2020 Season

DN Great Western Challenge is ON for Wisconsin – DN North America

https://www.idniyra.org/2019/12/11/dn-great-western-challenge-is-on-for-wisconsin/

James “T” Thieler
12 Channing St.
Newport, RI. 02840

401 258 6230
t_thieler@yahoo.com


Winter Flexes Her Icy Fingers

Now listen here…

It is early in the season and we have already begun the cycles of winter. Cold, Snow, Melt and wait. The folks in Maine sprinted up to Plymouth Pond for the last sail before the white dump, some shoveled and plowed and others watched the meager snow melt away in the hard rain. The common thread is we all thought about iceboating, worked on our boats and watched the weather forecasts for some miracle or miracles.

As most of you know, Steve Lamb has once again graciously opened his shop up for our annual off-ice tune-up clinic. If you have not come before it’s a great chance to catch up with fellow sailors, ask a question, learn a new skill, pick up equipment, and of course feast on the food Linda puts together for us. The short of it.

When: Saturday, December 14th, 10:00 am to 3:00pm
Where: Arthur C. Lamb Company 85 Jackson St, Canton, MA 02021
Details: Here https://theneiya.org/2019/11/17/annual-tune-up-saturday-december-14th/

There will be sets of Boride Stones some safety equipment as well as other items for sale. New this year VC Jay Whitehair will be demonstrating ice safety equipment.

See you all there and Think Ice,

John
DN5023
John@neiya.org

P.S. If there is sailable ice do what you need to do, get some tiller time but there will be a crowd at Steves regardless.

P.P.S. Keep an eye on your local ice and spread the news to all! We have only a couple weeks to get some of the 2019 races in and it’s always great to start the season before Christmas.


Black-Ice Friday Is Here!

Coming to a Lake Near You Soon

 

What is Black-Ice Friday you ask?

The holiday is here!
Never mind the doorbuster super sales or the crowd trampling media events. We New England iceboat jocks know the value of a full vacation day! Consider this: Maine’s late iceboating legend Larry Hardman would blissfully don his fireball orange helmet and goggles for the season by epoxy stapling his helmet chin-strap tight under his chin while reciting his latest iceboat poetry. Another legend, Warner St Clair was known to visit his arch neighborhood DN competitors, gaining eager post-holiday access with a friendly knock and an entry-level gift, just so he could place his bootleg over a prized box of runners and release the #20 grit black beauty sandblasting sand down his leg from the carefully crafted hole in his pocket – such a clever competitor he was! Or, consider our cherished living local legend Lloyd Roberts… who on black-ice Friday is known to sit knee-deep in his rusty lawn chair in the ice-crusted waters of the Damariscotta public beach, under an umbrella, in his underwear, pontificating such things as the elastic modulus co-efficiencies of splintered Sitka spruce sliding along a perfect ice surface. The value of his all-inclusive hard-water daydreaming has yet to be fully appreciated. Get the idea? Make your plans NOW.

Take advantage of this all-important holiday… gather your buddies to safely check your local ice and forward your ice alerts to the NEIYA ice report (Contact me, John or Karen for details). Mark December 14th on the calendar to meet with your chillest friends by attending the 2019 annual tune-up clinic. Order a 50’ throw rope/bag, ice awls, two space blankets, a 6’ x 6’ poly tarp, and a couple of instant hand warmers to build the survival-assist kit we spoke of at the annual swap meet. If there is interest we can make a group purchase contack John (john@neiya.org) Make those last-minute trades/orders for the parts you needed last season.

The season is here…. and for many of us, it officially begins on Black-Ice Friday!!

See you on the ice!

Jay Whitehair
US3947
Norwich, VT
Vice Commodore NEIYA


Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have all been thinking about iceboating and thanks to a good cold snap some sailed Plymouth Pond in Maine earlier this month. For the rest of us it is just the waiting business as usual.

Thanksgiving marks a real change in the season and if you have not already drag your boat and gear out. put the boat together fix the stuff you never go around to when it was warmer and get ready.

Need a boat or equipment check the Classified Section and be sure to come to our annual Tune-up at Steve Lambs Shop in Canton MA on December 14th. That’s just over two weeks away. There will be boats and equipment for sale, trade etc. Have extra gear? Post on the Classified Section

A note from our dedicated Web Guy Deane Williams, please contact the seller for any information, there should be a phone or email on each ad. Replies like, “is it still for sale”, “send more info”, “send pictures” will not be posted on the website. They just clutter things up and make it hard for people to find what they want. We will be featuring the best of the best on the classifieds on our home page next week so get your ads in.

Is your NEIYA sticker getting worn and tattered or sold the car with the sticker? The will be available at the Tune-up or give me a shout and either Secretary Karen Binder or I will get a new one out to you.

Enjoy your holiday with family and friends and thankful for all that we have.

See you at the Tune up in two weeks and on the ice.

Think Ice,

John
DN5023
john@neiya.org
Commodore, NEIYA


LI Swap Meet

Saturday, December 7th, 2019
From: 1-4 pm
Weeks Yacht Yard
10 Riverview Court, Patchogue, NY

Food and drinks will be supplied for FREE by the club around 1pm.
Bar-B-Que, Condiments, Side Dishes, Liquid Refreshments,
Soup, Sweets.

If you have anything to sell, boats, hardware, tools,
sails, runners, masts, booms, etc., this is a
good opportunity or just come down, have a bite
to eat and talk about ice.

Here’s your chance to PAY YOUR DUES! Get ahead by
supporting your club with your $15 2020 membership.
It’s due by Jan. 7, 2020. Don’t miss out on any
“ICE ALERT!” ice reports for the upcoming season.

If you are a NEW member, please fill out BOTH SIDES

of the included NEW membership form.

Bring the family(wife,kids,mom, dad, dog)…
Bring a friend(girl,boy,dog)…
Bring an alien.*:->~~ spooky
Bring a pet.

Show your neighbors how NUTS you are…
BTW, YOUR CAT IS INVITED TOO! (my dog Tobey loves cats)

Special Guest Appearance


LI SWAP MEET

TO ALL:

IT’S JUST2WEEKS A WAY!

The great bargains … the cool stuff … get cash for some of that stuff

lying around … eat and drink ……meet new friends…

pay your membership fee … WOW lots going on all in one day.

FREE FOOD AND DRINK FOR ALL!

(BTW, we only do this free stuff once a year)

Winter is around the corner, LET’S GET READY TO SWAP!
Bring your stuff…
Bring your cash…
Bring your best swap lingo…
SELL…SELL…SELL… BUY…BUY…BUY…

LAKE RONKONKOMA ICE BOAT YACHT CLUB SWAP MEET


ICE ALERT! – 2019 LRIBYC Swap Meet

TO ALL:

IT’S JUST 2 WEEKS A WAY!

The great bargains … the cool stuff … get cash for some of that stuff
lying around … eat and drink ……meet new friends…

pay your membership fee … WOW lots going on all in one day.

FREE FOOD AND DRINK FOR ALL!

(BTW, we only do this free stuff once a year)

Winter is around the corner, LET’S GET READY TO SWAP!
Bring your stuff…
Bring your cash…
Bring your best swap lingo…
SELL…SELL…SELL… BUY…BUY…BUY…

LAKE RONKONKOMA ICE BOAT YACHT CLUB SWAP MEET

WeeksYachtYard.pdf
LakeRonkonkoma-FullDesc.pdf
LRIBYC-Membership-Application.pdf