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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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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 Juice Video: Choosing Fast DN Equipment

Sail Juice Video: Choosing Fast DN Equipment

Great ice boating equipment tips from one of the best. 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 technologies with all sailors...

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Ron Sherry Wins 2021 U.S. Nationals

Ron Sherry Wins 2021 U.S. Nationals

Photo: Gretchen Dorian. See full 2021 U.S. Nationals Photo Gallery here. RESULTS EVENT WEBSITE Iceboaters must adapt to quickly changing conditions, be it close racing around a weather mark or switching regatta sites at the last minute because there's a better piece...

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C2 DN Hulls in Paint

C2 DN Hulls in Paint

Pete Johns new Composite Concepts DN hull at the paint shop being detailed with one star for every iceboat regatta he has participated in over the last 50 years.

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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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