The Ice Soar: Pride of the North, Queen of the Lake:
Ice boating’s classic ghost story, ‘The Ice Soar: Pride of the North, Queen of the Lake’, as told to Greg Whitehorse.
Outside the windows of the South Side Ice Yacht Club, the Skeeters, Renegades and Nites were effortlessly gliding over the dark gray ice sheet. Suddenly, sailing into view came a chilling blast from the past. A huge stern-steerer, its yellow stained, canvas sails straining against the twenty mile per hour wind. Behind its sheer size, the Skeeters, Renegades and Nites disappeared for seconds at a time before appearing again on the other side.
Two, no three burly men steered and cranked and pulled, trying to tame the unruly beast. Moving in a southerly d…
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Historic Class Finds Stability and Support:
The International One-Design class celebrates 80 years of continuous active boat racing in 2017, and with this anniversary comes a new status. At the 2016 Annual Conference of World Sailing in Barcelona, a 39-0 vote of the Board sealed the re-acceptance of the IOD Class at World Sailing.
This move returns the class to being designated as a World Sailing Class Association, a status that comes with perks and strings attached. But as this IOD class report details, the class sees the relationship as a win-win:
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, ISAF (pre…
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