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

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.


Geoff Sobering

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)


2005 Gold Cup :: Wednesday

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

pretty good sized snow drifts..

we are back online

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.

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..

how's the cam working?

Gold Cup Web Cam link

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

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.


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!!!!!!!!!!


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 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

Live From Winnebago

Experimental live feed from the Opening Ceremonies...

Primary GC & NA Site Confirmed :: Lake Winnebago

cut and pasted from idniyra bbs

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:

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.

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