Events

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

Click picture for additional Tune-up pics
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


Annual Meeting October 26th – Only Hours Away

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DATE: Saturday October 26th, 2013

PLACE: Same as last year Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow Street, Westborough, MA 01581 (Map below)

TIME: Swap Meet 9:00 am with Luncheon at 11:30 and Annual Meeting to follow as usual

COST:   We will once again be taking reservations an payment online and strongly urge everyone to take advantage of the online process.  Annual membership $30 and $20 for lunch.   Please reserve your spot to the right.

SCHEDULE: The swap meet starts at 9 :00 am with lunch and meeting starting at 11:30 sharp. Most of us have too much ice boat stuff.  Look through your garage and basement, find ice boat gear you don’t need and bring it along.  Remember your old gear is something new to someone else and helps to get more people on the ice.

Get to the swap meet early.  Lunch and meeting will start promptly at 11:30. More on that from our Commodore  to follow very shortly.

Iced Digital Communications

John Stanton
John@neiya.org


From the Converse Archives (1)

To help everyone get ready for the upcoming season Bill Converse has opened his photo archives for our enjoyment.

Note, the Maserati Birdcage style BDX.

Pictures are from January 2009 South Watuppa Pond Fall River, MA.

More archive pictures to come…


Register for the Annual Meeting & Membership Today

It’s that time of year again.  Post Labor Day, Baseball playoffs, football is in full swing, it’s getting colder and of course the NEIYA annual meeting, Swap Meet and Luncheon.

It’s time to renew your membership and come to the annual meeting, swap meet and lunch.   We have streamlined the process just click on the appropriate button below.

Description Price
2014 Membership and Lunch $50
2014 Membership for one and Lunch for two $70
2014 Membership $30
Lunch Only $20

We urge you to signup for membership and lunch via the appropriate links above or at http://www.neiya.org/?=email1 .  Of course, we will still accept mailed in 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/1K1DMmUbkDB6v5FVkGTfDrFUuV-ENV-TgF3Fej3A7YSY/edit?usp=sharing

Annual Meeting Agenda

Saturday October 26th

Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow Street, Westborough, MA 01581 Directions

9am to 11:30am–Swap Meet If you have anything to sell please list it in the classified section communicate with interested parties and bring it to the Swap Meet.  Listings are free for NEIYA members in good standing.

11:30am–Buffet lunch in the K of C hall, followed by the annual meeting. The hearty spread will appeal to all and we have been promised more Swedish meatballs.

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

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

Think Ice!

John Stanton
NEIYA Communications


DN CENTRALS REPORT #3

And now for the thrilling conclusion to the first big DN road trip of the year:Oliver and Eric and I stuck around after the regatta and sailed Houghton Lake on Monday along with a group of local DN-ers. I guess we had between 8-10 boats total.We also had clearer ice and big breeze! We sailed about 6 two-lap scratch races which were good for rig experimentation, thrills and chills and a few moments of sheer terror. I had one top-mark rounding that had me pressed a lot more solidly than usual into the cockpit- how the hell do you explain that feeling to a soft-water sailor?

It was awesome.

At about 2PM we all decided that it was time to quit while we were ahead and hit the highway. The three of us stopped at a nice local place made with faux-log exterior and a stuffed elk head next to a stuffed sailfish on the wall. On the menu was a 1/2 pound hamburger patty, served plain on a plate. Gotta love it! I opted for the burger instead.

Paid the tab and down the road we went- at around 11:30 we stopped for gas in what I think was Phillipsburg, PA. The guy (Mike) working the night shift at the truck stop sent us to Aunt Mary’s Place for a midnight New Year’s celebration.

You can always tell a bar is a classy place when the dumpster is right next to the front door and the window AC unit is right over the dumpster. And it is surrounded by a re-bar cage. And when you get closer to the front door you see a sign that proudly proclaims ‘WE STILL PERMIT SMOKING INSIDE”. How were we not going to go in? See the photos….

One quick beer while watching the ball fall on the TV and soaking up the local color and we got the hell out of there. Spent the night back in the van rolling east. And positively reeking of tobacco. Great way to ring in the New Year!

