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Here is a link to photos taken of racing and the rest of the boats sailing out of the Delavan Lake Yacht Club on Sunday the 24th.

http://www.paolocascio.com/Client

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Here is a link to photos taken by George Ciotti during the Regatta.
Great shots of the racers and cruisers sailing off Fontana Beach, January 31st, 2015.

http://www.ciottiphotography.com/p1034639027

 

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HERE IS A LINK TO A SPRING 2014 VIDEO BY MATT MASON PHOTOGRAPHY

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Matt Mason, a  Lake Geneva Wedding photographer, took some amazing video footage in January 2010 of many of the Boe-Craft owners on Geneva Lake.  The area of sailable ice was small but was sufficient size to make the video.  Enjoy! 

Video is posted on YouTube and on Matt's Website
http://www.mattmasonphotography.com

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2013 Regatta Photo Link
 


Ice Boat Regatta on Lake Geneva 2-16-13 | AS5U2756_HDR

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January 30th, 2011
Check out the YouTube video link below.
This was taken by Paul Wood on the second day of Wednesday racing on Delavan.



www.youtube.com/user/krismhttp://erwood1?feature=mhum



February 29th, 2016

ISA Regatta Results

2016 ISA A Skeeter

February 26 -28th Green Bay, Wi.

Results are final as of 13:14 on February 28, 2016

Rank SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 Total Nett
1st V 500 Steve Orlebeke 7.0 DNF 2.0 1.0 1.0 11.0 11.0
2nd V 738 Tom Hyslop 4.0 5.0 2.0 2.0 13.0 13.0
3rd M 165 Paul Kreuger 2.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 13.0 13.0
4th M 197 Ken Whitehorse 3.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 13.0 13.0
5th U 311 Jay Yaeso 1.0 1.0 6.0 DNF 7.0 DNC 15.0 15.0
6th GT 242 Skip Stauber 5.0 6.0 7.0 DNC 7.0 DNC 25.0 25.0

 

2016 ISA B Skeeter

February 26 -28th Green Bay, Wi

Results are final as of 21:45 on February 28, 2016

Rank SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1st I 564 Steve Schalk 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 8.0
2nd I 140 Troy Soberg 3.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 4.0 11.0
3rd I 270 Rick Pappas 2.0 4.0 2.0 4.0 2.0 14.0
4th I 112 Jim McAvoy 7.0 DNC 7.0 DNC 4.0 3.0 3.0 24.0
5th Z 254 Todd Morgan 4.0 3.0 5.0 7.0 DNF 5.0 24.0
6th I 202 Lyle Clayton 5.0 5.0 7.0 DNF 7.0 DNF 7.0 DNC 31.0

 

2016 ISA C Skeeter

February 26 - 28th Green Bay, Wi.

Results are final as of 13:16 on February 28, 2016

Rank SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1st I 291 Pat Heppert 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0
2nd V 66 Bill Dale 2.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 DNF 10.0
3rd A 784 Mike Company 5.0 DNC 5.0 DNC 3.0 2.0 15.0
4th A 628 Gary Buyeske 3.0 3.0 5.0 DNC 5.0 DNC 16.0

 

2016 ISA Renegade

February 26 -28th Green Bay, Wi.

Results are final as of 13:18 on February 28, 2016

Rank SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1st 188 Mike Derusha 1.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 5.0 10.0
2nd 385 Tim McCormick 3.0 3.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 12.0
3rd 123 George Gerhardt 2.0 1.0 11.0 6.0 1.0 21.0
4th 210 Jim Lafortune 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 7.0 30.0
5th 507 Dan Hearn 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 3.0 3.0 3.0 39.0
6th 400 Jim Nordhaus 5.0 8.0 4.0 13.0 DNF 10.0 DNF 40.0
7th 520 Dan Bierman 11.0 9.0 8.0 9.0 4.0 41.0
8th 309 Peter McCormick 12.0 5.0 9.0 10.0 6.0 42.0
9th 342 Mark Reilly 9.0 10.0 7.0 8.0 10.0 DNF 44.0
10th 384 Rich Epstein 8.0 7.0 5.0 11.0 15.0 DNC 46.0
11th 462 Kenny Norton 4.0 4.0 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 53.0
12th 516 Dave Whealon 10.0 11.0 10.0 7.0 15.0 DNC 53.0
13th 113 Jerry Simon 7.0 15.0 DNC 13.0 DNF 4.0 15.0 DNC 54.0
14th 19 Ron Rosten 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 15.0 DNC 75.0

 

2016 ISA Nite

February 26 -28th Green Bay, Wi.

