Regatta Watch: 2022 ISA & Renegade Championship Postponed Until Jan 14-16

Regatta Watch: 2022 ISA & Renegade Championship Postponed Until Jan 14-16

Skeeter skippers Ken Whitehorse, Paul Krueger, and Tom Hyslop (along with the Stern-Steerer ROSEMARY) on Lake Michigan at Menominee in March 2021. Photo: gretchendorian.com

INTERNATIONAL SKEETER ASSOCIATION
2022 ISA Notice of Race

ISA Home Page

Via International Skeeter Association (ISA) Race Chair, John Dennis: “The 2022 ISA Championship has been postponed until January 14, 15, 16, 2022. The next update is Sunday, January 9, 2022. The Northwest Regatta takes precedence.”
The ISA Championship races are 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.

INTERNATIONAL RENEGADE ICE YACHT RACING ASSOCIATION
Renegade Home Page
Via IRIYRA Secretary Ron Rosten: “The Renegade Championship has been postponed until January 14, 15, 16, 2022. The next update is Sunday, January 9, 2022.”

“Madison or Minnesota?”

“Madison or Minnesota?”


Madison or Minnesota? Minnesota C Skeeter sailor Pat Heppert posted the photo and question on Facebook over the weekend. Unfortunately, the Madison area must live vicariously through our Minnesota friends for some time. This Wednesday’s forecast of 64F will not help with ice making in southern Wisconsin, but it’s all downhill temperature-wise from then.

The former Jerry Simon boat SIMONIZED IV belongs to Mike Maloney. Pat and Mike sailed on some beautiful ice north of Brainerd, MN, on Round Lake while the MN DN crowd crossed the highway to sail on 4″ of black ice at Gull Lake.

Renegade Swing

Renegade Swing


Iceboaters are problem solvers, and Andy Gratton is one of the best. Based upon his experience at Lake Christina near Ashby, MN, last season, Andy figured out a way to make it easier to ferry a Renegade up and down a steep bank. Having “lifted hulls up and down banks one too many times,” he built a helpful device that easily picks up a Renegade hull.

“The crane will easily pick a Renegade (or perhaps a C skeeter hull.) It has a pick point about 11 feet aft of the trailer axle. I think that will do for getting the hulls over the bank we were using last year. As you can see from the photos, the slings and spreader bar works well for a Renegade hull. Both slings are the same length.”

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