Great turnout for this JR sailing fundraiser!
Can we book this guy for summer picnic, he's free. ... See MoreSee Less
Support local businesses! 🤘🏼
Thanks to Chris Frederick, Jody Kjoller and Keith Wells for coming by Friday night and helping me get my ramp out of the reach of the waves. Kyle Gladieux gets an honorable mention for showing up on time for pizza and beer... and a belated happy birthday! ... See MoreSee Less
TIYC Publicity Chairman Harold pictured here at the southern command. ... See MoreSee Less
Incoherent mumbling, power tools, and occasional outburst of profanity from the other end of the loft. Not sure if it’s scarier when he gets quiet. Spike is trying to repair a 15 meter mast but I don’t think routers are supposed to make smoke. Maybe it’s coming out of his ears. ... See MoreSee Less
Hello to our friends at TIYC - I have a question about posting my 2 seater for sale on tiyc.net on your buy/sell page. When you click on the link to add your advertisement, you get a "form over quota" message where you would normally submit your ad. Is this just a temporary glitch? Is there another method to post a "for sale" ad? I'm under the assumption that you do not want them posted here on your FB page. Any suggestions? Thanks, Craig. PS. If there is interest, the boat is in Sandusky, and I posted a for sale listing on the Sandusky Ice Yacht Club FB page. ... See MoreSee Less
Lake Charlevoix ... See MoreSee Less
DN ice yachts storm Lake Charlevoix.
The discussion of ice yacht racing safety carries around the globe.
The 2018 DN North American Championships were concluded without collisions or injuries on Friday. With two fleets of around 40-42 boats each there was one report of “runner contact” for the whole regatta.
www.facebook.com/groups/dnsweden/permalink/1850893111649004/ ... See MoreSee Less
Seglare fortare och bättre, del 3 - Segla smart!
February 6, 2018, 6:00pm
Välkomna till en regel- och taktikkväll med Fredrik Lönegren, DN S8! När man seglar fort så måste man segla säkert! Att ha koll på seglingsreglerna är en förutsättning för att kunna göra bra och smarta vägval på banan. Man vinner mycket på att segla säkert. Att segla säkert är också ett krav. Kvällen riktar sig främst till DN-seglare men seglare i alla klasser är självklart välkomna. Vi kommer att gå igenom NIA:s seglingsregler från A-F. Läs på reglerna före föredraget så kommer vi få ett mycket bättre kunskapsutbyte! Vi kommer också att gå igenom hur du tar tävlingslicens. Viktigt före mötet är att läst på följande i "Yearbook": - definitioner sid 166 - syftet med seglingsreglerna sid 174 - regel A-B sid 174 - regel C-F sid 175 Ovan sidreferenser är till "IDNIYRA Yearbook 2018" (dom officiella reglerna) som ni hittar här na.idniyra.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2018-IDNIYRA-Yearbook-website.pdf Här finns också illustrationer: na.idniyra.org/racing/rules-safety/ Anmälan och betalning: simplesignup.se/event/126726-seglare-fortare-och-baettre-del-3-laer-dig-tipsen-att-segla-smart. Observera att anmälan i detta evenemang på facebook inte räcker! Anmälan inkluderar macka, dricka, kaffe och kaka! Antalet platser är begränsade! Bli gärna medlem i SIK: idrottonline.se/StockholmsIsjaktklubb-Issegling/blimedlem2
Winterfest Weekend is here!!!
Friday night cornhole tournament-registration starting at 7pm, games will begin at 8:15pm. $5/per person to play.
There will be food and live entertainment!
ORYC will also be doing Poker Run sign up’s from 6pm-8pm, in case you want to get a head start on Saturday! ... See MoreSee Less
Open water from dynamite dock to grassy island. Only thing that is keeping ice from blowing out right now is that the water levels are very low right now. ... See MoreSee Less
An iceboat blowing through a snowdrift Saturday...
You asked for it, here it is! ... See MoreSee Less
This was the testing from the day before when even less of the drone was "dialed in" properly. [Autofocus was off and the yaw axis wasn't set right for the flight speeds involved.] Set to HD for the best viewing.
Weekend entertainment in a cold climate in 1955. ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy your weekend. Have some fun.
A chuckle for your Friday afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
Has anybody gone ice fishing yet this year?! #FunnyFriday
Meeting Location Change for this Friday 1/19/18. Meeting will be at Toledo Yacht Club ... See MoreSee Less
Good morning! Looks like some wind will be up this afternoon. Hope to see some action on the Maumee Bay! ... See MoreSee Less
Lots of standing water and drain holes forming. At least one more warm day coming. I recommend taking off at least the lighter boats. Take down masts of all boats remaining till this pending snow figures itself out. ... See MoreSee Less
Way to go TBM! ... See MoreSee Less
Today's #CleanMarinaFeature is Toledo Beach Marina congratulations on being one of the elite! #MichiganCleanMarinas
The Wisconsin Stern Steering Association regatta for 2018 has been tentatively called on for January 13 and 14. The site selected is Pewaukee Lake, west end. Final confirmation will be made by 1 PM Thursday, January 11. Check back here or call the Iceboat Hotline at 608-204-9876. Conditions are 15" of ice with two ramps available. There is still some snow on the lake but it is expected to melt this week.
