Renegade Iceboats

International Renegade Ice Yacht Racing Association.
Affordable One Design Ice Yachts.

Rooted in DN & Skeeter Design

Elmer Millenbach’s timeless design introduced much of what modern ice yachting is today.

Organized in 1947

The IRIYRA was formed to promote the Renegade ice yacht.

About the Renegade Iceboat

The Renegade is an excellent boat for those seeking spirited on-design racing. It has been a winner and trend-setter ever since its unveiling in 1947, providing many of the design features found in today’s Skeeters. The Renegade bears 67 square feet of sail on a bendy wing spar, making it a powerful racing yacht in a small package. It is compact and light enough to be car-topped. The local Renegade fleet has seen tremendous growth as many skippers move to perhaps the fastest of the one-designs. For more information on the Renegade class, contact the Renegade Association. Detailed plans are available on this webpage in the links above or  from the IRIYA (for a mere twenty bucks).

Regatta Watch: 2021 Renegade Championship Postponed to Jan 29-31

Via Renegade Regatta Chair Don Anderson:

The 2021 Renegade Championship has been postponed until January 29-31. Lake Mendota has 4-5″ of ice with 1″ of snow on top. We are waiting for more ice thickness and are concerned about the possibility that warmer temperatures will cause the snow to become sticky.

Regatta Watch: 2021 Renegade Championship Called ON for Jan 22-24


Via International Renegade Ice Yacht Association Regatta Chairman Don Anderson:

The 2021 Renegade Championship has been tentatively called on for January 22-24, 2021. The primary site is Lake Mendota for this three-day event. Don reports that there is a good surface layer of ice over slush and water on Lake Mendota. Colder temperatures this week are expected to firm it all up. Final confirmation will be made on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, by 1 PM CT.

Regatta Watch: 2021 Renegade Championship Postponed to Jan 22-24


Via International Renegade Ice Yacht Association Regatta Chairman Don Anderson:

 The 2021 Renegade Championship has been postponed until January 22-24, 2021. Lake Mendota’s ice needs more days of cold weather. The next update will be Sunday PM, January 17, 2021.

Regatta Watch: 2021 Renegade Championship Called ON for Jan 15-17


Via International Renegade Ice Yacht Association Regatta Chairman Don Anderson:

The 2021 Renegade Championship has been tentatively called on for January 15-17, 2021. Primary site is Lake Mendota for this 3 day event. We are keeping an eye on the weather and will make final confirmation on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 by 1 PM CT.

Renegade Recap

Joe Norton waits as the Renegades line up to race.

Results

On Sunday morning, the Nites sailed one race as the Renegades waited, but the wind shifted, and the course had to be changed. The Renegade fleet decided to call their regatta complete because they weren’t sure if there was enough time to move and scout the new course for hazards before the snow came. The snow held off, the Nites banged off five more races and had a spectacular day.

Don Anderson 5th, Daniel Hearn 4th, Andy Gratton 3rd, Jim Gluek 1st, and Ron Sherry 2nd.

Regatta Watch: 2020 Renegade Championship Called ON


Provisional Results

The 2020 Renegade Championship has been Called ON for Puckaway Lake near Princeton, WI for December 26-27, 2020. The Renegade Championship will join with the Nite class for their Holiday Series. This post will be updated with Sailing Instructions and more information as we receive it.

ATTENTION ATTENTION ATTENTION:
Online registration is MANDATORY. You will not be able to pay using cash or check at the sailing site.


 

Launch:
Apackwaka Park on Puckaway Lake, Montello, WI.
Do not drive on the ice! Please save the landings as well.

Black lines are very small working seams, they have small gaps with thinner ice and possible water gaps. The circle is a very small patch of rougher ice that can be sailed just a little more bumps to it. We will sail right off the landing.

Ice Report: The lake was walked, drilled, and measured by Nite Commodore John Hayashi today December 24, 2020. He found 4″ of ice everywhere with some areas thicker. See the map above for working seams.

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

Schedule of Events:
Saturday, December 26, 2020
8:30 AM: Skippers Meeting
9:00 AM: First Nite Race
10:00 AM First Renegade Race
Renegade By Laws specify 3 races for Saturday.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

9:00 AM First Nite Race

9:30 AM First Renegade Race

Regatta Watch: 2020 Renegade Championship Called ON

2016 Renegade race on Lake Monona, Madison, WI. Photo: Joe Stanton

Via International Renegade Ice Yacht Association Secretary Ron Rosten:

The 2020 IRIYA Championship is called on as per Race Committee chair Don Anderson for December 26-27, 2020. Primary site is Lake Puckaway near Princeton, WI. Final confirmation will be made on Thursday, December 24, 2020 noon CT.

2020 Nite Holiday Series

2020 Nite Nationals on Green Lake. Photo: Rob Resnick

Via Nite Class Commodore John Hayashi:

The weekend of December 26-27, 2020 looks like the right date for the conditions to be safe on Lake Puckaway in Wisconsin. Currently there is only 1.5 inches of ice and it is doubtful that the ice will be ready for this weekend. However, the following weekend we have planned a series that follows Nite Class COVID19 protocols and allows for a safely distanced weekend. The Nite Class has invited the Renegade Class to participate and we have a management team in place to help make sure things run smooth and safe. This is a Nite National event so you need to be a member in good standing and this needs to be done prior to the event. Both the Renegades and the Nites will rotate throughout. The final call will be made on December 23, 2020.

We ask all iceboaters to respect the conditions and also the ramps as we would like them to build for a successful season. Good ramps = easier season. Please watch the class website www.niteiceboats.org for the latest information.

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