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International Renegade Ice Yacht Regatta Champion 

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Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club, Madison, WI
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December 21, 2014


Game faces before the third and deciding race,
Mike Derusha R188, left and George Gerhardt R123

Congratulations to George Gerhardt R123 for his first ever title as Renegade Champion. Congratulations to everyone who made the trip to Puckaway Lake.
Sorry for the late report but there was limited internet access at the sailing site and hotel.
Saturday became a lay day because there was not a breath of wind. Of course we made the best of it and enjoyed lunch with members of the Green Lake Ice Yacht Club. Joe Norton almost had us convinced that Dan Bierman sailed his iceboat uphill both ways to school when he was a kid. The banquet at the Mecan Outfitters Lodge was wonderful. The setting was like a Montana ski resort.
Renegaders woke up to wind of 7 - 10 mph on Sunday morning and wasted no time getting to the lake. Peter Fauerbach dropped the flag at 9:12 AM. George Gerhardt won the first race with Mike Derusha R188 second. They switched finish positions for the second race. This regatta's bylaws call for only three races on Sunday so the next race was crucial for both George and Mike.
Michigan's Glenn Betzoldt R499 held a solid lead during all four laps of the final race. George was able to consistently round in second on each lap while Mike Derusha, Dan Beirman R520, and Greg McCormick R310 battled back and forth for third. It was an exciting race to watch knowing what was on the line.
Thanks to the Green Lake Ice Yacht Club for hosting, Jim Walker for bringing his ATV and sitting at the weather mark with the lights on, Peter Fauerbach for being an on the spot Chief Judge, John Hayashi for his assistance, and finally Steve and Mary Jane Schalk for their on shore scoring team support. They were able to tabulate and finish before the Packer game began. There should be more photos and video posted later.

2014 Renegade Championship

December 20-21 Lake Puckaway Wisconsin

Results are final as of 11:11 on 12/21/2014


Sailed: 3, Discards: 0, To count: 3, Entries: 17, Scoring system: Appendix A
Rank SailNo HelmName R1 R2 R3 Total
1st 123 George Gerhardt 1.0 2.0 2.0 5.0
2nd 188 Mike Derusha 2.0 1.0 3.0 6.0
3rd 515 Doug Kolner 3.0 3.0 7.0 13.0
4th 113 Jerry Simon 5.0 4.0 6.0 15.0
5th 310 Greg McCormick 7.0 5.0 4.0 16.0
6th 520 Dan Bierman 6.0 6.0 5.0 17.0
7th 231 Archie Call 4.0 11.0 8.0 23.0
8th 499 Glenn Betzold 11.0 12.0 1.0 24.0
9th 420 Don Anderson 8.0 9.0 9.0 26.0
10th 462 Ken Norton 9.0 7.0 11.0 27.0
11th 384 Rich Eckstein 10.0 8.0 13.0 31.0
12th 210 Jim LaFortune 12.0 10.0 10.0 32.0
13th 500 Greg Whitehorse 13.0 14.0 14.0 41.0
14th 400 Jim Nordhaus 18.0 DSQ 13.0 12.0 43.0
15th 516 Dave Whealon 14.0 16.0 15.0 45.0
16th 383 Dave Lallier 15.0 15.0 16.0 46.0
17th 527 Paul McMillan 18.0 DNF 18.0 DNC 18.0 DNC 54.0

December 17, 2014

George Gerhardt checks the ice on Wednesday, Dec 17

2014 Renegade Championship Called ON for
Puckaway Lake

The 2014 International Renegade Association Championship has been called ON for December 20-21, 2014 on Puckaway Lake which is just west of Green Lake, Wisconsin. The regatta will be a two day event. Renegade races will alternate with Green Lake Ice Yacht Club racing. George Gerhardt and Don Anderson rate the ice as an 8 out of 10. There's 7 inches plus of ice.
Map of Puckaway Lake.


All races will be sailed under the rules of the National Iceboat Authority and the International Renegade Ice Yacht Association. The first race will be held at 10:00 AM CDT on Saturday, December 20th. Entry fee will be $15.00 per yacht payable upon registration. Registration will be at the launch site from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM CDT on Saturday, December 20th. Per IRIYA rules, this will be a 2 day, 5 race regatta and it must have 3 races completed in order for the regatta to count. On Saturday there will be three scheduled races with 3 being the maximum number of races held. On Sunday there will be two scheduled races with a three race maximum. There will be no annual meeting at this regatta.


Apuckawa Park Access


Saturday, December 20
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM:Registration at the launch site
10:00AM: First race

5:30 PM: Banquet Information
Mecan River Outfitters
W720 State Road 23
Princeton, WI 54968
Link to Map
5:30 - 6:30 Cocktails
6:30 Banquet
$21per person for your choice of New York Strip, Walleye, or Chicken
Pay for banquet at registration

December 12, 2013

2014 IRIYA Newsletter Posted

2013 Renegade Championship Page

January 10, 2011

MJ Carpenter Photo Gallery

Go here to see how your boat looks while racing...

Photo Gallery from Robert Resnick

Cold Play
Ken Norton in "Cold Play".

Look Out Melissa Ann!
"Look out Melissa Ann"; Ken Kreider and Jamie Hanson.

Greg McCormick


Archie Call

January 9, 2011

PM Report: Awards Ceremony

The regatta was called completed this morning because there was not enough wind to sail today and the awards ceremony was held in the parking lot.

