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 TO ALL; 

2015 LI DN Championships A great day was had by all at the 2015 LI DN Championships on Mecox Bay, Southampton, NY. Ten fiercely competitive
DN skippers took on the challenge of BIG ICE on Mecox Bay. Varying ice surfaces and the occasional wind shift made picking a winner a real test for those "experts".
The race committee of Ralph Hilbert and Tom Valentine were blessed with the help of special guests, Tom Halsey and Hanna Gray. Tom Valentine was "THE ULTIMATE" utility man starting, finishing, setting up, boat assistant, sail number caller,
verifier of boat finishing positions and gourmet lunch cook --- just kidding :).
He was the glue that held the committee together. Tom Halsey, the winner of numerous championships, was of great value to the team by relating past experiences
and sharing his wealth of racing knowledge. Hanna Gray took time out from her job as Marine Technician for Polar Trec in Antarctica. Hanna was a great help in
using her keen "ICE" eyes to call out the sail numbers of the DNs as they rocketed by the start/finish line. The beautiful weather with a decent breeze brought out some 20+ sailing craft of all sizes and shapes. DN, Skeeter, Gambit, Bat Wing, Home Made, and even a Lockely Skimmer made up the group of sailors that had a great time even beyond the setting sun. Some competitors continued their racing well after the
championship racing was in the books. 

John Ziermann DN-5426/Gambit/Treasurer



Message from the Commodore

As I write this on February 24th various club members are traveling Long Island in search of the best sailable ice to hold our LI Championships hopefully this coming weekend. Thanks go out to Mike Acebo, Doug Adams, Chris Miller, John Ziermann, Fred Greis and others for their efforts. With the Annual Awards Dinner scheduled for April 12th at the Oar in Patchogue, I'm asking everyone holding perpetual trophies to polish them up and return them at our March 3rd meeting. At the meeting, Joe Cangeleri will give a video presentation on Stern Steerers. Should be interesting. Don't miss it.

Ralph










It is With Great Sadness That Our Club Has To Report That Rich Crucet Has Passed Away.

Rich taught us all how to sail ,race, build, be safe and most of all enjoy our ice-boating friends. He shared his home, his shop, his camper and his experience was passed on to all. We must follow his tracks and use and share the knowledge 
he instilled in each and every one of us.  


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Lake Ronkonkoma Ice Boat and Yacht Club

Founded 1923

The Lake Ronkonkoma Ice Boat and Yacht Club was founded in 1923 on the premise of furthering the interest in the sport of ice boating.  Today we still stand by that noble cause with the vision of enjoying the sport to its fullest and inspire others regionally, nationally and internationally to partake in the fun and adventure that sailing on ice can bring.

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