Wisconsin Ice Boating Hotline
IRIYA Regatta Phone Answering Service: 608-204-9876 x3
NIYA & ISA Phone Answering Service: 608-204-9876 x2
Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club Hotline: 608-204-9876 x1
February 23, 2015
Renegade Championship Postponed
The 2015 Renegade championship has been postponed. Next update is on Sunday, March 1, 2015.
December 28, 2014
2015 IRIYA Championship
Photo: John Hayashi
The 2015 Renegade Championship regatta has been postponed until January 9-11, 2015. Please check back on Sunday, January 4 for the next update.
December 21, 2014
Game faces before the third and deciding race,
Mike Derusha R188, left and George Gerhardt R123
Congratulations to George Gerhardt R123 for his first ever title as Renegade Champion. Congratulations to everyone who made the trip to Puckaway Lake.
Sorry for the late report but there was limited internet access at the sailing site and hotel.
Saturday became a lay day because there was not a breath of wind. Of course we made the best of it and enjoyed lunch with members of the Green Lake Ice Yacht Club. Joe Norton almost had us convinced that Dan Bierman sailed his iceboat uphill both ways to school when he was a kid. The banquet at the Mecan Outfitters Lodge was wonderful. The setting was like a Montana ski resort.
Renegaders woke up to wind of 7 - 10 mph on Sunday morning and wasted no time getting to the lake. Peter Fauerbach dropped the flag at 9:12 AM. George Gerhardt won the first race with Mike Derusha R188 second. They switched finish positions for the second race. This regatta's bylaws call for only three races on Sunday so the next race was crucial for both George and Mike.
Michigan's Glenn Betzoldt R499 held a solid lead during all four laps of the final race. George was able to consistently round in second on each lap while Mike Derusha, Dan Beirman R520, and Greg McCormick R310 battled back and forth for third. It was an exciting race to watch knowing what was on the line.
Thanks to the Green Lake Ice Yacht Club for hosting, Jim Walker for bringing his ATV and sitting at the weather mark with the lights on, Peter Fauerbach for being an on the spot Chief Judge, John Hayashi for his assistance, and finally Steve and Mary Jane Schalk for their on shore scoring team support. They were able to tabulate and finish before the Packer game began. There should be more photos and video posted later.
2014 Renegade Championship
December 20-21 Lake Puckaway Wisconsin
Results are final as of 11:11 on 12/21/2014
|14th||400||Jim Nordhaus||18.0 DSQ||13.0||12.0||43.0|
|17th||527||Paul McMillan||18.0 DNF||18.0 DNC||18.0 DNC||54.0|
December 17, 2014
George Gerhardt checks the ice on Wednesday, Dec 17
2014 Renegade Championship Called ON for
The 2014 International Renegade Association Championship has been called ON for December 20-21, 2014 on Puckaway Lake which is just west of Green Lake, Wisconsin. The regatta will be a two day event. Renegade races will alternate with Green Lake Ice Yacht Club racing. George Gerhardt and Don Anderson rate the ice as an 8 out of 10. There's 7 inches plus of ice.
Map of Puckaway Lake.
All races will be sailed under the rules of the National Iceboat Authority and the International Renegade Ice Yacht Association. The first race will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Saturday, December 20th. Entry fee will be $15.00 per yacht payable upon registration. Registration will be at the launch site from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM CDT on Saturday, December 20th. Per IRIYA rules, this will be a 2 day, 5 race regatta and it must have 3 races completed in order for the regatta to count. On Saturday there will be three scheduled races with 3 being the maximum number of races held. On Sunday there will be two scheduled races with a three race maximum. There will be no annual meeting at this regatta.
Apuckawa Park Access
Mecan River Outfitters and Lodge
W720 State Road 23
Princeton, WI 54968
Link to Map
Sorry, no rooms available on Friday night
Rates: $92 double occupancy, breakfast included
3 cabins available, wood heat and bring your own cooler and sleeping bag
$95 and $110 plus $10 per additional adult
643 Illinois Ave.
Green Lake, WI 54941
Iceboaters rate of $69
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, December 20
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM:Registration at the launch site
10:00AM: First race
5:30 PM: Banquet Information
Mecan River Outfitters
W720 State Road 23
Princeton, WI 54968
Link to Map
5:30 - 6:30 Cocktails
$21per person for your choice of New York Strip, Walleye, or Chicken
Pay for banquet at registration
Sunday, December 21
January 5, 2014
Renegade Championships Postponed
The International Renegade Association Championship regatta is postponed until January 17,18,19, 2014. Check back on Sunday, January 12, 2014 for the next update.
