Joe Meade did a talk about our favorite topic up at the Keuka YC in upstate NY a week or so ago.

He covered iceboating in the Finger Lakes, iceboat theory, types of iceboats, and even included a (static?) demonstration on sailing an iceboat.

Everyone had a great time, it was reasonably well attended despite a massive thunderstorm going on outside.

The photos are of the room before the gig, one is Brent P., who graciously volunteered from the audience to show everyone how to sail an iceboat (I think here he is rounding the leeward mark), and the last is Joe describing a windward mark rounding.

Sounds like it went well! In his words: “Was hoping for a bigger turnout, but we had a decent crowd. Like any good sailor, we can just tell everyone it was rockin’ and they should have been there! Everyone who came (35-40 people) I think had a good experience!”

We are sure they had a blast! Hope to see a few new faces on the ice this winter as a result. Well done Joe!

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