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(BTW, we only do this free stuff once a year)
Winter is around the corner, LET’S GET READY TO SWAP!
Bring your stuff…
Bring your cash…
Bring your best swap lingo…
LAKE RONKONKOMA ICE BOAT YACHT CLUB SWAP MEET
Saturday, December 8th, 2018
From: 1-4 pm
Weeks Yacht Yard
10 Riverview Court, Patchogue, NY
Food and drinks will be supplied for FREE by the club.
Bar-B-Que, Condiments, Side Dishes, Liquid Refreshments,
If you have anything to sell, boats, hardware, tools,
sails, runners, masts, booms, etc., this is a
good opportunity or just come down, have a bite
to eat and talk about ice.
Here’s your chance to PAY YOUR DUES! Get ahead by
supporting your club with your $15 2019 membership.
It’s due by Jan. 8, 2019. Don’t miss out on any
Bring the family(wife,kids,mom, dad, dog)…
Show your neighbors how NUTS you are…
BTW, YOUR CAT IS INVITED TOO!
Frank M Weeks Yacht Yard, 10 Riverview Ct, Patchogue, NY 11772
Next up The Icing of the Lake
HELP THE CAUSE!
START SEEDING YOUR LOCAL WATER WITH ICE CUBES!
OFFER SOMETHING SPECIAL TO THE ICE GODS!
Don’t forget Sunday, Dec. 22, 2018 1 PM @ NYS access ramp
A “show” you won’t want to miss.
On Victory Dr., go straight until you come to the last house on the left, where you will find the entrance to the NYS boat ramp.
John Ziermann DN-5426/Gambit/LS-45
Hey Gang- John Ziermann sent this out from LI, a good guide to a perfect ice report- Good time to refresh your memory!
At one of our LRIBYC club meeting someone brought up the ever
important “Ice Report Content”.
What is the Perfect Report?
I need advice and some suggestions.
Here are some of my thoughts and I got some of what you see
below from John S. at NEIYA.(no particular order)
a. Where is the ice?
b. When did you check?
c. Name the nearest town.
d. Where is the access?
e. Ice thickness and composition (4 inches black ice with 3 inches of snow ice on top).
f. How much of the ice did you check?(10ft.,10yds,10mi)
g. State the hazards.(pressure ridge, shell ice, drain holes, open holes)
h. Size of the plate.
i. How did you survey the ice? (walk, skate, bike, sail, drive by, fly over)
j. Best way to get in touch with you to confirm information.
Some of us will drive a long way if we knew it was worth it.
ALL OF US WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL IF YOU SAVE US THE TRIP!
John Ziermann DN5426/Gambit/LS45
As usual Mike Madge gets the prize…. He lives somewhere between Michigan and the surface of the moon…. Mike, if you’re reading this please tell us where the hell you actually live! And where this particular Whitefish Lake is located…. Montana? Minnesota? Wisconsin? CANADA?!?
In any case he writes:
“Just back from Whitefish Lake
4″ of Black ice with maybe 1/4″ covering of Snow.Wind 15 gusting to 20 made for a fast ride!”
Well done Mike- Look forward to hearing from you-
Hey Folks- If you are near a TV and in MD or PA be sure to tune in tonight- Maybe you’ll see some iceboaters hit the fame and fortune jackpot! Read on….
Ice Report #2
2018 – 2019 Ice Sailing Season
Grab your favorite honey and snuggle up on the couch tomorrow night at 7:30 pm for this season’s start of Ice Fever… no telling how deep they will dig for content these days… but hey, we could be the next big thing! Don’t miss it!
November 13th at 7:30pm on MPT (Maryland Public TV).
Also some of us will be going to the Worlds February 16-23… Location? Somewhere in North America… I am hoping for Michigan or Kingston Ontario…
After you get all excited after tomorrow use up some of that energy to pull out your DN and get it ready to go!
See you on TV and then on the ice!
Sail On the Ice… It’s Twice As Nice!
Ray Gauthier * 4 Annapolis Street, Suite 4 * Annapolis, MD 21401 * 410-320-4823
It’s ON folks! If you own a DN of any vintage dust it off and come check this event out! No matter what your threat level is regattas like this are quite a spectacle- Will be well over 100 boats, several countries represented, and of course all kinds of characters and insanely close racing. This is the Big Show, folks….
If you aren’t interested in racing but would like to be involved contact the organizers and ask about volunteering. It takes a lot to put on an event like this and I’m sure the organizers would be grateful for anyone who could help out in any way!
Click the link for dates and details…. Think ICE!!
Hey Gang- If you missed Joachim Roesler’s presentation on his Race To Alaska you missed a good one! Good news is you can see the recap here-
Take a look and see what this stalwart NEIYA member was up to last summer!
As always the meeting was a terrific gathering of fascinating people with a lust for speed and cool craft and possibly a need for group therapy. But hey, until then we will keep hitting the ice!
The parking lot scene was good despite the weather, lots of boats and gear changing hands, no doubt some people are in the shop already making sure all the bits and pieces will fit when we get some ice…. Which will be sooner than you think!
The meeting went at a good pace, wasn’t too excruciating, and covered q
uite a bit of ground. Race results, trophy presentations, Hardway certificate distributions, future plans discussed, past adventures recalled, backs patted, moments of silence for some ice sailors we lost, and finally a slate was approved
No one was appointed in absentia. Those of you who stayed home can stop worrying.
We also had some cool door prizes raffled off, many thanks to John Stanton and Landfall Navigation for hooking us up.All of this was fueled by the usual fantastic catering and a cash bar at our new venue, the Hudson-Concord Elks Hall in Hudson, MA. Great place, hope they’ll have us back next year!
Many thanks to John Stanton and Bob Haag for putting the event together and all of their work on behalf of the club. These guys put in way more time than most of us realize! Thanks also to Steve Madden for all of his efforts as Regatta Chairman and of course to everyone who showed up!
The next big events are the Great Western Challenge (mainly for DNs but other classes welcome) on the best ice in or near Minnesota on from Nov 30 – Dec 2. Following that it’s the tune-up clinic at Steve Lamb’s shop on December 15. Rick Bishop is working to get that put together and it promises to be just as good as last year- and last year was the most interesting and informative one we’ve had in awhile! Even if you don’t care about getting your iceboat tuned up you should attend strictly on culinary grounds. The food is always interesting and unique!! Personally, I enjoyed seeing all the gang and meeting some of the brand-new and relatively new sailors.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on the ice soon! If anyone has questions or would like to follow up on anything feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look forward to hearing from you!
T DN US 5224