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2021 US Nationals – DN North America- update #4

The latest and greatest…. stay tuned

https://www.idniyra.org/2021-us-nationals/

Sunapee Sailing Saturday, Jan 23rd

Our VC Jay Whitehair will be sailing on Lake Sunapee tomorrow Saturday, Jan 23rd. Launch from State beach park. Excellent space for parking and setup. There are hazards so check with those who have been out before venturing on your own. Launch info below.

Plenty of room for all to cruise and there will be some marks to round as well.

Speaking of marks we have not given up on some regular regattas but the complex web of Covid regulations is making a difficult process even more complex. More on that later.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Mt+Sunapee+State+Park,+86+Beach+Access+Rd,+Newbury,+NH+03255/@43.3428806,-72.1317978,12z

Lake Wentworth remains good but there are active hazards so be careful. Check with locals. No word on Monomonoc in Rindge NH but will post as soon we know.

There are BIG winds forecast for the region so be careful out there people.

Think Ice, Sail Fast, and Be Safe

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore
john@neiya.org

Covid-19
While we are all anxious to get out and sail, especially as our season begins, While Covid-19 is still amongst us, we MUST all practice Enhanced Personal Responsibility. Basically, take the personal responsibility that we iceboaters already practice and turn it up a few notches.

Before you go:

  • Be aware of and adhere to all local, state, or federal regulations.
  • If you have any symptoms get tested and be negative before you go. If in doubt, stay at home!.
  • Practice Social Distancing – Easy gauge, the length of a DN plank is eight(8) feet.
  • Keep congregating and socializing in the pits and parking areas to a minimum.
  • Wear your mask or face covering while setting up, transporting gear to and from your car or trailer, and while setting up.
  • The NEIYA will NOT be holding any official after ice activities so plan accordingly.
  • Let’s all be safe and keep the safety of others in mind in everything we do.

This Weekend So Far

Kit Tucker sends in fleet from Monomonac earlier in the week

Good Morning all. As most of you know a bit of snow has fallen over some of the lakes that people had been sailing on got a little snow and a little warm snap. While this wasn’t dumping, those near those lakes feel it is prudent to give them a check before venturing back out. In NH Monomonac, Sunapee and Wentworth. We know of no known ice in MA, including all our usual go-to places. In CT there has been steady progress at Bantam and reports are expected later today.

That leaves us with Maine, where there have been good reports coming from our friends at the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club (CIBC) aka http://www.iceboat.me for the latest in that area.

Look for further updates later today

Think Ice & Sail Fast,

John
John@neiya.org

P.S. If you know of anything or just need info please leave a message in our Forum section https://theneiya.org/forum/

2021 US Nationals – DN North America- update #2

Here is the latest from mission control- read up and stay tuned!

https://www.idniyra.org/2021-us-nationals/

Sunapee Sailing Thursday, Jan 21st

Lake Sunapee main body to the north

As mentioned yesterday we are coming into prime time. Our Vice Commodore Jay Whitehair was scouting Lake Sunapee in NH earlier today. Jay launched from State beach park and scouted the south and north ends. CAUTION there are some large holes in the south end that are skimmed over. Be very wary of the pressure ridges between the north and south sections. These are active areas and MUST be crossed with caution.

Jay will be back sailing on Sunapee tomorrow. Launch info below.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir//Mt+Sunapee+State+Park,+86+Beach+Access+Rd,+Newbury,+NH+03255/@43.3428806,-72.1317978,12z

Monomonoc in Rindge NH and Wentworth are still in play. A wide range of venues can be had in Maine check out iceboat.me for details. And maybe even more as we move into the weekend.

Think Ice, Sail Fast, and Be Safe

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore
john@neiya.org

Covid-19
While we are all anxious to get out and sail, especially as our season begins, While Covid-19 is still amongst us, we MUST all practice Enhanced Personal Responsibility. Basically, take the personal responsibility that we iceboaters already practice and turn it up a few notches.

Before you go:

  • Be aware of and adhere to all local, state, or federal regulations.
  • If you have any symptoms get tested and be negative before you go. If in doubt, stay at home!.
  • Practice Social Distancing – Easy gauge, the length of a DN plank is eight(8) feet.
  • Keep congregating and socializing in the pits and parking areas to a minimum.
  • Wear your mask or face covering while setting up, transporting gear to and from your car or trailer, and while setting up.
  • The NEIYA will NOT be holding any official after ice activities so plan accordingly.
  • Let’s all be safe and keep the safety of others in mind in everything we do.

2021 US Nationals – DN North America- update #1

Take a look folks, and stay tuned. Hope to see a good turnout!

https://www.idniyra.org/2021-us-nationals/

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

401 258 6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com

Mid Week Ice Flu?

Have as case of the Mid Week Ice Flu? Luckily there are a number of cures out there.

People will be sailing on Lake Wentworth in Wolfeboro, NH. Launch out of Allen Albee Beach tomorrow Wednesday.

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Allen+Albee+Beach,+Wolfeboro,+NH+03894/Allen+Albee+Beach,+Wolfeboro,+NH+03894/@43.603411,-71.183679

There is also chatter about sailing on Monomonoc in Rindge NH today and they may be out tomorrow. Check out the forum listed at the top of the homepage for updates from individuals. Things are looking good in a number of spots for the weekend and the rest of the week.

