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Lost Photo Credit From Ames Farm 2010 – Don’t Forget Annual Gathering Meeting and Newbie Call Next Wednesday

Ames Farm launch Winnipesaukee 2010 Seeking Photographer

Anyone recognize the above picture? It was taken at Ames Farm on Winnipesaukee in 2010. Bill Buchholz from Maine and President of the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club  is looking to track down the original picture for an iceboating book project he is working on.

If you have no idea where Ames Farm on Winni is you might just be a newbie and should be on our call next Wednesday details below.

Let the fun begin. Remember all members, non members, racers, cruisers, seasoned, and newbies welcome. Seriously if you have ever thought about iceboating this is the year to do something about it. Email me for password john@neiya.org.

Zoom Meeting Info:

Topic: Annual Gathering Venue & Newbie Intro
Time: Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88295236307?pwd=TnE0a090RFZrVjVRa01zc1FSaUdXZz09

Meeting ID: 882 9523 6307
Passcode: Email John at john@neiya.org for password
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,88295236307#,,,,,,0#,,5023# US (New York)

Think Ice and be safe,

John Stanton
NEIYA, Commodore
DN5023
john@neiya.org


1st Conference Call is Wed Sept 30th Its Newbie Night and Gather Venue Announcement

And you thought your travels are tough…

To clarify the Zoom meeting is next Wednesday, Sept 30th. Sorry about the confusion. Details below and just email or text me for the password.

John

 

All,

I know I said there would be an announcement on our annual gathering location but in typical iceboating fashion, we have to put off the announcement till next week. Some conditions have changed in the background and our first choice has fallen through.

Several people have expressed interest in or are new iceboaters this season. I would like to take the opportunity to welcome them and answer any questions during this zoom meeting. Don’t have a boat now is the time to start putting one together. Hope to have lots of newbies online next Wednesday. Please feel free to reach out to me directly.

 

Zoom Meeting Info:

Topic: Annual Gathering Venue & Newbie Intro
Time: Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88295236307?pwd=TnE0a090RFZrVjVRa01zc1FSaUdXZz09

Meeting ID: 882 9523 6307
Passcode: Email John at john@neiya.org for password
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,88295236307#,,,,,,0#,,5023# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 882 9523 6307
Passcode: Email John at john@neiya.org for password
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/khaRTbGlE

Think Ice,

John Stanton
Commodore, NEIYA
DN5023
john@neiya.org

 

 


Of Mice, Ice and (Wo)Men – Holding on Oct 24th Meeting Venue Announcement

And you thought your travels are tough…

All,

I know I said there would be an announcement on our annual gathering location but in typical iceboating fashion, we have to put off the announcement till next week. Some conditions have changed in the background and our first choice has fallen through.

Several people have expressed interest in or are new iceboaters this season. I would like to take the opportunity to welcome them and answer any questions during this zoom meeting. Don’t have a boat now is the time to start putting one together. Hope to have lots of newbies online next Wednesday. Please feel free to reach out to me directly.

 

Zoom Meeting Info:

Topic: Annual Gathering Venue & Newbie Intro
Time: Sep 30, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88295236307?pwd=TnE0a090RFZrVjVRa01zc1FSaUdXZz09

Meeting ID: 882 9523 6307
Passcode: Email John at john@neiya.org for password
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,88295236307#,,,,,,0#,,5023# US (New York)

Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 882 9523 6307
Passcode: Email John at john@neiya.org for password
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/khaRTbGlE

Think Ice,

John Stanton
Commodore, NEIYA
DN5023
john@neiya.org

 

 


Saturday Oct 24th – Fall (Socially Distant) Gathering ON!

Eric Aho: Ice Cuts (1932), 2010 Oil on linen / The ice, competitors, friends, and your boats are calling. Heed the call!

All,

Current members, past members, fellow iceboaters, those with any interest in iceboating, and those dealing with a loved one affliced with ice fever all are welcome to this years NEIYA Fall Gathering on Saturday October 24th.

I do not have to remind everyone that things are different this year and understand that some people legitimatly may not want to attend a traditional gathering. These concerns have weighed heavy on myself and the managment commitee but everyone of us want to make it happen. And so it shall be.

Things will be different this year as we navigate state the and local regulations and even more important our own comfort levels.

We will be holding a short Zoom meeting next Thursday evening to discuss the venue and the upcoming season. All are welcome. Please email me for details.

If you have any thoughts or concerns please reach out to me directly.

