Photo: Gretchen Dorian
In iceboating, there’s a first time for everything.
By Peter Mcgowan June 5, 2018
I look to my left and then to my right and think, I can outrun these guys. I’m rocking the boat, carving channels in the ice so my runners don’t stick. One hand is on the tiller, and the other is clenching the limp wire shroud. The stay flexes as I rhythmically push and pull the boat, building up potential energy, like drawing a bow. When the race starts, I want to be on the back stroke so I can catapult it forward and sprint away from the line. Continue reading on Sailing World.
Current Issue: February 2018
Published and delivered all in the same day, here’s the mid-season edition of the IDNIYRA Newsletter, Runner Tracks for your perusal. That’s 2018 DN North American Silver Fleet champion, Steve Madden, on the cover; photo by Gretchen Dorian.
RUNNER TRACKS IS AVAILABLE IN THREE DIFFERENT FORMATS:
Flipbook Magazine (Flash, best for computers)
Download pdf file (best for tablets)
Download single page pdf (best for phones)
- 2018 North Americans Recap by Mike Bloom
- Minutes from the 2018 Annual Meeting
- Western Region Regatta
Get this issue in a full color soft cover book for $18.
When someone asks you about DN sailing, all you need to do is take our your phone, dial up YouTube, and show them this extraordinary video created by Jeff Turick. DN sailor Dave Elsmo of Madison, WI put it this way, “This is what it’s about. We might not know why, but we are drawn to it”.
Drone footage from previous Gold Cup champion, Jeff Kent, who knows the best place to watch an iceboat race is at the weather mark.
As promised, from Up North Imaging Drone Photography, 5 minutes of the regatta from the air.