Daylight saw us safe and sound back in RI. And feeling and looking maybe a little worse for wear (see photo) but completely jazzed over a great four days of sailing!

Worth it? You bet!

Stay tuned, the Doc Fellows is scheduled for this weekend….

Think Ice!

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

401-258-6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com


DN CENTRALS REPORT #2

Now yesterday was a good day of sailing-Forecast called for a bit more breeze, from the west rather than north. The powers that be called it correctly and out we went in the breeze and the flurries-

Three races sailed in each fleet- ice was covered with a dusting of snow and the drifts were slight but worth steering around if you didn’t have to wiggle the tiller too much- once fully warped-up you could just ignore them and keep the boat blasting along in a straight line. When other boats went through them very cool-looking dust clouds went up behind- fascinating to see the pattern of disturbed air behind each boats mainsail and also where that disturbed air was pointed….

Eric Anderson is using a back-up plank that is way too stiff and he struggled mightily with it all day- Yours truly eased sidestays a little, cranked the headstay on a little, and dropped the halyard a little, and with boom in lap had a good afternoon with a 10, 3, 1. Holy hell was that exciting! Oliver Moore had an excellent day with a 4,5,3 and was in the lead in the final race for a minute or two….

Oliver has a resume’ full of A and C-class catamaran sailing and is off to a good start in the DN class thanks to getting set up with proven gear and proven tuning settings. He owes a huge debt of gratitude to Chad Atkins for getting him started on the right foot. And to me and the rest of the NE gang for all the tips and pointers! Really Oliver, you’re welcome. Don’t mention it. Feel free to pick up the tab for dinner sometime….

So we end the weekend with 7 races in the books- Great sailing, great people, great class. As always, some awesome mental snapshots and more lessons learned….. Somewhere on the site is a link to the full results.  Added by web editor http://iceboatracing.com/2012centrals.pdf

We missed the award ceremony at the hotel restaurant (Eric and Oliver were out sailiing and testing gear and I was out cold in the hotel room) but the tail end of it was fun enough!

Still in MI, going to do some scratch racing today as long as we’re here and hit the road this afternoon.

Thanks as always to the MI and OH gang for running a great regatta!

Stand by for more regattas, more adventures and more reporting-

Think Ice!

T. Thieler DN US 5224

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

401-258-6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com


2012 Tune Up Recap

This year’s sixth annual NEIYA Tune Up was another huge success. Thanks once again to Steve Lamb and his wife for opening up the shop and feeding the hungry hordes of ice boaters.

Runners were aligned to perfection. Current and past commodores Anderson and Whitcomb did yeoman’s work with the big belt sander turning tired dull runners into ice cleaving blades.

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Photo credits Jeff Soderholm

Stories were swapped with ease without having to shout through helmets and face masks. New members young and old were welcomed into the fold. James, thanks for recruiting the next generation of NEIYA sailors.

Everyone is looking forward to a great season of ice and coming back for a seventh time next year.

There may have been runners that did not get sharpened due to lack of time or members not being there. Please leave a comment below if you need help with dull blades or can help someone sharpen theirs.

See you on the ice!

John

P.S. While we were preparing for, talking about and dreaming of ice,  members of the Chickawaulkee Ice Boat Club of Maine were living it on Plymouth Pond.

P.P.S. If you have not paid your 2013 dues now is the time. Do it online. NEIYA 2013 Dues.


2012 Annual Tune-up Clinic Canton, MA

Saturday, December 1st
11:00 to 3:00pm
Arthur C. Lamb Co
85 Jackson St., Canton, MA

Sparks are going to fly in preparation for another season.

Runner sharpening

The Tune-up Clinic is an annual NEIYA before-the-ice-comes event.

If you have any interest in the sport of ice boating, this is a great place to learn about it. Informal discussions on alignment, safety, runner sharpening, racing, cruising, whatever, will be going on. We will have coffee, doughnuts, hot dogs, chips etc. Bring something if you would like but not necessary we always have plenty.

