline this process.

Paper Membership Form or copy and past below URL
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GIfDm8c0PCfrz_Yj45sNoZrcFkBBljTt9DeWkNfUhv8/edit?usp=sharing

Schedule of Events:
9:00 am – Swap Meet
11:30 – Lunch
1:00 – Annual Meeting
4:00 – Close the joint

Please register today our treasurer and the caterer will be much happier with more notice.

Looking forward to seeing everybody again and prepare for the upcoming season.

Think Ice!

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore
DN5023
john@neiya.org


2014 Annual Tune-up Saturday Dec 13th, Clinic Canton, MA

Saturday, December 13th
11:00 to 3:00pm
Arthur C. Lamb Co
85 Jackson St., Canton, MA 02021

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It’s that time of year, once again.  Gather up your gear, roll up your sleeves and come down to the fourth annual Lamb Tune-up Clinic.

Returning once again for encore performances are Eric Anderson on grinder, Steve Lamb on alignment and of course Linda Lamb with an assortment of good eats and drinks for all.

To help defray costs we will be charging a nominal per runner fee this year.  Fees are as follows:

  •  Free – Up to three (3) blades to new members joining or rejoining after a few years
  • $5 per blade for members in good standing for the 2015 season
  • $10 per blade for non members – yes you should just join

To help maintain order please sign up upon arrival at the shop and one set per person while others are still waiting.  This is a first come first serve event and our gracious volunteer grinders only have so much time.

If you have any interest in the sport of ice boating, this is a great place to learn more. Informal discussions on alignment safety, runner sharpening, racing, cruising, whatever, will be going on.  And there are no helmets, face masks or gloves to get in the way

Open to members and non members.  Bring a friend that might be interested in ice boating.

There will also be an Indoor swap meet, bring gear for sale.  Steve Duhamel of North Wind Ice boat will be there with lot’s of new and used stuff.  Contact Stevel to be sure he is bringing what you need steve@northwindiceboats.com.

Directions:

Take Rte.95 to exit 11A (Neponset St., Canton)
Follow up to light, take left onto Chapman St.
Travel less than 1/4 mile to top of hill look for signs (To Jackson St) Turn right and right again 180 degrees onto Jackson St., “Do not go over railroad bridge”
Lamb Co. will be on your left ( Beige block building)

Some pictures from last year here.

See you there,

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore

P.S. Questions leave a comment below or email John@neiya.org


Spring Get-Together and Clinic! Saturday May 10th

OK folks, we are going to have a Spring Get-Together and Clinic!

We did this a few years ago and a good time was had by all so we are going to do it again. The iceboating season by it’s very nature kind of fizzles out every year (never know when last ice will be…) so we thought it would be cool to have an event to close out the season- One last chance to check in with the gang before the summer lunacy sets in!

THE DATE: Saturday, May 10. (Sunday is Mother’s Day- Don’t forget!)

THE TIME: 1PM to 5PM or beyond- party can move to T.K. O’Shea’s down the street if necessary!

THE PLACE: The Composite Solutions Inc. shop at 41 Sharp St., Hingham, MA 02043 (map) – thanks Jeff!!

THE THINGS : We will have some discussions and informal clinics on boat repair, boat storage, getting started in the sport, runner aligning techniques, tales of the World and European Champs, tactics….

Jeff Kent may even arrange to have one of his guys build a DN mast during the event so we can all see how these amazing rigs get made!!

We may have some food brought in, feel free to bring along your favorite libations….

Let us know if you can make it by responding below


Looking forward to seeing you May 10!!

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com


2014 Don “Doc” Fellows Regatta is Completed!

The NEIYA Don “Doc” Fellows was run Saturday 3/8/14 on Sebago Lake (big bay), N. Sebago Maine on a big patch of good ice.  Patience was the rule of the day and a gigantic high over the lake ruled the wind.  The race was to be called off at 3:30 if the wind had not arrived.  Well, the wind Gods must have be listening.

Just before the abandonment call, the wind rolled in.  It did not slowly build as usual but came in at 12 to 15 mph, almost instantly!

We were off to the races to quickly set the marks and line.  Four races were completed before darkness set in.  One throw out was allowed with the completion of the 4th.

