WSSA

Wisconsin Stern Steerers Association

Stern Steerers

Where it all began.

Innovation

Modern hardware and improvements in aerodynamic rigs
have allowed today’s stern-steerer to easily outclass its ancestors.

Class A Stern Steerer

Class A Stern Steerers carry a sail area of over 600 square feet.

Class B Stern Steerer

Class B Stern Steerers carry a sail area between 450 to 650 square feet.

Class C Stern Steerer

Class C Stern Steerers carry a sail area between 350 to 450 square feet.

Class D Stern Steerer

Class D Stern Steerers carry a sail area less than 350 square feet.

Tradition

Tradition-oriented skippers and crews maintain an active class organization.

Looking Forward

The renaissance of the big boats, especially the big A Boats,
is one of the best stories in our sport in recent years.

Regatta Watch: WSSA Cancelled for 2022

HAYWIRE with Clay, Jason, and Jay Yaeso

The Wisconsin Stern Steering Association annual regatta for 2022 has been cancelled due to lack of cooperation on the part of Mother Nature. Our last hope was Escanaba but a large amount of rain and snow is forecast for this week with potential for more rain next week. We will need a barge to get to the ice. Work on your boats this summer and check back late December 2022 for 2023 regatta info.

Andy Gratton
WSSA Secretary/treasurer

Regatta Watch: 2022 WSSA Called On for March 12-13

Photo: Gretchen Dorian

The Wisconsin Stern Steering Association regatta for 2022 has been tentatively called on for March 12 – 13. Final confirmation will be made by 1 PM Thursday, March 10. Check back here after that time. If the Northwest Ice Yacht Association has scheduled their regatta for the same weekend, that regatta takes precedence.

Andy Gratton

WSSA Secretary/Treasurer

Regatta Watch: 2022 WSSA Called On

Stern-Steerers at the 2010 Northwest on Lake Winnebago. Photo: Joe Terry

Via WSSA Secretary/Treasurer Andy Gratton:

The Wisconsin Stern Steering Association regatta for 2022 has been tentatively called on for March 5 and 6. Final confirmation will be made by 1 PM Thursday, March 3. Check back here after that time. If the Northwest Ice Yacht Association has scheduled their regatta for the same weekend, that regatta takes precedence.

Andy Gratton

WSSA Secretary/Treasurer

Regatta Watch: 2022 WSSA Postponed to March 5-6

Setting up TAKU on Lake Winnebago at the 2020 Northwest. Photo: Gretchen Dorian

The Wisconsin Stern Steering Association regatta has been postponed to March 5 – 6, 2022. The next update will be Sunday, February 27. Check back here at that time. The little bit of hail on Tuesday blew into rock hard humps up to 4″ tall on Green Lake and Winnebago, 1.5″ humps on Monona. Perhaps OK for cruising but not going straight and fast.

Andy Gratton

WSSA Secretary/Treasurer

Regatta Watch: WSSA Called on for Feb 26-27.

The Wisconsin Stern Steering Association regatta for 2022 has been tentatively called on for February 26 and 27.  The Northwest Ice Yacht Association regatta will take precedence.  The primary site is Lake Monona.  Final confirmation will be made by 1 PM Thursday, February 24.  Check back here after that time.  There is snow expected on Thursday that may be too deep for DNs but OK for Stern Steerers.

 

Andy Gratton

WSSA Secretary/Treasurer

Regatta Watch: 2022 WSSA Postponed to Feb 26 – 27

Double the pleasure. Photo: Jim Koepnick

The 2022 Wisconsin Stern Steering Association regatta has been postponed to February 26 – 27. The next update will be Sunday, Feb 20. Check back here at that time. The Northwest Ice Yacht Association regatta takes precedence.

Andy Gratton

WSSA Secretary/Treasurer

Regatta Watch: WSSA Postponed

Photo: Jim Koepnick

The 2022 Wisconsin Stern Steering Association regatta has been postponed to February 19 and 20. The next update will be Sunday, February 13. Check back here at that time. The Northwest Ice Yacht Association regatta takes precedence. The prediction changed, not enough melt today, not much expected tomorrow, and the wind dropped quite low for the weekend. Let us know if you find conditions somewhere.

Andy Gratton

WSSA Secretary/Treasurer

Contact

WISCONSIN ICE BOATING HOTLINE 608-204-9876

WSSA DUES
W.S.S.A. dues are $20.00 and can be mailed to Andy Gratton at the following address:

W.S.S.A.
c/o Andy Gratton, Secretary/Treasure
2102 Doty Street
Oshkosh, WI. 54902

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