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  • 2021 Lake Winnebago - Bgosh Memorial
    Board » In memoriam
    Post annotated by RainbowChaser :
    This thread was moved from the category Races.



    Please join us on February 13th for what has become an annual SOL tradition - the race on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin USA. I can't recall how many years it has been held by Sailonline but it's been a remarkable run. SOL racers are joined by members of the Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club (NNYC), which races out of two harbors in the Northeast corner of the lake. A number of boat polars have been used, but several years ago members shared live webcams of active iceboat racing taking place on the lake. Thus, the DN iceboat polar was developed and has been used to conduct the race. NNYC members will be online during 2021 race to share stories, history and links to webcams and other resources about the lake and its long sailing history.

    This year's Lake Winnebago race will be held in memory of Rob Hessenius or Bgosh as those of in the Sailonline community knew him. Rob's intelligence, humor and wit came across in the chat box during many early Sailonline races. Rob was a Lake Winnebago sailor out of Oshkosh who I met during what I recall to be the first edition of this race, which he had coordinated. We became sailing friends and crew on each other's boats, and I visited him often at his pub, Eureka Landings. Though running his pub limited his chances to race in recent years, Rob had developed lasting friendships with mny SOL races. Rob unexpectedly passed away this past August. He will be missed by the community, and I am sure memories of Bgosh will be shared during the race. I have attached a photo of Rob taken at Eureka Landings.

    Please join us on February 13th.

    Derek Walker, nee "zowee", aka "NNYC Scooter"
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    --- Last Edited by NNYC Scooter at 2021-01-31 04:29:51 ---
  • Re: Lake Winnebago NNYC 150th Anniversary Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Thanks to all who participated in the race! The Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club was thrilled to sponsor this year's race to kickoff the club's 150th Anniversary Celebration. We realize that the hour was late for Europeans, and the winds were lighter than we would have preferred, but it was a fun event for us - see our race day photos at http://www.nnyc.org/online-race and Sailonline gained several new "SOLers" as well as several new SYC members. Watch for NNYC boats in future SOL races.

    Derek / NNYC Scooter (formerly known as zowee)
    Vice Commodore, NNYC
  • Re: Lake Winnebago NNYC 150th Anniversary Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Hello SOLers!

    Here is a Lake Winnebago chart, in case you would like to use it for the race:

    http://lake-link.com/lakes/lake.cfm?LakeID=1490&View=Lake_Map

    If the chart doesn't work well for you, feel free to "google" Lake Winnebago and find other images.

    Derek/ NNYC Scooter
  • Re: Lake Winnebago NNYC 150th Anniversary Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Hello,

    I am pleased to announce on behalf of the NNYC board of directors that the winner of the Lake Winnebago NNYC 150th Anniversary Race will be awarded a T-Shirt and other goodies from the NNYC Ship's Store - http://www.nnyc.org/store

    Tune those rigs and get ready for another great SOL race on Lake Winnebago. Watch for NNYC boats along the way, and if we pass you, keep in mind that the lake is frozen right now, and we have skates on our keels :)

    Good Luck SOLers!

    Derek (Note: zowee is now NNYC Scooter)

    --- Last Edited by zowee at 2014-01-16 15:00:11 ---

    --- Last Edited by zowee at 2014-01-17 13:27:54 ---
  • Re: Lake Winnebago Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Hi A2R,

    Thanks for the feedback :) We added some waypoints that mark the two most prominent shallows on the lake, so the course is very true to how one would navigate the lake.

    Indeed, Lake Winnebago was regarded as one of the oldest and most famous inland lake venues in the US. We at the NNYC are thrilled to sponsor this race in honor of our sesquicentenial (150th) anniversary. See you on the lake :)

    Derek (zowee aka. NNYC Scooter)
  • Re: Lake Winnebago Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Hello Joanne,

    I somehow didn't save correctly, and the waypoints, start and finish lines were lost. I have now saved it correctly, and attached the updated course map.

    This course is different than prior Lake Winnebago races. The start/Finish is Neenah, where NNYC is located. Also I have included a description of the NNYC 150th anniversary and a link to the NNYC archive in the route description. It would be really nice to have this description used on the SOL Races area so that people can see the link and get the full experience of the event.

    Thanks!

    Derek/Zowee
  • Lake Winnebago Race
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Race proposals
    Hello All,

    Here is the design for the 2014 Lake Winnebago Race, which is designed to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Neenah Nodaway Yacht Club. The race will start at the entrance to Neenah harbor, and will circuit the lake, returning to finish at Neenah.

    Please join NNYC club members who will be new to SOL, along with long time SOLers Bgosh, Amateur Knight and Zowee as we complete this annual race on their home waters, and help to celebrate this landmark event!

    Derek/Zowee

    --- Last Edited by zowee at 2014-01-06 00:38:19 ---

    --- Last Edited by zowee at 2014-01-08 03:21:48 ---
  • Re: IRL Race in Newport RI - 12 Meter Charter
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi John. I am very interested, if the dates work. I live in the midwest, but I travel to New England several times a year, and would plan a trip around this event. My yacht club will be celebrating its' 150th anniversary, and as a club officer, that will block some dates. I look forward to hearing more about the dates and plan. I'd be thrilled to sail on any of the 12s, although Intrepid has been my favorite since she was competing in the AC back in the 70's.

    zowee / Derek Walker
  • Re: The Vineyard Race 2013
    Board » Sailonline Race Committee » Races
    Hi All!

    Here is the tide/current table for The Race, which is the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound

    http://tides.mobilegeographics.com/locations/6433.html

    Z
  • Re: Storm claims two in Chi-Mac race tragedy
    Board » General Discussion
    Hi SOLers. Due partly to my ineptitude, SOL didn't track along with the Mac this year. I was aboard Drumbeat in Section 7. We were about 5 mi SW of the tragedy location. Our instruments measured well over 50kts and the wind came up very quickly - like being hit by a wall. Many other distress calls rang out on the radio, but the calls from Sociable, who rescued 6 crew from WingNuts was the major focus, as other boats in the area stopped to look for the two lost sailors. Needless to say, it was a somber spirit at Mackinac Island after the race, as many knew the sailors or at least the boat from past Macs. R.I.P Mark Morley and Suzanne Bickel.

    --- Last Edited by zowee at 2011-07-22 00:42:16 ---

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