A Deep Freeze is Coming

The New England contingent has returned from a successful run at the DN Worlds (aka Gold Cup) and North American Championships.

Congratulations to Matt Srubble on winning both the Worlds and North Americans. Team NE finished strongly with James T. Thieler and Chad Atkins finishing eighth and tenth respectively in the Worlds. Also of note, was Chris Gordon with a ninth in the Silver Fleet and Jay Whitehair, Sean Healey, and Milo Fleming with a second, sixth, and eighth respectively in the Bronze fleet. Full DN Worlds results here http://iceresults.org/dn/2023worlds.html

Team NE shined even brighter in the North American Championships. T and Chad took second and third in Gold. Jay Whitehair turned in an impressive 13th in his first Golf Fleet outing. Full DN NA results here https://iceresults.org/dn/2023nas.html

Coincidence or not, it would appear that the massive New England contingent brought the cold weather back with them from Lake Kegonsa in Stoughton WI. I think I can say that winter is finally arriving.

Randy Rice was scouting the top part of Lake Winnipesaukee out of Leavitt Beach. Things are looking positive but require another look. More on that in the days to come.

Last week’s club ice call was sparsely attended but I guess people kind of understand there was not much to talk about. this week is a different story. Don’t miss it at 6:30pm Thursday, February 2nd. We should have Ice scouts from around New England on the line. If you have forgotten the number it is published in the member’s section https://theneiya.org/members-only-pages/ If you missed my email with the password just reach out to me.

Looking forward to sailing with everyone real soon. Remember we are dealing with mostly new ice and since this is a recent freeze be extremely cautious. DO NOT go alone! Sail heads up till you are personally confident about the conditions. Dial into the call on Thursday if you are looking for someone to scout or sail with.

Think Ice,


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    I missed the password. Thanks for sending again.


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