okoboji, iowa

this link is a webcam on lake okoboji...

this morning it appears both frozen sufficently and clear of snow

http://www.okoboji.com/live/

think ice
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How to survive falling in the ice web video

Crazy Canadians but very informative web video on how to survive falling in the ice!

http://www.exn.ca/video/?Video=exn20020325-icewater.asx

Building my first plank

Getting ready to build my first plank, having obtained 'some' ash, which has been planed to 5/16" and routed/sawn straight, although pieces are questionable in my estimation (knots).
My existing hull setup uses a 6-1/2" wide plank. Also have a nice piece of rough sawn walnut I want to incorporate. Thoughts/suggestions? Should I change hull to accept 7-1/2" plank? Existing plank is extremely stiff, built approx. 1968. Hull weight is heavy at 85# w/o plank, etc., Skipper is 170#.
I don't have Excel for the plank spreadsheet from IDNIYRA, and don't know a modulus from an ice hole...
Thanks for any and all help, except promoters of Texas Holdem!

Elk Lake

We have sailed 4 of the last 5 days on Elk Lake north of Traverse City MI. The first couple days the Ice was absolutely clear smooth ice so even with light winds we sailed for hours. We now have snow cover, but can sail with 10mph wind. With winds at 10-12 today we got alot of sailing in. Yesterday with winds around 12-13mph we sailed fast all day. The conditions in front of white birch are not as good as the north end of the lake being as they were in the lee shore when we had the 30 mph winds that cleared the snow storm we had. We got an additional couple inches today, but it is light fluffy snw, like I said we sailed with only 10-12 mph winds.

Used 2005 Quantum DN Speed Sails Available

Quantum Inland has a demo DN Speed Mainsail available that was used at the Western Challenge and the World Championships. The sail is race ready and only has three days of use. The sail is priced at a 30% discount from the standard retail of 700 with battens. This is a great savings. Contact Jim Gluek @ 262-646-7610 if you are interested in a great used DN Speed sail.

2005 World Gold Cup Championship :: Results

2005 IDNIYRA World Gold Cup Championship
jan 17-21 2005
lake mendota
madison wi
Gold Fleet
Pos Sail No. Name 1 2 3 4 5 Points
1 us44 ron sherry 2 2 1 2 1 6
2 s81 tomas lindgren 3 1 4 1 4 9
3 us183 matt struble 1 3 3 3 5 10
4 s580 ostergren thomas karlsson 5 10 5 4 2 16
5 p679 jakob schneider 6 6 2 7 6 20
6 s8 fredrik lonegren 9 5 9 6 3 23
7 p114 michal burczynski 4 12 6 12 10 32
8 us4379 john harper 7 16 13 8 7 35
9 us4691 john dennis 27 9 8 16 8 41
10 s5 ake luks 10 4 18 11 DNF 43
11 us4824 mark christensen 20 11 14 9 11 45
12 p101 cezariusz bigda 8 7 17 13 26 45
13 us4975 rob evans 16 17 10 14 9 49
14 g737 joerg bohn 25 22 7 5 15 49
15 us3283 j.bruce williams 17 8 12 18 20 55
16 us2000 leon lebeau 12 24 16 15 23 66
17 us3535 jeffrey kent 18 13 19 17 DNF 67
18 p234 marek stanczyk 11 34 21 24 13 69
19 us4926 steve orlebeke 19 18 20 20 14 71
20 c45 mihkel kosk 21 37 22 19 12 74
21 us3662 greg smith 43 15 11 10 DNF 79
22 us807 francis, jr 14 20 26 32 21 81
23 us3 jim grogan 13 28 15 27 27 82
24 kc4360 andre baby 34 19 34 21 18 92
25 us4009 don brush 26 21 30 29 19 95
26 us5224 james thieler 30 27 29 30 16 102
27 g107 bernd zeiger 15 14 23 DNF DNS 103
28 p55 tomasz zakrzewski 36 26 24 23 30 103
29 c49 merili randmaa 22 25 36 25 31 103
30 us3406 james hadley 37 41 28 26 17 108
31 g551 christian seegers 28 29 32 31 34 120
32 us4811 markham chatterton 29 33 43 33 28 123
33 us4690 david fortier 35 36 33 22 DNS 126
34 us45 wendell sherry 24 40 41 DNF 22 127
35 us294 louis loenneke 32 42 31 39 32 134
36 us882 meade gougeon 44 35 44 35 25 139
37 g479 jorg minarek 23 31 35 DNF DNF 140
38 us4032 robert schumacher 33 48 47 34 29 143
39 g900 matthias grothues-spork 39 DSQ 25 28 DNF 143
40 us1019 gregory cornelius 45 47 37 38 24 144
41 g55 andreas seegers 40 39 40 36 33 148
42 us2360 pete johns 47 32 39 41 37 149
43 us610 donald jones 31 38 46 42 40 151
44 us4755 richard lemberg, jr 42 44 27 44 39 152
45 us5014 mark isabell 41 45 48 37 36 159
46 us4974 stan jones 46 46 38 40 35 159
47 us1630 danny connell 48 23 42 DNF DNS 164
48 us4775 iiieben whitcomb 49 43 45 43 38 169
49 us46 paul goodwin 38 30 DNF DNF DNS 170
50 us3456 mike o'brien DNF DNS DNS DNS DNF 204