This is your best opportunity to talk to other ice boaters where its warm and without helmets, face masks and glove on to get in the way.

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

If you have a jig for alignment or sharpening please bring it, good to see different methods.

There will also be an Indoor swap meet, bring gear for sale.  Steve Duhamel ofNorth Wind Ice boat will be there with lot’s of new and used stuff.

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)

Lost call 781 389 4681 or 781 828 9797

Note: GPS will tell you to go the 2nd light and turn left onto Jackson St., this is a NO left turn
Make left at light onto Chapman St. go 1/4 mile the top of hill. Red brick building on left, make 180 deg. turn onto Jackson St.
If you go over railroad bridge you have gone to far on Chapman St.
Lamb Co is tan block building on left

2011 Tune-up
2010 Tune-up

P.S.
This is a hands-on event so roll up your sleeves, we’re hear to help.

Images from last year’s Tune-


2012 Annual Meeting Recap – Swap

The annual Swap meet was a huge success with a new venue and an earlier opening.  Leaving lots of time to kick runners, buy stuff and catch up with old friends.

The Swap featured the latest boats and gear from Jeff Kent and Steve Duhamel as well as some great cast offs from T,  Chad Atkins and others.

Boats ranged from race ready, to recreational in sail away condition and my show favorite a well used over built green heavy weight DN ready for the winds from Sandy.

Photo credits Jeff Soderholm

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Check back soon for pictures and recap of the Lunch and Meeting portion of The Annual.
John Stanton
DN5023
Web Ice Master

P.S. Sorry for the delay.  Seems that our other annual event is weather after the meeting.  At least all I saw this year was out of state power company trucks coming east on the Mass Pike and 84.


NEIYA Preseason Check List

*** Register for the Annual Meeting and Swap meet and 2013 season Membership NOW ***

As everyone knows it’s that time of year again. We are in week seven of the NFL schedule. The days are getting shorter. Had our first frost. Many of us are wondering what to do with that pile of green tomatoes. You have removed the golf clubs, fishing gear and summer sailing gear from your trunk. This means, only one thing, its time for our winter passion, ice boating.

Over the years I have forgotten many things on the way to the ice. Probably the most amusing was showing up at Watuppa Pond ready for the Bean Pot only to discover that I had forgotten my coat. Thanks to a spare Eben had in his car I was able to get on the ice. Since than, I have been a compulsive check list keeper. It has helped my foggy pre-dawn brain get all the gear to the ice. Yes, I still forget stuff but nothing that keeps me off the ice.

Below is my preseason check list. Item number four is done! Items one, two and three will be done this Saturday.

I would like everyone to encourage everyone to sign up on-line for the upcoming season (Item numbers four or five) today. NEIYA online signup. We would prefer you register online for the upcoming season. Once you fill out the form there is an option to pay online with a credit card or PayPal, if you have an account, as well as instructions for mailing payment.

Checklist for 2012 – 2013 Ice Boat Preseason

1) Set up the boat(s) in back yard or driveway.

2) Sort through items old gear for unneeded/unwanted items. They might be old to you but perfect for someone starting out, upgrading or with more space to to store stuff. Post items for sale at swap meet or pickup on NEIYA.org. Items that will be at the swap meet are being given home page (right side) precedence.

3) Figure out what you need for upcoming season. Maintenance, repair and new equipment needs etc. Check NEIYA Classifieds for available stuff. Remember, Swap meet items are on the right side of the NEIYA.org homepage.

4) Sign up for NEIYA Meeting and swap meet on Saturday October 27th. Pay for lunch and dues online Now!

5) If you can’t make the Meeting sign up for 2013 NEIYA membership online NOW.

6) Attend Steve Lamb’s preseason Tune up for hands on sharpening, tuning and ice boat story telling. Date to be announced by the annual meeting.

Looking forward to a great 2012-13 season. See you all at the meeting, Tune up or on the ice

Think Ice!

John Stanton
Ice Web Communications
DN5023

P.S. Let’s hope we don’t have another October blizzard. Last year’s drive home (West bound Mass Pike).

P.P.S. Please leave any questions or comments below.


