Centrals ON for Feb 5,6


Posted by: David Zoll on January 29, 2005 at 06:12:04:

Hotline # 248 988 0851.

Ice Scouts report in by Wednesday, Final Call Thursday night.

Primary site Grand Traverse area, Torch Lake or best ice.

Who's going? Here's a yahoo map to Grand Traverse, Mi.. 12hrs.. too bad the SS Badger isn't running.

Yahoo map to Grand Traverse, MI

Based on further favorable re

Based on further favorable reports from Grand Traverse IceYacht Club sailors, they give the ice on north Torch Lake a high rating.

Dick Wollam, Julie Richards, Dr. Don Willman, Bob Gray, and Randall Kline sailed DNs Tuesday from noon to 5 p.m. Dick said it was fast ice and pleasant sailing. It is mostly black ice, a bit pebbly here and there with a crack now and then.
They could sail about 30 mph in 4 mph of wind. At the end of the day, the wind came up to 8 mph, and "they were flying!" Dick said.
There is a favorable forecast from now through the weekend.
Link to Launch site map GTIYC web site:

from the road

Western regional team reporting in..

wausau, wi

us5214, us4923, us4691 & neil the dog reporting in.

We cleared st paul around 9:30pm, so only another 9 hours to go.

we are going over the top, not through chicago..

This is neil's first big trip and he seems to be doing fine.. but he hasn't relaxed quite yet..

watching the white lines.. in the middle of wisconsin...

Ice Report

From the DN Bulletin Board, Dave Zoll sez: "Ice has been rated a 10.5 on a scale of 10."


Geoff S.


> Who's going? Here's a yahoo map to Grand Traverse, Mi.. 12hrs...

I'm not sure; it's only about 8 hours from Madison. Maybe too long a trek for a 1 1/2 day regatta, but if the NAs are there, I'll be driv'n!

I'm just hoping the NAs and Northwest don't end up on the same weekend.


Geoff S.