Good news: The venue was sailed today by Chris Miller who says the plate is a Grade 8 out of 10, just a few leads to watch out for near the launch site but once beyond that it’s good sailing-

BE ADVISED that parking at the launch can get a little tight- please be sure to leave a path on land and on the ice for other sailors and especially ice fishermen to get their shacks and gear on and off the ice-

Sounds like we will have a good turnout- looking forward to seeing everyone and doing some good racing!

Here is the original blurb again:

OK Gang, it’s on….

DN New England Champs are ON. Sounds like Winni is in very good shape, wind forecast is light for Saturday but a little more promising for Sunday. That said, the ice looks smooth enough that we mail be able to race in very little breeze…

Launch will be out of Ellacoya State Park
280 Scenic Dr, Gilford, NH 03249

Lodging available at the Fireside Inn and Suites just a few minutes from the launch- ask for the iceboat group rate of $109 per night-

Skippers Meeting Saturday AM at launch, 10:00 AM
First Race at 10:45 AM

Be sure to have your insurance with you!!! NO EXCEPTIONS

Regular iceboating rules apply- familiarize yourselves with them at

NOTE- some iceboating Right Of Way rules differ from soft-water rules so read them closely-

IF three of any class show up and want to race they will get a start and races of their own- all welcome!

In the DN Class a Vintage / Classic trophy will be awarded to the boat and skipper that has a certain combo of age / wear and tear / battle scars / character / and results!

We are looking for volunteers to run and score races- earn some karma and volunteer!

If not no big deal, we can use the Maine system (Regatta Chair runs first race, from there on whoever wins a race gets to run and score the next one. Average points awarded for the races missed. I think. Will figure it out when the smart people get there)

Feel free to contact me with any questions or to let me know what I’ve forgotten-

Stay tuned to NEIYA site for details and updates!

Think ICE and LINE ‘EM UP!!

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