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America’s Cup Racing Starts This Week!

Hey Folks-

The America’s Cup begins in Bermuda this week. It’s a whole new ball game this cycle so it will be interesting to see how it all plays out.

The boats are interesting and everyone is excited about the fact that they go 30, 40, maybe even 50 knots every now and then. Which is cool but of course us smug iceboaters can’t help but yawn a bit at those numbers….

In any case click the link and see where and when to watch. Scroll down a bit for complete schedule and stations for the various series.

Happy viewing and Think Ice!

Summer Iceboating News….

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean there is no iceboat stuff going on…. Check the CIBC site for some cool news about a nifty boat for sale, one under construction, and one being restored. Click and enjoy!

Think ICE.

Meet Artemis Youth Racing – Including An Iceboater

Congrats to Eddie Klemets on making the squad. No doubt his DN background will suit him well in this project. Sounds cool! Click and read….

Spring Launchings

Eben Whitcomb, DN sailor and all around boat guy, sends this shot of two boats getting launched at Pilots Point Marina.

The one on the right is TICONDEROGA, a classic ketch.

The one on the left is FREEDOM, the 1980 America’s Cup winner. Look closely and you’ll see she is sporting a brand new Composite Solutions Inc rudder (as well as spreaders, boom and spinnaker pole).

Eben reports that “apart from the rudder all work done by me!!”

Runner Tracks May 2017 Posted – DN North America

Click here for the new Runner Tracks- Don’t miss it!

Runner Tracks May 2017 Posted!!

The new DN Class newsletter is out and not to be missed! Click and enjoy on line or order a good old fashioned glossy paper copy.

Check it out!

Iceboat Lecture And DN North Americans Call For Volunteers

Never too hot out to talk iceboats- with that in mind go see Joe Meade giving a lecture on iceboating on June 15th at the Keuka Yacht Club at 7pm as part of the Finger Lakes Boat Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series. Should be cool- Joe is an enthusiastic iceboater, a great speaker, and a heck of a nice guy to boot! More information will follow on this site-

As for planning out your winter, John Atkins reminds us that the dates for the 2018 NAs have been set. Jan 21 thru 28, 2018. This is being hosted by the Eastern, Canadian and Mountian Lakes regions. With that said John and the organizers are looking for Race Committee volunteers. If you have any interest in helping please let me know. They are also looking for 4-wheelers for use on the ice. We won’t know the location until we get there so if you are willing to travel to wherever or just stay with in your own region let him know. Email him at and be a part of what promises to be a great event!