2018 Season

Spring Meeting Tomorrow 4/20/19

Hello All-

The NEIYA Spring Meeting has been scheduled for April 20, 2019. Clear your calendars and come join the fun! Grizzled veterans and future rookies welcome.

The place will be the Moore Brothers Company shop, 253 Franklin St, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. Heading west on Franklin St look for a driveway on the right with a big gray building on the left and a big red building on the right. Moore Bro Co is in the gray building. If you miss the driveway take a right on Buttonwood and take the next right into the parking lot.

The date is SaturdayApril 20th / Hours 11 – 3

Refreshments and lunch provided – nothing fancy, just the usual champagne, caviar and foie gras. Or possibly pizza.

Bring iceboat related items for sale. Maybe one last chance to move some gear!

Oliver Moore, Jeff Kent, T Thieler, and who knows who else will be on hand so it’s a good bet there will be some discussion (formal or otherwise) on a range of topics, including but not limited to the worlds of iceboats, dirt boats, regular boats, composites, road trips, sailing stories, and God knows what else.

If you are interested in attending please give T a shout via email so we can get a rough idea of how many mouths to feed- t_thieler

Looking forward to the event and seeing everyone! Think ICE!!


Textbook Bad Day On The Water….

Ever had a disappointing day on the ice due to gear failure? Maybe you can relate to this video…

It’s the 2003 America’s Cup, Race 1, ALINGHI vs TEAM NEW ZEALAND. The notoriously tough one for Team NZ, boat taking on water, boom broken, jibs ripping out of the headfoil…. Not what you need in the first 30 minutes of an America’s Cup race. Glad no one injured.

Very instructive though, I guess the lesson is you have to practice in the conditions you are going to race in and build a little reliability into your gear. Gotta finish to win! Listen closely to the commentators and on-board audio. Can glean a few lessons here and there….

Click and take it in….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2270&v=sNbQqzu8EZE


SPRING MEETING THIS SATURDAY!

Hello All-

The NEIYA Spring Meeting has been scheduled for April 20, 2019. Clear your calendars and come join the fun! Grizzled veterans and future rookies welcome.

The place will be the Moore Brothers Company shop, 253 Franklin St, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809. Heading west on Franklin St look for a driveway on the right with a big gray building on the left and a big red building on the right. Moore Bro Co is in the gray building. If you miss the driveway take a right on Buttonwood and take the next right into the parking lot.

The date is Saturday April 20th / Hours 11 – 3

Refreshments and lunch provided – nothing fancy, just the usual champagne, caviar and foie gras. Or possibly pizza.

Bring iceboat related items for sale. Maybe one last chance to move some gear!

Oliver Moore, Jeff Kent, T Thieler, and who knows who else will be on hand so it’s a good bet there will be some discussion (formal or otherwise) on a range of topics, including but not limited to the worlds of iceboats, dirt boats, regular boats, composites, road trips, sailing stories, and God knows what else.

If you are interested in attending please give T a shout via email so we can get a rough idea of how many mouths to feed- t_thieler@yahoo.com

Looking forward to the event and seeing everyone! Think ICE!!

When: Saturday April 20th / Hours 11 – 3
Where: 253 Franklin St, Bristol, Rhode Island 02809


Spring Has Arrived…. See some Scooters!

Hey Folks-

Time to say “Stick a fork in it; It’s done!” about the 2018-2019 hard-water season.

It had it’s ups and downs for everyone, that’s for sure but mainly a lot of laughs, some great racing and cruising (including a HardWay on Winni) for all!

Be sure to attend the NEIYA spring party at Moore Brothers Company on April 20 to toast a great season and plan the next one…. Info here:
https://theneiya.org/2019/04/03/neiya-gathering-moore-brothers-bristol-ri-apr-20th/

And while you are clearing your calendar for that event check out these great vids of South Bay Scooters doing their thing back in the day- Great video, shot by Bill Mills, sent to us by Katie Bradford and edited and YouTube-ed by Deb Whitehorse. It takes a village!

Click and enjoy….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6gho_UYbTc


Another Great Video

Take a trip in the Way-Back machine with this video- great shots of soft water, hard water, and dirt boats doing what they do best- going fast and looking good!

The ice and dirt boats show up about eight minutes in but watch the whole thing- it’s extraordinary.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XenEvUUWiUM

Think ICE!!


Season Done?!? Or Is it???

Read what Bill Bucholz and Lloyd Roberts have to say….

https://iceboat.me/2019/04/06/chickawaukie-ice/


Maine Ice Report and GREAT Video!