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Message From the Commodore Scott Valentine

Message from the Commodore Hello!


Hello! Happy Holidays!! By now, there has been some sailing out west. Many thanks must also go out to all the officers for keeping our club running. They include Vice Commodore, Pete Truesdell, Rear Commodore, Fred Greis. John Ziermann, Treasurer, his lovely wife, Rosemary our secretary. Warren Darress for all his updating of our website. Check it out there is some new stuff, including video links on the site. And, where would we be without our intrepid newsletter editor, Mike Acebo.


On October 30, a group of club members met at the NEIYA swapmeet. There was quite a bit of quality stuff for sale. Speaking of the swapmeet, our annual event will be held on Saturday December 10 from 12-3pm. This will be a great opportunity to talk iceboating and ask questions. If you need some advice, this is the place. Many thanks go out to Kevin Weeks and his crew for hosting us for so many years.


Dust off your skimmer. We plan on having the Bob Reeves Skimmer Regatta as soon as we get ice. We could have this on Swan Pond. This will be a tribute to a man who got many people interested in our sport. It will be open to anyone with a skimmer, club member or not. Spread the word BE READY. We would also like to have the Rich Crucet Regatta. This will be for DN’s. So, if you have a DN, any DN show up. This would be a great way to honor our late friend, mentor, hot dog cooker extraordinaire.


Our first meeting of the season will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. It will be live at the Weeks Yacht Yard. Be there!!!!


For those who like to plan ahead, we are having our 100th anniversary in 2023. We will try to have some sort of on the ice event. It will be called on very short notice.


If you are looking for parts and gear, don’t be afraid to contact me. If you need runners sharpened, plank aligned or small repairs, contact me, or put an ice alert message out. As if anyone needs anything, please feel free to contact me at: dnus4925@yahoo.com. 


Your Commodore, Scott