Results are final as of 14:15 on March 1st, 2016

Rank SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1st 550 Mark Prange 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 1.0 1.0 8.0
2nd 596 John Hayashi 2.0 5.0 5.0 1.0 2.0 3.0 18.0
3rd 595 Andy Gratton 5.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 2.0 21.0
4th 255 Matt Peterson 4.0 8.0 2.0 6.0 4.0 7.0 31.0
5th 60 Dick Grota 3.0 2.0 6.0 9.0 9.0 6.0 35.0
6th 384 Don Sanford 7.0 7.0 4.0 7.0 7.0 4.0 36.0
7th 497 Maureen Bohleber 6.0 6.0 7.0 5.0 8.0 9.0 41.0
8th 487 Jim McCabe 8.0 9.0 9.0 2.0 6.0 11.0 DNF 45.0
9th 160 Ken Kreider 9.0 3.0 8.0 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 5.0 47.0
10th 58 Terry Reynolds 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 11.0 DNC 8.0 5.0 8.0 54.0

 



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The ISA Regatta is on for February 26th, 27th and 28th on Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Please pre-register using the form on the Iceboat.org ISA page.

The Launch site is at Windjammers Sailing Club, 4009 Channel Road, Suamico, WI 54173

February 18th, 2016
The Northwestern Ice Yachting Association Regatta for 2016 is in the books, sailed on Lake Monona in Madison Wisconsin.
With high winds predicted for Friday afternoon, two race courses were used to get racing completed as quickly as possible.
Winds for the second B Skeeter race were 18/19 gusting to 22 and at times 25 mph.
During a tight two boat race, one bottom board of the runner plank on I 564 snapped shortly before the last windward mark rounding. 564 held on for the win, but the plank had no more races left in it at the end of the day.
Sitting in second place, Rick Pappas pulled his trailer back to Fontana and picked up the spare plank for 564.
Saturday Morning in -3F, Rick, Jimmy, Lyle and Pat Heppert helped flip the hull, line up the runner plank, drill holes and remount the framing stays. All was back in order for racing before the afternoon start at 12:45 pm.
A better example of the Corinthian spirit of sailing competition would be hard to find.


Joe Stanton photo

The light air race that afternoon was taken by Bob Mereness. All four boats in the race led at some point, and three of the four were also last at some point - except Bob, who was never last and won by a couple of boat lengths.

2016 Northwest Regatta B Skeeter

February 12, 13, & 14 2016 Lake Monona Madison, Wi.

Rank SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 Total
1st I 564 Steve Schalk 1.0 1.0 2.0 1.0 5.0
2nd I 270 Rick Pappas 2.0 2.0 3.0 2.0 9.0
3rd I 24 Bob Mereness 3.0 5.0 1.0 4.0 13.0
4th I 112 James McAvoy 4.0 3.0 4.0 5.0 16.0
5th I 228 Fritz Button 5.0 4.0 6.0 DNC 3.0 18.0

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Jimmy is not warm at this point. # below zero fun.


Joe Stanton photo

On Sunday one more race in medium wind was completed before snow wiped out the visibility.

February 7th, 2016
After a tour of all the Geneva Lake launch ramps, (breaking up most) we entertained the tourists with a sail in the bay of Lake Geneva.
We quickly pulled off and left when the racing area turned out to be the size of a closet.
Back to Delavan where we received a hearty welcome from the locals after providing planks for their launch ramp.


