4LIYC Meeting: on Zoom & In-Person at 1352 E. Wilson St. Madison, WI: 6:30 PM CST, January 19, 2022 More information.
Club Racing: Jan 15 – 16 on Lake Monona. More information
Regatta News: ISA, Northwest, Renegade, and WSSA Postponed. Next Update for all Jan 16. See Regatta page.
March 2022: The Hard Water Summit, Ft. Peck, Montana More information
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Good Sunday morning. A quick update from Saturday’s Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club racing, which is an excellent excuse to post this entertaining drone video from Trevor Benford. It was a full day of ice-cold fun. The Renegades, Nites, and DNs sailed four races each, and the A and C Skeeters sailed 2. Check back in later for more photos and results.
Colorado pops up on the ice sailing radar every so often. Here’s a report from Eleven Mile State Park Reservoir, about two hours southwest of Denver.
Racers: Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club racing has been called on for January 15-16, 2022. Skeeters, Renegades, DNs, and Nites will race on the east end of Lake Monona out of Tonyawatha Landing. The first race is at 10 AM. Please pay annual club dues ($20) to Jerry Simon, Daniel Hearn or Deb Whitehorse.
Cruisers: For your best experience, we recommend that non-racing boats launch at Olin Park (launching fee required.) Please review our Safety Page and keep in mind that ice is never safe.
Spectators: Monona Terrace provides a perfect warm perch for optimal viewing.
Via 4LIYC Commodore Daniel Hearn
Oh, Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Time to bundle up and sit by the fire? Not a chance, it’s iceboating season! Wisconsin Public Television wanted to know what this crazy sport was all about. So, they reached out to an authority on the subject, Deb Whitehorse, who holds more offices in the ice sailing community than anyone. She is the longtime Secretary of the Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club based in Madison, Wisconsin and a member of the club’s prestigious Honor Roll. The club is likely the most active in the world, with adrenaline junkies racing in a number of classes on Madison’s chain of lakes whenever conditions allow. Whitehorse is also the Secretary and Treasurer of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association, which is the largest ice sailing class in the world. Whitehorse has traveled to cold places around the globe to help manage races in the sport that has been in her DNA since birth. Her father and husband were both legendary ice sailors, and every once in a while, she drops her scoring pad and jumps in a boat for some hot laps. She is the webmaster of the most trafficked website on the internet, creates and manages multiple ice sailing class websites, and receives frequent inquiries for comments related to the sport. If it’s anything ice sailing, Deb Whitehorse is “in the know.” You’ll definitely want to check it out!
You can see it online at this link.
Upcoming air times are on Wisconsin PBS as follows–
Thursday, January 13, 7 PM
Saturday, January 15, 2 PM
Monday, January 17, 11:30 PM
Via Ken Whitehorse of the Wisconsin Skeeter Association:
Wisconsin Skeeter Racers Season Opener
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Lake Monona, Tonyawatha Launch
First race at noon
For Skeeter Classes A, B, and C
P.S. I just found out about this myself! See you there. We must unite and win those trophies back from those Minnesota Skeeter racers!
The Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club plans to hold club races from January 15-16, 2022. We expect some of our out-of-town friends will want to join us. The Clarion Hotel in Madison will honor the iceboater rate for the “ISA Weekend Warmup.” The next update for club racing information will be on Friday, January 14, by 5 PM.
Clarion Suites at The Alliant Energy Center
2110 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53713
Ask for the ISA rate.
Via Renegade Race Committee Chair Don Anderson:
The Renegade Championship is postponed until January 21 – 23, 2022. Lake Mendota in Madison is the primary site at present. Next update, Sunday, January 16, 2022.
Via International Skeeter Association Secretary/Treasurer Steve Schalk:
The ISA Championship is postponed until January 21 – 23, 2022. Lake Mendota in Madison is the primary site at present. Next update, Sunday, January 16, 2022.
Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club racing scores have been posted. See them here.
Via ISA Secretary Steve Schalk:
The International Skeeter Association Championship and Renegade Championship have been tentatively called on for Lake Monona in Madison, WI.
Final confirmation will be made on Wednesday, January 12 by noon central time.