Spring Gatherings

First up is our CIBC Spring Meeting and potluck lunch at Camp Keive, overlooking Damariscotta Lake. Weekend after next, Sunday May 2. Business meeting at 11:00, lunch and lake gazing to follow. We have been granted permission to meet inside Pasquaney Hall should the weather become not suitable to our clothes. But the plan for now is on the deck, same place as last fall.

Next up is the land sailing regatta at Loring, now called the Eastern Land Sailing Championships. There is a contingent from New Jersey and Pennsylvania coming, including Jim Gervolino, who has built a very interesting mini Wing boat. He’s feverously adding wheels as we speak, planning to be at Loring.

Jim and Dan Clapp on the ice: March 15, 2021 – YouTube

In addition to Jim, here’s the roster with those who have registered indicated with $. BK is BloKart and UL is Unlimited. If there is a need to add other classes we will consider it at the time.

Jim Turner MS

Kate Morrone $ BK

BB Hdredlock $ BK

Mike Dinning BK

Dave Lussier $ BK

Milo Fleming UL

John Stanton UL

JR Pepper UL

Jeff Kent UL

Buchholz $ UL

Karen Binder pro

Henry Capotasto $ pro

James Day $ BK

Ed Davis $ BK

George Williams BK

Stephan McKeeman BK

Ed Keller BK

And the rest of the story:

Thursday, May 13- Sunday May 16 at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, Maine.

Loring AFB is a closed base with two 2mi long runways that are 300’ wide with many taxi ways between the runways as well as several outpost taxi areas that are sailable, including a large pad area suitable for large fleet starts. It is likely the best asphalt land sailing location on the East Coast of the US. Our leasing of the facility for the weekend includes usage of a large hangar that we can store all the boats in with our masts and sails up! There are also restrooms nearby in a separate building.

Free sailing, tuning and touring Thursday, racing Fri-Sat-Sun. Combination of short courses and the 7 mile long course. Starts to be dail-up or standing depending on wind. Bring a stop watch. Racing shall be governed by the NIA iceboat racing rules, as well as some that are specific to the BloKarts, below:

ibra_rules_edition_7_final- 2019.pdf

Two classes: Blokart one design and Unlimited. Awards presented for first three places in both classes. Depending on number of boats, classes will be run separately or together.

Accommodations:

Bunker Inn, on the base, $50.oo/ night land sailor special. Breakfasts included with regatta registration. THE BUNKER INN – Loring Industrieswww.loringind.com › thebunkerinn

Caribou Inn. 25 minutes from the base, a bit pricier but has a restaurant and bar.Greenhouse Restaurant – Caribou Inn & Convention Centerwww.caribouinn.com › greenhouse-restaurant

Registration: $40.oo
With the Bunker Breakfast (three mornings) $60.oo

Hopefully most of us will have been vaccinated by this time. If you came and are not, please be prepared to abide by those Covid protocols with which we are all now so familiar.

Please share this announcement around, and hope to see you on the asphalt!

Send in your registration the old fashioned way, cash or check:

Bill Buchholz
31 Gosses Hill Rd.
Camden, ME 04843

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