Matt Struble wins Iceboating's Triple Crown!

Matt Struble, US 183, of Michigan, has achieved one of the great pinnacles in Sailing, Winning the North American, European and World Championships in a Single Season, successfully defending his 2007 World and North American Championships, Matt take his place as one of the true great ones in Sailing, hard or soft water.

Struble's demonstrated spectacular speed, winning all but one of the 6 North American Championship Races, on Lake Pepin, MN and consistency by winning only one of the 12 Races Sailed at the Worlds and European Chamionships, but always being close. In what one former world champion called a veneue that is always flukey in the wind department. His worst finishes (throw out race) in 18 major regatta starts, was a 9th, in the Europeans, 7th in the Worlds, and he threw out a 4th place finish in the North Americans.

The last two Triple Crown Winners were Ron Sherry (US 44), in 2002 and Karol Jablonski, A/C Helmsman last summer on Desafio Espanol 2007 (P 36)in 2001.

2008 European Championship Unofficial Final Results will find the Champ when he returns from Lake Lipno in the Czech Republic and find out what's on his softwater agenda for the summer.

Tip of the Helmet to a Great Sailor and Great Guy, Matt Struble!