Sailing Blog

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

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.


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!


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
Pos Sail# Name Race> 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Points
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?


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).


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

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