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).
Via Renegade Class Secretary Ron Rosten
The 2020 Renegade Nationals has been postponed for 1 week until December 26-27, 2020. Check back on Sunday, December 20, 2020 for the next update.
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Ed Nelson of Menominee, Michigan. Trygve Rhude remembers Ed as a “great teacher and helper, I learned a lot from that man.” Ed was active in the Renegade fleet and competed in many regattas.
Ed Nelson, 80, passed away on December 5, 2020 at his home in Menominee. He was born March 30, 1940 in Menominee to Milton and Frances Nelson. Ed loved all of the years he spent sailing on Green Bay, racing in 67 “100” Milers”, starting at age 7 crewing for his father. He also raced in “the Hook” and numerous ice boat races. Ed also was an avid hunter “bagging the big buck” year after year since childhood. Ed’ boat building skills were put to use fitting out two sail boats, one of them his own design, and numerous ice boats. He also designed and constructed three wooden canoes.
Ed was a 1958 graduate of Menominee High School and in 1962 received his degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech in Houghton. He was most recently employed at Evergreen Tool. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Menominee as well as the M & M Yacht Club. He also enjoyed many morning coffees with his group of friends.
2020 and 2021 Renegade Championship Regatta Information
The 2020 International Renegade Ice Yachting Association Championship regatta is scheduled for December 19-20, 2020. Final confirmation will be made on Wednesday, December 16th at 1:00 PM CT.
The IRIYA board will limit regatta locations for the 2020-2021 season to southern and central Wisconsin because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The IRIYA board wants to maximize regatta participation by choosing a site that allows commuting and avoids motels and restaurants. Regatta registration will be online. We will not have any social events or group gatherings.
Ron Sherry’s trailer with 3 Renegades was stolen near Detroit, MI over the weekend from a locked storage facility. Please keep an eye out for these boats. The trailer can be replaced but iceboats built by Ron and his dad, Lorne, can not.
!!! STOLEN !!! !!! STOLEN !!! !!! STOLEN !!! !!! STOLEN !!!
PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE!!!
Ron Sherry’s Renegade Trailer was stolen from Fraser Automotive near 14 Mile and Utica Road. It was stored in a locked, fenced area. The chain to the lot was cut and the locked hitch coupler was somehow bypassed, allowing them to drive off with the trailer and all its contents. Three generations of Renegade iceboats, Lorne’s, Ron’s, and CJ’s Sweet Caroline, plus all the planks, sails, and tools. The license plate on the trailer is D829645. There is a sticker that says Iceboat near the lock on the door. Please contact us ASAP if you see this trailer. email@example.com
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Via International Renegade Ice Yacht Racing Association Secretary Ron Rosten:
THE RENEGADE TECHNICAL COMMITTEE WAS ASKED THE FOLLOWING 3 QUESTIONS BY DOUG KOLNER. THE COMMITTEE’S ANSWER FOLLOWS EACH QUESTION.
- WHEN CONSTRUCTING A MAST, CAN THE GOOSENECK TRACK EXTEND CLOSER TO THE BASE OF THE MAST THAN THE 9 INCHES SHOWN ON THE PLANS?
TECH COMMITTEE ANSWER: NO
- WHEN CONSTRUCTING A MAST, CAN THE BOTTOM OF THE LUFF TUBE EXTEND CLOSER TO THE BASE OF THE MAST THAN THE 26 INCHES SHOWN ON THE PLANS?
TECH COMMITTEE ANSWER: NO
- WHEN CONSTRUCTING A MAST, CAN THE BASE BE FORWARD OR AFT OF THE MAST CENTERLINE AS SHOWN ON THE PLANS?
TECH COMMITTEE ANSWER: NO
Here’s a clip from our friends on Lake Scugog in Canada from last weekend. Happy to learn that other iceboaters from Canada and the east coast have connected with them. Expect to see more ice sailors on Scugog!
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I thought we were finished but we had a couple cold nights and I was squeezing a few more days out ! LAKE SCUGOG is a little rough but we still have a fair bit of ice . Just took a break to send this photo and heading back out now ! First day We’ve been out in a while !
Kelly , Phil and Aant
While we wait for ice, check out this slice of iceboat heaven from Doug Kolner who sailed his Renegade on Lake Puckaway yesterday (December 27, 2019). Doug, 4LIYC Nite sailors Lars Barber and Maureen Bohleber took advantage of Puckaway’s Hollywood ice before the rain and snow moves in today.