Think Ice,

John

Commodore, NEIYA
DN5023
John@neiya.org


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
john@neiya.org


And They’re Off

Photo and video courtesy Purshaw Lake resident Caryn

All,

I received an email from a local Purshaw Lake resident last night asking about the racing that was going on. She was kind enough to send along a video from her back porch earlier today. This video was shot from about halfway up the lake.

 

Bill Buchholz the NEIYA’s Cruising Chairman and the President of the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club is the official organizer of the 100-mile Regatta. Further news and results will be published on CIBC’s site https:/iceboat.me later today.

Stay tuned for the Canadian DN Nationals report from T and Karen. Let’s see how our remaining ice survives the warm weather. Keep the faith for at least one more sail.

Think Ice,

John
DN5023
john@neiya.org


Late Breaking Ice Report From NH

All,

Not in Maine getting ready for the restart of the 100 Miler on Purshaw tomorrow. Jonesing for some ice? This just in from Charlie S. in New Hampshire. A group of sailors will be sailing Lake Wentworth in Wentworth, NH tomorrow. Best put in just up from the State Park toward Rt28 or at the state beach. Its a small lake you will figure it out.

Sail Fast,

John
DN5023
john@neiya.org

 

 


Some Odds & Ends From The DN Gold Cup

All,

Below are a few items that T wanted to pass along but somehow didn’t make the 3700+ air miles journey.

 


2020 DN Gold Cup Site, Orsa Lake, Sweden

And the word of the day was wet…

wet

Wet…

I am sure we will have more from Osla Lake tomorrow.

 


This Weekends Gatherings Feb 1st & 2nd

Remember, there are hazards among what looks like good ice. Winnipesaukee scouting image (1/30/20) by veteran, sailor, skater, and scouter Randy Rice.

Ice scouts have been busy all week and come back with some good and some not so good news.

Here is what I know and where you can expect to meet up with fellow iceboaters.

Winds are going to be on the lighter side and increasing through the weekend across our sailing areas but fine for the smoother areas and well one never knows so just show up.

  • The CIBC (iceboat.me) has been sailing Damarascota this week and likely through the weekend. Wind may be an issue so check their site for updates
  • Winnipesaukee has been checked, sailed and skated every day this week. There are good conditions and will play host to the DN New Englands – Launch is Ellacoya State Park, note it may be crowded so use the ramp area for unloading and loading ONLY. Other launch sites are being investigated but not confirmed at this point.
  • Quaboag Pond First-hand reports came in yesterday and it is trashed. Lots of pressure ridges, open leads and generally sub-par ice thickness STAY OFF unless something changes
  • Bantam Lake Has been looked at all week and generally has a good surface but is too not thick enough.
  • Sunapee, waiting on first-hand reports

There is a possibility for the Hardway to run over the weekend more likely Sunday than Saturday. As previously reported this is not a sure thing so please do not be disappointed if those who have been monitoring the ice elect not to lead the event.

See you on the ice,

John
DN5023
john@neiya.org


Wednesday 1/29 Ice Recap

2019 Hardway Trail – Can we do it again this year? Maybe…

With the rain followed by cold, it is a whole new ball game out there. Reported and unreported scouting efforts have been going on since yesterday and will continue.

Here is where we are this is not an exhaustive list:

  • The CIBC (iceboat.me) reports they are sailing Damarascota today and likely through the weekend. Check their site for updates
  • Winnipesaukee was checked yesterday and a bigger scouting party went out this morning – There is a possibility of the Hardway being run, stay tuned. We do not really know at this stage but keep it in mind.
  • Quaboag Pond needs to be checked and there is a committed scout bringing back info for sailing this weekend
  • Bantam Lake smoothed out with the rain and is being checked and has potential for sailing this weekend
  • Sunapee, as reported Monday more cold, is needed and body needs to be checked again – there are eyes on the lake

There may be a few other options out there that have been unreported but what I have to report at the moment.

Remember, the Hardway is only an alert at this stage. More info to come. Our own 2020 DN North American Champion and Race Chair may hold a race as well. Stay tuned for word from T on that.

Looking forward to more ice,

John
DN5023
john@neiya.org


Andover winter fest today

Its going on now. We are setting up boats on shore and talking it up.

Come on out join the fun and promote iceboating.

