5 days ago

I would like to talk to this person? Can someone get me a name and number. I am a Polar Bear 10 Meter owner in Wisconsin. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

6 days ago

Spent the weekend at Keswick Ontario (Lake Simcoe), No actual measurements but there were cars and trucks parked on the ice, and several fishing shanties. Ice did not look too bad, snow patches with bare spots. Didnt look too bad, If anyone is looking for late season activity it may be a viable option next weekend weather permiting. Also wouldnt be a bad idea to check a little further indepth if we have any contacts up that way, ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Okay let’s discuss ice. First here’s a picture of Skipper looking at the Bay this morning. (He has informed me that “the cat-lady has sung”!).
Saturday morning hundreds of fishermen were scrambling to get off a drifting plate of ice in a building east wind. While just 30 miles west, a dozen iceboaters raced a .6 Nautical mile course at speeds often exceeding 50 mph.
They key here is the east winds assured us that we were not going anywhere. By 12:30 we saw that water levels were rising and the shore line was degrading rapidly. We chose to pull off knowing the ice wasn’t going anywhere right away, but the prospects of getting wet while retrieving equipment led us to cut the day short.
About 34 hours later the water levels came back up and wind direction changed in such a way that the ice plate was able to freely move. Since the wind was getting light the ice only moved about .9 miles and the end of the plate is still just east of my house.
Here is some simple steps to accessing ice safety. (Without drilling for depth or doing an analysis on ice hardness and color).

1. It’s March
2. There are seagulls all over the place.
3. Open water nearby, shoreline ice eroding.
4. Wind direction. Is it blowing in a direction toward the open water?
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

What a great day! 7 races done by noon. Building breeze and the ice stayed relatively firm. Water coming up so we tore down and then pulled the ramps out.
7 out of 10 were ranked sailors.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Race Committee has called for 9:00 AM skippers meeting. Sailing looks good early on Maumee Bay for Saturday. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 weeks ago

Checking to see that the meeting is at ORYC tonight at 8pm. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

TIYC Banquet - Mach 16th.

Please RSVP and mark your calendars!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Friday/Saturday look like they could mark the end of sailing season on Maumee Bay. Anyone able to sail Friday? ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Cool to see 10-11 DN’s line up for a club race today. Sadly, we only got one race off then the next race was abandoned due to light air.
Ryan Lashaway, Jody Kjoller, Kyle Gladieux, Anita Bersie-Chabalowski Alec Chabalowski, Hugh Stephens, Keith Wells, David W. Zoll, Kent Baker, Les Lashaway, TTen HillbillyDeluxe
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

5 2-lap races. .3 mile short course. Ice softened as the day went on. Kyle Gladieux and Ryan Lashaway were the speedy ones in the light and shifty conditions.
21 nautical miles sailed today and max speed was 39 mph. (Later in day when wind came up).
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Race committee called for Saturday 11 AM skippers meeting. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 weeks ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Out checkin ice on the Maumee Bay. #sailinginmarch
#LETSGOALREADY!!!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Blame Canada. Maumee Channel has been broken by the Griffon to make way for the
Algoscotia. Hopefully won’t affect our playground, but it sure won’t help. 50 mph West winds tomorrow.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

DN Worlds 2019 is in the books. Very tough conditions that have left many of us re-evaluating how we sail and tune. Deteriorating ice has sent us packing.
Now off to Wawasee for DN North American Championships 2019.
www.idniyra.org/2019/02/20/dn-north-america-lake-wawasee-indiana/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Some Drone video of the Leeward mark at the Gold Cup shot by Rick Savage. Action about 1 minute in.RACE CLIP FROM 2019 DN GOLD CUP INDIAN LAKE OHIO 2/17/2019 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Ryan Lashaway off to a good start for the Silver qualifier for the DN Worlds ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Rough riders will be out this weekend on Maumee Bay. Friday AM in too much wind. One handed sailing back home after determining non-raceable ice. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Does anyone ever gaze across the bay and wonder what’s over there?
Well today we are going to find out.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Anybody able to go to Maumee Bay State Park and see if there is a good looking plate of ice there? ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Park Hotel
Fun at Put-in-Bay in February
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Club racing NOON START
All be aware that open water was observed near the cut and extending across squadron island. This is normal considering the currents running out of the Maumee River.
Also a Seiche event brought water levels very low yesterday which will cause considerable ice cracking, shell ice, slush along the shore line.
As always NO ICE IS SAFE ICE!
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 month ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Friday Ice check 2/8/19.
Going to be rumbly but the larger bumps are all gone. Water levels were very low, so potential open/broken ice and shell ice along shore at the launches.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

From today's Bedford Press ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Tuesday Ice report. Looking good at 7-9” thick. Zero snow on surface.
Freezing tonight overcast till Thursday Evening refreeze. I estimate we will easily have 5-6” of ice Friday AM to sail and check for a course.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Taking the big boats off tomorow at Lesters after work. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

I got some shots from today's action, I can only post one photo to this group. I have more on the Point Place group. If anybody wants any of the photos, message me. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

View on Facebook

2 months ago

View on Facebook

2 months ago

View on Facebook

2 months ago

View on Facebook

2 months ago

View on Facebook

2 months ago

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Brian Hayden. Representing!! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Race schedule for Saturday:
10:00 races begin

12:00 round the horn race

Richard Potcova Peter Johanson Ryan Lashaway.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

All Rigged up and waiting for wind... Hope to get a sail in and an ice report. So far the snow is quite crusty but that will change in the warm weather the next few days. A major concern is the new cracks, some of which look like runner grabbers.
Racing schedule to be determined tonight, but some chance we may only do a “round the horn” race if course racing too sketchy.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Throwback Thursday - Gull Lake, January 2010 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Lester taking a spin on Maumee Bay. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Flashback Friday - January 2010
(photo credit - Harold Hoffman)
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Gareth Rowland our British DN Correspondent is in Estonia to attend the European Championships. This photo is from the yacht club in Parnu, Estonia.
(If you don’t already) Follow his travels as he not only captures iceboating, but architecture, food, and the people he meets.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Wordless Wednesday ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 months ago

Congratulations on 100 years of Toledo Ice Boating!

Happy Ice Boating in the sky to Arron, Mr. Dieball, Beaman and the other TIYC Legends no longer with us.

Happy New Year to All and Cheers to another 100 years of TIYC.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 months ago

Toledo Ice Yacht Club

Checking out some DN sails at the Greiner Sailmakers Loft. New Sweet 16 sail on the left.
Meeting will be here @8:00 BYOB and snacks or dessert.
Runner clinic (and maybe some other iceboat tech stuff) following the meeting.
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

3 months ago

PC Dennis Sisung suggested this be shared.

Only in Finland - The last dive of this summer
2376824 views and 5102 votes on Imgur
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook