Western Challenge

The first regatta of the season is scheduled for Friday Nov 30, 2018. Per JD, usual location will be best ice in Minnesota. We have been sailing on ice since Nov 16. Many lakes up north are now thick enough.
We now have a beautiful new freeze of Battle Lake, just north of our usual Christina near Ashby, Mn.
A number of lakes closer to Minneapolis should come thru in the next week. Very little snow predicted in our regatta locations. Time to sharpen runners and check your equipment. Watch this site or Facebook Minnesota Iceboaters for updates.

Nite Runners and Battens

Nite runners for sale. Like new condition. Gold Fleet caliber. Race ready.
Parking brake and storage box w/ cover and carrying strap included.

Nite Battens for sale, Multiple sets of RBS Epoxy “E-Glass" battens. Batten stiffness varies for heavy air sails (E19230) and All Purpose sails (E19160). Also, soft battens for light air. Sold in sets only.

Contact Mike at: (612) Five Nine Eight-3800 or mike.bloom at prodigy dot net

First day of DN sailing

Kennedy and I joined a couple of kiters and a skate sail on Silver Lake Thursday! A solid 4” of ice in 45F sunshine with South winds of 10-13. Great conditions to rip a short course until the necks couldn’t take it anymore. Got the gps up to 45 mph! One small working seam developed toward the west shore, with a small open spot near a point of land.
There is a suitable DNR launch on the SW corner of lake. Follow Hwy 7 west about one mile, make a sharp left. Not marked gravel road. You feel like it’s a private farm road but head straight east to the trees.

DN for sale $750 SOLD


Complete DN. SOLD

DN includes:
Hull, max width/length.
Plank, ash/white pine. Best for 180lbs skipper.
Plate runners w/ carry bag.
Carbon mast.
Aluminum boom w/ internal sheet
F01 sail
Tapered main sheet
Stays with Staymasters
Ready to go. $1,800.
Mike Maloney
952-two two one-7387
maloney227 at gmail dot com

Older Style complete DN for Sale $1000

My other boat for sale , Has Hull, Wooden Mast, Aluminum Boom w/ blocks and tapered main sheet, set of stays, plank, set of sarnes 27" runners, North sail for the wooden mast great cond., All hard ware is on and updated for adjustment, covers and bags for everything ........this was my test boat for my race package, ready to sale , Still in Lake Ann Mi !! contact Mike 716-870-2792 or kooldn4676@roadrunner.com

Complete DN racing package for sale

I have DN4676 up for sale, $3000, Has hull,(2) planks ( one is a Sherry Plank), Alum boom with blocks and tapered main sheet, (2) set stays w/ front stay master, (3) Mast.. Keenan, Norton alums. and a WHIP,Boston sail for the whip great cond., (5) sets of runners: Set of sarnes bull nose, 36"Max inserts, 36"Min inserts,36"Min"T"s, and a set of old slush angles, All hardware is on and has adjustable setting, Everything has either covers or bags for set-up and storage,
Contact Mike Lake Ann, Mi 716-870-2792 or kooldn4676@roadrunner.com I keep the trophies !!!!!!!

New Nite website is online

If you wanna go fast too, check it out.
Great job Dr. Chad and all others that have contributed to the ongoing success of the class over the years.

Minnesota iceboat swap meet

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Our annual iceboat swap meet is scheduled!
Saturday, November 3rd, 9AM-Noon
7450 Oxford Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426
call or email Tim: 952-693-6089 tim@sailcrafters.com

Lake Christina reports SNOW

Normally, we don't celebrate weather forecasts that include snow. But last night's 1 inch of snow is a true indicator that cold weather is on its way.
Think Ice!


NEIYC Commodore James "T" Thieler (DN 5224), isn't shy about reminding us of our financial responsibilities. Here is a post I plagiarized from the NEIYA web site:
Hey Gang- That time of year! If you are a DN sailor (or would like to be) it’s time to crowbar the wallet open and pay the class dues. At a whopping $26 per year it’s a pretty good value! You can also get a sustaining membership for an extra $10 or even make a donation to help support the class.
Click here: https://www.idniyra.org/2018/09/14/2019-notice-of-dues/
Pay here: https://www.idniyra.org/membership/

Hibbing MN: Below Feeezing Temps

The fall equinox arrived yesterday and, almost as if on cue, the temperature last night in towns near Hibbing Minnesota dipped to below 32 degrees. It won't be long now!
Think ice.

sheri Qil mast

2yrs old. $1500. will deliver to mn regatta. anyone take it to lake geneva swap for me. tom meyer. 6124328124

Skeeter Swap Meet: November 4, 2018

The Skeeter Ice Boat Club's 33rd Annual Swap Meet is scheduled for Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Lucke’s Cantina, 220 N. Elkhorn Rd. (WI Hwy 67), Williams Bay, WI.
This the mother of all swap meets. More equipment changes hands here than at all other swap meets combined. All classes of boats are represented. It is well worth the drive.

Today's project - Skeeter stay adjusters!!

December is coming quickly
Today's project: stay adjusters
Why: Steel was free and it's raining outside
What boat are these for: Don't know yet
How many stay adjusters do I need: All of them!!
Today's project - Skeeter stay adjusters!!

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