Ice Boating, by Julie Jankowski, avid member of the Green Lake Ice Yacht Club

“Tip of the Helmet,” as we iceboaters say, to the GLACC for inviting me to promote something I’m passionate about! The Green Lake Ice Yacht Club, founded in 1908, has been a favorite winter pastime. As a summer resident, I didn’t learn about iceboating until winter ’76-77, when my future husband and father-in-law, Mike and Dave Jankowski, had me try out their DN and Nite. Though not a prerequisite, my downhill skiing and sailing skills made it easy—I loved it instantly! Four decades later, I’ve been an active cruiser, racer and regional commodore. One just needs a love of winter!