Sailed Lake Onalaska (near La Crosse, WI) on Monday. Ice near perfect. Pressure ridges flattened out Sunday night.
From the phone hotline:
Postponed till Jan 23,24,25th
lost Oshkosh ice because of snow,
Madison lakes - good but not thick enough (~ 5")
next update jan 18th after 6:00pm
NITE 328 SOLD as well as Skeeter
Looking to buy a J-14, Nite or Renegade. I am from the Long Island, NY area and will travel within a reasonable distance. I also have a Weeks built DN in great condition for possible trade or sale as well. Kenyon aluminum mast, boom, sarns runners, bags for all hardware and hull. Conctact Chris at CGeminski@optonline.net or (631) 283-6600 days
Boecraft Skeeter B Class posted on 12/16/03 is SOLD.
Nite #328 still for sale. Photo on www.iceboat.org under "buy and sell shop" for 12/02/03. Excellent condition, crisp Bowers sail, black hull with red cockpit, runners, wooden mast, plank and North Sail hull cover. Very well cared for, stored inside. Lake Minnetonka, Mn.
Price: $5500 obo Phone: (952) 474-1728
I live close to Lake Pepin and have a huge desire to go for a ride on an iceboat. Anybody know of an outfit that does this or can I convince someone out here to take me along sometime??
Check out this Ice boat!! How fun would this be to drive!!! Look at the home page of the Windjet boat smashing through a snow drift.
AndyF US 494
Anyone know wher I can obtain a set of construction plans for a J-14 iceboat? I recently saw some stuff on this design and really got interested, but I can't seem to find any source for the plans.
I have a jeff kent mast for sale. It is a composite,wood,carbon,glass. The price is $550.00. US 4824
I want a girl with shoes that cut...The ice will be hard this weekend, it's time to sharpen up runners. 4695's sharpener is setup in Tonka Bay at 602's place.
"Cruiser Sharpen" - $12/blade, Mon - Thurs- 1 day turnaround - Precision Machine Sanded, removes dings from running edges.
"Race Sharpen" Precision Machine Sanded, Hand Honed 120/220/320/400/600 grit, done right. $25.00/blade.
call 612-414-6829 or email member 4695
Northwest Ice Yacht Association Regatta
postponed until: January 23, 24, 25, 2004
All races will be sailed under rules of the National Ice Boat Authority and those of the Northwest Ice Yachting Association. Regatta is re-scheduled to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 23,24, & 25, 2004.
The Regatta site order will be: Toledo, Ohio, Gull Lake, Michigan, Sturgeon Bay-Green Bay, Oshkosh, Menominee, Green Lake, Lake Geneva, Madison, Fond Du Lac, Pewaukee, Detroit & Burlington Bay, Hamilton.
N.I.Y.A. races will be held for Class A, B, C, D, E, Renegade and DN (NOTE: Class A races will be held separately at Wisconsin or Upper Michigan, if not held in that area).
The DN Western Regional Championships' Silver Fleet (the Real Racing) started off in big breeze with Minnesota's Jim McDonagh jumping out to a huge lead early in the first race, only to be overtaken later in the race, finishing a close second.
In the biting, well beyond brisk breeze, after the conclusion of the Gold Fleet's racing, Silver Fleet race Seven started with most of the gold fleet watching as they took their boats down, the scorers on the ice, and maybe spectators, missing the among the best racing of the entire regatta.
Jim sailed one "heck of a race" in the final race. In a tight fleet with four individual race winners, trailing the leading pack of 4-5 boats at the first downwind mark... substantially... maybe 300-400 yards... To just eek out a victory in the last 2 boatlengths of the race for a Win in Race Seven and consequently the regatta, on a tie breaker.
Lake Poygan, Wisconsin
Jan 3 & 4, 2004
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On sunday the ice was great. Very flat and smooth, with plenty of bite. The wind had moderated a bit, so it was super fast, but not so out of control as saturday.
We got in three races for the gold, and four for the silver, so both fleets got in the full seven races.
I'll try to get the race results so I can post the final results. I can say that sunday did mixup the standings from saturday.
The Gold fleet raced four races today, and the Silver fleet got in three.
The weather report on friday was calling for saturday to be 20-30mph winds with gusts up to 40. In the morning while setting up it seemed like the weather man was going to be right. The wind started off fresh and cold, and it was clocking around, so by the time the wind had settled in and the course was setup the wind was probably more like 15-23mph. The first race got off about 12:30-1:00. After that we quickly got through seven races, four gold, three silver.