Great Western Challenge Results

Another Western Challenge in the books. 8 races. Great sailing.
Results here:

DN Great Western Challenge is "ON" for Wisconsin!

The DN Great Western Challenge is called "ON" for December 13-15, 2019 on Lake Puckaway Wisconsin.
Lake Puckaway is near Green Lake, Wisconsin. The Skeeter Western Challenge is cancelled for the season.

Apuckawa Park and Boat Launch
Located at the intersection of Fox Court and Toepper Drive, east of Montello.

Mecan River Outfitters:
(920) 295-3439
Very limited availability.

Acorn Ridge Motel

Bayview Motel and Marina
(920) 294-6504
439 Lake St, Green Lake, WI 54941

Western Challenge called "ON!"

The Great Western Challenge is "ON" for December 13-15, 2019.
Primary location is Lake Buffalo in Buffalo, MN., sailing out of Sturges Park.
Check back for update on Wednesday and for hotel information.
Think ice!

Western Challenge POSTPONED

The 2019 Western Challenge is Postponed.
We will try again on December 13-15, 2019, on the best ice in Minnesota.
Think Ice!

any ice

dont see anything posted. anybody sail yet?

For sa;e J14/X

Custom J14/X Internal steering,rear wheel,arch deck with Sarns inserts and North sail. Two masts and twoplanks. 2,200- 952-469-2725

Olaf Harken Sails On

Vey sad news.
Olaf Harken passed away quietly in his sleep on October 21, 2019.
We have all experienced Olaf's genius. You'd be hard pressed to find a DN that does not have something "Harken" on it.
Our condolences to his family, his friends and the entire Harken community.

DN for sale

Complete DN ready to sail. Sarns runners. 1 carbon mast & 1 aluminum, aluminum boom, UK Sailmaker sail, canvas travel bag for hull, Jofa helmit size 59-60, located 60 miles west of Mpls, $1500 OBO, phone 320-296-3283

Ice boat swap meet November 2nd

Iceboat swap meet November 2 nine to noon at Sailcrafters 7450 Oxford St. St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Skeeter IBC 2019 Swap Meet

The 34th Annual Skeeter Ice Boat Club swap meet will be Sunday morning November 3, 2019,
at Lucke's Cantina in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. 220 N. Elkhorn Rd., (WI Hwy 67)
No charge to participate.
for more info, email

2020 DN North American Championship and Gold Cup dates

The 2020 DN North American Championship and Gold Cup dates have been posted.

The North American Championship is scheduled for January 18 – 25, 2020, in the western region. No excuse not to attend!

The Gold Cup is scheduled for February 8 – 15, 2020, at a site TBD in Europe. You can fly to Amsterdam faster than you can drive to Lake Geneva. No excuse not to attend!

Think Ice.

Ice-Out Declared On Lake Minnetonka

At 1:48 pm on April 20, 2019, the iceboat season on Minnetonka ended. Coincidentally, this is the exact same moment that the Water Patrol declared Minnetonka to be ice free. You now have plenty of time to work on your gear.

Think Ice!

Thunder Bay this weekend anyone?? 3/30 - 3/31

Mike Madge has been really tearing it up this week in Thunder Bay. Plenty of ice left. This coming weekend looks pretty promising. Freezing at night, nice warm springtime sailing temperatures during the day. Looks good to me. Anybody else interested in a spring road trip? My marks are in the trailer. How about a 10 lap Canadian free for all!!
Pat Heppert
Drifter I-291
cell 612-282-3098

It aint over, but.....

Sorry, folks, but the end is near. First, the “Powers-To-Be” moved up the the first day of spring. We traditionally celebrated the beginning of spring on March 21. Now, however, astronomers and calendar manufacturers say spring starts one day earlier, March 20. By my calculations, that’s one day of sailing we will never get back.

North American Championships - Results

Ron Sherry held of the Pols and many other talented sailors to win the 2019 North American Championship.
The regatta was held on Lake Wawasee in Syracuse Indiana.

Evans and Dennis finish in top ten. Bloom finishes 16.

For results follow this link:

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