by Deb Whitehorse | Apr 8, 2020 | 2020, Home Page
Greg Bugula’s vintage DN iceboat “My first very own DN iceboat I bought today!I’m am amazed how beautifully simple it is!”
Here’s a great article for all you cruisers and keepers of vintage DNs from Sail-World written by Greg Bugala:
I grew up sailing on Lake Fenton and saw a lot of iceboats sailing; as a kid I was always chasing them with my skates. Now aged 60, I found an old used DN iceboat for sale and decided to buy it. Number 1409, it was built around 1970. The DN is a small class racing vessel born in the 1930s via the Detroit News who sponsored a design contest. Today DNs are raced all around the world in the northern hemisphere.
by Deb Whitehorse | Mar 27, 2020 | 2019, Home Page
Ontario Sailor Magazine
Those of you in Canada will want to check out the latest issue of Ontario Sailor which has an article focusing on DN sailing and Mike Madge KC5449. I think I see Peter Van Rossem KC2766 in the article as well.
by Deb Whitehorse | Jan 30, 2020 | 2020, 2020 North Americans, Home Page
GREAT FALLS — Fort Peck Lake welcomed dozens of competitors of all ages from around the world last week.
Ice boat enthusiasts from Florida, Ohio, and even Germany and Poland arrived Wednesday for a friendly competition.
The International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association’s North American DN Championship took place over four days.
Continue reading and see video.
by Deb Whitehorse | Jan 16, 2019 | 2019, Home Page
Published in the Hastings Star Gazette:
The International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association held its Western Regional Championships on Lake Pepin on Jan. 5-6 with 46 boats competing in two divisions.
“They set tentative dates, and we check on Thursday nights to see if the event will take place or not,” said Rhea Nicholas from Detroit. Continue reading.