Early Season Cobwebs

Not mentioning any names but word has it that someone did a lap or two out in MN with this setup- look closely, you’ll see the issue…. All good, I’m sure nobody out there gave him a hard time!

GWC Update

Sounds like they have PERFECT Ice and just enough breeze to sail at the GWC out in MN.

They don’t keep score at this one but it sounds like they got a lot of races in- looking forward to hearing how everyone did!

Have a look at these two photos- one is sunrise this morning and the other is Chris Gordon’s entire lunch and complete tool kit. Frankly, the lack of duct tape is baffling.

Have fun out there kids! Send updates….

Great Western Challenge- What We Are Missing!

Thought I’d torture myself and everyone else who is stuck out East this weekend with this photo from the Western Challenge, courtesy of Ron Sherry. Ice looks pretty darn good- I’m sure Atkins and Gordon won’t regret the drive….

Looks awesome! Have a blast, gang. Think of us!

Great Western Challenge, NEIYA On The Way

Hello All-

The NEIYA has an elite, eclectic duo headed to the Great Western Challenge at this very moment.

Two islanders as it happens. First is Chris Gordon (the man from Nantucket) and Chad Atkins (the man from Conanicut Island, or the Planet Zork, depending on who you ask).

They are approaching Chicago, burning up the highway and no doubt having lively discussions on the economy, philosophy, politics, and the books they’ve read recently.

We wish them well out there- sail fast, travel safe and send updates boys!

There is also a contingent from Deep Creek MD on the way, all the best to them as well.

Enjoy the trip and have a hotel breakfast room waffle for all of us stuck back here at work!

Think Ice!

Great Western Challenge Lodging

Hey Folks- If you are headed to the Western Challenge the regatta headquarters and rooms will be here- Book now!

Days Inn Baxter, MN. Iceboater special for king or 2queens @ $92/ nite. 218-829-3080

Great Western Challenge IS ON!!

December 1-3. Load up folks! If you have an empty seat or need a ride email me, and will try to get everyone matched up. Think ICE! Info here:

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


Great Western Challenge and Local Ice!

Hey Folks! These pics just in from Lake Christina in MN, primary site for Western Challenge, coming up December 1-3! Thanks to Mike Bloom and the gang out there. See y’all soon!

For latest local Ice check the CIBC site- sounds like they are ripping it up just to the North!

Happy Thanksgiving and here’s to sailing soon….

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