Great pics from day one of DN worlds- Great Racing at the pointy end of the fleet and everywhere else! Stay tuned to idniyra.org for details!
Reporting in absentia. Competitors are mulling about on the ice waiting for the start of the skippers meeting. raceGeneral procedures and of course safety will be discussed. Long Island sailors assisted in a the extraction of sailor and boat yesterday but the hazards are marked and should be no additional incidents.
The starting ceremony directly after the meeting and racing at 11.
Three races today bronze qualifier, silver qualifier and first gold race.
There will be some intense action in the first race for those looking to break into the silver qualifier. The first 12 racers advance to silver.
Same goes for the silver qualifier with the first 12 advancing to gold.
Looking at the competitors, some local, I would not be surprised to see a couple qualifying for gold out of the first bronze race.
Good luck to all the competitors. International, regional and of our own local favorites. Sail fast and bring home silver wherever home might be.
P. S. Personally checked on Bantam (CT) and it is a definite no go till the snow cooks down.
Hey Folks- been a hectic few days gettin here but greetings from Lima, Ohio where the DN world champs start in a few hours.
There is a good crowd here from several countries although there is some bad news for the Poles as several of their boats were stuck in Paris, France due to a shipping glitch and/or global IceBoating conspiracy, depending on who you ask.
I kid of course but this is a bummer for the Polish group. Good news is extra boats have been cobbled together from extra bits and pieces so at least they can sail “as tourist!” as one guy put it! They seem to be in good spirits in spite of the mishap.
Plenty of NE faces- NEIYA, Deep Creek, Ronkonkoma, Kewasa, and of course the Canadians from KYC and vicinity.
Ice looks ok on Indian Lake and so far there is a bit of breeze. Stay tuned for updates here and at https://www.idniyra.org/
Hope y’all are getting some good conditions out that way.
Think ICE! T US 5224
Steve Madden, Co-pilot extraordinaire describing the scrambled eggs at the hotel breakfast.
Hey Folks- Some of you may know Bob Crinion of Halifax-an avid and enthusiastic winter sailor to say the least! Anyone who has spends ten minutes with Bob will come away with at least one great story, probably more.
Great to see him getting some ink- and not on a “wanted” poster.
Click the link and enjoy a moment of fame for our good friend up north!
Great photo stolen from the front page of Sailing Anarchy….
Have to wonder where this is and will that sea wall survive?!?
And of course how’s the plate on the other side look…
Dan is a big figure in the Madison DN scene these days, an interesting cat to be sure! Learn a bit about him and the Madison, WI iceboating scene here: