Quaboag Continues to Deliver
Bella Langley rips up Quaboag on Friday 2/21
Quaboag delivered one of the only games in town, it had a wonderfully smooth surface. There were a number of boats, multiple boarders, and wings, high tech and low rigs all sailing together. There was a huge range of experienced, new and newer sailors all doing what we love best. It was great to see Bill Converse one of our Sr members on the ice again. Boarders had a heavy presence and were ripping it up throughout the day.
Any info on happenings at Attitash? I have not heard but let me know how it went.
As we all know ice conditions change, sometimes rapidly. I sailed last week and until things were checked later in the week I was not sure whether the plate would be sailable again. We have the NEIYA organization the group of dedicated members and non-member ice enthusiasts to thank for finding and spreading the word.
Heros of Quaboag this week are Bob S. who spent several days in on and around Quaboag, the Langley family Brian Langley. After marking the hazards, Brian and his family sailed the less crowded non-weekend ice. Those marks served us all well on Saturday. Let me know how it went.
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During one of our on-ice NEIYA conversations, Karen Binder our secretary mentioned that she recognized and talked to a number of people on ice that were not members or had been members in good standing but for unknown reasons allowed their membership to lapse. Guilt trip warning. If we have helped you find and get on the ice then pay your dues, if we have helped you buy or sell boats or equipment then pay your dues, if you have participated in a NEIYA sanctioned event then please pay your dues. If you enjoy gathering with like-minded ice enthusiasts, then please pay your dues. Thanks for officially joining or renewing. Pay dues here or below
NEIYA burgees are available once again. Show your iceboating spirit fly it from your halyard in the pits or your car antenna in the parking lot. They are hand made right here in Guilford CT by the Sail Bag Lady and made to last in a stiff breeze and will be around a long time. They are priced at our cost which is $40.25. Purchase burgee
At this point, we need a melt and refreeze to happen. Looking like that could happen this week. Bill Buchholz will be keeping a keen eye on Maine and Lee, Charlie and Randy have an eye on the Winnipousaki region others sare watching Champlain. I don’t know where but we will be sailing again soon. Lead the way, we will follow.
P.S. Have any thoughts drop me a line.
I would like to thank Jeff Brown, and John Stanton for the help with getting my iceboat on and off the Ice Saturday. Launching at Quaboag has always been interesting for more than a few boats. We had to lug the boat and gear down over this rocky bank, and back again to my trailer. I could not have done it alone. It was a good feeling to be sailing again after a couple of years. We in the S.E. Mass. have not been well treated by the weather lately.
I have a few muscle aches but hope we can get something in before the end of the year.
Thanks again John, and Jeff.
This kind of camaraderie helps build the NEIYA.
02/23/2020 at 2:21 pm
Bill, you’re very welcome always happy to help.
02/23/2020 at 2:25 pm