In Memory of Jack Erickson DN3186
It is with a heavy heart that I must share the sad news of Jack Ericskon’s (DN3186) passing. Jack was a longtime NEIYA member and avid DN racer. He competed in countless local, regional, and major DN events over the years.
Jack was one of the original and regular members of the CSI Thursday night gang. Anyone that attended these sessions has more than a few Jack stories. Some publishable others, well not so much but will surely be rehashed and shared offline.
Jack was a “Boat Guy” with a passion for all crafts sitting in or on top of the water. A passion that spread to every vessel he came in contact with.
His van was well-prepped for winter travel with some of the most aggressive snow/ice tires at the regatta launch area. Jack did not like getting stuck!
His dry wit and insistence on precision, precise detail, and unwavering sense of right & wrong (lovingly enforced with a ball pein hammer) will be missed by all.
Next time you’re in the pits or looking down the Prestart Line look hard and you might catch a glimpse of DN3186 out of the corner of your eye.
Please share your memories and pictures of Jack in the comment section or send them directly to me for all to reminisce.
Jack, fair winds, and black ice clear to the horizon.
Commodore, New England Ice Yacht Association