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Anyone Want To Go To Siberia???

It may be more possible than you think! The Baikal Sailing Week is coming up fast and is surely one of the more unique DN regattas anywhere in the world. It will be held this spring following the European Champs.

I’ve heard amazing tales from this one, stories from both on the ice and off. The photos and videos look amazing. Lake Baikal is a fascinating body of water, even more so when you put a bunch of iceboats on it!

There has been a some interest from some New Englanders in going this year, and whether you are a seriously competitive sailor or not this event has a high adventure-factor!

Getting there is half the fun- We have to let the organizers know how many souls we may be bringing along so if you are interested give me a shout at t_thieler@yahoo.com or 401 258 6230 and I can give the organizers an idea. More information on this on the website: www.baikaliceyachtracing.eu

We have been looking into shipping boats directly from the east coast but it looks like it may make the most sense to go with the European group. They have a routine established at this point. The shipping container leaves from Germany and gets packed up following the European Champs. My own plan is to fly over with all gear, do European Champs, ship it all to Baikal with the container, somehow get to the regatta (either stay over or fly home for awhile), do the regatta, and get my gear back over the summer. Maybe sort of complicated but hey, I’ve always wanted to see Siberia.

The guys that spearhead this thing every year want to see more Americans over there and extend a big invite- the more the merrier! So take a look at the website and let me know if you’re up for it- Clock is ticking so get after it!

Think Ice! T

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler

Time To Get Crackin’….

“Good time now to be working on those nicks and scratches from last winter…”

Sage and timely advice from Lee Spiller- thanks for the photo and words of wisdom! Time to start racking up the garage and shop time folks….

Think Ice!

Olympic Medal Races

Hey Folks- If you missed today’s medal races in Rio you missed some good ones- there was breeze and I don’t want to give anything away but “I laughed! I cried! I cheered out loud!!!” as the movie reviewers say-

There were four races in all, Women’s and Men’s 470 followed by 49er (men) and 49erFX (women) skiffs.

Maybe you can catch the replays- Check the links below. There is also an NBC Sports app (I had the best luck with this) out there if you are a Smartphone person. I think MSNBC or SMNBC or some combination of those letters may be showing it as well- Check local listings etc….

Good luck and happy viewing! T
http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2016/07/26/sailing-rio-2016-olympic-games/
http://www.nbcolympics.com/

Olympic Sailing- Medal Race Today

Hey Gang- The 470 Medal race is scheduled for noon today- the US women’s team (and maybe the men’s as well?) is in the hunt for a medal so tune in and cheer them on!

Check these links for info on how to follow the racing live, and there is also an app out there if you are a Smartphone person. I think MSNBC will be showing it as well- Check local listings etc….

Good luck and happy viewing! T

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2016/07/26/sailing-rio-2016-olympic-games/
http://www.nbcolympics.com/

Olympic Sailing Coverage

Hey Folks- the Olympic sailing events are coming down to the wire- The Medal Races in a few classes are coming up starting today and beyond- It ain’t hard water but still great viewing, seeing these athletes at the top of their games literally showing how it’s done!

Check these links for info on how to follow the racing live, and there is also an app out there if you are a Smartphone person-

Good luck and happy viewing! T

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2016/07/26/sailing-rio-2016-olympic-games/

http://www.nbcolympics.com/

Funny Sailing Vid

Dave Ross sends this from Canada- It’s been making the rounds for a few years but is funny enough to warrant a second look and besides, it’s the Olympics!

Speaking of Olympic sailing the medal races for a few classes are coming up- search the interweb or your favorite soft water sites for links etc- Saw the Finn and Nacra races today, was pretty darn cool….

I’d say this gets a PG-13 rating so send the kids out of the room…. Whoever put this together did a great job!

Runner Tracks Update

Hello All- Runner Tracks is back on the IDNIYRA homepage- Take a look at: http://na.idniyra.org

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler

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