Online Membership and Meeting/Lunch Registration is Open

We now have secure online registration and payment for membership and the meeting’s lunch.  Please register ASAP as we need an accurate head count.  REGISTER NOW.   For questions or help with online registration please contact John Stanton.

Annual Meeting Agenda
Saturday October 27th
Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow Street, Westborough, MA 01581
Directions

9am to 11:30am–Swap Meet in the K of C parking lot. Bring your ice boating equipment, parts, boats and related items to sell. Come prepared to buy. In the past we have seen boats, hulls, spars, sails, parts, rigging, runners, clothing, trailers, tools and most other items you can imagine. Check in at the registration table to get a name tag. Find old friends and swap some stories.

If you have anything to sell please list it in the classified section communicate with interested parties and bring it to the Swap Meet.  Listings are free for NEIYA members in good standing.

11:30am–Buffet lunch in the K of C hall, followed by the annual meeting. The hearty spread will appeal to all.

Note that lunch and dues must be paid in advance of the meeting so we know how many people to prepare for. Payment MUST be made online at REGISTER NOW with a credit card by 5pm on Sunday October 21. We will accommodate last-minute registrations and lunch payments at the swap meet.

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

Think Ice!

P.S. What are you waiting for REGISTER NOW


Annual Meeting and Swap Meet Saturday October 27th

DATE: Saturday October 27th, 2012.

PLACE: NOTE plan ahead for new venue.  Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow Street, Westborough, MA 01581

TIME: Swap Meet 9:00 am with Luncheon at 11:30 and Annual Meeting to follow as usual

COST: Luncheon $25 / Annual dues $30

Schedule: The swap meet starts at 9 :00 am with lunch and meeting starting at 11:30 sharp. Most of us have too much ice boat stuff.  Look through your garage and basement, find ice boat gear you don’t need and bring it along.  Remember your old gear is something new to someone else and helps to get more people on the ice.

Get to the swap meet early.  Lunch and meeting will start promptly at 11:30 as there is lots to discuss this year.  More on that from our Commodore  to follow very shortly.


And than there was Maine…

It’s been a challenging season. Many of us have had the least ice days ever. There was no sailing that I know of in Connecticut and Rhode Island. I waited on Bantam, my home ice, to come through but despite no snow there was only enough cold for the scattered ice fisherman. No sailing this year. Plenty of clean ice was to be had on Sunapee and Lake Champlain’s Mallets Bay.

I will hold off on the season recap till it is finally done, done and done as it is not…

For those who have not been following the goings on in Maine, I suggest you check in on the fine reporting from the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club. Where else would you learn that high heels make excellent ice creeping shoes?

In coastal Maine the snow came, the snow went and left some fine sailing this past week. Which brings us this weekend. Damariscotta Lake is open for sailing! Open for cruisers as well as the Maine State DN championship. Expect spring ice conditions so get set up and sail early.

Let the chips fly…

John
DN5023
Ice Web Guy

P.S. Be sure to check the NEIYA hotline (508) 481-1011, http://iceboat.me and http://neiya.org and even Facebook and Twitter #neiyaweb for weekend updates and details.


DN NA update #3 Green Bay

I wonder how many people in Newport woke up this morning and said to themselves “ok, time to drive to Wisconsin.” At least two anyway…. Chad and I left at 4AM and spent about 19hrs getting here. Nice. What else was I doing today? Here at the hotel in Green Bay, trip was ok- actually managed to get here without any flat tires, dead batteries or out-of-fuel experiences. Weather mostly cooperated as well.

Lots of boats on roofs and trailers in the parking lot- that bodes well!

Dog-tired, hittin’ the hay- Will visit HQ and set up tomorrow AM. Stay tuned!

Team RI out.


DN NA’s Update #2 Indiana….

Passing through that northern bit of Indiana. We are basically out of things to talk about. Send suggestions please!

Just saw a bald eagle. You could tell what it was because the feathers on it’s head were all combed over from the side.

Told you things were dull. All good on the proud highway- no drama yet! 4 hrs to go….

Team RI


DN NA #1 Drivin’….

