Copyright John A. Sperr
Preserving and Sailing the Historic Gaff Rigged Ice Yachts of New York's Hudson River Valley
Sunday, May 22, 2016
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The Manhasset Project
The Hudson River Ice Yacht Club has agreed to acquire the historic Buckhout built ice yacht "Manhasset" from its current owners. The club is soliciting contributions to assist in this endeavor. Donations to the project can sent to the club at the following address:
Spirit of St. Louis
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome has been busy in recent years in completing one of the long standing goals of the organization -- creating a flying replica of Charles Lindbergh's Ryan NYP -- the plane he flew non-stop from New York to Paris in 1927. On Saturday, May 21, the completed plane made it's first public flight at the Aerodrome.
A few pictures from our Annual Spring Gathering
Roughly fifty members and friends gathered on a blustery afternoon at the Lawrence Farm in Newburgh to celebrate the sailing season that wasn't. We had a good turnout from New Jersey and Long Island. As always, Peter Zendt brought fresh oysters -- even a brief squall of cold rain, sleet, and snow did not chase people away from the shucking table. A brief business meeting was held and the members in attendance unanimously agreed to pursue the purchase of the Manhasset. Many thanks to the entire Lawrence family for hosting this event.
Recent Photo Albums
Ice Flight Photos
Web Page Archives
Warren was an amiable and generous friend to many in the Hudson Valley, working for and freely giving his time to many environmental and preservation based causes including the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club. I shared many a glass of wine and good conversation with him on Sunday mornings when I was selling my wine at the Rhinebeck Farmers Market. He also loved coming down to the River or Tivoli Bay to join our ice yachting activities and took many pictures documenting our fleet. His untimely passing has saddened many here -- he will be fondly remembered and missed at our gatherings on and off the ice.
|Stevens Tech SSWS & NYHOPS||Zone Forecast Tivoli Bay||15 Image 5 Day GFS Forecast|
|Northern Hemisphere 850 Temp||Regional Summary -- NY, NJ, CT, MA||5 Image 2 Day Forecast Maps|
|USA Radar from Intellicast||Jetstream Forecast||Snow and Precip Type Forecast Loop|
|NE US Radar from Intellicast||Current Snow Depth||Water Vapor Forecast Loop|
|Albany Storm Precipitation Totals||North Germantown Landing Live Webcam||US Hazardous Weather Outlook|
|Day 1 Quant Precip Forecast Map||Interactive Radar||10 day GFS Forecast|
|Day 2 Quant Precip Forecast Map||Northeast Wind Speed (Kts) & Streamlines||31 Frame Forecast Animation|
|Day 3 Quant Precip Forecast Map||US Temperature 5° F Contour||Quantitative Precipitation Discussion|
Links to Field Reports of Ice Conditions
IDNIYRA Ice Conditions Reports
Yahoo Group "IceReports"
Iceboat Launch Site
Maps & Directory for the Eastern US
Note: new racing rules were adopted in 2015
Galatea's runner plank failed where the plank was bored for the gammon strap through some very funky wood. Rigging carried the left side runner and plank across the boat.
With no gammon strap securing the backbone, the cockpit rolled with the mast and the rim broke.
Pilot and passenger were gently ejected into the sail. No injuries were sustained. photo Copyright Dock Shuter, Feb 2010
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HRIYC.ORG is neither the official website, nor am I the webmaster, of the Hudson River Ice Yacht Club. I am a long standing member of the Club and during the sailing season I frequently post photographs and information on this, my own personal website, about current iceboating activity in the Hudson Valley and beyond. I am the sole person responsible for the presentation of content and the opinions expressed herein. Interesting photographic contributions are welcome and appreciated -- I spend most of my time on the ice skippering and far too often fail to capture the best images of the day. ŠJohn A. Sperr MMXVI