On The Cold Road

On The Cold Road

Choosing weapons.

Good morning from Putnam, Illinois, the 2022 DN U.S. Nationals site. Senachawine Lake is about 2.5 hours south of Madison, WI and being south, 10 degrees warmer than Madison. But the difference between -16F and -5F is negligible. The Skipper’s Meeting is scheduled for 11 AM, with racing at 1 PM. Follow the regatta on the IDNIYRA page, where updates will be posted. Provisional results are here.

 

Skeeter Treasure Chest

Skeeter Treasure Chest

Via Ken Whitehorse at the Past Champions Iceboat Shop

This morning, at the Past Champs Iceboat Shop, I found a treasure chest placed at the front door. Just look at all the bolts, shackles, pins, and cable fitting! (There is more not shown.) We estimate the value to be at least two thousand dollars! Huge thank you to Bob Kau M162 for your generosity! I will bring various bolts to the ice each week in case a sailor looses one.
P. S. I will save a complete set of hardware for M162 when Bob Kau builds his new C Skeeter!

4LIYC Skeeters: Pics of the Week

4LIYC Skeeters: Pics of the Week

Ken Whitehorse in WARRIOR on Lake Monona January 22, 2022. Photo by Sean R. Heavey

The Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club Class A Skeeter fleet had a perfect sailing day on Saturday before the snow fell. Our club racing season is on hold until the big Zamboni in the sky comes through for us. Photos by Sean R. Heavey.

Paul Krueger in RAMBLN XII on Lake Monona, Saturday, January 22, 2022. Photo by Sean R. Heavey.

 

Hudson River Stern Steerers Come Out to Play

Hudson River Stern Steerers Come Out to Play

VIXEN, Photo via White Wings and Black Ice. Photo Credit: Robert Near

It’s always a big occasion when America’s founding iceboats, the classic Hudson River stern-steerers,  are able to get on the ice. Stay tuned to Brian Reed’s “White Wings and Black Ice” in the coming days keep up to date on the Hudson River iceboating scene.

The extended cold in 2022 has brought us good ice in several locations in the Hudson Valley. On Saturday Vixen was assembled at the NYS boat launch at Murderers Creek, in Athens, NY, and by Sunday afternoon there were 5 vintage stern steerers and an Arrow. Continue reading.

WSSA Postponed

WSSA Postponed

Photo: Gretchen Dorian

Via WSSA Secretary Andy Gratton: The Wisconsin Stern Steering Association regatta has been postponed to February 5 and 6. The next update will be Sunday, January 30. Check back here at that time. The Northwest Ice Yacht Association regatta takes precedence.

Is this too rough? Green Bay

 

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