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2021 Swap & Meeting Recap

2021 Swap Meet Thompson Speedway Golf (All photo Credits Milo Fleming)

The day was on the warmer side and sunny. Perfect to roam the parking lot, talk to new and old friends, pick up equipment and check out items for sale. Next up our annual luncheon and annual meeting.

This year’s meeting was dedicated to one of NEIYA’s founding members Leo Healy who passed away earlier this year. Rob Healy one of Leo’s sons came to represent the Healy family. The meeting kicked off with a brief discussion of how many ice days were had by the membership. In spite of difficult times three members, Bill Buchholz, T, and Karen Binder, got in 30 or so days. Not bad for any year and particularly under the ever-present cloud of covid. Shows one what a little perseverance and determination will get you.

The usual business portion of the meeting followed, Secretary’s and Treasure’s reports were entered into the record followed by the election of officers. Voted into office for the 2021-22 season are John Stanton for Commodore, Jay Whitehair for vice Commodore, Karen Binder as Secretary, and Bob Haag as Treasurer. In addition “T” Thieler and Bill Buchholz agreed to serve as our Race and Cruising Chairs for another year.

In addition to announcing the nominating committee recommended slate to the membership Eben Whitcomb reminded everyone that the NEIYA is a volunteer organization and we need active volunteers to get things done at all levels. This plea was also echoed by many in the room. Be sure to answer the call when it comes.

T had an easy time giving a racing recap as all races were postponed and if we do not get them in by the end of the year, canceled for the season. T then gave an overview of the racing that will likely take place and as everyone except newbies knows everything is condition dependent.

For the third year in a row the Hardway was successfully completed. Charles Silfvenius and assisted by Bill Buchholz gave a recap of the event and outlined next year’s tentative plans. The event would not have happened without Charlie’s watchful eye and guidance. In addition to the Hardway, the Spring Frolic may return as well. We would all love to see a major ice event return to Winni.

Up next Chad Atkins IDNIYA Eastern Rear Commodore gave an update on the upcoming DN events as well as the background and results of the recent IDNIYRA equipment ballot proposals. The international and North American events are in flux due to covid restrictions.

In the new business portion of the meeting Commodore Stanton made two proposals relating to the Hardway. The first recognized the Hardway as an official NEIYA event which it has never been even though it was organized and administered by the NEIYA. The second proposal, change the name of the Hardway to the Leo Healy Memorial Hardway in honor of its founder Leo Healy. Both proposals passed by a unanimous vote.

Coming up next
Off Ice tune ups. At this time we are working on dates and exact locations. One will be in Stamford CT for sure.
MA Boston Area Location / Date TBD
NH Sunapee area Location / Date TBD
Southern CT @ Landfall Stamford, CT Date TBD

I am looking forward to a great season. Think Ice Everyone,

John Stanton
Commodore, New England Ice Yacht Association
DN5023
John@neiya.org

P.S. Several new or newer people are looking for boats if you have something that someone else might need please list it on the classifieds or reach out to me or one of the other officers.

P.P.S. Below are an assortment of pictures taken by one of our rising stars Milo Fleming

NEIYA People

Swap Meet Boats

Swap meet stuff. Which as we know always associated with people.

Talking about where we have been and discussing plans for the upcoming season and beyond.

Today’s The Day NEIYA Event Sat Oct 23th

Today is the day. No additional words are needed except for a call to get on the road.

See you at the NEIYA Annual Event

Be sure to haul out your extra gear and bring it down to the swap meet. Time to commit. Pay your dues.NOTE, you can use any credit card, not just PayPal. I am seeing payments coming through so you are in good company.

