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The LRIBYC annual Swap Meet this year will be on Saturday December 12th at Weeks Yacht Yard in Patchogue NY from 1 to 4 pm.
Bring all your stuff that you want to sell OR bring money to buy the stuff that others will be selling. Steve Duhamel will be displaying his fine hardware. If you have special requirements that you want to order from Steve, you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-724-0648. As usual food and refreshments will be supplied by the club. I would also appreciate if the officers would attend our first business meeting of the season at 11am on Swap Meet's day at Weeks Yard. Here's hoping that we all have a good and safe ice boating season. So mark your calendar, perhaps get your boats out of storage, set them up on the lawn and start getting ready for the ICE! Thanks.
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
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.
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.
To All You Tech Savvy Ice boaters With Smart Phones Check Out Our Mobile Site That is Now Up and Running
Lake Ronkonkoma Ice Boat and Yacht Club
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.
GLOBAL WARMING ?
HAH....WATER IS ONLY TEMPORARILY THAWED OUT ICE