The cold weather has been cold and there is more cold weather on the way!
Primary site is Lake Christina, Ashby Minnesota, mile marker 8.
Friday Dec 9th (practice, like usual), More formal racing Sat-Sun Dec 10th and 11th.
Good job on thinking ice everybody!
I am looking for a plank set up for #220, Affordable insert runners, and maybe a Forstmann boom. Smaller items I would be interested in would be a set of inside attachment plates, socket style mast step base, tiller locking pin, and Sta Masters for side stays. I am also looking at modifying my cockpit. if anyone is having a shop might I would like to attend and contribute. Please let me know!
Wanted DN Sail in Average to Good Condition
good condition, pretty quick DN, $1200. upgraded hardware, shrouds, decent sail, sarns bulnose runners, everything complete. Mike, Edina, MN, 612.834.6592
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If anyone knows of anything that is frozen it would be great to hear from you.
If you happened to drive County Road 15 today you may have noticed the ice behind the break wall at North Shore Marina-Browns Bay facility. Two miles to the east the pond next to the entrance to Woodhill Country Club was also frozen. Of course, both of these sightings paled in comparison to the photo of ice on Lake Christina that was circulated earlier today by DN Western Region Commodore Mike Miller.
It won't be long now. Think Ice.
2017 Notice of Race
Western Lakes Regional DN Championship Regatta
January 7-8, 2017
Organizing Authority: International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association
Host: North American Western Region
A family at the Delavan Lake YC is looking to buy an Ice Optimist.
Please post info if you have one for sale.
I have an older DN Carbon mast for sale. It its from Ron Sherry/Composite Concepts. This mast was formerly owned by JD. I bought a new mast last spring.
Let me know if you are interested and I will bring it to the SailCrafters Swap met this Saturday.
Mike (Six-one-2) five nine 8- three 8 zero zero
See previous post below for swap meet details.
All Minnesota DN racers need to mark your winter calendars now.
The Western Region only hosts this big one once every 6 years. Now it is our turn!
Tim Carlson of Sailcrafters is hosting his 8th Annual Ice Boat Swap Meet on Saturday, November 5, 2016. 10 am to 1pm. This swap met is popular with the Minnetonka, White Bear and Bald Eagle sailors. There promises to be lots of DN and Nite equipment along with several complete packages. If we are lucky we may even see a C-Skeeter courtesy of “Drifter.” Anyone looking to upgrade equipment or buy a complete boat is encouraged to attend.
The Skeeter Iceboat Club is hosting its 31st Annual Swap meet Sunday, October 30, 2016, 9am to noon. This is the Grand Daddy of all swap meets. More equipment changes hands at this swap meet than all others combined. There will be Skeeters, Renegades, Arrows, Nites, DN’s and who knows what else. Boat builders and hardware manufacturers all set up displays. If you want to buy or sell something (or simply shoot the bull!) this is the place to be. All the big names of iceboating show up for this one.
…it seems sailors in the DN fleet are not the only ones getting schooled these days by Matt Struble. Matt is as fast on soft water as he is on ice. Maybe faster. Matt dominated the 2016 North American A Class Catamaran Regatta. He won the Overall and Foiling Division to retain the title he won last year. But check out his finishes: 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 (46-DNS) (46-DNS). Matt had such a commanding lead in the standings that he did to sail the last two races. I also heard Matt won race 8 by almost a half a leg. For those of us that competed at last year’s NA’s this is a way too familiar story.
Here's proof that the iceboat season is not far away. The September issue of the DN newsletter “RUNNER TRACKS” has been posted online. This issue features the latest ranking list and an informative article by Chad Atkins of the NEIYA discussing the IDNIYA-Europe proposal to allow rope halyards. The east coast boys are always pushing the envelope and have been experimenting with rope halyards and stays with positive results.
Read it at: http://na.idniyra.org/runnertracks/