Posts tagged “DN North Americans

DN NA Photos

Hey Folks- A photographer was on hand to catch the action last week at the NA’s- Click the link to see her work and for evidence that the regatta actually happened!!

http://wanderartist.com/

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

401 258 6230
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DN NA’s DONE!

Well, some of these regattas go down without a fight and others can be stubborn…. This one is squarely in the latter category!

After the four races I wrote about earlier the fleet sailed in to see what the following day would bring (I’ve completely lost track of what day was what. I’m fairly sure today is Monday….) Although the conditions looked OK out of the hotel window the reports said the breeze was way up there and a team of scouts went to the lake to see how it was on the ice.

The report was short and sweet when they got back: “30 KNOTS and gusting higher- awards here in thirty minutes!!” And there you have it folks- the 60th DN NA’s are in the books.

Results here: https://ice.idniyra.org/Yearbook/History/North_American/2014

Thanks so much to everyone who made this one happen- and this time the list is much longer than usual- y’all know who you are!

Back to the pile of mail and bills on my desk…. Stay tuned, we are hoping to get more racing in locally as soon as possible!

Think Ice!! T

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler


Big Day….

Miracles do happen- And the weatherman ain’t always right!

Yesterday was supposed to be light and fickle but at about 1030 the breeze shifted south and increased…. And increased some more…. And then increased a little more just for kicks.

Full-on, heads-up sailing was the order if the day- Four races sailed, each one in a bit more breeze, hoar frost blowing around, fast and furious all day-

We had all the stuff that keeps us coming back- Insanely high speeds, neck and neck duels, bear-always at the top mark that squeeze the breath out of you, and our fascination with seeing expensive carbon and glass rigs being bent into pretzels never ceases. I went around one top mark just behind Oliver and Eric as a big gust hit and I HAVE NEVER SEEN RIGS BEND THAT FAR- Words fail me, I’m amazed that they didn’t pop- What a visual… Wow.

Anyway Oliver Moore is top New Englander at the moment in 6th, Chad Atkins a point or two behind in 7th (he was 2nd in first race- Not bad dude!). and yours truly back in 10th after a tough day- bad runner choice in first race and a few mast inversions in the big breeze cost me dearly…. Lessons learned!!!

Vice Commodore Dave Buckley made the trek to his first big event and is sitting in about 7th in the Silver Fleet- Go Dave!

Ron Sherry is doing well for a rookie and leading the Gold Fleet with a string of bullets and a 7th place finish due to an out-of-boat-experience at the bottom mark. Glad to say he is bruised but ok- Jokes aside Ron is no rookie and it shows-

Will see what today brings- Guaranteed to be interesting!

Stay tuned….

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler


What A Winner Looks Like

See article below….. Way to go Steve!

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler


Rumor Has It….

….. That there may be a fresh plate of snow-free ice just a few miles from here….. Some intrepid, cold- resistant scouts are gonna spike their coffee with glycol and check it out at first light….. This could be the carrot we’ve chasing folks….

See the IDNIYRA site for late registration info….
https://ice.idniyra.org/hotline/

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

401 258 6230
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Ten Degree Rule

Ya, chilly up here…. Some discussion about the too-cold-to-sail rules…. It’s been said that anything below 10F isn’t kosher but these days that seems like more of a guideline than a rule…

Depending on conditions (wind strength, sun, humidity, time of day) it seems as though there is some wiggle room- As in wiggle your fingers, wiggle your toes….

We sailed yesterday in breeze and zero F and it was do-able!

Stay tuned- Registration tonight- Get a move on folks!

T

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler