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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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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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Busy Day at C2

Busy Day at C2

It was a banner day of DN iceboat building at Composite Concepts. We clear coated two DN hulls, have a plank in the jig, decks on hull #4, and a pre-preg mast on a mandrel. Ron Sherry US44

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Fall 2020 @ Composite Concepts

Fall 2020 @ Composite Concepts

"COVID-19 has not put a stop to production at Composite Concepts. 58 orders and counting. I love my job. Tom Kennedy, a life long iceboater, has come in to help. Making it happen." Ron Sherry US44

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2020 Bayview Mackinac Race on Ohana

2020 Bayview Mackinac Race on Ohana

We completed the Bayview Mackinac Race on Ohana . We finished the race at 8:15 PM on Sunday, July 12. Had a great race with a new team. We placed second in class and third overall. We were 1 minute and change out of first in class and 15 minutes out of first overall....

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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.

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.

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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