Here is a sneak peak for those that are curious

2021 Annual Swap/Event Agenda
Dedicated to Leo Healy

  • 10:00 Official Event Opener
    • Karen Binder – Registration / Check in
  • 11:15 Safety Demo with Jay Whitehair
    • How to Properly deploy Throw Rope
    • Proper line repack and care
    • Sailing into a hole a first hand account
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 Meeting Is Called to order
    John Stanton – Intro words “Remembering where we come”
  • Karen Binder – Submission of last years minutes
  • Bob Haag – Treasurer’s Report
  • Eben Whitcomb – Nominating Committee recommendations and election of officers for the 2022 season
  • COMMIT TO VOLUNTEER
  • “T” James Thieler– Race Committee Report
  • Charles Silfvenius / Bill Buchholz Hardway Report
  • Chad Atkins – IDNIYRA update
  • Bill Buchholz – New England Landsailing Update
  • John Stanton– Announcing The first ever Club Historian Because he knows where the bodies are buried Stephen Madden has agreed to serve the NEIYA in a new capacity.
  • T  and John – Schedule of Events
    • Racing schedule
    • Off ice prep till we sail Three Events
      • Southern CT @ Landfall
      • MA Boston Area Location TBD
      • NH Sunapee area Location TBD
  • New Business
  • 3:15pm Cal to adjourn…

Come join your fellow NEIYA members and interested individuals
When: Saturday, October 23th, 10:00 am
Where: Thompson Speedway Golf Course, 205 E Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277 https://goo.gl/maps/DbGpTekm4ZLNnV8n7

  • There will be door prizes and giveaways for all
  • Swap Meet and outside gathering lower parking lot pre-list your items on the NEIYA classifieds
  • VC Jay Whitehair will conduct a hands-on throw bag rescue demonstration. It looks easy but someone’s life may rest in your hands so make sure you do it right.
  • Lunch and meeting inside and accommodations can be made for outside eating if anyone prefers.
  • The golf facilities will be open and if the practice greens are not aerated we could have a casual putting competition. Most of us are sailors, not golfers but we are talking bragging rights. Bring your sticks and a sleeve of balls.
  • There will be a land sailor or two set up and Jeff Kent is bringing his DN Landsailing converter kit, the same rig that tore up the tarmac at Loring in September and generated a lot of internet buzz. If the wind cooperates a demo will occur.
  • There may also be some amateur track events going on to watch.
  • Even though the Covid risks have leveled off, we do ask that everyone follow the prescribed state and federal protocol. It’s about being sure everyone is comfortable and safe and not politics.

Description Price  
2022 Membership $30
Mail in Form

 

Time to crawl out of your covid shell and get ready for the 2022 season.

THINK ICE and let’s make it a great 2022 Season,

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore
DN5023
John@neiya.org

P.S. If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns or thought please contact me directly.

P.P.S. We will be moving our meeting venue next year and we are looking to put together a committee to find the best location. If you have any ideas and would like to help plan next year’s meeting please chime in.

SEPTEMBER RUNNER TRACKS

Hey Gang- as we wait for the swap meet be sure to take a moment to read the latest issue of Runner Tracks- Very well done and full of great info as always no matter what kind of boat you sail!

Runner Tracks – DN North America (idniyra.org)

Runner Tracks – DN North America

Runner Tracks is the online newsletter of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Assocation. It is published 4 ti…

Don’t Lose Out on Lunch @ NEIYA Event Sat Oct 23th

If you have not reserved your lunch by paying online or dropping me an email (john@neiya.org) you may end up with an empty bowl and a growling belly. Still on the fence? We promise that this will be far better than the usual gruel you might get while on the road. Reserve your luncheon plate by paying for or letting us know you are coming. We made it easy to pay for your membership online at the same time. Payment options are below. You can check out via credit card or PayPal if you choose.

I’m Looking forward to seeing everyone this Saturday. Classified items have been coming in. Check out what is already be there or post your items for sale.

Be sure to haul out your extra gear and bring it down to the swap meet. Time to commit. Pay your dues and or buy your lunch. We need to lock in our luncheon headcount. We don’t want to turn anyone away so commit today by paying online. NOTE, you can use any credit card, not just PayPal. I am seeing payments coming through so you are in good company.

If you have some aversion to paying online we of course will accept payment on-site but please email me directly with your intent to come. John@neiya.org so we can plan. Doing so will make Treasurer Bob Haag’s life easier and ease the burden on Karen our Secretary at check-in.

Come join your fellow NEIYA members and interested individuals
When: Saturday, October 23th, 10:00 am
Where: Thompson Speedway Golf Course, 205 E Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277 https://goo.gl/maps/DbGpTekm4ZLNnV8n7

  • There will be door prizes and giveaways for all
  • Swap Meet and outside gathering lower parking lot pre-list your items on the NEIYA classifieds
  • VC Jay Whitehair will conduct a hands-on throw bag rescue demonstration. It looks easy but someone’s life may rest in your hands so make sure you do it right.
  • Lunch and meeting inside and accommodations can be made for outside eating if anyone prefers.
  • The golf facilities will be open and if the practice greens are not aerated we could have a casual putting competition. Most of us are sailors, not golfers but we are talking bragging rights. Bring your sticks and a sleeve of balls.
  • There will be a land sailor or two set up and Jeff Kent is bringing his DN Landsailing converter kit, the same rig that tore up the tarmac at Loring in September and generated a lot of internet buzz. If the wind cooperates a demo will occur.
  • There may also be some amateur track events going on to watch.
  • Even though the Covid risks have leveled off, we do ask that everyone follow the prescribed state and federal protocol. It’s about being sure everyone is comfortable and safe and not politics.

Description Price  
2022 Membership $30
2022 Membership and Lunch $45
2022 Membership for one & Lunch x2 $60
Lunch Only $15
Mail in Form

 

Time to crawl out of your covid shell and get ready for the 2022 season.

THINK ICE and let’s make it a great 2022 Season,

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore
DN5023
John@neiya.org

P.S. If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns or thought please contact me directly.

P.P.S. We will be moving our meeting venue next year and we are looking to put together a committee to find the best location. If you have any ideas and would like to help plan next year’s meeting please chime in.

New Online Hub For DN Class

No matter what kind of iceboat you sail this is worth taking a look at- Click and learn!

By the way, that is Chicago’s own Chris Berger on the start line, doing his routine pre-race stretch-

DN Class launches new online hub >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News (sailingscuttlebutt.com)

DN Class launches new online hub >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The DN Class has developed a new world portal website – dniceboat.org – to showcase the best media while directi…

One Week Till The NEIYA Annual Event Sat Oct 23th

Just a week to go till our annual event. This year’s event is dedicated to Leo Healy who as most of you know was one of our founding members and continued to contribute throughout his life. Leo’s signature phrase “Remember there is always thin ice someplace” will forever resonate.

Be sure to haul out your extra gear and bring it down to the swap meet. Time to commit. Pay your dues and or buy your lunch. We need to lock in our luncheon headcount. We don’t want to turn anyone away so commit today by paying online. NOTE, you can use any credit card, not just PayPal. I am seeing payments coming through so you are in good company.

If you have some aversion to paying online we of course will accept payment on-site but please email me directly with your intent to come. John@neiya.org so we can plan. Doing so will make Treasurer Bob Haag’s life easier and ease the burden on Karen our Secretary at check-in.

Come join your fellow NEIYA members and interested individuals
When: Saturday, October 23th, 10:00 am
Where: Thompson Speedway Golf Course, 205 E Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277 https://goo.gl/maps/DbGpTekm4ZLNnV8n7

  • There will be door prizes and giveaways for all
  • Swap Meet and outside gathering lower parking lot pre-list your items on the NEIYA classifieds
  • VC Jay Whitehair will conduct a hands-on throw bag rescue demonstration. It looks easy but someone’s life may rest in your hands so make sure you do it right.
  • Lunch and meeting inside and accommodations can be made for outside eating if anyone prefers.
  • The golf facilities will be open and if the practice greens are not aerated we could have a casual putting competition. Most of us are sailors, not golfers but we are talking bragging rights. Bring your sticks and a sleeve of balls.
  • There will be a land sailor or two set up and Jeff Kent is bringing his DN Landsailing converter kit, the same rig that tore up the tarmac at Loring in September and generated a lot of internet buzz. If the wind cooperates a demo will occur.
  • There may also be some amateur track events going on to watch.
  • Even though the Covid risks have leveled off, we do ask that everyone follow the prescribed state and federal protocol. It’s about being sure everyone is comfortable and safe and not politics.

Description Price  
2022 Membership $30
2022 Membership and Lunch $45
2022 Membership for one & Lunch x2 $60
Lunch Only $15
Mail in Form

 

Time to crawl out of your covid shell and get ready for the 2022 season.

