Christina again

4824 and 4961 and me, 5214 went back up to Christina yesterday (Saturday, December 12th). Light wind let us get in some practice racing. The ice condition at first appeared better. The surface was all nice and clean. Once we got out there, there were a lot of drain holes and we had to carefully navigate those to get to west side of the lake. We setup some cones, marked the obvious drain hole, and had a nice day. I learned that the drain holes are the shiny black areas. Drain holes are hard to see, for me.

Updated the results

I'm sorry that took so long to do. I appreciate that our Minnesota member Rob Evans (4975) put the effort in to getting on the ice and we had some fun battles out there. He came in right behind me in the two races he raced. Thanks Rob for coming up and sailing!

Another superb video at Christina

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=p_SBM-_kVG0

This time Dave Elsmo of Madison Wi.
Great job of editing.

Western Challenge in the news

http://www.echopress.com/news/3898898-sailing
Thanks Bloom for noticing the story on the front page!

Thunder Bay Ice

If your still looking to do some iceboating,the Zambonie went thru Thunder Bay and re flooded Whitefish and Barnum Lake up here near Thunder Bay. 6" of very smooth ice and Spring like weather.
Images posted in Library (Barnum Lake)

2015 Great Western Challenge

8 Dec 2015

Hey everyone,

Just wanted to thank a few people that helped get this regatta off the ground. Mike Madge thank you for taking the time and putting forth the effort to check ice in Thunder Bay. Mark Kiefer thank you for the same in Minnesota. Mike Miller thank you for checking ice, getting us permission to use that great launch site, and making all the great contacts in the area. Deb and Loretta thank you for scoring the event. Thank you everyone who helped on the course.

DN for Sail

someone sent me this so I thought I'd pass it along.

Nik Ogura moved to Cali. but his DN is still in the cities and up for sale.
$2250 or B.O.
John Stacieluk has it.

That's all I know. contact:
NikOgura@gmail.com

2015 Western Challenge

Sure, the results are up thanks to Deb and Loretta, but where's the hastily put together video?

Here it is. For all the iceboaters and support staff that could not make it for all the different reasons. Here's a little video to give you a feel for the event.

2015 Great Western Challenge

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Results :: 2015 Great Western Challenge -- UPDATED

2015 Great Western Challenge - December 5-6,2015 Lake Christine Ashby Minnessota
Gold fleet
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Pos    Sail#          Name         Race>     1    2    3  Points
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  1   US 4691        DENNIS,    JOHN (S)     1    1    1    3.00
  2   US 4824   CHRISTENSEN,    MARK (S)     2    2    2    6.00
  3   US 4926     Orelebeke,       Steve     5    3    4   12.00
  4   US   44        SHERRY,     RON (S)     4    6    5   15.00
  5   US 5432         BLOOM,    MIKE (S)     9    4    3   16.00
  6   US 5224       THIELER,       JAMES     6    5    7   18.00
  7    S  713      GUSTRING, RICKARD (M)     7    9    8   24.00
  8   US 4487        ATKINS,        CHAD     8    8    9   25.00
  9   US 4868      RICHARDS,   JULIE (M)    11    7   11   29.00
 10   US 5166        Berger,       Chris    13   11   12   36.00
 11   US 5214      MCDONAGH,         JIM    12   12   17   41.00
 12   US 2545       DERUSHA,    MIKE (S)    10   15   22   47.00
 13   US   60        HARPER,    JOHN (M)    30   10    6   46.00
 14   US 4638       LOVEJOY,         GUY    20   20   10   50.00
 15    G  737          BOHN,   JOERG (S)    17   23   16   54.00
 16   US  602         MEYER,     TOM (M)    19   14   21   54.00
 17   KC 5514        Curtis,        John    23   19   15   57.00
 18    H  467 VAN RIEMSDIJK, DIDERIC (S)     3   27   28   58.00
 19   US 5508         Sugar,         Tim    24   18   19   61.00
 20   US 2766    Van Rossen,       Peter    25   21   14   60.00
 21   US 5116         CLAPP,        DAVE    14   24   26   64.00
 22   US 5219         Baker,        Kent   DNS   16   13   66.00
 23   US 5298         Brown,   Scott (S)    29   17   20   66.00
 24   US 4975         EVANS,         ROB   DNS   13   18   68.00
 25   US 5510         Sugar,        Hugh    26   25   24   75.00
 26   US 4148         DIXON,     TIM (S)    18   22  DNS   77.00
 27   US  637          Mead,         Joe    28   28   23   79.00
 28   US 5369        MILLER,    MIKE (M)    15   29  DNS   81.00
 29   US 5391      VERBURGT,         TOM    21   26  DNS   84.00
 30   US 4923          Blum,        Jeff    27  DNS   25   89.00
 31   US 2000        LEBEAU,    LEON (S)    16  DNS  DNS   90.00
 32   US 5501     Orelebeke,       Peter    22  DNS  DNS   96.00
 33T  US  445          CAVE,     BOB (M)   DNS  DNS  DNS  111.00
 34T  US 5435       KJOLLER,        JODY   DNS  DNS  DNS  111.00
 35T  US 5479         HEARN,      DANIEL   DNS  DNS  DNS  111.00
 36T  US 2360         JOHNS,   PETE (GM)   DNS  DNS  DNS  111.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds
*** Fixed US4975 (Rob Evans) finish results. Sorry that took so long