Two days of interesting and challenging races ensued.
Pictures from Sunday by Bob Mereness.
This is a link to a video taken by Nels Goes on Saturday.
https://www.facebook.com/goesne/videos/10153500301259397/?fallback=1


Boecraft Championship Series 2016

Rank Boat SailNo HelmName Delavan
1-24-2016
Delavan
1-24-2016
Delavan
1-24-2016
Delavan
1-24-2016
Delavan
1-24-2016
Delavan
2-7-2016
Delavan
2-7-2016
Delavan
2-7-2016
Total
1st Halloweene I 744 Dan Janikowski 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 (3.0) 1.0 2.0 2.0 12.0
2nd Skating Away II I 564 Steve Schalk 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 (4.0) 1.0 1.0 15.0
3rd Akebono I 114 Rick Pappas 3.0 (6.0) 4.0 6.0 4.0 3.0 4.0 3.0 33.0
4th Willowbender I 112 Jimmy McAvoy 6.0 3.0 (7.0) 4.0 5.0 5.0 6.0 5.0 41.0
5th Black Widow I 808 Kaahlen O'Laughlin 7.0 7.0 5.0 3.0 2.0 (12.0 DNC) 7.0 6.0 49.0
6th Joe College I 140 Troy Soberg 5.0 5.0 6.0 (8.0) 7.0 6.0 5.0 4.0 46.0
7th Zephyr III I 24 Bob Mereness 4.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 6.0 (12.0 DNC) 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 58.0
8th Happy Hopper I 255 Larry Happ (12.0 DNC) 9.0 9.0 10.0 8.0 7.0 8.0 8.0 71.0
9th Bee Sting 2 I 228 Scott Button (12.0 DNC) 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 2.0 3.0 10.0 DNF 75.0
10th Royal Wulff I 202 Lyle Clayton 11.0 DNF 10.0 (12.0 DNF) 9.0 10.0 8.0 9.0 7.0 76.0
11th Proud Rebel IV I 109 Sparky Lundberg 11.0 DNF 8.0 8.0 7.0 9.0 (12.0 DNC) 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 79.0
12th Ramblin Rebel Too I 1109 Cody Heindl 8.0 11.0 10.0 11.0 (12.0 DNC) 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 12.0 DNC 88.0



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Boecraft Saturday AM series

Rank Boat SailNo HelmName Delavan
1-30-2016
Delavan
1-30-2016
Delavan
2-06-2016
Delavan
2-06-2016
Delavan
2-06-2016
Total Nett
1st Skating Away II I 564 Steve Schalk 2.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 (4.0) 10.0 6.0
1st Halloweenee I 744 Dan Janikowski 1.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 (3.0) 9.0 6.0
3rd Akebono I 114 Rick Pappas 3.0 (5.0) 4.0 3.0 2.0 17.0 12.0
4th Zephyr III I 24 Bob Mereness 4.0 3.0 3.0 4.0 (5.0) 19.0 14.0
5th Willowbender I 112 Jimmy McAvoy 5.0 4.0 (10.0 DNC) 5.0 1.0 25.0 15.0
6th Royal Wulff I 202 Lyle Clayton (8.0) 6.0 6.0 7.0 6.0 33.0 25.0
7th Black Widow I 808 Kaahlen O'laughlin (10.0 DNC) 10.0 DNC 5.0 6.0 10.0 DNC 41.0 31.0
8th Joe College I 140 Troy Soberg 6.0 7.0 (10.0 DNC) 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC 43.0 33.0
9th Proud Rebel IV I 109 Sparky Lundberg 7.0 9.0 (10.0 DNC) 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC 46.0 36.0
10th Happy Hopper I 255 Larry Happ (10.0 DNS) 8.0 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC 10.0 DNC 48.0 38.0

 

Boecraft Saturday Series 2016

Rank Boat SailNo HelmName Delavan
1-16-2016
Delavan
1-16-2016
Delavan
1-16-2015
Delavan
1-16-2016
Delavan
2-6-2016
Delavan
2-6-2016
Total Nett
1st Skating Away II I 564 Steve Schalk (1.0) 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 6.0 5.0
2nd Zephyr III I 24 Bob Mereness 3.0 (5.0) 2.0 2.0 4.0 3.0 19.0 14.0
3rd Willowbender I 112 Jimmy McAvoy 2.0 2.0 4.0 (6.0) 3.0 4.0 21.0 15.0
4th Diablo I 237 Casey Schiche 5.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 35.0 26.0
5th Joe College I 140 Troy Soberg 4.0 3.0 (9.0 DSQ) 3.0 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 37.0 28.0
6th Halloweenee I 744 Dan Janikowski (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 2.0 2.0 40.0 31.0
7th Royal Wulff I 202 Lyle Clayton 7.0 DNF 7.0 DNF 5.0 (8.0) 6.0 7.0 DNF 40.0 32.0
8th Happy Hopper I 255 Larry Happ (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 5.0 5.0 46.0 37.0
9th Proud Rebel IV I 109 Sparky Lundberg (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 4.0 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 49.0 40.0
10th Ramblin Rebel Too I 1109 Cody Heindl (9.0 DNC) 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 7.0 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 52.0 43.0

