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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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New Hull Innovation

New Hull Innovation

Composite Concepts is offering a new style hull and the first one is on the shop table. Designed with input from John Dennis and Steve Orlebeke, the hull has taller sideboards and the maximum width of the hull has been moved further forward. These changes will offer a...

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Brian Jones Visits C2

Brian Jones Visits C2

Brian Jones visited Composite Concepts to pick up the Bronze fleet trophy he won at the 2020 North American championship.  He was tied for first in the Silver fleet but left before the regatta was completed.  Brian's father, Bob Jones US1576, was a legendary DN sailor...

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Time to Evaluate Your DN Equipment

Time to Evaluate Your DN Equipment

The Coronavirus gives us all the time to evaluate our DN equipment so we are ready for the 2021 Gold Cup. Make a wish list of everything you want to have on your boat for next season. Check things off the list one at a time, and make your favorite toy better than...

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New Composites Concepts Prepreg Mast!

New Composites Concepts Prepreg Mast!

On February 23, my son Griffin and I went to Whitmore Lake in Michigan to test the new Composite Concepts Prepreg mast. 12 sailors joined us and we all had a ball. The mast performed magnificently. Several sailors had a chance to try the mast and it was a huge...

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Mark “Doctor” Christensen

The ice sailing community grieves today for Minnesota DNer Mark Christensen US4824. Mark sailed home after a long illness on Saturday, December 14, 2019 which was also the first day of the Great Western Challenge, a regatta he was closely connected with. He was a...

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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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