VIDEO: Iceboats on Lake Kegonsa:
The Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club held an informal fun regatta, The Grand Slam, on Lake Kegonsa near Madison, WI December 31, 2016-January 1, 2017. Five classes of iceboats competed on the first ice of the season, including A Skeeters, the fastest iceboats on the planet.
Above is Geoff Sobering’s drone footage.
Current A Skeeter champion, Steve Orlebeke, who won last season’s International Skeeter Association title and Northwest regatta title, provides the videos below. Steve, an engineer at Harken, sails Peter Harken’s front seater, Honeybucket, which was built by the 4LIYC’s Bill Mattison.
Match Racing Survey:
A proposal has been made by the U.S. Match Racing Championships Committee (USMRCC), which organizes the Open, Women’s and Youth match racing qualifiers and championships, to require at least one female and one male on each team in the 2017 U.S. Match Racing Championship and its Qualifiers. A short survey has been developed to gather public opinion to assist the USMRCC vote on this proposal. The survey deadline is January 13. Details.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Match Racing Survey, Editor