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Word From the CIBC in Maine

Passing on this morning’s post from our friends in Maine and the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club http://iceboat.me

Bill is very right we have been waiting for this. Stay tuned and watch for the alignment of the planets and sailable ice plates…

John

Damariscotta Wet Out by billbuchholz

Sensors indicate a nicely evolving surface. The forecast for rain has been reduced to showers, which will be fine because too much rain won’t do us any good, especially as the temps Saturday night are not super cold. But by Monday we should be in good shape for a few days of sailing.

This could be the Spring Fling we’ve all been waiting for. An update will be posted by Sunday at noon after the plate has been checked. Mark Allen photo from March 12, 2017, Lake Farm launch.


Between the Snow Flakes

Looks like we will be be dodging the weather once again. There is weather coming so you have to make your own call.

At this time I do not have solid info on anything but Chickawaukie Pond in Rockland ME. The Maine guys are planning to sail tomorrow from the public ramp off Rt 17. Bill has put out the welcome mat on iceboat.me but there is weather coming so you have to make your own call, especially if coming from afar. For those of you who have never sailed Chickawaukie Pond it had been the center of the Maine iceboating community for years but weather patterns have shifted around so we have not sailed it much in a few seasons.

If you are arriving by sea please consult current charts or your plotter otherwise just use Google.

 

I do know that people were on Bantam Lake in CT this week but they are getting snow and we need to wait to see how that shakes out. All else has been silent Not to sound desperate but we are all hoping for some form of ice boating Shangri La. Could it be just over the Lost Horizon?

Charlie Silfvenius is intending to call the Winni Hardway ON just as soon as the conditions materialize. When that is? Who knows. But the call will go out on all channels so be on the ready. Given the way this season has been I very much expect to see an outbreak of ice flu throughout New England and the mid Atlantic.

 

Don’t stop Thinking Ice as we are not done yet.

John
DN5023


Worlds Day Two Results Are In

If you have not already checked out today’s results here they are http://dniceboat.org/idniyra/2019GoldCup.html

The Poles continue to hold on to the top four of five positions but pressing hard is our own James “T” Thieler in Sixth and top American. T had a great day today picking up a Bullet, Fourth and a Seventh. Way to go T Keep it up and grind em down tomorrow.

More updates from those closer to the action than myself coming tomorrow.

John

 


Day One DN Gold Cup Lima OH

Reporting in absentia. Competitors are mulling about on the ice waiting for the start of the skippers meeting. raceGeneral procedures and of course safety will be discussed. Long Island sailors assisted in a the extraction of sailor and boat yesterday but the hazards are marked and should be no additional incidents.

The starting ceremony directly after the meeting and racing at 11.

Three races today bronze qualifier, silver qualifier and first gold race.

There will be some intense action in the first race for those looking to break into the silver qualifier. The first 12 racers advance to silver.

Same goes for the silver qualifier with the first 12 advancing to gold.

Looking at the competitors, some local, I would not be surprised to see a couple qualifying for gold out of the first bronze race.

Gold race entrants

Silver race entrants

Bronze race entrants

Good luck to all the competitors. International, regional and of our own local favorites. Sail fast and bring home silver wherever home might be.

Check out provisional (unofficial) results here

Think ice

John

DN5023

P. S. Personally checked on Bantam (CT) and it is a definite no go till the snow cooks down.


The 2019 DN Eastern’s Are Postponed

The 2019 Eastern’s are postponed until further notice.

Best, Chad Atkins
US 4487
IDNIYRA Eastern Rear Commodore


IDNIYRA Easterns and Beyond

All,

The 2019 IDNIYRA Easterns is scheduled for this weekend February 2-3. We are currently looking for venues from NJ to Maine, as always we have a full weather system moving through the entire region Tuesday and Wednesday so please let me know Wednesday pm if your area may have made it out in reasonable shape. I can be mobile for ice checking with a few other dedicated scouts Thursday morning for a possible call as late as Friday February 1st at 2pm.

Also the IDNIYRA Gold Cup and NAC is slated for February 17-23 hosted by the Central Region. We have a good base of Mountain Lakes and Eastern Race Committee and they are looking to take the pulse on any volunteers that would be willing to travel anywhere the event goes all the way to if it comes local in the East or Mountain Lakes (east of ohio/pa). If you haven’t been to one of these events and arn’t planning on racing this could be a very cool experience as about 100 competitors from all over North America and Europe are already entered.

