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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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Be There November 2nd – NEIYA Meeting, Swap & Lunch

 

Don’t forget our Annual Meeting and Swap Meet 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, 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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November 2nd – NEIYA Meeting, Swap & Lunch

 

Don’t forget our Annual Meeting and Swap Meet 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, 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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Celebration of Life For Roger Livingston August 9th

The family will be holding a celebration of life for Roger Livingston Friday, August 9th 3:00pm to 5:30pm, The Manor, 42 West Boylston St, West Boylston, MA 01583.

All who knew and loved Roger should attend. Bring your stories, bring your pictures and momentos, and more importantly bring your love and compassion of Roger to share with everyone. Read Roger’s obituary here.

Think Ice, Think Roger and Celebrate the life of an Ice Boater,

John Stanton
NEIYA, Vice Commodore
DN 5023
john@neiya.org


Farewell to Roger Livingston

It is with a heavy heart that I must relay the recent passing of one of our ice boating brothers, Roger Livingston.

Roger kept an eye on Webster lake for all of us and made sure there was access at the Webster Sailing Association’s parking, ramp, and clubhouse. He was a seasoned iceboater and always found time to help and advise new sailors.

Roger was one of the few people I knew who could actually pronounce Webster lake’s real name Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg.

Roger’s official notice Here https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/name/roger-livingston-obituary?pid=193443530

We woud like to put together a collection our memories of Roger. Please leave a comment here, the comments link below or drop me an email. I will pull everything together and post in a couple days.

Roger sheet in and Sail Fast on miles of black ice and know we will think of you everytime we sail Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg. Hopefully we will be able to sail all three sections in your honor next year.

Think Ice,

John Stanton
NEIYA Vice Commodore
john@neiya.org

 


Hardway Chairman’s Recap

Hardway Report March 26, 2019

A fleet of ten boats made the journey. Lake had not been scouted until Monday afternoon although some reports from the kite wings sailors had looked very favorable.

Staging took place at Brewster Beach and, with a few hustles, boats and sailors were ready for a 10:00hrs. launch. Weather brought bright sunshine and winds about 12 mph, with temperatures hovering around the upper 20s. Ice was hard snow surface with good substance underneath.

After clearing the bay, there were large areas of good grey ice through the Broads. As you approached 5 mile island it became snow ice again and quite rough into center harbor. A few small ridges needed crossing but had many spots to do so. Only one caused concern as there were spots of open water along it. This was off of Welch island and went across the lake. A safe crossing was marked. This was used as the second check point with Parker island being the first. Long runs between tacks allowed for viewing the beautiful hills around.

Third checkpoint at 5 mile island came up one boat short. A quick scouting party found Roger with a sail down. Repair rescue team of Lee, Karin, Kate, and Eben had a quick fix of a parted stay and they were on the way again.

Arrival at Center Harbor was at 1200 hrs with the repair crew combing in about 15 minutes later. Snacks and chit chat with the obligatory stepping on land occurred around the melting shoreline. Looking for a local to photograph the entire group, Kate just happened upon the director for Center Harbor Parks and Rec. We did get a mention and picture on their website, http://www.centerharbornh.org, and I believe something will show in the local Merideth paper. Always good for PR.

Leaving with a NW wind still at about 12 mph, or 10 knts if you like, we headed out. 5 Mile island was used as a checkpoint of the way back as well. Surface was getting a little soft and winds began to ease a little, putting the fear of a long walk into out hearts. Fear not though as we got back onto good ice and away from land tremendous cruising was had. Regrouping at the marked crossing showed everyone in good spirits with all gear well. A generous afternoon of , “frolicking” occurred while the broads were crisscrossed numerous times. Final boats made it in about 1600 hrs. with congrats and fluid replacement occurring.

 

 

 

 

1 Charlie Silfvenius Hardway Chairman Wolefboro, NH Super DN 4769
2 Peter Bodwell New Durham, NH DN
3 David Fortier Biddeford, ME Super DN
4 Kate  Marrone Bow, NH BDX
5 Mike Acebo Marion, NY J14
6 Robert Strzelewicz Dudley, MA Single seat Gambit
7 Lee Spiller Effingham, NH Gambit
8 Karin Wilson (Passenger) Mamouth, NH Gambit
9 Eben Whitcomb Westbrook, CT DN4775
10 Randy Rice Meredith, NH DN 4316
11 (Rambling) Roger Pickall Easton, MD DN 4180

 

Respectively submitted,

Charles Silfvenius
Hardway Chairman


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!

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