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2013-2014
DN REGATTA SCHEDULE


Western Challenge
December 6-8, 2013
Minnesota

2013 Central Regionals
December 27
Holiday Classic
Dec. 28-29, 2013

Western Regionals
January 4-5, 2014

North American Championship
January 19-25, 2014
Western Region
Registration, check in, and opening ceremonies are Saturday, January 18 with first mini qualifier Sunday morning, January 19.

2014 Central Regionals
To Be Announced

Gold Cup & European Championship
March 1-8, 2014
Poland


2013 DN REGATTAS

Western Challenge
December 1-2, 2012
Minnesota

2012 NA Ice Optimist Championships
December 1-2, 2012
Minnesota
(in conjunction with the 2012 Western Challenge.
Training day November 30, 2012)

Western Regionals
January 5-6, 2013

Central Lakes &
Central Ice Optimist Championships

Check the DN Forum for more information

DN Gold Cup & North Americans
Jan 26 - Feb 2, 2013
Central Region


Sailing World Magazine Video Click to watch video.


Hoop's Ride

Get a real feel for what it's like to sail a DN with C2 components as you watch John Harper sail a couple of laps on Sand Lake in Michigan.












C2 Production for the Summer of 2014


Griffin Foils


"My 17 year old son, Griffin, with me and George 'Bear' Pete for his first time sailing on a Moth. Griffin said getting on the Moth's foils was almost as much fun as hiking on a DN ice boat."
Click here to watch full size.
-Ron


2006 North American Championship Photos


Merili Randma and Ron,
"Here are some pictures from the last time the Estonian princess, Merili Randma, graced our fleet in 2006 at the North American Championships on Lake Pepin where she took first place in the Silver fleet."


Ron in Russia

2 Stories In The Russian Media:
"Lake Baikal hosted international competitions in ice sailing. Five days in the Gulf of Kurminskom 50 riders competed with each other to become the owner of the Cup of Baikal. Was the most successful sailor from the United States Ron Sherry, who won almost all the races...." Click here to continue reading.

4-12-2013: DN Worlds to Baikal in 2016?
"Vladimir Silkin visited regatta in the class DN ice yacht on Lake Baikal During President Vladimir Silkin RYF on "Cup of Baikal" by buernomu sport meeting of the heads of Russian Yachting Federation with Irkutsk Region Governor Sergei Eroschenko on which agreement was reached on the Baikal World Championship in ice boat in 2016." Continue reading.

RESULTS:
Asia Cup and Baikal Cup results are posted here.


The first video from Lake Baikal.
Click here to watch on Youtube.



Photo Credit: Alexandra Van Egmond
LAUNCHED on LAKE BAIKAL!
Click on the photo to see what Ron's steering runner shouldn't be doing.


Photo Credit: Alexadra van Egmond
Ron is back from Russia and has many stories, photos, and video to share on the blog. Inadequate internet access made it impossible to keep the blog updated while he was there but he did keep a record s and will be sharing that in the upcoming days.


Challenge Accepted!


Griffin is 17!


"My son, Griffin, turned 17. He's had a great summer of sailing including 3rd for the season in DRYA Laser Radials, divisional 2nd place on Fast Tango in the Port Huron to Mackinac race, and a divisional 1st on Fast Tango in the Chicago to Mackinac race. He's eating us out of house and home and putting on some muscle to the point of having to build a new plank and hull for the upcoming season."


Mackinac Pictures


Welcome Amelia!


Amelia, born on July 24, and her father, Jimmy Hadley.


"Young boaters seeing success at Mackinac"


The Timesherald.com
"When Griffin Sherry walks on the docks at Port Huron Yacht Club before the Mackinac Race, he will stick out. The Fast Tango crew member has two top finishes in the Mackinac Race and two first-place finishes and one second place in the Chicago to Mackinac Race, but that’s not the only peculiarity he carries."
Continue reading.


Equation Prepares for Bayview to Mackinac

By Thomas Franz
C & G Sports Writer

" Members of Equation look to repeat as Bayview Mackinac champions PORT HURON — There is no shortage of experience among the sailors who will be on board Equation for this summer’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac race. Equation took first place in the 2013 edition of the event by winning the shore course division..." Continue reading.
You can track the progress of Equation and the boat that Griffin is sailing on, Fast Tango, here.


A True Fish Story!


Top left, proud dad Rick Paoletti, me, TJ and the man of the hour, Giovanni Paoletti with fish, bottom right his little brother Geitanno Paoletti. "On Sunday afternoon, July 6th, we were fishing at CSYC in our favorite spot where you can bring up rock bass almost as fast as you put a worm in the water. Suddenly, we realized that this little boy Giovanni had not caught a fish so I started teaching him how to use a sinker with an Eagle claw hook. He was still having trouble so I took the pole to show him the technique of bouncing the sinker off the bottom inbetween the rocks so the worm is just above the bottom. I hooked a small rock bass and handed him the pole. He was very excited and started to wind him in when a large mouth bass went after his little fish. Again and again the large mouth went after the little fish. The big fish would grab the little fish and swim away with it, and he would try and wind him in. We got out the net, but when the large fish saw the net it really swam away. TJ suggested we lower the little fish deeper into the water and he came back and some how we ended up hooking the big fish with the little fish in tow. By this time the large mouth was tired out and we were able to net him. What a riot it was with 8 of us cheering and looking over the edge of the sea wall. This was the big fish that did not get away, and a great story we will all talk about for years."


C2 Summer Production


Here's two new DNs under construction for a couple of sailors in Illinois.


TBT: 1982 Gold Cup

Throw Back Thursday:
Here we are after the 1982 Gold Cup in Wittensee, Germany. Fom left,the late and great Jan Gougeon of Bay City, MI-first place, me (Ron Sherry)-second, Vaiko Vooramaa of Estonia/USSR-third, Goran Tell of Sweden-fourth, and Harald Stuertz of West Germany, fifth.


Composite Concepts European Dealer