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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!

us5432

Lake Riley webcam

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

Skeeter Regatta update

No known sites at this time. Storm totals in Alexandria area are 4". We are looking for ice. Anyone with reports of ice
with less than two inches of snow on it please check in with a report here. You can call my cell at 612 eight four zero 9855.

JD U194

iceboating sat, Ashby?

swede lake frozen? anybody want to drive up sat. looks like should be same ice as last sunday. meyer 612-432-8124

Results: 2012 Great Western Challenge Regatta

Preliminary Results: Great Western Challenge
December 1-2, 2012
Pelican Lake near Ashby, MN

Gold fleet
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Pos Sail# Name Race> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points
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1 US 4824 CHRISTENSEN, MARK (S) 1 1 2 1 ( 5) 2 4 11.00
2 US 4691 DENNIS, JOHN (S) 3 ( 12) 10 6 1 1 2 23.00
3 US 60 HARPER, JOHN (S) 2 3 4 2 ( 7) 6 7 24.00
4 US 5014 ISABELL, MARK 6 2 1 ( 10) 8 7 10 34.00
5 US 4257 GLUEK, JIM 5 4 8 3 9 8 ( 15) 37.00
6 US 807 FRANCIS, JR 13 5 ( 13) 8 6 5 3 40.00
7 US 4926 ORLEBEKE, STEVE 9 6 5 ( 11) 10 10 5 45.00
8 US 216 POTCOVA, RICHARD 8 (DNS) 9 5 11 4 8 45.00
9 US 5219 BAKER, KENT 10 8 3 12 4 ( 13) 13 50.00
10 G 679 SCHNEIDER, MARTIN-BJORN (DNF) 7 DNF 4 3 9 6 63.00

Thunder Bay sailing

Some pics of a nice day on the ice.Smooth black ice,thin film of water,moderate breeze and mild temps.

Great Western Challenge and Lake Christina Ice

Thanks to the effort of the Ice Maker we now know that Lake Christina is iced over. Looks like we will be making ice starting Thursday night. I think sailing on Sunday is going to be great.

Anyone like to join in?

JD

Thunder Bay Ice

more pics

Thunder Bay Ice

Here is what a lot of the Inland Lakes are looking like.Very little dusting of snow over 3-4" of smooth black ice.

Iceboat Special: ABC Good Morning America Saturday March 10th

Iceboat Special on ABC News Good Morning America Weekend Edition

The special will be airing tomorrow, Saturday, March 10th. 7am(Central), 8am(Eastern).

Joshua

Sailed Prior Lake Today

pretty good ice on Prior ...sailed all morning till noon. 19 mph winds and good ice in front of Sand Pointe Beach Park and me straight across on Fairlawn Shores ..light winds tomorrow ,My boat is still up

2012 Northwestern :: Day 3

That was a great regatta. Day 3 and no sailing, too windy, except for the DN's sailing down to the starting area.. to find out that it was blowing over 30mph and racing was called off. There were five of us that ventured out. I tried to go upwind in some sort of racing trim, but quickly eased out and throttled off.. JD tried and got a gust that lifted the boat off the ice..

So racing was done, and the awards ceremony was done in the 30mph winds with all our DN friends gathered around and making a good wind block.

JD First, steve0 Second, Davenport Third..

Northwestern :: Day 2

Another great day on Green Bay!

Two more races for all four fleets. Super interesting skitter races with Jay and Dan having a great battle.

Sunny and fair winds.

After the second DN race I got to trim the Haywire and had a great race

The Northwestern :: Day 1

3:00pm Friday
Green Bay, Lake Michigian
City of Green Bay, WI
Northwestern As it should be

Happy to report, after the second try the Northwestern Regatta had a great first day. Two races were raced in all four fleets.

Nice long course with a medium breeze. Snow flurries on the ice.. with a spots of older, stickier drifts, and no hazards that I saw.

Fleets consisted of the DN, Renegade, Skeeter, and Stern Steerers. We all raced on one long course and the starting area was close to the launch area, so that made it nice if you wanted to come in and change equipment, or have a snack.

ABC - GMA Update - Spot Pushed

ABC - GMA Update. Received an email this morning stating that the piece is being held. One of our friends on the project is exceptionally ill. We will be given a new air date. My apologies. We should see it on soon.

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