March 7, 2012
Renegade Regatta Postponed Until Dec. 2012
Via IRIYRA race committee chair, Don Anderson, "The Renegade Championship regatta has been postponed for the 2011-2012 season. Check back in December 2012 for more information. If we have conditions in December, every attempt will be made to hold the 2012 regatta."
December 12, 2013
December 11, 2011
January 10, 2011
MJ Carpenter Photo Gallery
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Photo Gallery from Robert Resnick
January 9, 2011
PM Report: Awards Ceremony
The regatta was called completed this morning because there was not enough wind to sail today and the awards ceremony was held in the parking lot.
1st Place: Tim McCormick
2nd Place: Don Anderson
3rd Place and Masters Champion: Archie Call
From left: Tim McCormick 1st, Don Anderson 2nd, Archie Call 3rd, Tim McCormick 4th, Ken Norton 5th, Jeff Russell 6th, Jim Nordhaus 7th, and Commodore of the IRIYA, Glenn Betzoldt.
More Renegade Photos by Robert Resnick
Renegade skipper Rich Eckstein of Oshkosh.
Tim McCormick and Don Anderson
Photo Credit: Mary Jane Carpenter
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It's a balmy five degrees here this morning at iceboat.org, a higher temperature than was forecasted. But the wind forecast is right on so far there doesn't seem to be any wind right now.
The banquet was well attended by both DNs and Renegade sailors and it was good to catch up with our ice boating friends from Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan.
January 8, 2011
IRIYA Championships Day Two
Racing began at 2 PM today and three races were sailed. In the first race there was an incident between regatta leader Mike Derusha and Don Anderson. Mike's springboard was damaged and he was forced to drop out of the race. Both skippers were okay and Don Anderson went on to win the first race of the day. (As I left the lake, both skippers were shaking hands with each other.)
Equipment failures plagued Doug Kolner and Andy McCormick today.
Tim McCormick won the other two races. Drifting increased today but there was more black ice showing than on Friday. Winds were out of the NNW 12-15 mph.
Saw a big fleet of DNs racing on the western end of the lake. The Renegade skippers are joining the DNs tonight at their banquet.
2011 Renegade Championship
Results as of 7:10pm 1-8-11
|8th||485||Andy McCormick||7.0||7.0||5.0||4.0||5.0||23.0 DNF||51.0|
|9th||188||Mike Derusha||1.0||1.0||1.0||23.0 DNF||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||72.0|
|12th||515||Doug Kolner||8.0||2.0||2.0||23.0 DNF||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||81.0|
|14th||516||Ken Kreider||15.0||13.0||11.0||12.0||9.0||23.0 DNF||83.0|
|16th||210||J. Yaeso/J. LaFortune||10.0||11.0||12.0||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||102.0|
|17th||113||Jerry Simon||13.0||8.0||13.0||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||103.0|
|18th||230||Peter Fauerbach||21.0||21.0||23.0 DNF||14.0||13.0||23.0 DNF||115.0|
|19th||213||Greg Simon||3.0||23.0 DNF||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||118.0|
|20th||19||Ron Rosten||23.0 DNC||14.0||17.0||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||123.0|
|21st||499||Glenn Betzoldt||16.0||19.0||23.0 DNF||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||127.0|
|22nd||243||Mike Redmond||20.0||20.0||19.0||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||23.0 DNC||128.0|
Scoring codes used
|DNC||Did not come to the starting area|
|DNF||Started but did not finish|
Sailwave Scoring Software 1.94 Build 26
January 7, 2011
IRIYA Championships Day One
A great day for Renegade racing today with 15 mph winds and a little bit of snow. Greg Simon's mast "exploded" during the second race but he'll be back on Saturday.
