2017-2018 Season Archives

2017-2018 Archives

2017-2018 Season:

  • DN Regattas
  • Northwest Regatta
  • International Skeeter Association and Renegade Championship

“The Way of the Pole”

After 3 unsuccessful attempts to cross the Arctic Ocean, 3 French sailors are preparing to try again. They’ve spent 4 years building a hybrid catamaran that appears to be able to move across the pack ice. They’ve been testing the boat in Sweden over the last few days. Follow their Facebook page or website here

Regatta Watch: ISA Called On for March 23-25

Boehmke B Skeeters on Green Lake in 2013.                                                                                Photo: Gretchen Dorian

The International Skeeter Association Championship has been tentatively called ON for March 23-25, 2018. Potential sites include Little Bay de Noc in Gladstone, Michigan and Houghton Lake in Michigan. Final confirmation will be made by noon Wednesday, March 21.


Regatta Watch: NIYA Tentatively Called ON for March 23-25

Photo: Gretchen Dorian                                                       We Sure Do!

Via NIYA Chair Tim McCormick:

The Northwest Regatta is tentatively called ON for March 23-25. The primary site is Gladstone, MI with Houghton Lake, MI as a secondary site. With all the warm weather this past weekend, we’re getting close! Final determination will be Wednesday, March 21st at Noon CDT.

Sail Brooklyn

While we wait for one last shot at a regatta, enjoy these 1912 photos with a stern-steerer on some sort of chassis.
Tip of the Helmet: Ann Gratton


Regatta Watch: Renegade Championship Postponed

Via Don Anderson:

The Renegade Championship has been postponed. Next update is Sunday, March 18. There’s a possibility that the 2018 Renegade Championship may be sailed even if the ISA  cancels for this season. Keep your runners sharp and your trailer in the ready position!

Regatta Watch: Broken Record Edition

Heeere’s Your Wednesday Regatta Update!

Both the ISA and Northwest Regattas have been postponed. Next update for the ISA regatta will be Sunday, March 18.

Via NIYA Chair Tim McCormick:

The NIYA Regatta is postponed until March 23-25. Gladstone, MI is the most promising site but they still have 2” of hard crust snow and the wind forecast for this weekend is light. Ice thickness is more than 18” and trucks are driving on and off the ice without a problem. We need a moderate melt for that site to become good enough for a regatta and the forecast for the next week indicates that should happen. Next update is Sunday, March 18 at 8pm CST.

“Ice boating in Door County could use a return to the glory years”

Photo: George Gerhardt 2018 Nite Nationals on Green Lake

Green Bay Press Gazette
Jon Gast, For USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Published 9:44 a.m. CT March 13, 2018

The Lama Wamah Ice Squadron’s bus has stood as the face of ice boating in Door County for many years.

When the wind was up and ice was smooth, you’d see the bus along the shore of the bay or one of the county’s inland lakes, having dispensed its load of intrepid ice yachtsmen led by Bjorn Johanson. Continue reading.

Nite Nationals Photo Gallery

Oshkosh Renegader George Gerhardt sent along these photos from the recent 2018 Nite National Regatta held on Green Lake in Green Lake, Wisconsin. George also shot a bunch of video which will be posted soon.

4LIYC Awards Banquet Reservation Form

Please join us for the 2018 Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club Awards Banquet
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Place: Springer’s Resort on Lake Kegonsa
3097 Sunnyside Street
Stoughton, WI
Social Hour: 5 – 6:30 PM
Dinner: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Awards to follow
Please join us as we celebrate the end of another iceboat racing season with our good friends at Springer’s on Lake Kegonsa.
Cost – $25 per adult (excludes coffee, beer, milk, soda, wine and mixed drinks)
BUFFET (all items included)
Roast beef and baked fish
Plated garden salad, green beans,
mashed potatoes, rice blend
Rolls and butter
Please print and fill out banquet reservation form and mail payment to Jori Lenon.

Regatta Dates 2018

Wisconsin Iceboat Hotline

  • Northwest Postponed
  • ISA & Renegade Championship
  • Nite Nationals Called On Feb 3-4
  • DN Worlds & Europeans
    February 25-March 3, 2018
  • DN & Ice Opti Junior Worlds
    February 5-8, 2018
  • WSSA Sailed
  • DN Western Regional
  • DN North Americans
  • Baikal Ice Sailing Week, Siberia
    March 31-April 7, 2018


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  • November 15
  • December 14 THURSDAY Elections, Elect Fleet Captains. Vote on ISA & NIYA Agenda Items
  • December 27
  • January 10 Honor Roll Nominations
  • January 24 Deadline for By-Law or Racing Rules Amendment Submission
  • February 7
  • February 21 Business Meeting
  • March 7
  • March 21

Location: Angelo’s 5801 Monona Drive Monona, WI Time: 6:30 PM alternate Weds. We meet downstairs and all are welcome.



Lake Access Permits

A year-round permit required for designated launch sites in the City of Madison and Dane County Parks. Locations include:

  • Lake Mendota Warner Park Mendota County Park
  • Lake Monona Tonyawatha Tr. Olin Park
  • Lake Waubesa Goodland Park

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