Posts Tagged ‘DN’
This week’s Sailing Anarchy Podcast features two sailors who’ve fallen in love with sailing fast, and when they say fast, they don’t mean 15 knots! First we grabbed forty minutes with male pin-up model, VOR/AC veteran, and 24-hr monohull recordholder (aboard Comanche) Shannon Falcone, picking his brain about testing and delivering the F4 foiling cat, who he sees as favorites for the America’s Cup, and whether he’s even interested in it anymore. Follow Shannon here.
Then we sat down with a guy who sees 50 knots as the speed for the kids boat; it’s multiple iceboat world champion Ron Sherry, and on an icy day in Detroit, he talks with Mr. Clean for an hour about Obsessive Runner Disorder, raising your kids while racing, crazy rigs, and sailing in Siberia. Learn more about Ron and iceboating at the web’s most comprehensive iceboat racing site here.
February 15th, 2017 by admin
Michigan’s Ron Sherry is America’s premier ice boat racer, and he put this vid together a couple of years ago after an incredible trip to Lake Baikal in Siberia. Differing from the usual iceboat video because of the forward/aft-facing split-screen and informative text commentary, this is probably the single best video ever published for those looking to feel what racing a DN Iceboat is really like.
We also congratulate Ron and 19 year-old son Griffin for accomplishing every sailing parent’s dream – each won their fleet at last week’s DN North Americans, with Ron logging his 12th NA Championship in the Class with 5 bullets out of 7 races.
Wanna learn more about the fastest sail-driven racing on the planet? First, visit Ice Boat Racing for years and years of great stories, pics, and video. Then, check out the video tour we did of Ron’s iceboat-building shop this past weekend. Finally, keep an eye on the Sailing Anarchy Podcast (iTunes here, Stitcher here) later this week for an hour of chat with Ron about life, family, and hard water sailing.
February 7th, 2017 by admin