John


Historic Day For The NEIYA

 

2020 DN NA Podium: Thieler, Sherry, and Atkins

I do not want to steal T’s thunder and he will fill in the details on the drive home but thBrie results are official. James “T” Thieler is this year’s DN North American Champion! Multiple World and NA Champion Ron Sherry. Chad Atkins who had been leading the regatta till the final day ended up third. Way to go New England! Congratulations to Karen Binder for earning her way into the Gold Fleet on her first attempt. She is a strong competitor and will have continued success at every attempt. Closet racer took Fifth in the Silver Fleet. Looks like Bill really caught the racing bug and as many know it is terminal. Look for other New England competitors here. http://dniceboat.org/2020/na.html  Looking forward to the details from those that were there.

Meanwhile, 2200 miles away 25+ sailors enjoyed a fourth day of sailing on Lake Winnipesaukee. Overnight temperatures hovered around freezing so the plate was softening up but the wind was up making it the fastest of the four days.

Brian’s daughter Bella was out sailing and I’m told she is outgrowing her boat. Good thing her father is a master builder… A couple boats returned to New England Ice with new owners. Returning to the ice were Hal Chamberlain’s Hicdic and Roger LIvingston’s Whiz. Way to keep their memory alive guys.

Heavy rain will put us in shape for next weekend. Stay tuned.

Till we sail,

John
DN5023
john@neiya.org


All set up and sailing off Ellacoya

We are all set up at Ellacoya. People are sailing and skating. Nice plate about 5 inches generally smooth but some active pressure ridges.

We are staying and have an iceboat discount at the fireside. Call for discount.

Fireside Inn & Suites Lake Winnipesaukee – 17 Harris Shore Road – Gilford, New Hampshire 03249 – 603-293-7526 – Check Availability


Sailing 2k Miles Away and Closer to Home Coming Soon!

Eric, Eben, Karen, and T trying their best to be good while passing through the Bad Lands of ND Sunday.

While our intrepid shake the road dust out of their hair and start tuning up for the DN North Americans at Fort Peck MT, we have Winni coming into season.

Initial reports are good and the locations will be scouted Tuesday morning by Lee Spiller. Stay tuned for reports here and on the CIBC’s iceboat.me.

If things turn out as planned we could be on this lake for a few days of fun and some potential races. Lay your gear out, pack and get ready to roll.

Stay tuned,

John
DN5023
john@neiya.org

P.S. Bantam has skimmed over and maybe sailable for the weekend. Eyes are on it. Any other places out there leave a comment.


Quabaug Checked yesterday

Sorry for late notice but figured someone people may be able to sail last minute on a Tuesday.

Bob S reported this morning. “checked quaboag yesterday 5 to 6 inches sailed the north end for 3 hrs. going back today check south side wind permitting.
Quaboag lake Brookfield ma.

Be sure to check with Bob or locals before venturing out. Quaboag has know hazzards that must be respected.

Can this survive fri and saturdays thaw? Who knows get it while its there.

John

John@neiya.org

P. S. Bob thanks for sharing!


Quaboag Sunday Coming Up

quaboag 12 25 2016

Quabaug Pond in Brookfield MA was scouted from end to end but the wind just didnt cooperate. There will be a group returning tomorrow morning.

See you there.

Come on down rig up and sail.

There is bound to be a good crowd out there so sail heads up!

 

Please let us know you plan on coming in the poll below and leave your fellow iceboaters a comment below.

Think Ice,

John
DN5023

 


Sailing tomorrow Sabattus, ME

Glommed from cibc and facebook

Lee Spiller sent this photo of the ice he found on Custer Pond maine (AKA Sabattus Pond) in Sabattus. Lee skated the lake top to bottom and reports 3 to 4 inches of ice mostly grade 9. The lake has not been sailed, as always caution is to be used. The boat ramp is located on the southwest side of the lake just northwest of the town of Sabattus at Martin Point off Lake Street. Lee plans to sail tomorrow as do I. Winds are forecast to 5 to 6 MPH with possible rain starting around 4PM. Info on the lake can be found at lakesofmaine.org search for town of Sabattus.

There are reports of some rough spots but worth the sail.

Its early in the season, be careful.

John

DN5023

John@neiya.org

P. S. If you are planning on going leave a comment below.


Annual Tune-Up Saturday December 14th

 

He came at me from there…

The First Ice award once again goes to the CIBC gang who sailed Plymouth Pond yesterday.  Is NH and VT close behind? Time will tell. In the mean time get ready get ready get ready.

