Our littlest lake came through and provided the first opportunity for ice sailing in the Four Lakes region. Lake Wingra is in the heart of Madison near Edgewood College and our local DN fleet took full advantage in a nice breeze.
We had a good turnout at last night’s 4LIYC meeting. Renegader Don Anderson was elected Commodore and fellow Renegader Tim McCormick was elected Vice Commodore. Jerry Simon agreed to serve as Treasurer again as well as myself as Secretary.
Many thanks to outgoing Commodore Ken Norton for all he accomplished for this club. We hosted some major regattas during his tenure and Ken was always checking ice and making sure everything ran smoothly behind the scenes. Ken is a “doer” which is what makes a successful ice yacht club. Also much gratitude to outgoing Vice Commodore Geoff Sobering who always steps up when needed. Thank you two for keeping this iceboat club one of the best around.
ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION
4LIYC members and friends, please join us tonight, December 14th for the second meeting of the season. Normally we meet every other Wednesday but a holiday party scheduled for last night moved our meeting to tonight. The $10 all you can eat pizza, pasta, and salad buffet will be served so you might want to arrive a bit earlier. We elect our new officers this evening.
Hope to see you all there as the season is heating up!
If you could email or text to me to let me know if you are coming, Angelo’s would appreciate a count for dinner.
Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Location: Angelo’s 5801 Monona Drive Monona, WI
We meet downstairs and all are welcome.
High marks for creative use of a Renegade sail!
Via Michael Kroll’s Facebook page:
First sail of the season. White Potato Lake WI. Wind was blowing upper teens with much stronger gusts. First time sailing my new boat “Sunshine”. We ended up with 4 sailors and 4 boats. Terry Reynolds sailing his Nite, Mike Derusha sailing his yellow DN type boat, Andy Gratton sailing his steel boat and me sailing Sunshine. Fun time had by all!
…an ice boat off the frozen lake shore across from the present day Escanaba Athletic Field in the winter of 1955.
Read more on the Escanaba Daily Press.
Iceboating on water?
Watch the video here. Tip of the Helmet, Mike Peters.