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Polynesian Iceboat

Most sailors are familiar with the crab claw rig, common on the proas and sailing canoes of the South Pacific. In his seminal book on sailing aerodynamics C. A. Marhaj concludes that is is one of the most efficient rigs … Continue reading

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TRIXIE

Bill Bunting shared the sad news today that CIBC mascot Trixie has died. She was most well known for her uncanny ability to enter cars and lunch boxes, find the sandwich, eat and retreat. Bill says: “She considered herself a … Continue reading

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Summer On The Run

Summer has been in high season. You’ll never eat better corn, fresher tomatoes. But the first apples are ready for picking, the nights are cooler and the day’s heat lacks conviction. Summer at this point is a party, but the … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Stern Steerers

Ben Fuller has been driving old Tipsy petty hard these past years. She’s probably had more ice time in the past five years than in the previous forty, so she’s in the shop for a little structural work. Curiously, the … Continue reading

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75 Days Till The NEIYA Meeting, Swap & Lunch

Respond to this post by replying above this line New post on New England Ice Yacht Association 75 Days Till The NEIYA Meeting, Swap & Lunch by NEIYA Admin With the Dog Days of summer behind us it’s time to … Continue reading

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Small Skeeter YELLOW BIRD For Sale

Yellow Bird is a small skeeter, 16 feet long (including the spring board) and uses a DN rig and sail. Built as a 7/8 scale North Easter, she is responsive, well balanced and easy to sail. A spruce mast and … Continue reading

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Boat Show, good cheap DN

While the CIBC didn’t manage to sign up and new members this past weekend at the Maine Boats and Harbors show, we did raise awareness of the sport and found some great networking opportunities. We have a very good lead … Continue reading

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