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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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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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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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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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