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One Week To Go Till Our NEIYA Meeting

Don’t forget our Annual Meeting and Swap Meet next Saturday!

It’s all about the people. Old, new and friends to be. We share a passion in iceboating. Whether your a seasoned iceboater or just want to get involved don’t miss out next Saturday. All are welcome…

Please pay your dues and lunch online. Our tresurer Bob Haag will greatly appreiate it. Links below you can pay by credit card or PayPal

Description Price
2020 Membership $30
2020 Membership and Lunch $45
2020 Membership for one & Lunch x2 $60
Lunch Only $15

Dig out your old gear and post for sale. People can preview online and arrange for pickup. Get something new and get rid of what your not using.

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

Everyone loved the new venue so we are back again. As you recall there is plenty of parking lot space so bring ice boat stuff to sell or just show off your latest project before it hits the ice? Bring it on down all are welcome.

Come and celebrate last season, and get ready for an even 2019/2020 iceboating season.

Let’s be ready to roll when the “Polar Vortex” comes down for a visit.

If you have not dragged your craft(s) out of storage now’s the time. Get ready. Sort through your gear and consider selling or trading the extras at the swap meet or via our classified section. Help fellow enthusiasts get on the ice and sail fast. Remember what’s old and slow to you is fast and new to someone else.

See you there,

John

John@neiya.org

P.S. Question, concerns, want more info, want to try out iceboating, or want to help.

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/

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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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/

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