NEIYA Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

Hello All!
As always the meeting was a terrific gathering of fascinating people with a lust for speed and cool craft and possibly a need for group therapy. But hey, until then we will keep hitting the ice!

The parking lot scene was good despite the weather, lots of boats and gear changing hands, no doubt some people are in the shop already making sure all the bits and pieces will fit when we get some ice…. Which will be sooner than you think!
The meeting went at a good pace, wasn’t too excruciating, and covered q

uite a bit of ground. Race results, trophy presentations, Hardway certificate distributions, future plans discussed, past adventures recalled, backs patted, moments of silence for some ice sailors we lost, and finally a slate was approved

No one was appointed in absentia. Those of you who stayed home can stop worrying.

We also had some cool door prizes raffled off, many thanks to John Stanton and Landfall Navigation for hooking us up.All of this was fueled by the usual fantastic catering and a cash bar at our new venue, the Hudson-Concord Elks Hall in Hudson, MA. Great place, hope they’ll have us back next year!

Many thanks to John Stanton and Bob Haag for putting the event together and all of their work on behalf of the club. These guys put in way more time than most of us realize! Thanks also to Steve Madden for all of his efforts as Regatta Chairman and of course to everyone who showed up!

The next big events are the Great Western Challenge (mainly for DNs but other classes welcome) on the best ice in or near Minnesota on from Nov 30 – Dec 2. Following that it’s the tune-up clinic at Steve Lamb’s shop on December 15. Rick Bishop is working to get that put together and it promises to be just as good as last year- and last year was the most interesting and informative one we’ve had in awhile! Even if you don’t care about getting your iceboat tuned up you should attend strictly on culinary grounds. The food is always interesting and unique!! Personally, I enjoyed seeing all the gang and meeting some of the brand-new and relatively new sailors.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the ice soon! If anyone has questions or would like to follow up on anything feel free to email me at t_thieler@yahoo.com.

Look forward to hearing from you!
Think ICE!

T DN US 5224

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