This year’s Tune-up will be in December and eventhough some will have sailed by than many will not have been lucky with local ice. We have a full agenda planed. Make plans to be there.

 

TUNE-UP CLINIC AGENDA DECEMBER 14, 2019 LAMB FAMILY HEADQUARTERS!

10:30 Paul Zucco – How to build a fast and durable DN Plank
Paul will share secrets learned over 30 years of plank building

11:00 Eben Whitcomb – Runner Prep
Eben will take you through the steps necessary to hit the ice with Sharp, and Fast Runners
He will demonstrate sharpening and Honing

11:30 Steve Madden & Greg Cornelious – Safety On the Race Course
Right of Way rules to keep us all safe and discussion of what to look out for at the weather mark
and Leward mark.

12:00 James “T” Thieler & Jeff Kent – Rig tune and trim secrets
Two of the BEST and really, really fast guys available anywhere will take us through
rig tune, shifting gears, and sail trim.

 

Think Ice,

John
john@neiya.org


Best Known Ice Coming From CIBC In Maine

With record cold being reported from the NOAA Gray/Portland, ME Office this week it is not surprising that ice is setting up. Bill from CIBC has issued a report on Plymouth Pond in Plymouth Maine. Check in on https://iceboat.me/ for Details.

Nothing coming in for VT nor NH at this time. There is ice but nothing sailable.

Remember it’s early-season so be careful. We do not have a thick base and conditions will change from moment to moment.

More info next week.

Side note, a blue jacket ended up in one of the boxes I brought home from the annual meeting a couple weeks ago let me know if its your.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think Ice,

John

John@neiya.org

 

 


Looking Forward To 2020 & Over My Shoulder

Nothing like the first real cold and snow flurries to jolt one into iceboat mode. My work colleges do not quite understand, they never do, so I showed them the Thunder Bay video from earlier in the week. https://youtu.be/VUWgdQA6dAw Unfortunatly their minds are on deliveries south and cruising in the Caribbean. But we know better and look forward to first ice.

Today’s note is two-fold looking forward and looking a little back.

Looking forward
In less than a month Steve Lamb will once again host the annual off ice tune-up clinic. Mark your calendar’s Saturday, December 14th, Arthur C. Lamb Co., Canton, MA. The timing should be perfect for securing last-minute tune-up tips and propel us into full iceboat mode. Rick Bishop will be getting the full agenda out in a few days.

Looking Back
This year’s Annual Meeting and swap meet was very well attended. We successfully filled a bigger parking lot at our new (second year) venue in Hudson NY. Two boat legends changed hands, Hal Chamberlain and Roger Livingston’s boats have new caretakers. Good luck gentlemen. Sail Fast and make their former owners proud.

Lunch began shortly after the swap meet hoard were herded into the meeting room. We left the usual abstaining crowd in the lot. Maybe they had more fun out there but the real show featured chicken, Swedish meatballs, the usual sides and boat talk. But it was not as much about the food as the crowd of people all gathered together to talk mostly about iceboating past and future. Mixed well amongst the NEIYA veterans was six brand new members eager to join in.

Commodore T kicked off the meeting with his usual style and grace and believe it or not the jokes were clean.

The next part of the meeting was fun, prizes and safety-related. Yours truly raffled off safety items that Landfall (www.landfallnavigation.com shameless plug) helped bring to our meeting. Safety tip of the day, carry a whistle. Be sure that it does not have a pea that can clog or freeze up making it worthless. Jay Whitehair was up next with his VT first responder ice bucket challenge. Jay talked about the effects of Hypothermia and what you should do and how to safely help someone else. Jay, thanks for the good tips for all the potential swimmers out there.

The required business portion of the meeting rolled along smoothly and we tried to make it as painless as possible especially for those that are new, just having lunch, or easily distracted.

T talked about local racing this past season which was a little challenging but last year’s New Englands did happen late last year up in Maine. The same may occur this year. Get ready to roll on a moment’s notice as December may just deliver a good plate for race and cruising.

While conditions for racing did not materialize Charlie Silvanus was able to pull off the Hard Way for the second year in a row. Bill Buchholz presented signed certificates of completion. Kate Marrone will be putting the Hardway recap on the web in the next week or so. So read the details there and get ready for the next attempt. Could there be a Winni Spring Fling in 2020? It’s been way way too long so let’s hope so and stay tuned.

Eben Whitcomb representing the nominating commitee put forth the recommended slate for the 2020 season. Some well known and some new blood was proposed.

Commodore: John Stanton
Vice Commodore: Jay Whitehair
Secretary: Karen Binder
Treasurer: Bob Haag

The slate was presented and no additional candidates were nominated from the floor. Motions to accept nominations and vote were put forward electing the slate.

I am proud to be the next NEIYA Commodore and look forward to serving the club and ice boaters en masse. I have spoken personally with many of you and heard what you are saying both positive and areas needing improvement. I’m already working on the weather thing and planning for a solid plate of ice from the big lakes in Maine clear down to the New Jersey shore. Wish I really could make that promise but… I do want to be sure that we communicate as a tight group and will publish where people are sailing on a weekly basis. It’s all about the people. I am committed to making this happen. With Karen’s help as well as Deane Williams who is helping out on the web we will make it so. Our Cruising Chairman Bill Buchholz always plays a key roll in getting the word out for Maine ice and is a fine example of cooperation and sharing ice related information.

We started a tradition a couple years ago with the honoring of Leo Healey, who regrets that he could not make it to this year’s meeting. This year we honored Lloyd Roberts. If you know Lloyd than you know what a fine gentleman and iceboater he is. In a couple words, he wrote the book. Think Ice originally published in 1980 and later updated in 1985 and 1997 (Millenium Edition). Rumor has it that there is a new edition coming out in a year or so but it really is quite up to date. Think Ice is available direcly from The Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club HERE

Lloyd, I appreciate knowing you as a friend and fellow iceboater for the past 20+ years. Sorry for the low audio. I hope you can hear the words of admiration and if you can not know that the NEIYA and all its members hold you in the highest regard. We look forward to sailing with you this season.

On behalf of myself, Jay Whitehair, Karen Binder, and Bob Haag have a great 2020 iceboat season and see you on the ice.

Think Ice,

John Stanton
NEIYA Commodore
Dn5023
John@neiya.org

P.S. If you have not paid your 2020 dues please do today.

Description Price
2020 Membership $30


More Boat Legends From Hal, Roger Livingston & Tomorrow’s NEIYA Meeting

 

Just a few more reasons to stop by have been added Bill Buchholz will be bringing Hal Chamberlain’s DN down, Roger Livingston’s boats are looking for a good home and though it’s not an iceboat, there will be a foiling Catamaran for sale. If you’re not already coming to the annual meeting and swap meet here is another good reason to come.

Just spoke to our guy (that’s me) at Landfallnavigaton.com and there will be some safety related door prize give aways. Not that we need to bribe anyone just one more reason toc come tomorrow.

Don’t forget to pay your 2020 Dues and lunch online for tomorrow.

Description Price
2020 Membership $30
2020 Membership and Lunch $45
2020 Membership for one & Lunch x2 $60
Lunch Only $15

 

 

Fred Greis will be bringing Hal Chamberlain’s HICDIC to our swap meet. I saw the boat in Greenport last month complete with stickers from a 1989 trip to Siberia. It is a piece of local iceboating history and a must-see. Hicdic needs to stay in New England and hopefully, someone can make a new home for her

Questions about this craft? Give Fred a call 516-313-7788

Meeting Details below

Please pay online before the meeting. Do it now while your thining of iceboating. Our treasurer Bob Haag will greatful. It’s really easy and I can tell you that some of our more senior members have paid online so the fear of technology is no excuse.

Description Price
2020 Membership $30
2020 Membership and Lunch $45
2020 Membership for one & Lunch x2 $60
Lunch Only $15

Dig out your old gear and post for sale. People can preview online and arrange for pickup. Get something new and get rid of what your not using.

The NEIYA Annual Meeting Swap Meet and Luncheon is Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Hudson MA. Remember the new venue, the same as last year. Parking lot activities generally begin around 10 am with lunch at noon. The full schedule of activities will be released in a couple weeks.

Hudson-Concord Elks Hall
99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749

Everyone loved the new venue so we are back again. As you recall there is plenty of parking lot space so bring ice boat stuff to sell or just show off your latest project before it hits the ice? Bring it on down all are welcome.

Come and celebrate last season, and get ready for an even 2019/2020 iceboating season.

Let’s be ready to roll when the “Polar Vortex” comes down for a visit.

If you have not dragged your craft(s) out of storage now’s the time. Get ready. Sort through your gear and consider selling or trading the extras at the swap meet or via our classified section. Help fellow enthusiasts get on the ice and sail fast. Remember what’s old and slow to you is fast and new to someone else.

