Friday, January 25, 2008

It's ice boating time!!!!

Woo Hoo!!! Yippee!!! Hurray!!!! Doing the 'happy dance'!!!

Yep - that's what so many of us feel like when you have the combination of good ice, decent weather and sufficient wind - which is what we have today and scheduled for the weekend.

Saturday, the Toledo Ice Yacht Club will host the Greiner Open. Skippers Meeting is at 9:30 a.m. Saturday morning. Grab your boats and head on over!

If you're not sure where to go, here is a map with directions to the 125th Street public access with ramp.

I've never met an unfriendly ice boater, so if you're not sure about what's going on, don't be afraid to ask them questions - most will be happy to explain things. However, as they do plan to race Saturday, best to stay away from the race course area after the starts.

If you've never seen ice boating, now is your chance. If you've got kids (in age or in heart) who love to ice skate, the light dusting of snow will not be a hindrance.

Bundle up good, bring the kids, come on out to Point Place and enjoy!

p.s. The photos are from last February. Above and below is a a blue Renegade named "Ragtime" that my father built and my husband, Sam, now sails. The wooden boat is the special two-seater Sam built so we could take all the kids out for a ride. The other boat you're likely to see is a DN, which is the last photo.

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