Sad news in the iceboat fleet as we have lost an enthusiastic newcomer to the fleet as Peter McGowan has passed away.
Most of us didn’t get to know Pete well enough in the few seasons he was able to sail the hard water but it was hard to miss his eagerness to learn and get faster- Right from the start his sheer joy at ripping around the lake at iceboat speeds reminded us all of how psyched we all were when we first got into the sport.
He did his first North American DN Champs at Charlevoix, MI awhile back and was moved enough to write the following article:
Learn a bit more about the man and memorial services here. Sail on Peter!