Think Ice!
Best, Chad Atkins
US 4487
IDNIYRA Eastern Rear Commodore
Catkins4487@gmail.com


2018 Easterns Launch Site

Pub Boat Landing Rd
Pub Boat Landing Rd, Belgrade, ME 04917
https://maps.app.goo.gl/abzFy

Funs beginning soon

Chad


Ice Boating Activities This Weekend Dec 15-16th

There is ice and we are making more every night. As announced earlier the DN Eastern Regatta will be held on Great Pond in Belgrade Maine. Eastern Details Here. I know that there will be plenty of racing as well as cruising there. Check out the Chickawaukie Iceboat Club for Maine sailing. Other places have been scouted and are ready to sail. I however do not have specifics yet. The ice email hotline has some details but nothing solid yet.

Not ready to sail, new to the sport, need help getting your boat ready, or don’t have the time to this weekend? We are gathering for an off ice tune up tomorrow 11:00 – 3:00 details below.

The Annual Tune Up Clinic. Generously hosted once again by the Arthur C. Lamb Company in Canton MA but most of us just know it as Steve Lamb’s shop.

Date: Saturday December 15th
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm – Come for the day or any part of it.
Location: Arthur C. Lamb Company Refreshments: Served continuously throughout the day and lunch about noon

We have a big day planed

Highlights

  • Runner Edge Prep with stoning demo – With Paul Zucco
  • The club once again made a group stone purchase and full sets will be available for sale. Let me know if you want to reserve yours.
  • Rules / Safety – With John Stanton
  • Runner alignment – With Bob Haag
  • Shifting gears – how to set your boat up for different
    Wind/Ice conditions and how components work together.

This event is an excellent opportunity to get the information you need to get on the ice for the first time or go faster than last year. If you are interested we will help get you in your first boat. Remember there is plenty of room so bring iceboats or parts for sale.

Have something laying around your not using? Bring it for someone else to enjoy. Your old equipment could be someone’s first boat. The items on the NEIYA classifieds page might be available for drop off and pickup. Ask the seller(s) directly.

HAVE AN OLD ICEBOAT IN THE BARN? BRING IT. WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AND HELP GET YOU ON THE ICE THIS SEASON.

We welcome any newcomers trying to get into ice boating and onto the ice this season. Have a boat sitting in your garage, barn or cellar? Bring it down we have experts standing by to go over your craft and develop a plan to get you sailing this season. Don’t know how to rig your boat? We will show you. Not sure if all the pieces are there? We will go over it with you. We are here to help usher you safely onto the ice. No reservation needed but would appreciate you dropping me a note so we can be sure to reserve room.

See you all there and let me know if you have any questions.

Think Ice!

John Stanton
DN5023
John@neiya.org – Questions drop me a line


2018 DN Eastern Championships Are ON For This Weekend 12/15-16

All,

It’s Friday morning and here is your Eastern Region championship report from Great Pond in Belgrade, Maine. The Eastern Region championship is ON! Ice is black, hard, 4.5″-5.5″ thick, 40% Snow covered 1/4″ drifts. There are a few leads on the way out but easily spotted at lower speeds sitting up. Looks like we should have a 3/4 mile circle to play on.

Saturday morning registration 8:45-9:45 am only at the launch
Followed by a skippers meeting
1st race immediately following

Sunday morning registration 8:45-9:15 am only at the launch
Followed by a skippers meeting
1st race of the day immediately following

***Entering on either day- Signing in, registering and showing your $300,000 liability insurance coverage is mandatory along with being a current IDNIYRA member in good standing (idniyra.org) If you can have a registered sail # as well it would be greatly appreciated!***

Hotels are in Augusta about 25 minutes south of the launch off 95. There is a group of us staying at the Senator Inn and spa, mention the iceboating group might help with pricing. There is a bar and restaurant in the hotel.

Senetor Inn and spa-
284 Western Ave, Augusta, ME 04330
207 622 5804
Double- $120 (might be $108 for us)
Single queen-$99

Looking forward to seeing you there!!

Best, Chad
catkins4487@gmail.com

P.S. Any additional information will be posted to https://neiya.org


This Weekend On & Off The Ice

The season is really shaping up well. Ice has been setting up all over New England and with it cruising and racing has begun. Seems kind of early but not unusual. Looks like it caught some of us a little by surprise this year.

This weekend we will be traveling. Some of us will be sailing some lining up for the 2018 INIYRA Eastern’s and others gathering for this years Tune up. Whatever you do this weekend make it ice boating related.

Details for Saturday’s tune up are below. Watch for updates on the Easterns over the next couple days right here. There is new ice forming so sail safe and sail heads up. Monitor the ice hotline as well as the Chickawaukie iceboat club https://iceboat.me fpr places and people to sail with.

The Annual Tune Up Clinic. Generously hosted once again by the Arthur C. Lamb Company in Canton MA but most of us just know it as Steve Lamb’s shop.

Date: Saturday December 15th
Time: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Arthur C. Lamb Company Refreshments: Served continuously throughout the day and lunch about noon

We have a big day planed

Highlights

  • Runner Edge Prep with stoning demo
  • The club once again made a group stone purchase and full sets will be available for sale. Let me know if you want to reserve yours.
  • Rules / Safety
  • Runner alignment
  • Shifting gears – how to set your boat up for different
    Wind/Ice conditions and how components work together.

This event is an excellent opportunity to get the information you need to get on the ice for the first time or go faster than last year. If you are interested we will help get you in your first boat. Remember there is plenty of room so bring iceboats or parts for sale.

Have something laying around your not using? Bring it for someone else to enjoy. Your old equipment could be someone’s first boat. The items on the NEIYA classifieds page might be available for drop off and pickup. Ask the seller(s) directly.

HAVE AN OLD ICEBOAT IN THE BARN? BRING IT. WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AND HELP GET YOU ON THE ICE THIS SEASON.

We welcome any newcomers trying to get into ice boating and onto the ice this season. Have a boat sitting in your garage, barn or cellar? Bring it down we have experts standing by to go over your craft and develop a plan to get you sailing this season. Don’t know how to rig your boat? We will show you. Not sure if all the pieces are there? We will go over it with you. We are here to help usher you safely onto the ice. No reservation needed but would appreciate you dropping me a note so we can be sure to reserve room.

See you all there and let me know if you have any questions.

Think Ice!

John Stanton
DN5023
John@neiya.org


2018 IDNIYRA Eastern Lakes Championships Update

All,

Here is your mid week update. As reports are coming in I am leaning towards having the 2018 IDNIYRA Easterns Saturday and Sunday (Dec 15-16) On Great pond in Belgrade, ME. There is a possibility that southern Champlain could be in play but it has not been scouted yet. I will be waving the entry fee but you will absolutely need a hard copy of your $300,000 liability insurance and be a member of IDNIYRA (idniyra.org)

I hope to make the final call as early on Friday afternoon possible. If you can only make one of the days I am ok with that for this event,  please let me know when registering and show up early enough to help the process as I will be sailing as well.  If there are any volunteers that would like to help us run races that would be very much appreciated. Looking forward to some more great racing this weekend!

All official race announcements and updates will be posted will be posted here at https://neiya.org. Stay tuned for updates.

Best, Chad
IDNIYRA Eastern Rear Commodore

2018 New England Championships Are In The Books

Photo by Matt Knowles

New England DN Championship 2018 Results

Pushaw Lake, Orono, ME

12/8/18

Wind 5-12 mph

Grade 5-6 ice surface

Regatta Chairman Steve Madden

Skipper                                 R1      R2      R3      R4      R5      R6      TO      Total

James “T” Thieler US5224     1         1        1        1         1         1*       1          5

Eric Anderson US5193           3         2        2        3         2         3*       3          12

Steve Madden US4512          3$       3         3        2        3*         2       3          13

Chris Miller US5415               2        11*      4        4         4          6       11         20

Eben Whitcomb US4775        8*       6         5        6         5         4        8          26

Matt Knowles US5606            4        4         6        8         8*        7        8          29

Jay Whitehair US3947         DNF*    5         7        5         6         8       DNF      31

Dave Fortier US4690              9*       7        8        7          7         5        9          34

Guy Polybank US4619           5         8       10      10        8$       10*     10        41

Chris Mayer US4596              6        10      11*      9         9         9$      11         43

R. Gluckman US5805             7        9        9        11       12       12*      12        48

Karen Binder US                   10       12       12*     11$     10       11       12        54

John Hayes US4869             11        14*     12$    13       11       12$     14        59

Peter McGowan US8           DNS*    13      13       12      13        9        DNS     60

$=scored race. number shown is average for all your actual races including throw out race

*=throw out race (TO)

DNF=did not finish

DNS=did not start

Race 2 was scored by bystander

Thanks to all the scorers

Steve Madden


New England Season Openers…

Newbury Harbor Lake Sunapee

The season is upon us. There is a report of ice that might be sailable on Pushaw Lake in Maine. Details on the Chickawaukie Club site https://iceboat.me.

The above drive by siting was sent to me this evening and looks very encouraging. The picture is from the southern end of lake Sunapee from Newbury Harbor.

More news here and on the ice hotline as it becomes available. Maybe some sailing this weekend!

It’s been said many times before but still applies be careful especially during the start of the season. Don’t venture out alone.

Remember the Tune Up Clinic is next Saturday the 15th.  I am looking into making another group stone purchase. They will be from Boride and a variety of grits. I do not have a final price yet but looking to gauge interest. Email me below if interested

Think Ice,

John
john@neiya.org

P.S. anything from Vermont?

 


(N)Ice News From Maine

Picked up from the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Clubs site https://iceboat.me. They are making ice and keeping a watchful eye on things. Thanks for the report Bill. We are all looking forward to sailing soon. Some are eye balling progress in Minnesota but do believe even more are are betting on Maine. Any word out of VT? Thanks for the encouraging eye (ice) candy Thanks Bill…

Ice is coming Think Harder

Just to keep the juices flowing, here’s a shot of the narrows on Damariscotta Lake, looking north

The ice is about 3/4”, and was strong enough to withstand the gusts of wind which caused it to heave up and down, crackling in the pebbles and bullrushes alongshore. The main body of the lake is still open. This might not survive the warm front moving through Sunday through Tuesday, but what that front might do is give Plymouth Pond a surface. It hasn’t been checked since before this deep cold snap but it’s bound to be a few inches by now.
Anyone close by there willing to go have a look?


Happy Thanksgiving On This Chilly Day!

Wow girl, it might be Thanksgiving and the start of a nice cold snap but that ice is not safe.

Wishing everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. We all have lots to be thankful for but since this is the official NEIYA site I am thankful for this cold snap and the prospect of early ice. Enjoy friends and family and find some time to work on your equipment over the long weekend.

Next up: The Annual Tune Up Clinic. Generously hosted once again by the Arthur C. Lamb Company in Canton MA but most of us just know it as Steve Lamb’s shop.

Date: Saturday December 15th
Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Arthur C. Lamb Company Refreshments: Served continuously throughout the day and lunch about noon

We have a big day planed

Highlights

  • Dave Fortier: Runner Edge Prep with stoning demo
  • Eben Whitcomb & Greg Cornelius on Rules / Safety
  • Jeff Kent & James “T” Thieler on Shifting gears – how to set your boat up for different
    Wind/Ice conditions and how components work together.

This event is an excellent opportunity to get the information you need to get on the ice for the first time or go faster than last year. If you are interested we will help get you in your first boat. Remember there is plenty of room so bring iceboats or parts for sale.

Have something laying around your not using? Bring it for someone else to enjoy. Your old equipment could be someone’s first boat. The items on the NEIYA classifieds page might be available for drop off and pickup. Ask the seller(s) directly.

HAVE AN OLD ICEBOAT IN THE BARN? BRING IT. WE’LL TAKE A LOOK AND HELP GET YOU ON THE ICE THIS SEASON.

We welcome any newcomers trying to get into ice boating and onto the ice this season. Have a boat sitting in your garage, barn or cellar? Bring it down we have experts standing by to go over your craft and develop a plan to get you sailing this season. Don’t know how to rig your boat? We will show you. Not sure if all the pieces are there? We will go over it with you. We are here to help usher you safely onto the ice. No reservation needed but would appreciate you dropping me a note so we can be sure to reserve room.

See you all there and let me know if you have any questions.

Think Ice!

John Stanton
DN5023
John@neiya.org


NEIYA Annual Meeting Wrap-Up

Hello All!
As always the meeting was a terrific gathering of fascinating people with a lust for speed and cool craft and possibly a need for group therapy. But hey, until then we will keep hitting the ice!

The parking lot scene was good despite the weather, lots of boats and gear changing hands, no doubt some people are in the shop already making sure all the bits and pieces will fit when we get some ice…. Which will be sooner than you think!
The meeting went at a good pace, wasn’t too excruciating, and covered q

uite a bit of ground. Race results, trophy presentations, Hardway certificate distributions, future plans discussed, past adventures recalled, backs patted, moments of silence for some ice sailors we lost, and finally a slate was approved

No one was appointed in absentia. Those of you who stayed home can stop worrying.

We also had some cool door prizes raffled off, many thanks to John Stanton and Landfall Navigation for hooking us up.All of this was fueled by the usual fantastic catering and a cash bar at our new venue, the Hudson-Concord Elks Hall in Hudson, MA. Great place, hope they’ll have us back next year!

Many thanks to John Stanton and Bob Haag for putting the event together and all of their work on behalf of the club. These guys put in way more time than most of us realize! Thanks also to Steve Madden for all of his efforts as Regatta Chairman and of course to everyone who showed up!

The next big events are the Great Western Challenge (mainly for DNs but other classes welcome) on the best ice in or near Minnesota on from Nov 30 – Dec 2. Following that it’s the tune-up clinic at Steve Lamb’s shop on December 15. Rick Bishop is working to get that put together and it promises to be just as good as last year- and last year was the most interesting and informative one we’ve had in awhile! Even if you don’t care about getting your iceboat tuned up you should attend strictly on culinary grounds. The food is always interesting and unique!! Personally, I enjoyed seeing all the gang and meeting some of the brand-new and relatively new sailors.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the ice soon! If anyone has questions or would like to follow up on anything feel free to email me at t_thieler@yahoo.com.

Look forward to hearing from you!
Think ICE!

T DN US 5224


NEIYA Swap Meet Pictorial

Thanks to Ed Edwards for taking the time to take pictures.

 


You Need To Attend The NEIYA Swap Next Saturday


Who Needs to Come? Yes, it’s a need…

  • Anyone interested in ice boating
  • Winter sports enthusiast
  • Frost biters
  • Multi hull racers cruisers
  • Sailors and non sailors
  • Veteran racers
  • Veteran cruisers
  • Looking to buy gear
  • Looking to sell gear
  • You have a need for speed

Stop by to get information. Chat with ice boat enthusiasts from around the northeast. Rub elbows with itinerant cruisers and world class DN racers. They are there to help you get on the ice for the first time or go faster. Make this the year you start ice boating.

There will be door prizes for those staying for lunch (all welcome). Not the usual nick knacks but prizes that might actually save your life. Landfall Navigation will once again pitch in with gift certificates.

Have things to sell post on the classified section and bring on Saturday. To post or view our classifieds Click https://theneiya.org/classifieds/

Don’t forget to pay your 2019 dues. Make things easy and pay for the luncheon as well. Our treasurer will be thankful for all those who prepay online.

Description Price
Membership $30
Memb9ership and Lunch $45
Membership for one & Lunch x2 $60
Lunch Only $15

 

Think Ice,

John
john@neiya.org

P.S. Questions? Shoot me an email.

 


Let The Season Begin – November 3rd Swap Meet

With the NEIYA Swap, Luncheon and Meeting only three weeks away, it’s time to drag out your gear. If you’re like me fix the things that should have been fixed at the end of the season.

Put anything your not going to use on the Classifieds and or bring to the Swap Meet. Remember your old gear could be a real go fast upgrade for someone else. And might make a difference in getting someone on the ice this season.

Don’t forget to pay your 2019 season dues and preregister for lunch. Online links are on the right in yellow. Don’t delay, it will make Treasurer Haag’s life easier and put a smile on his face.

 NEIYA Gathering Swap Meet Starts Saturday 9:30 am November 3rd
  
 Where: Hudson-Concord Elks Hall
 Address: 99 Park Street, Hudson, MA 01749

 

Think Ice for the upcoming 2019 season,

John
DN5023
john@neiya.org


Season Update – IDNIYRA Eastern Rear Commodore

Hey All,

With another September behind us it is time to start tuning up our hardwater gear so that we’re ready for the colder temperatures and frozen ponds and lakes! September also brings meetings and conference calls for governing members as we help to run and maintain our ice sailing organizations.

As far as IDNIYRA is concerned we have the Eastern’s slated for February 2-3, 2019 and hopefully this will serve as a tune up for the Gold Cup and NAC to be run February 16-23. For those of you on the fence about getting into racing or stepping into a larger arena, I can tell you it is friendly, welcoming and a great all round experience with lots to learn and plenty of good times! If you have any questions on getting involved in DN racing, joining the class, or obtaining a sail number don’t hesitate to reach out.

For the veterans of the class that have been attending championships – you know why we all look forward to the season ahead!! You also know that it takes a lot of work in many forms to make it all happen and get these events in. I will be stepping down as Eastern Rear Commodore at season’s end come April 2019. I have contacted and tried to find a replacement over the past 8 months since running the 2018 DN NA’s but no one has been willing to step up and take their turn. I feel that it is important to be in the role for a year before it is our turn to run the Continental championship in 2021 which honestly should be led by the Canadian or Mountain Lakes Region. If you have been racing and participating in any of these events this would be a great way to get involved and give back to this great sport!

Chad Atkins
DN US 4487
IDNIYRA Eastern Rear Commodore
catkins4487@gmail.com


Memories of a Fallen Brother Captain Howard Garland (KC 5532)

 

 

Captain Howard Garland KC5532

Captain Howard Garland of Lunenberg Co., Nova Scotia, passed away on Friday afternoon after a battle with cancer. Howard was a member of the Nova Ice Yacht Club. His love of ice boating and speed were only surpassed by desire to share these experiences with his fellow sailors.

Many NIYC Regattas were hosted by Howard from his home at Lake Mush a Mush, with warm up breaks around the wood stove in his shop. Not content to just host regattas at his home ice, Howard built a chalet at Sherbrook, allowing access to a lake that often holds ice until late Spring. Many times after a regatta hosted by Howard, the fleet was treated to a superb homemade fish chowder prepared by Howard’s lovely wife Claudette.

Howard Garland was born in the outport village of Pushthrough, Newfoundland. His family later resettled to Hermitage. At the age of 17, he moved to Nova Scotia and commenced a career in the scallop fishing industry. Achieving the rank of Captain at the age of 26, Howard went on to captain successively larger vessels culminating in the command of the 143′ highline vessel ATLANTIC DESTINY, able to fish offshore year round in the North Atlantic. When at sea in the winter, he would often call in via SAT phone from Georges Bank to find out the ice conditions and who was sailing fast.

Through the years, Howard won the Nova Scotia Champs (aka Snelly Cup) and the Maritime Championship many times. This past winter he won the Maritime Championship sailing on his home ice at Mush a Mush. Howard also sailed in IDNIYRA World and NA Championships, and NEIYA events. His strength and quest for speed were legendary. He could make the stiffest mast bend like a coach whip, and many a boom suffered from his sheeting ability.

Howard is survived by his wife Claudette, and sons Tyler and Matt. We, his friends from far and wide, will need to work hard to keep up his spirit and enthusiasm for the sport of ice boating. As a friend, he was the best. We will carry him with us in our hearts and think of him often.

I invite you to share your memories of Howard below via the comment link below. Any and all on or off ice tales are welcome and If you have them pictures. Some of my pictures from this summer are below.

Eben Whitcomb DN4475

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November 3rd – NEIYA Meeting, Swap & Lunch

With the Dog Days of summer behind us it’s time to think about Ice boating and the NEIYA Annual Meeting Swap Meet, and Luncheon. Mark your calender’s NOW and show up on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at our new venue.

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

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Members at Large

Follow Joachim Roesler as he makes his way to Ketchikan AK competing in this years Race To Alaska by Northwest Maritime Center.

The rules are simple. “No motor, no support, all the way to Alaska. The physical endurance, saltwater know-how, and bulldog tenacity to navigate the 750 cold water miles from Port Townsend, Washington, to Ketchikan, Alaska. “

You might have seen his red and yellow winged iceboat Surf & Turf over the past couple years and its for sale. Check out the NEIYA classifieds


Click on the map below or link http://tracker.r2ak.com/ for live updates.

Joachim good luck and we will be eagerly following your progress Northward and look forward to hearing tales of the Pacific Northwest when we see you on the ice next season.

What else is everyone doing during the off season? Building, Sailing (I know a few people did the Bermuda Race). What else? Who’s going to the Wooden Boat Show at Mystic or the Classic car weekend at Thompson Motor Speedway?

Think Ice,

John
john@neiya.org

 


The Last Hurrah! 

Passing along the best opportunity any of us have seen in a long time. Don’t put your boat away just yet. Go to Moosehead…

New post on Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club

Maine State Championship 2018

by David Fortier

I have just received a call from Bill, and the report is that there is ice. With Bill’s experience, and measurements of the ice condition we are scheduling the Maine State Championship for Saturday. Bill has checked the North and South end, and the ice in Greenville is the best. It is even forecast to be a bit colder tonight and tomorrow so that is a good thing. Bill said the ice surface seems to be much as it was on Lake Memphremagog a few weeks back. Most everyone was sailing well with plates, and I sailed with angles on the third day and those worked quite well.  We think that racers should attempt to arrive at or before 0900 so we will have the best chance to get er done.

Dave US4690

David Fortier | April 20, 2018 at 10:51 am | Categories: 2018 Season | URL: https://wp.me/p1wB1o-1S2