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Western Challenge Race Results 2013

La Crosse, Wisconsin
December 7 - 8, 2013

Sherry, Sherry, & Sherry Congratulations to Mr Ron Sherry for a strong showing on Sunday in the light air. He came back to win the regatta and at the same time he had a great time getting his boys out on the ice for an epic father son weekend.

Silver Fleet went to our man in Madison, Dave Elsmo! I'm sure his enthusiasm for iceboating, and his role as college sailing coach, has really ignited the college iceboating scene around the four lakes area.

Thanks to everybody for coming together and getting the four races for each fleet in. They had to be run under tight time limits. Saturday we barely got the racing in before the sun went behind the bluffs. On Sunday we had to get started as early as possible as the wind was going light and the blizzard was fast approaching for the drive home. Thanks to everybody working as a team, we all had some nice racing.

Gold Fleet


Pos     Sail       Name                    R1     R2      R3      R4      Points
---     ----       ---------               ---    ---     ---     ---     ------
1       US 44      Ronald J Sherry         1      6       1       1       9
2       US 4691    John W Dennis           2      3       2       4       11
3       US 4824    Mark R Christensen      8      5       3       2       18
4       US 5224    James A Thieler         3      2       13      6       24
5       US 4487    Chad Atkins             5      1       8       10      24
6       US 4926    Steve Orlebeke          6      7       9       3       25
7       H  467     Dideric van Riemsdijk   4      10      4       11      29
8       US 5014    Mark L Isabell          9      4       5       18      36
9       US 4       Griffin Sherry          7      8       14      17      46
10      US 5432    Mike Bloom              16     21      6       7       50
11      S  713     Rickard Gustring        11     12      19      9       51
12      US 5469    Oliver Moore            24     13      11      5       53
13      US 5214    Jim McDonagh            17     11      10      22      60
14      KC 4536    Bob Crinion             14     19      16      12      61
15      US 4257    Jim C Gluek             DNS    9       17      8       62
16      US 602     Tom Meyer               20     16      12      16      64
17      US 4961    John P Davenport        13     18      15      19      65
18      US 4775    Eben M Whitcomb III     12     24      22      13      71
19      US 5298    Scott Brown             10     20      DNS     14      72
20      US 4811    Markham G Chatterton    DNS    14      7      DNS      77
21      KC 5514    John Curtis             15     23      23      20      81
22      US 2545    Michael P Derusha       23     22      20      21      86
23      US 5414    Wes Wilcox              18     17      DNS    DNS      91
24      US 5369    Mike Miller             DNS    DNS     21      15      92
25      US 5352    Daniel F. Hearn         21     15      DNS    DNS      92
26      US 3271    Mike Jankowski          22     25      18     DNS      93
27      US 2360    Pete Johns              19     DNS     DNS    DNS      103

Saturday was good for waiting

Sunny SaturdayEverybody had a pretty good day catching up with their iceboating friends and aligning runners. We all had plenty of time to get all those little maintenance items on the boat done.

Some participants were out on the ice at 8 am and got a few early morning puffs but everybody had to wait till after 3:00pm before we got in 2 Gold and 2 Silver races.

Just when a couple of skippers took their sails down, the wind came on and the team sprung into action. We got the marks moved, starting line set in record time and started cracking off races.

Friday - Good Ice and Good Breeze

I added an image gallery for the regatta.

On your mark

We had shifty wind blowing around 8 to 12 mph. The ice was really hard and fast.

It was really great to see all my friends from the all over the world. I'll bet the gang sailed two dozen races. I counted over 35 boats all lined up doing a scrub race! It's great to see this meeting of friends to enjoy what we love in an informal atmosphere.

Winter is here

3" of Black Ice on my Camp Lake.

Nite for sale

Anyone interested in buying my 1983 Nite. It's in great condition because I bought it for my wife and she hardly ever used it! Includes 2 sails & cockpit, mast, plank, and springboard covers. Spruce mast. $5900
Please call Bill Allen: 612-816-1961

Angles For Sale

Pr. of excellent quality angles for this Spring's soft ice. Formerly owned by Todd Gamble and I will sell them for what I paid 8 yrs. ago. Call Mike Bloom @ six one two - five nine eight- three eight zero zero.

Angles For Sale

Pr. of excellent quality angles for this Spring's soft ice. Formerly owned by Todd Gamble and I will sell them for what I paid 8 yrs. ago. Call Mike Bloom @ six one two - five nine eight- three eight zero zero.

WCCO-TV Reports on the first time the DN Iceboating World Championship is taking place in Minnesota

Link to WCCO's written article and video: http://goo.gl/VFg3B.

This is the first time in its 40 years that the DN Iceboating World Championship has ever come to Minnesota. At this championship people will race for the Gold Cup and then for the North American Championship.

“We have over 100 competitors from 9 countries,” the DN Class Secretary, Jim McDonagh, said. “We’ll be racing till we get 7 races in, in each fleet.”

polish runner sharpener

does anyone have a parts list for the 'polish runner sharpener' im looking to build one

Sailing Blog

Re-started my old sailing blog,to keep track of my ice boating.

http://canhobie.blogspot.ca/

Western Regionals, Lake Kegonsa, WI. Janaury 5-6, 2013

Tonka Sailors did well at the 2013 Western Regional Championship Regatta sailed on Lake Kegonsa, near Madison, WI. Seven races were completed over two days on sticky, snow covered ice.

Mark Christensen tested regatta Champion Ron Sherry. The Doctor finished 2nd and won the second race. J.D. finished third followed by Jim McDonagh and Mike Bloom who finished 8th and 10th, respectively.

In the Silver Fleet David Kickhafer, Mike Miller and Charlie Hurd finished 4th, 6th and 12th. Congrats to Miller for winning the last race.

Skeeter!

JD's Skeeter sails at Dawn!

Tonka: Got Ice?

Has anyone found ice on Tonka that is safe to sail?

Crystal bay froze early this week so last night I ventured out in front of my house but it is way too thin to be considered safe or sailable.

Has anyone checked any of the other bays?

Miller- Meyer- Browner-Allen- Doctor..... check the ice outside your respective front doors and report in!

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Lake Riley webcam

Is the lake riley webcam down for good? My boat needs to sail back at it's roots at least once.

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