A wide range of venues can be had in Maine check out iceboat.me for details.

Can’t sail during the week save the weekend there is surely more to come.

Think Ice and Sail Fast

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore
john@neiya.org

Covid-19
While we are all anxious to get out and sail, especially as our season begins, While Covid-19 is still amongst us, we MUST all practice Enhanced Personal Responsibility. Basically, take the personal responsibility that we iceboaters already practice and turn it up a few notches.

Before you go:

  • Be aware of and adhere to all local, state, or federal regulations.
  • If you have any symptoms get tested and be negative before you go. If in doubt, stay at home!.
  • Practice Social Distancing – Easy gauge, the length of a DN plank is eight(8) feet.
  • Keep congregating and socializing in the pits and parking areas to a minimum.
  • Wear your mask or face covering while setting up, transporting gear to and from your car or trailer, and while setting up.
  • The NEIYA will NOT be holding any official after ice activities so plan accordingly.
  • Let’s all be safe and keep the safety of others in mind in everything we do.

DN US National Champs Coming Up

Hello All-

The DN North Americans (and Worlds, and Europeans) have been called off due to the ongoing pandemic and borders being closed BUT there will be a US National Championship for anyone who wants to get on the ice and do a big event this year.

Should be pretty good and no doubt the big event of the season! Click the link, read up, load up, and hope to see you there- wherever that turns out to be!

Keep an eye on the the IDNIYRA site for details DN North America: The DN Is the Most Popular Iceboat In the World (idniyra.org)

Nationals Info here:
2021 US Nationals – DN North America (idniyra.org)
We are hoping to have NEIYA and Eastern Regional events this season as well- Don’t give up and stay tuned!

Hope all are safe, well and not completely off the deep end.

Think ICE! T

Ice in Maine – Sabattus Pond

Thanks to the Maine crew…this news just in for Sabattus Pond, Maine

We got on the plate at Martins Point launch where the ice is still tight to the ramp, but slightly submerged and covered with a puddle. Trailers can get down to the left of that puddle. A stream lead is off to the right, looking out, extending quite far. Be aware. We plan to show up around 9am and begin to mark hazzards. The sailing should be great.

The plate looks great. There is a thin film of water skimmed with ice. You’ll probably bump over our footprints tomorrow. It is four inches everywhere; very little variation. Ice is hard and will give us a 7ish surface. There is one open crack crossing the lake, and we found two drainholes that could eat a runner, but just barely. There might be others.

We checked the north end from Nason’s Beach, below, and found pretty much the same conditions. There was a flock of birds on the ice off in the distance. We don’t know if they had an open hole to hang out in or were just standing on the ice waiting for a cast off fish from the fishermen.

Most of Damariscotta is open again, except Muscongus Bay. It’s hanging in there with 3". Could recover by the end of the week if it get as cold as predicted, especially as the wind forecast is minimal. Wind could become the issue mid-week just as we get some good ice. Good news coming in from Squam and Wentworth as well. Stand by for updates from there.

New England Ice Report – not great, but promising for next week.

Hi Everyone,

Our scouts continue to search for sailable ice in the New England region. Thank you, scouts.

Jay Whitehair’s report for Wentworth/Sunapee/Winni: "Although I am no weather guy, I just looked at the weather and the temps up here look like they may have a Zamboni potential. On Saturday it seems the temps here will be warmish and Uber windy so who knows what is in store. Looking tonight at the week, after the warmish rolls through the temps are dropping up here and will be steady low. I’m hoping to discover more ice up here for next week. The precipitation looks low but god only knows. I’ll keep looking for bigger ice. If Sunapee and Winni get Zambonied and then a cold sets in we could have big ice soon.

Bill Bucholz: "I’m keeping an eye on Sabbattus. Sunday looks good if there’s not too much damage from rain Saturday. Hoping for some rubber boots on the ice Sat. afternoon to see how it looks, and then I’ll post yay or nay. Monday looks good as well. If we like it Sun. then maybe sailing/scratch racing/small regatta for Monday." Check the Chicawaukie website for direct updates. (If you are not a member of their club, please support their efforts by joining. The members scout a lot of far away places for all of us to enjoy.)

John Stanton: "From the home front in CT we are getting encouraging news about Bantam. Seems like things are progressing but need more time."

If I hear anything else, I will let you know ASAP especially since Monday is a holiday and many of you may have off.

Think Ice,

Karen Binder
DN 5630
NEIYA Secretary

Mid-Week Sailing On Lake Wentworth, NH

Lake Wentworth Allen Albee Beach https://goo.gl/maps/fJTU2qhg4ZmKJBgs5

There were a few DNs and other crafts sailing on Lake Wentworth today. Our VC Jay Whitehair is set up at Allen Albee Beach and looking for others to show up tomorrow, Wednesday 10 am. He will likely be there Thursday as well but check with him. Members can check our directory and text him if you have questions.

Sail Fast & Sail Safe,

John Stanton
DN5023
john@neiya.org

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