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Graduation Party – Long Island (Ice Boat) Style

A graduation celebration only an ice boating family and fellow iceboaters will understand. Congratulations to Hunter Rainis on his graduation.

Pictured are Hank Kasier and his nephew Hunter Rainis and his younger brother Henry. Recent graduate Hunter was super surprised and pumped when Hank presented him with the Iceboat.

Bowing to his mother’s wishes to be clean shaven, Hunter attempted to make things right with a touch up from his newly sharpened blades.

Hank’s family joined in the celebration and presentation of the DN! Sweat rewards for all his hard work. Also pictured are Hank parents, sisters, their husbands, nieces and nephews.

Hunter has sailed with Hank on the Ice at Mecox and Swann Lake and also sailed in school at Monmouth University. All are enjoying the beach for the moment and hoping for a cold winter with smooth ice to sail on.

We look forward to seeing Hank and everyone else on the ice in an optimistic four months.

From Long Island NY

Pete Ranis

 


Fourth of July in January


Courtesy  John Valentine

 


Spring 2017 CSI Gathering Recap

A good crowd gathered yesterday and to hear of recent, past and talk of adventures yet to occur.

Commodore James “T” Thieler and Eben Whitcomb entertained the crowd with tales from their recent trip to Baikal. Through words and pictures we felt like we were there with them. Thanks to both for taking the stage…

Leo Healy, life long ice boater and NEIYA founding member, shared stories from his own Baikal trip during the closing years of the Cold War in the late 80’s. From my account they were not that different, so must be true.

No trip to CSI would be complete without getting a peak at some of the Go-Faster innovations Jeff is working on. The latest items include █████, █████████ a new ███████████ and █████. Sorry for the redaction. You will just have to show up the next time.

Big thanks to Jeff Kent for once again inviting us all to  CSI (http://www.csi-composites.com/dn-iceboats/).

The NEIYA traveler’s award goes to island dwellers from Long Island, NY and Nantucket. Cheers to the eight guys that journeyed across water and land to participate. And special thanks to Paul from Albany show showed up on the CSI doorstep looking to upgrade his program for racing. Paul we hope to see you on the line next season.

It’s going to be a long hot summer but the ice will come in the third quarter.

John
DN5023
john@neiya.org

P.S. We are putting together a group of boat to display at Mystics Wooden Boat Show 6/30 – 7/2 if your interested in participating please reach out to me. More details in the next few days.


Tomorrow – Tales from Baikal Sat Apr 29th 11:00am

Yes, I have been outside today and yes our season is most certainly over but that’s no excuse not to come out Saturday. Whether you are new to the game or as old as the hills, looking at or talking about iceboating is top on your list of things to do anytime.

Remember it’s going to be a long hot summer and this is a great opportunity to cool down.

T and Eben have promised a great dog and pony show to entertain us. Including a live bear wrestling demonstration. Something they learned from Putin himself on the shores of Lake Baikal, Siberia. Of course, there will be ice boat discussions from start to finish so join in.

 

Get there at 11:00 AM enjoy your favorite beverage while drinking in decades of knowledge. A tasty lunch will be provided. Feel free to bring adult beverages of your choosing. See you there!

Date: Saturday April 29th
Time: 11:00 – 3:00 PM

Place: Composite Solutions, 41 Sharp St, Hingham, MA 02043

Think Future Ice!

John
DN5023


This Weekend – Tales from Baikal Sat Apr 29th

Photo credit Eben Whitcomb

 

It’s this weekend. Come down to CSI T and Eben have promised to entertain with tales from their trip to Lake Baikal, Siberia. Of course there will be ice boat discussions from start to finish so join in.

Get there at 11:00 AM or so- enjoy your favorite beverage while drinking in decades of knowledge. A tasty lunch will be provided. Feel free to bring adult beverages of your choosing. See you there

Date: Saturday April 29th
Time: 11:00 – 3:00 PM

Place: Composite Solutions, 41 Sharp St, Hingham, MA 02043

Think Ice!

John
DN5023


NEIYA Tales from Baikal Gathering Sat Apr 29th

Photo credits Eben Whitcomb

All,

We will once again gather at Jeff Kent’s Composit Solutions to celebrate the past season and get a jump on the next.

This year T and Eben will be talking about their Russian adventures on Lake Baikal. There of course will be side bars on all things ice boating, so bring your quesions and be prepared to answer others.

Get there at 11:00 AM or so- enjoy your favorite beverage while drinking in decades of knowledge. A tasty lunch will be provided. Feel free to bring adult beverages of your choosing. See you there

Date: Saturday April 29th
Time: 11:00 – 3:00 PM

Place: Composite Solutions, 41 Sharp St, Hingham, MA 02043

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Think Ice!

John Stanton
DN5023
NEIYA
Vice Commodore


CIBC Spring Meeting Sunday April 9th 11:00 am

 

In case you missed it the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club is holding their Spring gathering and meeting this Sunday. Swap stories or your plans for next season. We are coming into building season and the heart of ice boat building is with the CIBC. Bring your ideas and there will be many people to help get you started.

When: 11:00 am Sunday April 9th
Where: 15 Bunker Hill Rd, Jefferson, ME 04348
Note: Bring pot luck food to share.

The CIBC will hold it’s annual spring meeting on Sunday, April 9 at the Damariscotta Lake Farm Inn. Meeting to begin at 11:00, followed by a fine pot luck lunch. Last year’s food was among the best ever; let’s maintain the tradition! Anita asks that we park on the north side of the building to keep the restaurant parking on the other side clear for business.

Come on out it’s going to be a very long warm season. See you there!

Think Ice,

John
DN5023