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Congrats to Jane Pegel! Great that her years of passion, dedication, and work are being recognized.
And did I mention that she also won a ton of regattas along the way?
Well done Jane, all of us hard-water people are proud of you-
Chicago DN sailor Chris Berger sends this photo, taken just a few days ago….
Clearly he is itching to get on the ice- I gave him a thorough interrogation in an attempt to get him to confess to knowing a secret lake in the Upper Peninsula that never thaws out. He didn’t crack though, just insisted that he was merely moving his gear from one storage location to another….
It is with sadness that I have to share the the news of the recent passing of Art Menard. Art was one of the core sailors that would be out on a regular basis. We will all miss seeing Art in the coming winters. But we will remember Art when we sail in and around Massachusetts.
Farewell Art and may your hand be steady on the helm of whatever craft you choose to sail. I’m sure your choice will be an iceboat on miles of black ice with a steady 12 knts to wind up the speed.
Art’s obituary can be found here https://obits.masslive.com/obituaries/masslive/obituary.aspx?n=arthur-menard&pid=198959897
As always please share any pictures or memories of Art, either in a comment or feel free to send directly to me and I will post. The above picture was all I could fine in our archive.
Sail Fast and Think Ice,
Hey DN people, be sure to cast your vote regarding the spring IDNIYRA ballot- your opinion matters!
If you are an active class member you should have an electronic ballot from the IDNIYRA in your inbox, it went out May 15. Voting closes Saturday May 29 so don’t delay- If you didn’t see it in the inbox check your spam folder. Click the link below for details.
As always, vote early and often…. And Think Ice!
I am fixing up the DN Canadian Championship trophy- So far I have filled in a few blanks but there are several to go-
If you can take a look at the attached list and fill in any blanks that would be great- feel free to suggest any corrections as well and send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Much appreciated- hope spring is going well for everyone- Best, T
What I have so far:
1972 Ed Kraft
1973 Ed Kraft
1974 Spike Boston
1975 Ed Kraft
1976 Spike Boston
1977 John Schuch
1979 Don Walton
1982 Ron Sherry
1983 John Koeck
1986 Spike Boston
2000 Andre Baby
2001 Andre Baby
2002 Andre Baby
2012 Jacek Marzenski
2013 James “T” Thieler
2014 Eric Anderson
2017 Mark Christenson
2019 James “T” Thieler
2020 James “T” Thieler
James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI 02840
401 258 6230
Be sure to take a look a the latest Runner Tracks- Very well done as always and this time it includes an article by our very own Bill Bucholz- Congrats to Bill for getting the ink!
See it and / or order it here:
2021 May Runner Tracks Newsletter Published – DN North America (idniyra.org)
Don’t forget that spring, summer and fall fly by faster than you think they will…. Get that worklist out and get your iceboat projects done while it’s nice and warm in the garage.
Hey Folks- Big landsailing event this weekend- stay tuned to the CIBC site for details at
Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club | Maine ice boat enthusiasts and friends
First update here:
Eastern Landsailing Championship | Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club
Second update here:
I haven’t attended this event but it sounds like a great time- If you have something with a sail and wheels be sure to check it out!
Think Ice (or pavement for now)
Not a bad season considering everything that was going on over the winter. If you were able to get out and enjoy some hard water sailing during it all give yourself a pat on the back. If not, remember to get out twice as much next season!
Of course the official word of the ice going away gives us all reason to utter a few words that aren’t as polite as they should be. If anyone gives you any grief about it, feel free to use the attached retort, sent in by John Pepper. Thanks John!
Think Ice- Get cracking on that worklist for next season…..