2018 Season

Happy Epoxy Day

Big day for Gougeon/WEST a little while back!

Jan and Meade were two extraordinary guys- They built boats, planes, iceboats, and a giant glue company among other things.

You could not chat with either of these guys and not walk away with a whole list of lessons learnt.

Anyway read the article, get to your shop, mix a batch and start building!

Celebrating 50 Years of What Holds Us Together – DN North America

Celebrating 50 Years of What Holds Us Together – DN North America


Skeeter Build- Read This!!

Hey Gang- As this long, hot summer grinds on I hope everyone has been pecking away at the to-do list for the upcoming season- it always gets here before most of us are ready…. Every spring Eben Whitcomb loves to joke that “This summer we will have PLENTY of time to get everything done for the winter season!” He also claims to only like coffee for the taste and not the buzz. But I digress….

Out in Wisconsin Daniel Hearn has been building a Skeeter and has been writing a very entertaining series of reports about it- if you need some inspiration to get into the workshop and get cracking reading these reports may do the trick!

Read and enjoy-

https://www.iceboat.org/2019/06/19/the-inspector-spaight-st-syndicate-cbd-skeeter-update/


Celebration Of Life For Roger Livingston Friday, August 9

Hello All-

The family of Roger Livingston will be holding a celebration of his life on 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 mementos, 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!


IDNIYRA Rankings Published

Here it is folks, the latest rankings from the DN class- Take a look, get inspired, see how you did, congratulate those who are in front of you, call and torment those who are behind you…

And look forward to the season…. it’ll be here soon…

2020 International Rank List Published – DN North America

2020 International Rank List Published – DN North America

The 2020 IDNIYRA Rank List has been published. See it here. If you have questions, please email to Deb Whitehors…


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

 


Thin Ice….

This is a really interesting piece…. I remember Lloyd Roberts talking about this very subject a few years back. Take a look!

What It’s Like to Literally Skate on Thin Ice

What It’s Like to Literally Skate on Thin Ice

Mårten Ajne skates on thin ice on purpose. How does he stay safe? He’s really good at math.