New England IYC Announces 1st Regatta of the Season!!!

....and it is the GREAT WESTERN CHALLANGE!

NEIYC Commodore James "T" Thieler (DN US 5224) eats sleeps and breaths iceboating. If it has anything to do with racing he is all in. So, it is no surprise that with just 6 months to go (give or take a week or two) Mr. "T" optimistically posted the first NOR of the season.

The only thing "T" forgot to mention is that "Friday is always the best day," sailors of all ability are welcome and, of course, "its going to be epic!

What follows is T's post on the NEIYC web site:

Six Months…
….Until the Western Challenge. Yes, it’s a half a year away. Yes, it’s in Minnesota. Yes, it’s kind of a hike to get out there. Yes, it is a great way to kick off the season!

Last year we had a great turnout- about 40 boats. Several sailors from Europe made the trip as well as skippers from RI to MD to MN and everywhere in between. Good racing was had by all and everyone went home grinning.

Put it on your calendar now- December 2-4, Friday-Sunday. Make this the year to sail out in God’s Country!!
Thanks "T" and Think Ice!