“DN” For Going Down and The Annual Swap and Meeting Coming “UP” Saturday Nov 5th


While getting in an elevator earlier in the week, I could not hold back visions of big ice on Champlain, Sebago or last year on Moosehead ripping through my head. I pushed the button and…

This is the time of year where we (ice boaters) narrow our mental focus. Like the hammer that sees everything as a “Nail”, we know water will become ice and our winter arena will soon unfold.  Others curse the first morning’s frost, we feel joy in scrapping our windshield and drool.

We salivate like the proverbial Pavlov’s dog at the very thought of any ice crystalline structure. We know from experience that cold leads to frost which leads icy puddles which leads to crusted over bogs than wider and deeper bodies till we can walk, stand, skate than sail a given area. So drool we must.

See you at the Swap and Annual Meeting this Saturday. Remember the fun begins in the parking lot starting at 9:00 Lunch and meeting to follow. You do not have to be a member to attend, though we may try and twist your arm. There will be lots of equipment and some door prices from a new sponsor Landfall Navigation.

Swap Meet: 9:00 am
Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow Street, Westborough, MA 01581 Directions

Keep thinking ice and looking for the small signs that we will be sailing soon,

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore

P.S. If you have not already paid your dues and Saturday’s lunch click on the buttons to the right to pay on line. Bob Our Treasurer will be happy not to chase you down.

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