Gold Cup Web cam will be live shortly

I just spoke to Jimmy (U5214) and Will and they are setting up the web cam as I am typing this message.

Check out the live shots of the Gold Cup!!!!!

Go Jimmy and Will Dog!!!!!!!!!!

Andy

Any opportunity to try Ice Boating?

I am visiting the Twin Cities area this Thursday - Sunday and am wondering if there is anywhere / anyone who teaches Ice Boating. I am a very experienced sailor and windsurfer, if that matters at all. Would love to try out your sport! Please email me at tomvhall@hotmail.com or call my cell 206-396-2731 if you have any ideas for me.

Thanks, and sail fast.
Tom Hall
Seattle, WA

Lake Leelanau, MI

Great Ice! Like glass and thick.

Gold Cup :: Racing Delayed

The Opening Ceremonies for the 2005 Gold Cup got underway on Lake Winnebago with the temps still in the negative (-2F).

8 different contries were represented and the top skipper from each country were introduced.

Racing was called off today and the next skippers meeting is set at 9:00am tuesday morning, at the race HQ Hotel.

120 boats have been registerd. 50 in the gold, 35 in silver, 35 in bronze.

The top 12 skippers from the bronze and silver will qualify up.

Tomorrow it's set to blow snot.. we'll see...

cold on winnebago
dnus5214

Live From Winnebago

Experimental live feed from the Opening Ceremonies...

http://iceboating.net/live/index.html

Primary GC & NA Site Confirmed :: Lake Winnebago

cut and pasted from idniyra bbs
http://cerebus.winsite.com/laser/DNboard/mesgRegat/545.html

Posted by: John Davenport on January 15, 2005 at 20:17:26:

The Primary site for the GC & NA’s is Lake Winnebago out of Oshkosh,WI.

Hwy 41 North past Fond Du Lac.
Exit 116 to all hotels.

HQ is at the Hawthorne 920-303-1133 left ofer bridge and left again, on right.
Hilton Garden 920-966-1300, right and right again on 20th.
Americinn 920-232-0300, accross from Hilton.

Registration is 5pm-9pm Sunday at the Hilton Garden in the lounge.

ON THE ROAD call-in: call hilton (920-966-1300), ask for registration in bar.

GC & NAs now looking like Oshkosh

From the DN Bulletin Board: http://cerebus.winsite.com/laser/DNboard/mesgRegat/544.html

Posted by: John Davenport on January 13, 2005 at 22:09:09:

After the last miracle Zamboni came through yesterday, many lakes in WI are now clear of snow. The new Primary site for the GC & NA's is Lake Winnebago out of Oshkosh,WI.

Going to GC & NA's next week?

hell bent for glory
47% (15 votes)
yes
13% (4 votes)
yes, and I'm from Europe
3% (1 vote)
If the ice is good, if it's not too far.. if it's not bitter cold...
25% (8 votes)
no
13% (4 votes)
Total votes: 32

Gold Cup and North Americans Postponed for One Day

I just called the hotline and registration has been moved back to sunday.

The deep freeze that is forcasted for thur-fri-sat-sun is the reasoning behind the one day postponement.

That means registration now starts at 5:00pm on Sunday not Saturday.

Lake Pepin is still the primary site.

Western Regional Results

Gold  R1  R2  R3  R4 R5 R6 R7 Total Tot w/to
1 Markham Chatterton 4811 1 2 7 2 3 3 10 28 18
2 Mark Christensen 4824 2 3 4 3 2 4 5 23 18
3 Rob Evans 4975 DNS 9 3 1 1 5 1 41 20
4 John Dennis 4691 5 4 1 6 9 2 9 36 27
5 Wendell Sherry 45 3 1 5 8 8 10 3 38 28
6 John Davenport 4961 4 8 10 10 4 7 2 45 35
7 Lou Loenneke 294 6 5 9 5 5 12 6 48 36
8 Rick-E Lenmberg 4755 8 7 12 4 15 1 4 51 36
9 Steve Orlebeke 4926 9 14 8 7 6 6 7 57 43
10 Mark Isabell 5014 7 10 2 15 10 8 13 65 50
11 Bob Cave 445 10 11 11 12 13 16 14 87 71
12 David Kickhafer 4602 12 12 6 17 11 14 16 88 71
13 Mike Jankowski 3271 16 13 19 13 7 15 11 94 75
14 Rick Lemberg 4155 13 17 16 9 17 13 12 97 80
15 Pete Johns 2360 14 6 15 19 20 9 19 102 82
16 Erich Schloemer 4319 11 18 13 11 16 17 17 103 85
17 Tom Meyer 602 17 20 14 14 14 11 15 105 85
18 Ken Smith 4137 16 15 18 18 12 18 18 115 97
19 Jim McDonagh 5214 18 19 17 16 19 19 8 116 97
20 Jose Norton 781 15 16 20 DNS DNS DNS DNS 135 114
21 Ron Schloemer 4473 19 21 21 20 18 20 20 139 118

Lake Pepin was a great host to the 2005 Western Regions

Lake City, Mn
Lake Pepin, Mississippi River

harvested from iceboat.orgIt was a great location on a huge sheet of ice nestled in the Mississippi river basin. There is a long history of iceboating on Lake Pepin so it had a great feel to it and there are large bluffs on both sides that make for nice scenery. The bluffs also effect the wind.

The race committee did a great job setting up the course, promptly moving the mark when the wind shifted on Saturday, and efficiently scored all the races. All the racers really appreciated their effort.

We had 21 boats in the gold fleet and 17 boats in the silver fleet.

Scooter

I recently ran across the plans to build a Scooter somewhere on the web. I believe it was through a link to one of the iceboating web pages. However, I cannot find it again. If someone knows of this link, please let me know.

Also, if anyone has experience sailing this craft, could you please tell me about it.

Western's "ON" Jan 8-9 | Lake City, Mn

from the idniyra bbs
Posted by: John Davenport on January 06, 2005 at 18:46:26:

Lake PepinThe 2005 Western Regional Championship Regatta has been called "ON" for this weekend, Jan 8th & 9th on "Lake Pepin" sailing out of Lake City, MN. This huge lake only received 0.5" of snow from the last storm and was clear befor that. It was sailed Sunday and today. Hotel info and directions to the launch site to follow...

Lake Waconia, MN

The twin cities seems to have missed yesterdays snowball.

I drove past lake waconia, waconia minnesota this morning... the lake appears covered with the same 1/4-1/2" of styrofoam grade squeeky snow as we found sunday on lower lake minnetonka.

There is enough area to sail a championship course, albeit there may be a fish house on the course someplace.

With a warmer weather forecast the snow should soften up a bit and sublime making a suitable if not excellent potential venue.

Contingent on icechecking in other areas, this venue should be explored by boat... seeking volunteers to sail and report conditions.

2005 Western Regionals

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From the idniyra bbs
Posted by: John Davenport on December 21, 2004 at 07:51:24:

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Just a reminder that the Westerns are scheduled for Jan 8th & 9th on the best possible ice in the Western Region. Hotline is 414-299-9305. Regatta info will be on the hotline no later than Thursday, Jan 6th at 9:00 pm CST.

More Info
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Hotline: 414-299-9305 -- updated Jan 6th at 9:00 pm CST
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