2018 Season

Fair Winds To Olaf Harken

If you’ve ever been on a boat and pulled on a line, chances are it was running through a Harken block.

The Harken line of sailing hardware started with a quest by Olaf and Peter Harken to have efficient blocks for their iceboats. From that simple genesis it expanded into the extraordinary company it is today. The range and quality of the hardware they make is just staggering.

Along the way the brothers had adventures too numerous to mention here but are detailed in a book by Olaf called “Fun Times In Boats, Blocks and Business.” It is an inspiring winter read- get it here: https://www.amazon.com/Fun-Times-Boats-Blocks-Business/dp/0996285008/ref=sr_1_24?keywords=harken&qid=1571830158&sr=8-24

Olaf passed quietly in his sleep a few days ago- we send our thoughts and condolences to his family, friends, and everyone in the Harken world.

https://www.iceboat.org/2019/10/21/remembering-olaf-harken/


Paul Exner: Elusive EQUINOX of Sailing – iceboat.org

Talk about living the Dream….
https://www.iceboat.org/2019/10/19/paul-exner-elusive-equinox-of-sailing/


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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Historic IceBoating

https://www.inkwellinspirations.com/2014/01/historic-winter-sports-ice-sailing.html


Inkwell Inspirations: Historic Winter Sports: Ice Sailing


DN Sailing on Lake Baikal in March 2020 – DN North America

Food for thought if you are looking for some great sailing and a greater adventure! Trust me, I’ve gone on one of these trips… just amazing. And won’t break the bank either! Click and read:

https://www.idniyra.org/2019/10/13/dn-sailing-on-lake-baikal-in-march-2020/


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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