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Just a reminder

This is a tough time of the year for iceboaters, so it might be adding insult to injury posting this video by Denis Geurtin from 2016. But what it actually does is to remind us of the splendor of our … Continue reading

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Warm Fall? No Ice? Go Landyachting

One of the take-aways from last evening’s NEIYA go fast zoom seminar was that cockpit time is the best was to improve your sailing performance . Doesn’t matter if it’s on ice, sand or asphalt, but the very action of … Continue reading

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DN’s For Sale in Maine

Here are two nice DN’s in good shape and ready to go, runners aligned to a hair’s breadth. Both have ash stripper masts flying Bossett sails with foam core tapered battens and aluminum booms. They also have braided and tapered … Continue reading

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Land Yachts

We are on the cusp of great sailing on black ice, but before we leave the summer hard surface sailing behind, don’t forget that as spring is the start of the ice boat building season, so fall is the start … Continue reading

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New Mini Skeeter

Well, not exactly new: it’s number 21, and the class is now well into the hundreds. This boat began life some years ago as a student project, but as the guy was on the ski team the iceboat didn’t stand … Continue reading

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