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For the Glory, a video by Sean R. Heavey. “Final gold fleet race of the 2020 IDNIYRA North American Ice Yacht Championship held on Fort Peck Lake in NE Montana USA. Video picks up halfway through the 2nd of 3 laps as the sailors head toward the windward make. In the lead is Ron Sherry US44 with Steve Orlebeke US4926 and Chris Berger US5166 hot on his tail.”

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Ron’s Iceboat Party May 6 @ Total Sports

Ron’s Iceboat Party May 6 @ Total Sports

It's time to celebrate another iceboat season! Please join us for free beer, pizza, and salad. (Cash bar available.) TOTAL SPORTS Friday, May 6, 2022 7 PM - 2 AM 40501 Production Drive Harrison Twp, MI 48045 Map Bring your best pictures, stories, and tall tales to...

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Great Lakes Now Visits Ron Sherry

Great Lakes Now Visits Ron Sherry

Ron Sherry is the most accomplished ice boat racer in the world, and he calls the Great Lakes home. He not only races ice boats, he builds them. GLN Host Ward Detwiler visits Ron’s workshop to learn about the sport and then takes to the ice to test his own sailing...

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Ron Sherry Repeats As US National Champion

Ron Sherry Repeats As US National Champion

Ron Sherry won the 2022 IDNIYRA U.S. Nationals sailed on Senachwine Lake in Putnam, Illinois, on January 23 - 28. Sailjuice.com's Mike Madge caught up with Ron this week to discuss the regatta. Watch it here. U.S. Nationals Regatta Page Results Gretchen Dorian Photo...

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DN Components Update: New C2 Hulls, Mast, and Plank

DN Components Update: New C2 Hulls, Mast, and Plank

The DN Iceboat products page has been redesigned and updated. See pricing for the 2 new DN iceboat hull designs, new DN iceboat prepreg mast, new DN iceboat balsa-core runner plank, and some new DN hardware.Products MenuDN HULLS&...

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New DN to Ohio

New DN to Ohio

Delivering another complete DN this weekend to Chris Mallett in Vermilion, OH. Chris contacted me and said he wanted a complete DN that is easy to put together and fast in a wide range of conditions. He did not want a project. So, I built him a complete boat with...

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Sail Juice Video: Get your Skates On

Sail Juice Video: Get your Skates On

The Art & Science of choosing the best skates for varying ice and wind conditions. As an eight-time ice boat world champion title holder, Ron Sherry’s philosophy is to freely and willingly share his knowledge gained through innovation and investigation of new...

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SAIL FASTER!

Sail faster and learn to tune your iceboat with my tuning guides.

Ron on Lake Baikal

Learn how Ron thinks while he’s racing and  how he works the boat in this split screen video shot on Lake Baikal in Siberia.

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Rolling Stone Magazine

Ron & Griffin Sherry at the 2018 DN North American championship.

Estonia 2014 Gold Cup

Ron’s view from the 2014 DN Worlds in Estonia.

Sailing World 2011 Interview

Sailing World’s editor checks in with DN world champ Ron Sherry after winning his fifth world title. We get a look inside Sherry’s shop at Composite Concepts, “where all the magic happens,” and learn how the iceboat maestro builds his kit.

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.

Wanna Go For an Iceboat Ride?

Sailing with Ron Sherry, Griffin Sherry and Matt Struble on Lake Skegamog, December 21, 2014.

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