Boe-Craft Skeeter

Ice Yacht Association

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Bill Boehmke

April 22, 2010
The Boe-Craft Championship Trophy Dinner will be July 23rd 2010 at
Charley-O's in Elkhorn.

There is also a bit of new information to be found on the web site. Check out the buttons to see how past season data can be viewed, and look for updates to off season work as it progresses.

February 6, 2010
                    Boe-Craft Regatta Results

The Inaugural Boe-Craft Regatta for 2010 is officially in the record books.  The first day of racing took place with 15 to 18 MPH winds on deceptively smooth snow-covered ice.  11 Boe-Craft skippers were on the line for the 3 races that were scheduled.  Numerous position changes took place each lap throughout the regatta, making for great competition.  Mark roundings, both windward and leeward, were exhilerating.

Significant winds on Friday night made the course unsailable.  The huge drifts created by the heavy northeast winds range from 6 inches at the windward end of the ice to over 18 inches at the leeward end.  Early Saturday morning the decision was made to call the Regatta complete.

Congratulations go to Steve Schalk and Sparky Lundberg who finished first and second respectively.

Special thanks to Mary Jane Schalk, Burly Brellenthin, Chuck Kaye and Andy Kretschmer for scoring and officiating the races on Friday!

Photo credit:  Andy Kretschmer

   Fleet prepares to round the windward mark in the first race of the Boe-Craft Regatta.

January 31, 2010

The Boe-Craft Regatta has been called on for Friday & Saturday, February 5th and 6th, with Sunday, February 7th to be used only if one more race is needed to complete the regatta.  The tentative site is set for the west end of Lake Geneva.  Final location will be announced on Thursday.

January 31, 2010

The 2010 Northwest Regatta was sailed on Lake Winnebago this weekend.  The Boe-Craft Ice Yacht Association was represented by four members:  Steve Schalk, Rick Pappas, Burly Brellenthin and Fritz Button.  Congratulations to Steve for winning the B-Class trophy.

Full regatta results have been posted on the 4LIYC website.

Paul Krueger and NIYA Boe-Skeeter Champion Steve Schalk

January 16, 2010

The first official "Ice Party" was held on the ice just off the Fontana Beach on Saturday, Jan 16th.  Many Boe-Craft members as well as other local sailors made the event a great success. 

January 14, 2010

Matt Mason, a local professional photographer, took some amazing video footage yesterday 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.

January 12, 2010

The Boe-Craft Regatta, scheduled for February 15th and 16th, has been postponed until ice conditions improve.

January 12, 2010

Geneva Lake South Shore near Lake Geneva Yacht Club - "Moon Craters" taken today from 600'. 
Photo credits:  Bob Mereness

January 11, 2010

Aerial photos taken of Lake Geneva on Monday, January 11, 2010.

Photo credits:  Bob Mereness

October 22, 2009

The Boe-Craft Skeeter Ice Yacht Association is now an official member of the Northwest Ice Yachting Association. 

Other member clubs include:

Canadian Ice Force, Coldwater IYC, Detroit IYC, Fond du Lac IYC, 4 Lakes IYC, Green Bay Windjammmers, Green Lake IYC, Gull Harbor IYC, Gull Lake IYC, Lamah Wamah IYS, Menekaunee IBC, M & M IYC, Neenah IYC, Oshkosh IYC, Pewaukee IYC, Skeeter IBC, South Side IYC, West Michigan IYC, Toledo IYC, Wisconsin Stern Steering Assn., North Shrewsbury IB & YC