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50 Year of Epoxy Excellence: Gougeon Brothers

50 Year of Epoxy Excellence: Gougeon Brothers

"Great 50th anniversary party last weekend at the Gougeon brothers plant. Wonderful party filled with food, drinks, boats, and lots and lots of great friends all together to celebrate 50 years of making it easy for anyone to build their ultimate toys. Here...

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Follow EQUATION in the 2019 Chicago Mackinac Race

Follow EQUATION in the 2019 Chicago Mackinac Race

Follow EQUATION in the 2019 Chicago Mackinac race, Saturday, July 13th, EQUATION start is at 1:30 pm (Central Time) - Class: Section 1 Mackinac Cup Division - Section 1 - Scheduled Starting Time: Saturday 1330 CDT For Crew and Detailed Information of Equation Click...

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Thistle Great Lakes Championship

Thistle Great Lakes Championship

Sailed the Thistle Great Lakes Championship June 29-30 in Cleveland with Tom Dawson and Justine Buda. Started with boat prep wheeling out the bottom and replacing the centerboard gasket. Drove to Cleveland Friday evening and got there in time to set up the boat and...

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Iceboat  Party Friday, May 3

Iceboat Party Friday, May 3

Please join us for the annual Composite Concepts Iceboat party. Date: Friday, May 2nd Time: 7 PM - 2 AM Location: Total Sports, 40501 Production Drive, Harrison Two, MI Free beer, pizza, and salad Bring your best pictures, stories, tall tales, etc. to share.

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2018 Western Challenge Report

2018 Western Challenge Report

Results Sunday, December 2, 2018 Western Challenge Report from Ron: No racing today. Several boats went out and did a few HOT laps. The snowdrifts hardened up over night and the wind was blowing well into the 30s We packed up and are on our way home. A lot of fun to...

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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.

Cold weather tour time! Composite Concepts builds all the IDNIYRA (DN iceboats) world champion racers, and here's a look at the Michigan shop. Ron Sherry Griffin Sherry

Posted by Sailing Anarchy on Saturday, February 4, 2017

Sailing Anarchy: Clean Interview with Ron

Clean from Sailing Anarchy visits Ron and Griffin in the Composites Concepts shop to talk about what makes them go fast.

2015 Kingston Gold Cup

2015 DN Gold Cup sailed on Lake Ontario in Kingston, Ontario, CA.

Estonia 2014 Gold Cup

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

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.

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.

Equation Sunday morning 2016 Chicago to Mackinac race

Posted by Mark Kraft on Monday, July 25, 2016

2016 Chicago to Mackinac Race on Equation

Sailing on Equation, Sunday morning at the 2016 Chicago to Mackinac race.

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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