The special that was filmed over a 3 day period on Lake Minnetonka will air this Sunday morning on ABC.
Report at the boat ramp NW of Lake City. 12" inches of ice...measured. About 50% Slush and ice. Condition poor for sailing today. The lake was about 75% snow covered a week ago. Forecast? Who knows.
Ross Owen,an artist who lives on Lake Superior has been generous enough to invite Ice boaters to use his property as access to the Lake.
Check out his Website,as he has some great shots and Video of sailing out in front of his place .Some shots are from yesterday and some from last year with my ice boating buddies Bruce Wegger and Kurt Martinson from MN.
While your on the site check out the Kayak Sailing boat Ross built.
Anyone checking Lake Minnetonka? Too much snow?
What's the status for sailing Saturday or Sunday?
Sailed off Sandy Beach at the Coralville Rez last week on 8" ice. The crust is now gone and the winds are picking up.
Due to potential snow on Sunday the producer(film guy) will be coming in on Friday night and we will start the filming on Saturday. The correspondent, Ginger Zee, will be out on Monday.
Let's aim to start the first of the races at around noon on Saturday.
I will be organizing with the producer on Saturday morning. For the time being he and I will be meeting at Harry's.
Things should just happen naturally.
If Sunday looks nice we will also be filming.
I have just gotten off the phone with the producers at ABC News GMA Weekend Edition. They are looking at coming to Minnetonka on Sunday(22nd) and Monday(23rd). Sunday would be filming the racing and iceboats sailing around as well as few sound bites. Monday would be sailing with the correspondent which I will arrange on the side. If you are around and can sail on Monday, please feel free to come out.
Saturday we should get out on the ice as well. Let's do some races. I am volunteering my time to do whatever is necessary to ensure that the shoot tells are really great story.
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Greetings fellow Iceboaters,
A few weeks ago I got a call from ABC News regarding Iceboating on Minnetonka, and spot to be featured on Good Morning America's Weekend Edition. The details are still coming together and will be finalized mid-week. I have been organizing this with a few iceboaters to make sure we have some key pieces covered.
Alot more to edit, over 1,500, here's about 50 to get started
Photos from Saturday, January 7, Green Lake; Spicer, MN
Set of 3 36" Stainless Angles for Sale,
Hard Rock Maple bodies, 316L stainless with studs welded, sharpened to 100 degrees,
with cover (of sorts) and parking brake. First $700 will own them
Contact me at Six onetwo 868 seven947, worldiceracingcircuit(at)gmail
Will send photos by email they're not uploading here.
Thinking about waconia or green lake in spicer,MN. If we can find a good sheet of ice,it could be a site in the running for the western regional regatta.
Thursday - December 29, 2011
Lake Missaukee, Lake City, MI
photos are posted, more to come
Here is the sheet we are racing on.Lot of older DN's but hey the are still DN's.