January 5, 2011
2011 IRIYA Championship Information
2011 IRIYA Championship Called ON
The 2011 IRIYA Championship Regatta has been called on for the weekend of January 7th, 8th, and 9th on Lake Mendota in Madison, WI. Launch area is Warner Park Beach and PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ON THE ICE!!
Ice checkers found 8" of hard black ice and a nice sheet from Picnic Point to the Governor's Mansion.
Launch SiteWarner Beach Park
1101 Woodward Drive, Madison, WI
DO NOT DRIVE ON THE ICE!!!!!!
You will need a Lake Access Permit to park in the lot which can be purchased on site.
Order of Events
Registration: 8:30 - 9:30 at Warner Beach boat landing
Racing begins at 10 AM
IRIYA Annual Meeting: TBA
December 12, 2010
IRIYA Championship Regatta 2010 Notice of Race
The IRIYA is frequently held in conjunction with the ISA regatta. Once again, it is possible the IRIYA regatta will be held independently of the ISA regatta.
All races will be sailed under the rules of the National Iceboat Authority and those of the International Renegade Ice Yacht Association.
The regatta will be scheduled on January 7, 8 and 9, 2011. The first race will be held at 10:00 AM (local time) on Friday, January 7, 2011.
In the event the IRIYA regatta is postponed, the IRIYA regatta will not be scheduled on the same weekend as the Northwest Ice Yacht Association (NIYA) regatta. The NIYA regatta will take precedence. Awards shall be given to the yachts placing first through eighth.
Entry fee is $15.00 per yacht payable upon registration. Registration will be at regatta headquarters from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM (local time) on Friday, January 7, 2011
Five (5) races are scheduled and three (3) are necessary to complete the regatta. If the IRIYA regatta is held separately from the ISA regatta, there will be seven (7) races scheduled and four (4) races are necessary to complete the regatta.
Skippers may obtain sailing instructions at the time of registration. For confirmation of the regatta dates, the primary source of information will be the IRIYA web site (www.iceboat.org/renegade.html) beginning at 1:00 PM CST on January 2, 2011. For final confirmation go to website after 1:00 PM CST on January 5, 2011.
If computer access is unavailable, the secondary source of information will be the Renegade Hotline number (608-204-9876) beginning at 1:00 PM CST on January 2, 2011. Information as to the site, headquarters, and accommodations will be available at 1:00 PM CST on January 5.
Members of the Race Committee can also provide regatta information.
2010 Renegade Championship Abandoned
Via IRIYA Secretary Ron Rosten: "The 2010 IRIYA Championship Regatta has been abandoned due to snow"
December 3, 2010
January 29, 2010
IRIYA Northwest Regatta News
Menekaunee skipper Mike Derusha sailed a perfect regatta at the 2010 Northwest Ice Yachting Association regatta held on Lake Winnebago at Oshkosh, WI, January 29,30,31, 2010. 4LIYC skippers Ken Norton, Tim McCormick, and George Gerhardt were 2, 3, and 4th respectively.
See results here.
December 16, 2009
Renegade Plan Guidance
The Renegade Plan Guidance has been updated.
December 2, 2009
2010 IRIYRA Newsletter Now Posted
Click here to download pdf file.
October 17, 2007
The Original Renegade II Turns Up In Barn!
Via Renegade Association Secretary Ron Rosten: "These photos were sent to me from Gord Devries of Trenton Ontario, who recently picked up an old iceboat just sitting in someone’s barn. The old boat that Gord picked up turned out to be Renegade II built by Elmer Millenbach in 1941. The previous owner used it to make a plug for fiberglass hulls. Gord is currently restoring the boat and will be sailing one of those fiberglass Renegades until the wooden boat is complete. Can you see where Elmer signed and dated the mast reinforcing between bulkheads number 7 and 8? Elmer won the ISA with this boat in 1948, and keep in mind he was competing against both the Skeeters and Renegades.
2008-2009 Officers & Committees
|Vice Commodore................................||Doug Kolner|
|Directors...............................................||2nd Year: John Lamont|
|1st Year: Greg Simon|
|Past Commodore.................................||Jim LaFortune|
|Technical Committee..........................||Arlyn LaFortune|
|IRIYA Race Committee.......................||Mike Derusha|