Eric Anderson ruled the day with 4 bullets.  Nicely done Eric!  On his heels was the tough competitor Greg Cornelius with a solid second place sporting some of his light air gear and still managed to hang in there.  Dave Fortier nailed third place and was super fast catching the fleet.  It was fun to watch the two Canadians Warren Nethercote (4th) and Peter Van Rossem (5th) duke it out with Warren just edging out Peter.  Thanks for going the distance.  Jack Erikson (6th) hung tough and consistent and was quoted ” I had a blast”.  Doug Raymond (7th) struggled a bit, but likely due to lack of racing ice time.  We look forward to seeing Doug rekindle that competitive spirit.  We were honored to have two NEIYA officers, Secretary John Stanton (8th) and Treasurer Bob Haag (9th) participate and gave it their all.  Unfortunately, Bob broke his tiller early on but he was later overheard saying ” All I wanted was to kick John’s butt”.  Must be some officer thing! Just kidding guys!

See you at the New England Champs.

Steve Madden
US4512

P.S.  Don “Doc” Fellows regatta history http://theneiya.org/doc-fellows/ including a list of past winners and recaps.  We are a little short on some of the history so please let me know if you can help filling in some early info.


2013 Tune-up Recap

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Thanks to Carter Brown for delivering pictures to the editor

In this week before Thanksgiving this, years tune up was a day of giving back to the sport of ice boating with thanks from everyone present. Thanks to Linda and Steve Lamb for opening up their place as well as the all the food. Linda’s chilli got high marks from all.

A day of giving back decades of knowledge to the interested, the new, novices or looking to sharpen (forgive the pun) their skills. Of note, Eric Anderson and Greg Cornelius who spent hours light boxing and sharpening. Rounding out the grinding pit were John Eastman sporting a brand new machine and Dave Fortier finishing up tips and tails.

Our furthest visitor award goes to Louise Racine (Canada) who picked up her new boat and set up instruction from both cruisers and top racers (see pictures) alike.   Louise, good luck with your new boat.  She is a beauty and I am sure you will have a blast.

Pictures are ALWAYS welcome and can be sent directly to neiyaweb.sailfast@picasaweb.com. Send any and all from the Tune-up.

Hoping the current cold snap continues and see you on the ice.

John Stanton
NEIYA Secretary


2013 Annual Tune-up Clinic Canton, MA

Saturday, November 23rd
11:00 to 3:00pm
Arthur C. Lamb Co
85 Jackson St., Canton, MA 02021

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It’s that time of year, once again.  Gather up your gear, roll up your sleeves and come down to the fourth annual Lamb Tune-up Clinic.

Returning once again for encore performances are Eric Anderson on grinder, Steve Lamb on alignment and of course Linda Lamb with an assortment of good eats and drinks for all.  Also a special appearance by John Eastman from Rockport, ME to set up his new runner grinder for the first time.   Yes, John is taking it on the road.

To help defray costs we will be charging a nominal per runner fee this year.  Fees are as follows:

  •  Free – Up to three (3) blades to new members joining for their first season
  • $5 per blade for members in good standing for the 2014 season
  • $10 per blade for non members

To help maintain order please sign up upon arrival at the shop and one set per person while others are still waiting.

If you have any interest in the sport of ice boating, this is a great place to learn more. Informal discussions on alignment safety, runner sharpening, racing, cruising, whatever, will be going on.  And there are no helmets, face masks or gloves to get in the way

Open to members and non members.  Bring a friend that might be interested in ice boating.

There will also be an Indoor swap meet, bring gear for sale.  Steve Duhamel of North Wind Ice boat will be there with lot’s of new and used stuff.  Contact Stevel to be sure he is bringing what you need steve@northwindiceboats.com.

Directions:

Take Rte.95 to exit 11A (Neponset St., Canton)
Follow up to light, take left onto Chapman St.
Travel less than 1/4 mile to top of hill look for signs (To Jackson St) Turn right and right again 180 degrees onto Jackson St., “Do not go over railroad bridge”
Lamb Co. will be on your left ( Beige block building)

See you there,

John Stanton
NEIYA Secretary

P.S. Questions leave a comment below or email John@neiya.org


2014 Swap Meet

It was a clear morning and the equipment began coming on display well before 9:00 AM. There was a great assortment of modern high tech waiting for a racer to no tech vintage items looking for a stern steerer.

Many of the items are still for sale. To inquire about availability leave a comment below.

Thanks to Jeff Soderholm for the pictures.

Haven’t paid your dues for the 2014 season? Please do it today.

More on the meeting tomorrow.

John Stanton
NEIYA Secretary