 

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Here is a link to a drone video of the starting line on January 25th.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/153297128?autoplay=1

January 31st, 2016
Nine boats got in a couple of Saturday morning series races on the far east end of Delavan lake on the 30th. The black ice without snow ice cover held up better than the wind velocity as the wind went away just after the second race finish.
It was a short course to stay on the hard ice and away from the high Assembly point shoreline, so each race was five laps.

Boecraft Saturday AM series

Rank Boat SailNo HelmName Delavan
1-30-2016
Delavan
1-30-2016
Total Nett
1st Skating Away II I 564 Steve Schalk 2.0 1.0 3.0 3.0
1st Halloweenee I 744 Dan Janikowski 1.0 2.0 3.0 3.0
3rd Zephyr III I 24 bob Mereness 4.0 3.0 7.0 7.0
4th Akebono I 114 Rick Pappas 3.0 5.0 8.0 8.0
5th Willowbender I 112 Jimmy McAvoy 5.0 4.0 9.0 9.0
6th Joe College I 140 Troy Soberg 6.0 7.0 13.0 13.0
7th Royal Wulff I 202 Lyle Clayton 8.0 6.0 14.0 14.0
8th Proud Rebel IV I 109 Sparky Lundberg 7.0 9.0 16.0 16.0
9th Happy Hopper I 255 Larry Happ 10.0 DNS 8.0 18.0 18.0

 

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January 27th, 2016
The rain and snow showers did a little smoothing but left a sticky surface. In 14 to 25 mph of wind, sticky was not much of a problem for Wednesday afternoon racing.
The wind was shifting 20 degrees back and forth around South Southwest. Really fast and challenging.

Boecraft Wednesday Series

Delavan

Rank Boat SailNo HelmName R1
1-27-2016
R2
1-27-2016
R3
1-27-2016
Total Nett
1st Skating Away II I 564 Steve Schalk 3.0 1.0 1.0 5.0 5.0
2nd Willowbender I 112 Jimmy McAvoy 1.0 2.0 4.0 7.0 7.0
3rd Akebono I 114 Rick Pappas 2.0 4.0 3.0 9.0 9.0
4th Proud Rebel IV I 109 Sparky Lundberg 4.0 3.0 5.0 12.0 12.0
4th Zephyr III I 24 Bob Mereness 5.0 5.0 2.0 12.0 12.0
6th Happy Hopper I 255 Larry Happ 7.0 6.0 6.0 19.0 19.0
7th Ramblin Rebel Too I 1109 Cody Heindl 6.0 8.0 DNF 8.0 DNC 22.0 22.0



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January 25th, 2016
Light winds kept most of the Boecraft fleet off Delavan Lake on Saturday the 23rd, but Sunday was a full day of back to back races. All five Championship races were sailed, with Dan Janikowski dominating in the light to medium wind. The races were 6.5 miles long in total and took 16 to 18 minutes to complete for the lead boats.



Thanks to Burly and Fritz for starting and scoring for us all day long.



We had twelve boats on the line with Todd Morgan coming from Green Lake to join in the fun.



Boecraft Championship Series 2016 With Guest

Rank Boat SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 Total
1st Halloweene I 744 Dan Janikowski 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 3.0 7.0
2nd Skating Away II I 564 Steve Schalk 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 9.0
3rd Zephyr III I 24 Bob Mereness 4.0 5.0 3.0 5.0 6.0 23.0
4th Akebono I 114 Rick Pappas 3.0 7.0 4.0 6.0 4.0 24.0
5th Black Widow I 808 Kaahlen O'Laughlin 7.0 8.0 5.0 3.0 2.0 25.0
6th Willowbender I 112 Jimmy McAvoy 6.0 3.0 8.0 4.0 5.0 26.0
7th Joe College I 140 Troy Soberg 5.0 6.0 6.0 8.0 7.0 32.0
8th Miss Geneva III Z 254 Todd Morgan 8.0 4.0 7.0 13.0 DNC 13.0 DNC 45.0
9th Proud Rebel IV I 109 Sparky Lundberg 12.0 DNF 9.0 9.0 7.0 9.0 46.0
10th Happy Hopper I 255 Larry Happ 13.0 DNC 10.0 10.0 10.0 8.0 51.0
11th Royal Wulff I 202 Lyle Clayton 12.0 DNF 11.0 13.0 DNF 9.0 10.0 55.0
12th Ramblin Rebel Too I 1109 Cody Heindl 9.0 12.0 11.0 11.0 13.0 DNC 56.0

