Very Sad News- A DNer Has Passed

Hello All-

We have some very sad news to report- Rich Crucet, one of the most likeable and enthusiastic iceboaters you could ever meet, passed away last Friday.

Rich was a big force in the Long Island group and always a fun presence at regattas- usually holding court, frequently busting chops, and always ready to pitch in and help out with everything from scouting ice to offering up a hot meal and/or a cold beer from the camper.

To say he will be missed is such an understatement…. Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to his entire family and circle of friends.

The Lake Ronkonkama Ice Boat and Yacht Club will be honoring Rich at their annual awards banquet. For anyone in the area that would like to participate, the Dinner will be held at “The Oar” in Patchogue, NY on Sunday April 13th from 5-8pm, at a fixed price of $37, cash bar available. If you are interested please RSVP to John Ziermann ASAP as he needs a head count jzierman@suffolk.lib.ny.us . I know the NEIYA will be well-represented.

Sail on Rich- We’re thinking of you.

James “T” Thieler

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