There goes yet another deer carcass on the side of the road… We are headed west.

The gang out west must make some kind of sacrifice (I will suggest that ignorance is bliss) every year to keep us all schlepping out that way. All I know is they’ve found some good conditions for that tradition continues! So it’s kind of a hike but the good news is they are great hosts and we look forward to seeing and sailing with everyone. And having some pickled eggs with MIke Derusha. If you did one of these road trips you’d know what I was talking about. Just sayin’….

All well on the trek west- Rt 80 in Clearfield, PA

Team RI


DN NA’s Update From The Road

So… The call was just made to head for Green Bay- too bad we couldn’t sail locally but Green Bay was good to us a few years back so… Off we go. The RI contingent will be leaving at 4AM. It’ll be me (T. Thieler) and Chad Atkins in my Dodge Caravan. We will arrive in fine style in only 19hrs, 51minutes. Hopefully a squad of counselors and psychotherapists will be on hand for our arrival. Will send updates from the proud highway!

Think Ice

James “T” Thieler
NEIYA Regatta Chairman and Already Weary Traveller
DN US 5224


IDNIYRA North American Championship Regatta news

The final call for the IDNIYRA North American Championship Regatta has been officially postponed due to impending weather forecast. The final call will be made on Friday evening, February 24. I will update the hotline as soon as I have the information – 1-508-481-1011, box #4. (If you press 4 twice, it will go directly to the message.) I will also update this web site.

Best regards,
Eben Whitcomb, 4775
Eastern Region Commodore
860-304-6319


2012 DN Eastern Regional Media

We have lots of pictures from last weekend from last weeks DN Eastern Regionals is in from Outer Mallents Bay Colchester, VT Saturday and Sunday February 18-19. Pretty sure everyone is featured at least once.

Thanks to Bill Converse for his dedicated photo taking.   All pictures were taken during the first race on Saturday February 18th.

Thanks to Patrick Zachary for the Race 5 video from the windward mark

 

 

If anyone has any pictures from the weekend please share them.

 

John

 


2012 DN Eastern Regional Results

If you skipped the Eastern Regional Champs you skipped the wrong regatta! We enjoyed great ice, wind, and people on outer Mallet’s Bay in Colchester, VT. There was a good turnout thanks to the gang from New Jersey and our Canadian friends to the north, plus the usual suspects from the rest of New England.The venue was scoped out by our faithful spotters in VT- Paul Gervais, Bob Schumacher, and Don Brush among others- These guys have been tireless all season and we thank them for it! We also appreciate the local yacht club for letting us launch from their beach. And also a big thanks to Paige and John for keeping score and Eben Whitcomb for organizing the whole thing.

The racing was great- Saturday saw the breeze fill in late but just in time to squeeze in one race. Bob Schumacher took that one and we headed in. Sunday saw the breeze up early and we did six- count ‘em, six races in moderate to light breeze. On a long course, no less… Flat sails and thin inserts were the tools of the trade that seemed to work best.

Local talents Don Brush and Bob Schumacher took 5th and 4th spots, New Jersey legend Dave Clapp took 3rd, Chad Atkins of RI took a close second and James “T” Thieler made a deal with the devil and finished first.

All in all a great, full day of racing DNs! Best sailing there is… Keep your fingers crossed for such conditions for the NA’s….

James Thieler

2011-2012 NEIYA Regatta Chairman


Easterns ON for Mallets Bay Colchester, VT 11 am start

The Eastern Region DN Championship is on for this weekend, February 18 and 19, in Outer Mallet’s Bay in Colchester, VT. Start time is 11am. The race is open to DN Sailors who are IDNIYRA members, and have valid proof of insurance. Sailors must have a thorough knowledge of the racing rules of the NIA and IDNIYRA. The entry fee is $10. Launching is at Mallet’s Bay Boat Club on Route 127 (which is Lake Shore Drive) across from the hardware store. Check New England hotline and website for updates – 508-481-1011

Best,
Eben

Note, weather forecast is positive and all of last weekends snow has melted leaving a nice surface. In fact stay up for the whole week and you will be here for the NA’s