 

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January 16th, 2016
Moved to Delavan Saturday morning for the first day of SIBC racing in the west end of Delavan Lake.
The ice is a bit rough, but once the flag drops you hardly notice it.

Boecraft Saturday Series 2016

Rank Boat SailNo HelmName Delavan
1-16-2016
Delavan
1-16-2016
Delavan
1-16-2015
Delavan
1-16-2016
Total Nett
1st Skating Away II I 564 Steve Schalk 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.0 4.0
2nd Zephyr III I 24 Bob Mereness 3.0 5.0 2.0 2.0 12.0 12.0
3rd Willowbender I 112 Jimmy McAvoy 2.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 14.0 14.0
4th Diablo I 237 Casey Schiche 5.0 4.0 3.0 5.0 17.0 17.0
5th Joe College I 140 Troy Soberg 4.0 3.0 9.0 DSQ 3.0 19.0 19.0
6th Royal Wulff I 202 Lyle Clayton 7.0 DNF 7.0 DNF 5.0 8.0 27.0 27.0
7th Proud Rebel IV I 109 Sparky Lundberg 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 4.0 31.0 31.0
8th Ramblin Rebel Too I 1109 Cody Heindl 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 9.0 DNC 7.0 34.0 34.0

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Burly sailed out to start and score races for us for the first afternoon of the season.
It was good to have the SIBC DN guys out as well, so we could get some breaks between races.
Fine weather, plenty of wind - a classic perfect race day


January 13th, 2016
The first day of sailing on our local lakes was today on Como. The drifts were no higher than 3" after moving toward the southeast last night. Wind at 12-15, a nice flat surface, and only 1-2 inch drifts made for a nice ride.
Burly Brellenthin, 90 years young getting unrigged at the end of a fine day on Como.








In spite of the sign, there is not open water any more - we did check before we set up!

January 9th, 2016
A great Road Trip to Lake Puckaway on Wednesday January 6th. Perfect wind conditions and lots of support from Peter and Drew Vandervelde.


Peter even set up a practice race course so we could get some starts and mark roundings in.
Great hospitality and fine sailing conditions.
Thanks Peter!
December 11th, 2015
New cockpit roll and trailer for the Royal Wulff
November 28th, 2015
Boats and trailers are being readied for ice that has not yet arrived. Here are some of the results of work done this summer and fall:

Troy Soberg Finished his boat AND trailer.


Burly Brellenthin's boat got a fresh coat of paint on the deck.


Mike Ortiz got a full make over to all Blonde parts and electric blue deck.


Don Cain got a full professional make over from glass covered to clear coated paint and Blond sides.

October 24th, 2015
Time to once again get ready for the upcoming season. There have been some repair and refurbishments going on this last warm season.

Troy Soberg has reworked the old Montana repair on Joe College.





While he was at it he decided to add handles to save our backs!





Currently the rest of the hull has been stripped, re-blonded and is getting many coats of varnish.





July 15th, 2015
Boecraft and SIBC sailors gathered at the Cruise-In in Walworth to celebrate Burly Brellenthin's 90th birthday. A good time was had by all. Thanks to Chuck and Casey for getting everyone together.
Burly is still pleasure sailing and running races for us. His career spans the entire history of the skeeter. He started out racing in the sternsteerer Dorla, and then went on to race the Clancey very successfully with Glydwell Gerber before he moved into skeeters.
He will probably be the first on to the ice again next season.






April 12th, 2015
The combined Boecraft and SIBC Tophy Banquet was held on Saturday April 11th at Café Calamari. A good time was had by all.

Promises of great ice and dozens of races for next season were made by the incoming officers.

January 22nd, 2015
We started setting up off the Fontana Beach on January 15th, with only a couple of hundred yards of ice thick enough to sail.
As we wait for the ice thickness to grow in the center, lots of minor repairs and maintenance has been underway.
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