Crys of Spring but not from that woman of a certain weight

Happy April Fools’ Day!  I started writing my weekly recap last night as I have tried to do over this challenging season.  My original intent, a grand Fools’ Day joke singing praises of some previously unsailed centrally located lake with hard snow ice tight to the shores with a prediction of moderate breezes.  Three things halted and changed my course.  The fear of a lynch mob armed with unused freshly sharpened runners from our tune up last fall.  The extraordinary efforts many of us have gone through to sail this season.  The thousands of scouting miles and even more getting to and back from those destinations.  The final deciding factor was the fear that one or more amongst us would load up and drive to this mock plate of ice.  I’ve driven 7+ hours to sail and turned around without rigging the boat and know that that’s nothing compared to some of this year’s exploits.

More on this years extraordinary scouting efforts to come in the next installment.

In all seriousness, the guys in Maine (CIBC) have been sailing this week on Megunticook in Camden and there are rumors that Sunnapee’s snows have melted and the surface could be sailable but as yet unconfirmed.  Kate, Ron now’s the time to raise your voices.  Can we still get in the NEs and our Spring Fling?  I have been accused of being overly optimistic so I will just say maybe and stay tuned.  If they are sailing in Maine, there is still hope.  Don’t move the gear to its summer resting place just yet.


Till #lastice2014

John Stanton
NEIYA Secretary









4 responses


    John, I think you are a little late. People are working on the summer sailboats now. Have a great summer Bill Converse

    04/01/2014 at 9:52 pm

    • Bill they sailed in Maine today and our fearless leader T has not had enough racing in this season.

      04/01/2014 at 11:41 pm

  2. Ron Buzzell

    I will do some checking this afternoon,[Sunapee] and report to Commodore Kate. Ron B.

    Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2014 15:30:31 +0000 To:

    04/01/2014 at 1:17 pm