INTERNATIONAL SKEETER ASSOCIATION (ISA)
ISA Rule Book
See results, reports, and photos from the 2013 ISA here.
Via ISA Secretary Paul Krueger, here is your 2012 ISA meeting agenda.
July 8, 2012
Via New Jersey Skeeter skipper Dan Clapp: "Yesterday, it was predicted to reach 102 degrees here in NJ. Tom Nichols informed me that John Dennis was on his way here to buy Tom's patriotic skeeter...and that we were going to set it up. WHAT?? On the hottest day of the year?? Ugh.
Well, we didn't set it up. And it never reached 102. But 99 was hot enough.
Tom's dark blue paint job gets hot in direct sunlight. So to save the boat from "cooking" all the way back to MN, John Dennis wrapped the boat in white plastic....and it worked. The "package" was now cool to the touch.
John Dennis came with friend and fellow DNer Jim McDonaugh and his dog Neil. Tom Nichols summoned Mark Hancik and I to help with the transfer. Mark and I were jealous to watch sail after sail....and several sets of carbon fiber battens...and three sets of stainless runners get loaded into John's van....especailly considering I only have ONE SET.
I said to John, "this isn't the DN class with a set for every ice condition". John replied by saying, "I read the skeeter rules on runners and I love it. There are no rules." (Note to Yaeso: get ready to either make alot of runners or, propose a new runner rule".)
We are thrilled to have John Dennis in the skeeter class. Current DN Northwest Champion and recent DN North American Champion, John is the most talented sailor to join the Skeeter class in decades. And his learning curve will be quick, especially considering he's driving a two-time ISA winning boat. We fully expect John to be stirring things up at the front of the pack. And although I look forward to competing against him, I don't look forward to now having to drive to Minnesota."
January 4, 2012
Dat's Da One
December 20, 2011
Area 311 Skunkworks Update
December 19, 2011
A Coming Attraction for 2012?
If you guessed that this was 4LIYC Skeeter skipper Bob Kau's formerly top secret latest A-Skeeter creation, you are correct. Bob writes, "my new boat is a combination of my 'malt tempered thinking', Elmer's [Millenbach] dream boat, Charlie Miller's old boat, and Jay Yaeso's skills and help."
June 24, 2010
Art Siebke, NJ Skeeter Sailor
Click to see entire Camel ad "DAVID & GOLIATH ON ICE!"
We received an inquiry from the nephew of Greenwood Lake, New Jersey Skeeter sailor Art Siebke wanting to learn more about his uncle's involvement in ice boating.
Above is part of a beautifully illustrated advertisement for Camel cigarettes featuring Siebke. Be sure to click on the image to see the entire panel.
Sailing as a member of the Skeeter Ice Boat Club, Siebke won the International Skeeter Association championship in 1948.
The ISA continues to award the Siebke Memorial Trophy to the skipper who travels the farthest to race his yacht in the annual regatta.
If you have any stories to share about Art Siebke, email to me and I'll pass them on to his nephew.