Own a piece of Iceboating History!

Described in 1938 book”Wings on the Ice” by Frederic Gardiner, pgs 131 – 133.
• Front steerer, Wheel and tiller steering
• Two cockpits
• Two sets of runners (ice and snow)
• Homemade trailer.
• 350 lbs without crew
• Located in Hanover NH
• Nearest to $6,000 gets it
Please call or email Denis for photos, information or to schedule viewing 802-785-2082. If leaving a message please speak loudly & distinctly REPEAT YOUR PHONE NUMBER TWICE as I am hearing impaired. When emailing, include your phone number, thank you
dobrien1928@gmail.com

Yea, I'm new!

Hello folks. Name is Dan McKenzie. I am just about finished with my first semester of grad school in Mankato and its about time I find where I can learn how to ice sail. I'm looking for someone who is willing to show me the ropes in the general area of Mankato. I have small and big boat water sailing experience but understand that ice boating is a different beast. Anybody out there able to help?

Dan

DN for sale

DN iceboat, fully refurbished, a Turner design. Okoume mahogany veneer and marine varnished. New sail & sail bag, one extra plank. Alum mast. Fitted cover.
Nearly all hardware is new.
$1500 firm.

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Lake Minnetonka area. Contact me at donlinpat@icloud.com, I can send pictures on request.

The Great Western Challenge Regatta is called on.

4 Dec 2015 10:00 am

PRIMARY LOCATION IS Ashby, Minnesota (Lake Christina)
Lodging is in Fergus Falls, Minnesota
Host: Minnesota Ice Sailing Association
Location: Lake Christina, Minnesota
Launch Site: 1/2 mile East of Mile Marker 8
Date: Friday, December 4 - Sunday December 6, 2015
Same format as always.
Scrub Racing on Friday (always the best day)
Racing Starting at 11:00am on Saturday
Racing Starting at 10:00am on Sunday
Questions you can call JD at six one two 840-9855

As always please take responsibility for safe sailing and Ice checking. Hazzards do exist.

Lodging in Fergus Falls

NIA new course changes

If anyone is in the Madison area this Wednesday eve, this would be informative.
Please join us at the next 4LIYC meeting where National Iceboat Authority member, Tim McCormick, will discuss the DARLING MARK and INLINE courses. All area iceboat clubs and racing enthusiasts are invited to attend. We meet downstairs at Angelo's Italian Restaurant at 6:30 PM.
http://iceboat.org/seasons/15-16/NIA-4LIYC-Meeting.jpg

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