1st Place: Tim McCormick

2nd Place: Don Anderson

3rd Place and Masters Champion: Archie Call

From left: Tim McCormick 1st, Don Anderson 2nd, Archie Call 3rd, Tim McCormick 4th, Ken Norton 5th, Jeff Russell 6th, Jim Nordhaus 7th, and Commodore of the IRIYA, Glenn Betzoldt.

From left: Jamie Hanson, Rich Eckstein, Greg McCormick, Tim McCormick, Ken Norton, Jim Nordhaus, Jon Lofgren, Andy McCormick, Archie Call,
Dan Bierman.

More Renegade Photos by Robert Resnick

Throwing Snow

Renegade skipper Rich Eckstein of Oshkosh.

Reflections of the Renegades

Aim Carefully
Regatta champion Tim McCormick's boat

AM Report

Tim McCormick and Don Anderson
Photo Credit: Mary Jane Carpenter


It's a balmy five degrees here this morning at, a higher temperature than was forecasted. But the wind forecast is right on so far there doesn't seem to be any wind right now.

The banquet was well attended by both DNs and Renegade sailors and it was good to catch up with our ice boating friends from Minnesota, Illinois, and Michigan.

January 8, 2011

IRIYA Championships Day Two

Racing began at 2 PM today and three races were sailed. In the first race there was an incident between regatta leader Mike Derusha and Don Anderson. Mike's springboard was damaged and he was forced to drop out of the race. Both skippers were okay and Don Anderson went on to win the first race of the day. (As I left the lake, both skippers were shaking hands with each other.)
Equipment failures plagued Doug Kolner and Andy McCormick today.
Tim McCormick won the other two races. Drifting increased today but there was more black ice showing than on Friday. Winds were out of the NNW 12-15 mph.

Saw a big fleet of DNs racing on the western end of the lake. The Renegade skippers are joining the DNs tonight at their banquet.


2011 Renegade Championship

Results as of 7:10pm 1-8-11


Sailed:6, Discards:0, To count:6, Entries:22, Scoring system:My scoring system
  # Helm R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 Total
1st 385 Tim McCormick 2.0 3.0 4.0 2.0 1.0 1.0 13.0
2nd 420 Don Anderson 4.0 4.0 3.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 16.0
3rd 231 Archie Call 6.0 5.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 4.0 33.0
4th 310 Greg McCormick 5.0 10.0 8.0 5.0 7.0 6.0 41.0
5th 462 Kenny Norton 12.0 12.0 9.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 42.0
6th 253 Jeff Russell 9.0 6.0 7.0 7.0 8.0 7.0 44.0
7th 400 Jim Nordhaus 11.0 9.0 10.0 8.0 4.0 5.0 47.0
8th 485 Andy McCormick 7.0 7.0 5.0 4.0 5.0 23.0 DNF 51.0
9th 188 Mike Derusha 1.0 1.0 1.0 23.0 DNF 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 72.0
10th 520 Dan Bierman 17.0 16.0 14.0 10.0 14.0 8.0 79.0
11th 506 Jamie Hanson 19.0 15.0 15.0 9.0 11.0 11.0 80.0
12th 515 Doug Kolner 8.0 2.0 2.0 23.0 DNF 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 81.0
13th 97 John Lofgren 18.0 17.0 16.0 11.0 10.0 9.0 81.0
14th 516 Ken Kreider 15.0 13.0 11.0 12.0 9.0 23.0 DNF 83.0
15th 384 Rich Eckstein 14.0 18.0 18.0 13.0 12.0 10.0 85.0
16th 210 J. Yaeso/J. LaFortune 10.0 11.0 12.0 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 102.0
17th 113 Jerry Simon 13.0 8.0 13.0 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 103.0
18th 230 Peter Fauerbach 21.0 21.0 23.0 DNF 14.0 13.0 23.0 DNF 115.0
19th 213 Greg Simon 3.0 23.0 DNF 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 118.0
20th 19 Ron Rosten 23.0 DNC 14.0 17.0 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 123.0
21st 499 Glenn Betzoldt 16.0 19.0 23.0 DNF 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 127.0
22nd 243 Mike Redmond 20.0 20.0 19.0 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 23.0 DNC 128.0

Scoring codes used

Code Description
DNC Did not come to the starting area
DNF Started but did not finish

Sailwave Scoring Software 1.94 Build 26


January 7, 2011

IRIYA Championships Day One

A great day for Renegade racing today with 15 mph winds and a little bit of snow. Greg Simon's mast "exploded" during the second race but he'll be back on Saturday.

January 5, 2011

2011 IRIYA Championship Information

2011 IRIYA Championship Called ON

The 2011 IRIYA Championship Regatta has been called on for the weekend of January 7th, 8th, and 9th on Lake Mendota in Madison, WI. Launch area is Warner Park Beach and PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE ON THE ICE!!
Ice checkers found 8" of hard black ice and a nice sheet from Picnic Point to the Governor's Mansion.

October 17, 2007

The Original Renegade II Turns Up In Barn!

Via Renegade Association Secretary Ron Rosten: "These photos were sent to me from Gord Devries of Trenton Ontario, who recently picked up an old iceboat just sitting in someone’s barn. The old boat that Gord picked up turned out to be Renegade II built by Elmer Millenbach in 1941. The previous owner used it to make a plug for fiberglass hulls. Gord is currently restoring the boat and will be sailing one of those fiberglass Renegades until the wooden boat is complete. Can you see where Elmer signed and dated the mast reinforcing between bulkheads number 7 and 8? Elmer won the ISA with this boat in 1948, and keep in mind he was competing against both the Skeeters and Renegades.