WSSA Secretary/Treasurer ... See MoreSee Less
Warm Air, Cold Ice...
This week we will see the Maumee Bay turn from white to dark as the snow cover melts away. Also this could have a leveling effect on the ice akin to a giant "Zamboni" cruising through.
Of course we all have our eyes peeled on the forecasts for Friday and Saturday snow showers. These could be bad for iceboating.
Since we never can tell what the weather REALLY is going to do, we will remind all that the Greiner Open which was postponed last weekend is on the schedule for this coming weekend. Hopefully the snow will miss us, or not affect the sailability of the ice too much. ... See MoreSee Less
Although Greiner Open Regatta is postponed this weekend, a few of us managed to sail today. Snow is very dry and sticky about 20% clear, snow coverage varies from 1/4-3/4” depth. Short snow-slipper runners were best in the light winds.
Saturday winds look light, Sunday has good winds and the snow will likely be softening up.
2PM Sunday will be a group photo shot so bring your boats to Lashaway’s. ... See MoreSee Less
Islanders leave their Christmas trees at South Bass Island State Park. A few experienced ice lovers venture out to check the ice & use the trees to mark a path. Remember: There is no such thing as safe ice, ventures should be done ONLY with a local experienced guide.
Greiner Open POSTPONED
Due to extreme cold on Saturday, extreme gusty conditions on Sunday.
TIYC WILL SET MARKS
And allow scrub or club races (if conditions allow).
These challenging conditions are what racers need experience in as extreme cold or sticky snow happens.
The ice continues to grow on Maumee Bay. The snow is making light air sailing difficult or impossible. It is also making sailing in gusty conditions hazardous.
It is not recommended that sailors unfamiliar with the Maumee Bay or without a local base or headquarters try to sail here this weekend. ... See MoreSee Less
Greiner Open DN Regatta
Scheduled for January 6-7, 2018
Flag drops for first race at noon. ... See MoreSee Less
Tearing down for the evening anticipating a great (and cold) New Years Day.
Today was light and variable. ... See MoreSee Less
flag drops for first race at noon Saturday.
Maumee Bay usual race area .75NM minimum length race course available.
Robert Holman, Peter Johanson, Aaron Stange, Jody Kjoller, Ryan Lashaway, Les Lashaway, Craig Koschalk, Skip Dieball, Ernie Dieball, Richard Potcova, Jeffrey Phillips,Chris Frederick, Keith Frederick, Keith Wells, Brian Goldberg ... See MoreSee Less
Approximately .8 NM course possible in area scouted this morning. about 1/2" powder snow on surface has little effect on speed. Plenty of breeze, but still manageable so far today.
The ice is NOT SAFE for motorized vehicles of anykind. The ice right along shore of Point Place has a smooth surface and will be fantastic for ice skating, or iceboating (if wind is light). All sailors are advised to use extreme caution sailing near shore. South of 125 St, the seam line will have mud, sand, wood, even a rock or two in it. So stay outside or inside that seam once you go south of there. Some of the wood hazards were marked with flagging tape. Cant guarantee we got them all, but it helps you tune in to what your are looking for.
As always stay away from the Maumee River Channel, and the Grassy Island Cut (the farthest south part of the sailing area).
Ice near grassy gets a bit rough, so we have not yet ventured close to check ice there.
WARNING!! If you do not have experience, proper clothing, etc.... we advise you stay off the ice, or find someone who can escort you on and show you around.
IF there is a course set (two brightly colored marks about .75 mile apart) please be aware of other traffic. Iceboat racing is generally very safe because of the predictability of traffic patterns. Skaters, Cruising Iceboats, pedestrians, pets, etc. can cause accidents so please keep you heads up and watch all around if you are out on the ice.
AGAIN NO ICE IS SAFE ICE! ... See MoreSee Less
Ramp party Friday @ 11:00 A.M. at Bill's. Picking up the ramps then going to 125th. All help appreciated! ... See MoreSee Less
Some great shots! ... See MoreSee Less
TBT: With the ice solidifying quickly, here are four photos of mail delivery over the ice about 100 years ago. The fifth shows the backside of the fourth to explain it.
Wind finally came up about 11:45. 4 DNS set up so far, more rigging now. Renegade, Nite, and Sweet 16 will be setting up shortly as crew avail themselves.
So far most sailing has been done near shore. Ice is clear, mostly black (some places cloudy). 3.75-4.25” where we drilled. Possible hazards cracks or open water near grassy island, but have not ventured out clean as enough to see for sure. Mirage effect makes it look like could be open water. (So stay away from grassy for now). There is NO SNOW, just occasional drifts of hoar frost less than 1/8” deep. What looks like mast heaves are in fact beautiful frost formations at old cracks that disintegrate when you hit them. ... See MoreSee Less