Wednesday, February 22

Iceboating on Lake Delavan

This past weekend, Chicago sailors decided to face the cold, satisfy their need for wind-powered fun and head up to Lake Delavan for a go-fast day. A local sailor spotted this gem, a Beau Skeeter built in 1932 for Harry Melges Sr. In it he won the Northwest Ice Yacht Regatta. The boat was then named the Mickey Fin and is now owned by Chris Goes of DLYC.
Classic 1932 Beau Skeeter Iceboat

Harry Melges Sr's winning brass plaque

The builder's class marque

Current owner Chris Goes of DLYC

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