A Harbinger to the 2021 Season

Comet Neowise C/2020 F3 Photo Credit: Mike Acebo

I can’t speak for everyone but know many of us have been looking for answers. Since the beginning of time man has looked to the stars. I got a great glimpse of the comet in July. Comets have been and still are considered harbingers. Comet Neowise C/2020 F3 is the harbinger of fast-moving ice and water and a great iceboating season to come. Thanks to Mike Acebo for his frozen water comet picture.

We have been agonizing over our annual meeting for well over a month. Staying optimistic has not changed the grim realities of the COVID-19 virus. Let’s remember that is we are iceboaters. We persevere through the adverse, press on through the night and early morning hours, and find a way to make it happen.

That said, we have scheduled the gathering for October 24th. Due to circumstances, the format will be different and the venue at this moment is not firm. Kind of like iceboating in general. I promise the venue will be somewhere in New England and certainly not in Montana. Though I know some would drive that far to attend. Our gathering will be held in a safe, legal, and responsible manner.

We will announce the venue and additional particulars on Thursday, September 24th via our website. Stay tuned.

Can’t make the event? We will be holding a series of online events covering various topics and hosted by some of our resident experts. More details to come. Topics include but not limited to how to get started, connecting equipment buyers and sellers (online open-air iceboat marketplace), building and maintenance, race prep, race tactics, and more… Suggestions are welcome of course and if you want to host a topic just let me know.


Stay Safe & Sail Fast,

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore

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