This is the home of "The Green Lake Ice Yacht Club". Our club has a hundred year history of iceboating on Green Lake with our members participating in many of the different classes ranging from DN's, Skeeters, and Renegades, to Nites and Sternsteerers. This site is intended to facilitate communication within the club and with other iceboaters throughout the world. Remember you haven't iceboated till your runners have hit our ice.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
How to spend ones Valentines Day!
Last night we unveiled the first of our five Ice Optis to be completed to all those in the club and to the new families who are building these and joining the GLIYC. Last night we fused Valentines Day and Iceboating together for a great cause. The spread of food was excellent and the night showed us all why we embarked on this project from the beginning. We had child after child sitting in the boats visualizing being on the ice using their boat. The only thing that was busier was the line in front of the dessert table that was three deep at times. Last night I never heard a Harken ratchet click so much even during a race.
The crowd was solid through the night as people came and went and I bet we hit pretty close to fifty people last night at one time which is great for us. What was amazing was how the spouses responded about perhaps missing out on the traditional Valentines Day romantic dinner, well it is a great party and it involves iceboating right? Was one of the funnier responses (thanks Ann). There maybe a few shopping excursions due in the near future right? Dog food journeys do not count I have been informed (thanks Deb).
Thanks to all who showed up last night to celebrate Joe Norton's, Andy Gratton's and Brian Dudek's birthdays as well, it was refreshing to hear Debbie Bierman's rendition of Happy Birthday being sung I think her people need to contact Simon's people and we may have an Idol participant. Otherwise the only other hot news last night was Joe's ever growing list of DN production for this summer. Rumor has it, that it may have topped out over the 10 boat count. Not too bad huh?