See you there,

John

John@neiya.org

P.S. Question, concerns, want more info, want to try out iceboating, or want to help.


A Legend Returns For The NEIYA Meeting This Saturday

This Saturday a New England iceboat legend returns, at least his boat. If you’re not already coming to the annual meeting and swap meet here is another good reason to come.

Fred Greis will be bringing Hal Chamberlain’s HICDIC to our swap meet. I saw the boat in Greenport last month complete with stickers from a 1989 trip to Siberia. It is a piece of local iceboating history and a must-see. Hicdic needs to stay in New England and hopefully, someone can make a new home for her

Questions about this craft? Give Fred a call 516-313-7788

Meeting Details below

Please pay online before the meeting. Do it now while your thining of iceboating. Our treasurer Bob Haag will greatful. It’s really easy and I can tell you that some of our more senior members have paid online so the fear of technology is no excuse.

Description Price
2020 Membership $30
2020 Membership and Lunch $45
2020 Membership for one & Lunch x2 $60
Lunch Only $15

Dig out your old gear and post for sale. People can preview online and arrange for pickup. Get something new and get rid of what your not using.

The NEIYA Annual Meeting Swap Meet and Luncheon is Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Hudson MA. Remember the new venue, the same as last year. Parking lot activities generally begin around 10 am with lunch at noon. The full schedule of activities will be released in a couple weeks.

Hudson-Concord Elks Hall
99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749

Everyone loved the new venue so we are back again. As you recall there is plenty of parking lot space so bring ice boat stuff to sell or just show off your latest project before it hits the ice? Bring it on down all are welcome.

Come and celebrate last season, and get ready for an even 2019/2020 iceboating season.

Let’s be ready to roll when the “Polar Vortex” comes down for a visit.

If you have not dragged your craft(s) out of storage now’s the time. Get ready. Sort through your gear and consider selling or trading the extras at the swap meet or via our classified section. Help fellow enthusiasts get on the ice and sail fast. Remember what’s old and slow to you is fast and new to someone else.

See you there,

John

John@neiya.org

P.S. Question, concerns, want more info, want to try out iceboating, or want to help.


One Week To Go Till Our NEIYA Meeting

Don’t forget our Annual Meeting and Swap Meet next Saturday!

It’s all about the people. Old, new and friends to be. We share a passion in iceboating. Whether your a seasoned iceboater or just want to get involved don’t miss out next Saturday. All are welcome…

Please pay your dues and lunch online. Our tresurer Bob Haag will greatly appreiate it. Links below you can pay by credit card or PayPal

Description Price
2020 Membership $30
2020 Membership and Lunch $45
2020 Membership for one & Lunch x2 $60
Lunch Only $15

Dig out your old gear and post for sale. People can preview online and arrange for pickup. Get something new and get rid of what your not using.

The NEIYA Annual Meeting Swap Meet and Luncheon is Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Hudson MA. Remember the new venue, the same as last year. Parking lot activities generally begin around 10 am with lunch at noon. The full schedule of activities will be released in a couple weeks.

Hudson-Concord Elks Hall
99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749

Everyone loved the new venue so we are back again. As you recall there is plenty of parking lot space so bring ice boat stuff to sell or just show off your latest project before it hits the ice? Bring it on down all are welcome.

Come and celebrate last season, and get ready for an even 2019/2020 iceboating season.

Let’s be ready to roll when the “Polar Vortex” comes down for a visit.

If you have not dragged your craft(s) out of storage now’s the time. Get ready. Sort through your gear and consider selling or trading the extras at the swap meet or via our classified section. Help fellow enthusiasts get on the ice and sail fast. Remember what’s old and slow to you is fast and new to someone else.

See you there,

John

John@neiya.org

P.S. Question, concerns, want more info, want to try out iceboating, or want to help.


Two Weeks Till The NEIYA Meet Up Saturday November 2nd

 

Don’t forget our Annual Meeting and Swap Meet the first Saturday of November. Please pay your dues and lunch online. And dig out your old gear and post for sale. People will appreciate the preview online!

The NEIYA Annual Meeting Swap Meet and Luncheon is Saturday, November 2, 2019, in Hudson MA. Remember the new venue, the same as last year. Parking lot activities generally begin around 10 am with lunch at noon. The full schedule of activities will be released in a couple weeks.

Hudson-Concord Elks Hall
99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749

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