Nite National is NOW POSTPONED for January 23-24

So close. A couple of workable icesheets, but the forecast is for calm winds for much of Saturday, and it's been determined that waiting for better conditions is a better bet than attempting a regatta on stiff, frozen snow. So, Nite Nationals are postponed once again.

Madison Conditions Fri-Sun 1/15-17

It looks like we'll have sailable ice somewhere around Madison this weekend.
Ice-checkers will be out Friday scouting a number of lakes.
Watch http://iceboat.org/ for info. Friday afternoon.

It'll be warmer down here on Saturday! (~13F).

Kyle Metzlof on Middleton Bay (NW corner of Lake Mendota):
Mendota, 1/14/20016

minnetonka ice report, thurs

walked out from harrys, 2 to 4" hard drifts. 90% snow covered. so no go for DNs, larger boats have a chance to go. Friday looks like the day with plenty of wind and reasonable temp. meyer

Lacrosse sailing friday, one day deal, iceboat flu day

perfect ice, temp and wind. who's in? meyer, browner and evans so far. how about Madison and green lake sailors? meyer

Nite National Postponed

The Nite National originally scheduled for Jan 16-17 is postponed. The weather window is caving with Sunday's temps expected to be well below minimums. It's too early in the season to travel for a single-day event so we're postponed.

Lacrosse open, fri pm and sat 1/15 and 16

clear ice, sail out of markhams or by sailing club/park end of rd, French island by airport as usual. fri 31 deg and 12 mph NW/ sat 18 deg and 11 mph NW/ sun 4 deg so too cold. Call/text me if anyone going as I need someone to sail with fri. 612-432-8124 meyer PS Minnetonka might be boatable sat. 13 deg, 10-15 mph. snow at? 1" now drifted? so harrys an option for non drivers.

Nite Nationals called ON

Nite Nationals are called on for this coming weekend, January 16-17. The primary location is Lake Puckaway, near Green Lake, Wi, but should a better sheet of ice firm up this week, the regatta will be moved. Other possible locations are Lake Kegonsa near Madison, Wi, the north end of Lake Winnebego, Lake Pentwell in the central Wisconsin, and Green Lake near Spicer, MN.

The plan is to post the final call on niteracing.org this Wednesday by noon. Location and hotel options will be provided.

FOR SALE: TRAILER

This trailer knows the way to all the good Iceboating Lakes. Will fit two complete programs inside and room for four masts on top. Last year replaced both wheel hubs and lights. Comes with spare tire.
Price: $ 350.00 Have pictures upon request.
Email: us4824 at Hotmail.com

Minnetonka! But not the Main Lake

I walked the Main Lake of Tonka today from the County Road 15 side. I do not believe the main lake is consistently safe. The depth of the ice varied and there were duck holes, large water spots and pressure cracks. I suggest you say off the main lake.
The ice between Cottagewood and Greenwood, all east of Big Island, appears much better. It has been sailed for the last several days and has received favorable reports. Flyer sailed today and if anyone can find open water it is Flyer (or the Commodore!). Nevertheless, Flyer reports a good of sailing with plates and without incident.

Minnetonka!

Snow is forecasted for Thursday night but for now the DNs plan to sail Sat out of Cottagewood.
Think Ice!

Insert runners, misc parts

1/4 Insert runners. With 5160 hardened carbon steel. These runners are very hard, strait and fast. $600 for the pair.

I have a bunch of extra miscellaneous parts including: side stay adjusters, mast steps & mast step plates, Harken pullies, tangs, shroud triangles, steering rod, Sherry DN tiller, etc. - make an offer.

Located in Minnesota.
revans at mastersofsail dot com

Ace of Spades

From the bow of 5432

We didn't get too much footage from the event, but this should give you an idea what it was like.

Slicer IceBoat for Sale ($350) Mtka. SOLD

Slicer IceBoat for Sale ($350), Lake Mkta area
contact Steve at....

stephenerdahl@gmail.com

2016 Western Regional Championships

January 2 - 3, 2016
Green Lake
Spicer, MN

Gold fleet

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Pos    Sail#          Name         Race>     1    2    3    4    5    6    7 Points
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  1   US 183      STRUBLE,          MATT     1    1 ( 1)    1    1    1    1    6.00
  2   US 4691      DENNIS,      JOHN (S)     2    3    4    2    2    2 ( 6) 15.00
  3   US 5224     THIELER,         JAMES     4 ( 6)    2    3    3    4    3   19.00
  4   US   44      SHERRY,       RON (S)     3    2    5 ( 7)    5    3    4   22.00
  5   US 4824 CHRISTENSEN,      MARK (S)     5    5    3    6    6 ( 7)    2   27.00
  6   US   60      HARPER,      JOHN (M)     6    7    6    4 ( 7)    5    5   33.00
  7   US 4926    ORLEBEKE,         STEVE     7    4 ( 9)    5    4    6    7   33.00
  8   US 5166      Berger,         Chris     8    8   11   10    8 ( 13)   9   54.00
  9   US     3     GROGAN,       JIM (M)    11   10    7    9    9    8 ( 12) 54.00
 10   US 5214    MCDONAGH,           JIM     9   14 ( 20)   8   11   11   10   63.00
 11   US 5432       BLOOM,      MIKE (S)    10 ( 16) 10    12   12   12    8   64.00
 12   US 5298       Brown,     Scott (S)    18 ( 25)   8   11   10    9   13   69.00
 13   US 5219       BAKER,          KENT    13   12   13 ( 23) 16    14   11   79.00
 14   US 5507     Barnett,          Mike ( 17) 15     14   15   15   16   14   89.00
 15   US 5522    METZLOFF,          KYLE    19    9 ( 21) 18    13   15   17   91.00
 16   US 5352       HEARN,   DANIEL (S)     12   11   15 ( 22) 14    22   18   92.00
 17   US 4975       EVANS, ROBERT (SR)      15   13   17   17   17   19 ( 20) 98.00
 18   US 4148       DIXON,       TIM (S)    21 ( 22) 18    14   18   18   15 104.00
 19   US 5369      MILLER,      MIKE (M)    22 ( 24) 16    13   20   17   24 112.00
 20   US 3271   JANKOWSKI,      MIKE (M)    14   19   22   20   19 ( 25) 23 117.00
 21   US 2170      CREIGH,      JOHN (M)    16   21   23   21 ( 27) 20    22 123.00
 22   US 3283    WILLIAMS, J.BRUCE (GM)    DNF   17 DNS (DNS) 21     10   16 124.00
 23   US 5435     KJOLLER,          JODY    20 ( 26) 24    19   25   21   19 128.00
 24   US 4923       SOLUM,     JEFF (SR)    25   18   12   16 (DNS) DNS DNS 131.00
 25   US 602        MEYER,       TOM (M)    24   20 ( 25) 24    24   24   21 137.00
 26   US 4882      WOLLAM, RICHARD (M)      23   23   19   25   22   27 ( 28) 139.00
 27   US 294     LOENNEKE,   LOUIS (GM)    DNS DNS (DNS) DNS    23   26   25 164.00
 28   US 445         CAVE,       BOB (M)   DNS DNS (DNS) DNS    26   23   26 165.00
 29   US 2360       JOHNS,     PETE (GM)    26   27 DNS (DNS) 28     28   27 166.00

2016 Western's in the books.

http://dnamerica.org/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1924.0;attach...
Link to the final results.
Thank you to the 62 racers from all over the US who joined us on Green Lake!

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