Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Catching up on recent activity!

Well, there's been a lot of activity since the last post. We have been posting to the club's Facebook page, but I'll try and recap a bit here.

Over the summer we sailed a number of times at various lots around town. Mostly just ripping around for fun.

We had five blokarts at the 4-Lakes Iceboat Club's picnic in early October and got a number of people out sailing and racing for the first time:

I'd scouted out a large lot at the defunct Lake Geneva Kennel Club near Delavan, WI. On the way home from the Skeeter Ice Boat Club's swap meet in Williams Bay a couple of us stopped by and sailed around for a couple of hours. The lot is huge with just light-posts as obstacles:

We went back a couple of more times. On Nov. 6th we set a long windward-leeward course and ran a number of races. I recorded a number of GPS tracks for the races, and sailing a slightly shorted course after I switched up to my 4.0m sail:

On Nov. 14th we had a record turn-out of seven racers at a local technical college parking lot. It was a tough course with some islands and trees at the windward end and very gusty winds:

A couple of weeks later, we had five six racers and five karts show up for racing at a lot on the west-side of Madison. This lot is really nice because it relatively large and has no obstructions:
I posted a short video of one race:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sailing at the Memorial High School lot

Wayne Schmiedlin suggested trying the Memorial High School lot with the SSW winds we had this evening. It turned out to be a pretty good ride. Geoff Sobering was able to get some good laps with the 4.0m2 sail, but when Wayne switched out of his blokart with the 3.0m2 into the larger sail he was really able to get going!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

First Meeting

The first meeting of the Badger blokart Club will be 7:00pm, Tuesday June 1 at the Nordhaus Boatwerks, 6701 Sebold Road, Madison (near West Town Mall).

For more information, send an e-mail to info@badgerblokartclub.org