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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