Notice of Dues: Get The Card

Notice of Dues: Get The Card

A Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club Notice of Dues postcard should have recently arrived in mailboxes. Please consider joining and supporting the 4LIYC. Your membership helps us maintain our ATV and equipment and keeps this website running. You’ll get this cool membership card to flash around at any yacht club featuring Joe Berger’s fast photo of Nite sailor Don Sanford sailing lifting a runner Lake Monona last season.
Download, print, and mail a membership form here.

New 4LIYC Officers Elected

New 4LIYC Officers Elected

In 1878, Harper’s Bazaar Magazine recognized Madison’s prominence in the sport in an article with a now famous engraving that depicts ice yachts and the scenic isthmus. We are still here. 

The Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club elections were held Wednesday evening, and our new officers represent every fleet in the club. Daniel Hearn, who sails a DN, C Skeeter, Nite, and Renegade, is our new Commodore. Nite sailor Lars Barber is our new Vice Commodore. Treasurer Jerry Simon will serve another year along with myself as Secretary.

The club extends much gratitude to the previous Commodore Don Anderson and Vice Commodore Tim McCormick for their service.


International Skeeter Association: 2022 Notice of Race & Dues

International Skeeter Association: 2022 Notice of Race & Dues



International Skeeter Association (ISA) Secretary Steve Schalk has released the 2022 ISA Championship Notice of Race and Notice of Dues. Download the dues form and send it to the address provided.



All races will be sailed under the rules of the National Iceboat Authority and those of the International Skeeter Association (ISA).
Date:  The Regatta will be held on January 7, 8, & 9, 2022.

Race Schedule: 

  • The first race will be at 10:00 AM local time on Friday, January 7, 2022
  • Preliminary site location will be announced by 6 p.m. CST on the Sunday prior to the regatta
  • Final call will be announced by 12 noon, C.S.T on the Wednesday prior to the regatta
  • Races will be held for A, B, C Class Skeeters, Nites and Renegades should Renegades choose to hold their national championship regatta in conjunction with the ISA Championship Regatta.
  • Nine races are scheduled for each division. Three are necessary for a complete regatta.


  • The Regatta will be postponed if the Northwest Ice Yachting Association Regatta is held on these dates.
  • The Race Committee may postpone the regatta or change regatta site any time prior to noon, C.S.T on the Thursday prior to the regatta.

Location:  Possible locations, in order of preference, are: East Division, Green Lake, Lake Geneva, Madison, Green Bay.


  • Each competitor must be a current member of the ISA. Dues may be paid on the ISA website or at the regatta.
  • Entry Fee is $15.00 per yacht.


  • Will be available at on the ISA page when the regatta is called ON
  • Competitors may also register at Regatta Headquarters from 8:30 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. local time on Friday, January 7, 2022.

Sailing Instructions:  Will be available on the ISA website and at the time of Registration. Awards will be given according to Part II Section 3 of The International Skeeter Association Constitution, By-Laws and Racing Rules

In DN World

In DN World

To help attract new ice sailors, the North American and European DN Class have introduced a world portal website,, showcasing high-quality DN videos, photos. The portal also features IDNIYRA’s common governing documents, regatta history, and rank list. 

Under the Class Information menu item, the DN Specifications and Racing Rules are two pages of note to all ice sailors. The class will keep Specs pages up to date in an easier to read format than the class yearbook, adding the Interpretations to their specific Spec. The Racing Rules and their definitions are presented in more of a graphic form. is a portal to and, which will keep members informed of their specific continental affairs.

21-22 4LIYC Meeting News Update

21-22 4LIYC Meeting News Update

The Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club meetings will continue on Zoom. The upside is that last season, Zoom enabled our club members from outside the Madison area to participate and talk ice. We will review our meeting options towards the end of December.
Again as last year, club members in good standing will receive an email with the meeting link a day before and on the meeting day.

Time: 6:30 PM Central
November 10
November 24: Officer and Fleet Captain Election
December 8
December 22
2022 January: Meeting schedule and location will be reviewed.

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