DN Regatta Reports
The DN Class newsletter, Runner Tracks, has arrived on the virtual doorstep. Read it here.
Today’s subject is DN iceboats from the late 1950s to early 1960s. This class has changed with the times and allows for more modern materials such as carbon fiber in the masts.
Bob Cave and Lou Lonnecke, pictured above, remain active racers in the DN class.
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Pegel Slide Collection Series Webpage
The February issue of the DN class magazine, Runner Tracks, has just been published. Check it out here.
Video from DN Ice Sailing Lithuania Facebook page, January 31, 2018, Lake Rekyva.
The DN and Ice Optimist Junior World Championship will take place in Siaulai, Lithuania on Rekyva Lake.
Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club DNer, Thor Rosten, and his dad Ron, are leaving for the regatta today and taking Thor’s Meade Gougeon red DN acquired over the summer from Ron Sherry. Good luck, Thor!
After a 5 day delay because of weather, the 2018 DN North American championship was sailed on Lake Charlevoix in Petoskey, Michigan January 24 -27. Congratulations to defending champion Ron Sherry for winning his 13th title in the Gold fleet and Steve Madden for winning the Silver fleet. Below is some drone footage from Jeff Kent.
You will find links to photos, videos, and news stories over at idniyra.org.
Gretchen Dorian Photos
Sailing Scuttlebutt Report
Photographer Rick Myslinksi braved the cold, wind, and slippery ice on Lake Mendota Sunday. Thank you for sharing these photos with us!
Thanks to Jeff Russell for forwarding these pictures from his good friend Steve Jameson who was flying his Cessna over Lake Mendota on Sunday. I’ll have more photos from club racing, the DN Western Regional, and the WSSA regatta to post. Stay tuned!
Final results on idniyra.org