Bored with winter? Don’t sell your soul to the crowded slopes quite yet..
Come join NEIYA members and interested individuals.
When: Saturday, October 29th, 10:00am
Where: Thompson Speedway Golf Course, 205 E Thompson Rd, Thompson, CT 06277 https://goo.gl/maps/DbGpTekm4ZLNnV8n7
If you enjoy the thrill of adrenalin, the beauty of all things polar extreme, have an environmentally balanced need for speed and in fact are still pining for more sailing then look no further. Ice yachting season is just beginning!
The New England Ice Yacht Association’s annual swap meet is this Saturday morning in the Northeast corner of Connecticut at beautiful Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park in Thompson, Connecticut, starting at 10am. Come join the fun. This is a great time to ask questions, look at gear and possibly find a used boat to your liking. NEIYA has a high ranking DN World Cup racing group and also folks who love to simply cruise the lakes all winter long. One thing is guaranteed: you’ll have great adventures with really fun people, in a sport that dates back to the 1600s.
This winter the NEIYA is focusing on the return of the big wooden vintage yachts. A real thrill to be part of when they roar down the lakes. Factoid: ice yachts were the fastest humans could travel in the late 1800s, confirmed by racing trains along the Hudson River. Fast forward; many boats can travel over 120mph today although most pilots won’t take it to that extreme!