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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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Runners Out of the Mold

Composite Concepts wishing that you and yours will remember what is really important to be thankful for, healthy friends and family. Also thankful to have all these runners through the molds ready for Professor Harry to do his magic. First regatta in Minnesota...

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Fast Perfect Fun: C2 Helps Keep Your Runners Aligned

Composite Concepts is aligning runners. Just dialed in 5 sets of brand new runner aligners, which not only make your side runners parallel, but also perpendicular to the boat. The season is almost here, let us help you get your alignment perfect before the ice gets...

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Aaron Stange: His Legacy Carries On

  The DN Class has seen another Icon of our sport go home to unlimited black ice in the sky. Aaron Stange was borne February 19, 1975 and was taken from us way to young at the age of 43 by cancer on September 21, 2018. Stanger touched lives where ever he was, whether...

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Get Your Masts Orders In Early To Bring Home the Gold!

Composite Concepts in action making the best masts. The 2019 DN Gold Cup World Championship and North American Championship is on our home ice in the Central Lakes Region February 16-23, 2018. Get your orders in early and be ready to bring home the Gold! [gallery...

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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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