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    Some extraordinary conditions last September....

    Some extraordinary conditions last September.
    Perfect surface, temperature, and wind:

    Best quality on Vimeo:

    https://vimeo.com/160564776

    OK at YouTube:
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    2016 DN Iceboat North American Championship

    Lake Monona in Madison Wisconsin.

    No wind so far today, but here's how it was practicing Saturday:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtkuM_r6m9g
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    Short cell-phone video from last Sunday. Current...

    Short cell-phone video from last Sunday.
    Current North American co-champion (tie for 1st last spring) Kyle Metzlof with the black sail, and neophyte blokart sailor (but experienced Nite iceboater)...
  4. First iceboat racing in North America last weekend

    50 sailors raced for two days on Christina Lake in NW Minnesota:
    http://iceboating.net/


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odSOANxECIA
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    Transitional blokart sailing (transitioning...

    Transitional blokart sailing (transitioning between the blokart and iceboat...).

    A couple of laps last Friday in freezing temperature. Next time I'll be sure to wear my facemask and goggles (and...
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    Here's a video from yesterday sailing around a...

    Here's a video from yesterday sailing around a 415' (126m) parking lot course.
    I'm following the fellow who let me sail (and flip) his blokart many years ago.
    This was his first time out in quite...
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    Outstanding photos! Really gorgeous.

    Outstanding photos! Really gorgeous.
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    Great weekend!

    We had a great weekend in Atlantic City!
    Friday and Saturday the wind was in the upper teens and blowing across one of the runways, giving some serious power-reaching conditions.

    Here's a video...
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    Bader Field (Atlantic City), Oct. 8-10

    The east-coast blokart gang is hosting a three-day sailing event at the abandoned Bader Field airport next to Atlantic City on Oct. 8-10.
    I'm sure there will be a bunch of east-coasters there. At...
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    If anyone is interested, I've found a very nice...

    If anyone is interested, I've found a very nice clamp mount for a GoPro-sized camera.

    I've posted DIY instructions at: http://geoff-s.net/DIYBallHeadClamp/

    And if you want to save the effort,...
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    Here's the (long overdue) extended version of the...

    Here's the (long overdue) extended version of the previous video:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNRgjGrNH7Q
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    Now that summer's here (and the iceboating...

    Now that summer's here (and the iceboating is done) there's been some blokart sailing action here is Wisconsin.

    Here's a very short video "teaser" from some sailing in a local parking lot a couple...
  13. Looking for a good blokart starter-program for a new sailor

    We have a new blokart sailor in Madison and I'm trying to put together a good starter-program for him.
    If anyone has used stuff they could sell please let me know.
    I'm looking for at least a kart,...
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    I like the design. The first drone I've seen that...

    I like the design. The first drone I've seen that looks more robust that your typical spindly quad or hexa copter.

    Lily's "party trick" is the following mode. I didn't see anything like that in...
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    blokart video from Ivanpah in March

    Here's a short video of medium-big wind (20-30kn) sailing on Ivanpah a week before the blokart NAs:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRBCccVNXgo
  16. Looking for a couple of blokart #3 carbon mast sections

    I'm looking to buy a couple #3 mast-sections, ideally one or two 900 Carbon, or one 600 Carbon.

    If anyone going to the NABSA or NALSA Ivanpah events has some they are willing to part with, please...
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    The ice was amazing. Most people commented it was...

    The ice was amazing. Most people commented it was something you see maybe once every ten years.

    It was so hard that the runners had trouble biting in. Especially downwind, when the down-force is...
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    New Years day sailing in Wisconsin

    The SoCal folks have their New Years day tradition, and up here in the frozen north we do too:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQNgD75cNyQ
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    Early season for iceboating this year...

    The guys up in Minnesota have been sailing for weeks, and there's nice ice in Michigan.

    Last weekend the DN "Great Western Challenge" moved further south/east than it ever has in 15+ years....
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    Best comment about SA, EVER!

    Best comment about SA, EVER!
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    Above the mast...

    I was intrigued by some of the shots in the 2014 blokart Worlds video taken with the camera mounted at the top of the mast. They were especially cool because the way the camera was mounted/angled it...
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    Wisconsin blokart Videos

    Here are a few videos from the past month of sailing around southern Wisconsin:

    Miller Park, Milwaukee
    Sept. 14, 2014:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHCXk2qUXOQ

    DMV (Dept. of Motor...
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    D'oh! I guess I read what I wanted to see... :-(...

    D'oh!
    I guess I read what I wanted to see... :-(

    Same question: is anybody coming out this way (Wisconsin/Midwest) that could pack it in/on their trailer?
    I'd be willing to drive anywhere in a...
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    Man, I wish I was closer to Montana... :-( I've...

    Man, I wish I was closer to Montana... :-(
    I've wanted one ever since I sailed one at the West River SC in the early '90s.
    That would make a great addition to the iceboat, landsailer, and Laser......
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    Here's a short video tour of the latest iteration...

    Here's a short video tour of the latest iteration of the cascade down-haul system.
    I ended up with two "budget" triple-block systems, one with the cleat on the block, and one with the cleat on the...
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