Gold Cup page on iceboat.org

Lots of cool photos from Friday's Gold-Cup Racing:
http://iceboat.org/images/04-05/westernchallenge/westernchallenge.htm

Cheers,

Geoff Sobering
US-5156

Gold Cup

Just received notice from the ice that Ron Sherry US 44 won the Gold Cup. No other details available at this time unfortunately.

Kevin Sherry

back online :: live from madison

We are back online!

Sorry about yesterday, but it was snowing and we were late getting to the launch site. If I had setup the cam all any body would have been able to see is a snow covered car window.

Racing is scheduled to start at 9:30am

Yestereday we got the qualifiers out of the way, so today the gold fleet will start.

The race course is to the left of the picture, or around the point, across the lake.

Looks like a snow runner/plate day.

3min updates
http://iceboating.net/live/index.html

as for results, we haven't raced a gold fleet., and only one silver/bronze.

I'm not sure about the bronze fleet, and as for the silver...

Gold Cup to Madison - Warner Park Beach

The official announcement was just made: the new venue is Warner Park Beach on the NE side of lake Mendota in Madison. Check the hotline and website for more information.

Cheers,

Geoff Sobering
US-5156

Gold Cup Location Moving -Deep Snow Drifts

Just spoke with Will and Jimmy the location of the Gold Cup is going to be moved because of deep snow drifts. The drifts are deep enough to stop an ice boat in its tracks several boats flipped over at speed this moring when hitting snow drifts.

Possible new venues: Madision or Lake Pepin (SteveK is checking out Pepin)

Andy

2005 Gold Cup :: Wednesday

Lake Winnebago, WI
28deg F
15-25mph winds

pretty good sized snow drifts..

we are back online

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

looks like the race committe isn't setting up a course.. yet..

Gold Cup web cam - Portable action shots

Will and Jimmy are going to walk around the pit area with the live web cam and take shots of all the cool boats. Keep refreshing your browser to see the photos.
Andy

2005 Gold Cup :: Tuesday :: Racing Postponed

Racing has been postponed until Noon.

The race committe reported sustained 25mph out on the ice. It's a little to fast for the condition of the ice, it's pretty bumpy.. so they say.. I still haven't been out..

us45 went out for a ride and gave us a little show... up.. up.. and over...
he's okay...

Quite a number of the fleet are heading out for a little rip anyway.

more to follow..

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

how's the cam working?

Gold Cup Web Cam link

Here is the link to live web cam which I left out before.

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

Racing today (per Jimmy and Will):
One Bronze fleet race this morning top 12 move up to Silver fleet. One Silver fleet race top 12 move up to Gold fleet. Gold fleet racing after that.
I will post more when I hear something from the regatta.

Andy

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