THINK ICE and let’s make it a great 2022 Season,

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore
DN5023
John@neiya.org

P.S. If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns or thought please contact me directly.

P.P.S. We will be moving our meeting venue next year and we are looking to put together a committee to find the best location. If you have any ideas and would like to help plan next year’s meeting please chime in.

NEIYA Annual Event is ON For Oct 23th

Go fast ice time is coming and our annual meeting and banquette is on for Saturday October 23rd. What more fitting place for speed seekers than a race track? The NEIYA is made up of the people and the history we share, camaraderie, fellowship, spirited competition, and sailing together. Come out and welcome in the upcoming 2022 Season. The NEIYA annual meeting has been going on for four decades. It is a gather of new and experienced ice boaters, a great place to buy or sell equipment and catch up with old friends and make new one.

Come join your fellow NEIYA members and interested individuals
When: Saturday, October 23th, 10:00am
Where: Thompson Speedway Golf Course, 205 E Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277 https://goo.gl/maps/DbGpTekm4ZLNnV8n7

  • There will be door prizes and giveaways for all
  • Swap Meet and outside gathering lower parking lot pre-list your items on the NEIYA classifieds
  • Lunch and meeting inside and accommodations can be made for outside eating if anyone prefers.
  • The golf facilities will be open and if the practice greens are not aerated we could have a casual putting competition. Most of us are sailors, not golfers but we are talking bragging rights. Bring your sticks and a sleeve of balls.
  • There may be a land sailor or two set up in the parking lot and if the wind cooperates a demo will occur.
  • There may also be some amateur track events going on to watch.
  • Even though the Covid risks have leveled off, we do ask that everyone follow the prescribed state and federal protocol. It’s about being sure everyone is comfortable and safe and not politics.

We need a headcount for lunch and now’s a perfect time to reserve your lunch and your 2022 season dues.

Description Price  
2021 Membership $30
2021 Membership and Lunch $45
2021 Membership for one & Lunch x2 $60
Lunch Only $15
Mail in Form

 

THINK ICE and let’s make it a great 2022 Season,

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore
DN5023
John@neiya.org

P.S. If anyone has any questions, comments, concerns or thought please contact me directly.

P.P.S. We will be moving our meeting venue next year and we are looking to put together a committee to find the best location. If you have any ideas and would like to help plan next years meeting please chime in.

On The Way….

Things are cooling off just a little…. Soon things will freeze up….

Here’s a few photos to remind us all of what’s on the way- these were taken at Webster Lake last spring, late March if I recall.

That’s Peyton Albanese in 2172, Ed Demerest in 4886, and Matt Knowles in 5606.

It was a good day!

9/11

Take a moment, folks.

DN work list, training and watching videos

It’s August and about that time to get serious or just distracted from the day job and think about ice boating. On my end the fitness training started two weeks ago, T infused my new plank with Jeff Kent over the weekend, and today I caved to distraction and sought out some you tube videos to bring me to that feeling of being on the ice…This video below popped up first. Spectacularly scenic.

I am sure the trusty officers of the club will start thinking about the fall swap meet and settle on a date and location very soon.

Lastly, it’s only five months to go until the Western Challenge. If you have never gone to a regatta before, I encourage you to seriously consider it. You will meet the most welcoming crowd and have a complete blast. After the last year with COVID treat yourself to doing more and hitting the road. You won’t regret it. I promise.

Get cracking!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-tbd1ZAVY4

BEYOND THE ICE | Ice Sailing Germany Cup 2020 |
Das diesjährige Eissegler Video ist da. Es waren zwei sehr witzige, kalte und schöne Wochenenden zum Jahreswechsel. Danke für diese Zeit und danke dass ich dieses Jahr ein Teil dieser absolut coolen Gruppe sein durfte. Und jetzt viel vergnügen mit dem Video. Music and SFX by https://www.epidemicsound.com Used Equipment: Sony A7 III Ronis S …
http://www.youtube.com

Think Ice,

Karen DN 5630/NEIYA Secretary

What We Need….

Summer is great and all but I think all of us are ready for some:

Jane Pegel Hits The Big Time!

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-

Think ICE!

Jane Pegel US805 To Be Inducted into National Sailing Hall of Fame – DN North America (idniyra.org)

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