Ice boating experts, Deb Whitehorse and Henry Bossett, will discuss the sport of ice sailing.
Deb Rosten Whitehorse grew up above her father’s iceboat boat shop in Monona, Wisconsin. She is the longtime Secretary of the Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club based in Madison, Wisconsin, and a member of the club's prestigious Honor Roll. Whitehorse is also the Secretary and Treasurer of the International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association, the world's largest ice sailing class. She is the webmaster of the most trafficked iceboat website on the internet, creates and manages multiple ice sailing class websites, and receives frequent inquiries for comments related to the sport. Along with current ice sailing news, Whitehorse shares her fascination with the social and technical history of the sport for over 20 years on iceboat.org.
Henry Bossett is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where he was an All ¬American on the sailing team, and earned a degree in biology. He opened Bossett Sailmakers in Pt. Pleasant Beach, New Jersey in 1975. He primarily designed and built sails for smaller One Design classes on Barnegat Bay, but also specialized in Ice Boat sails and Catamaran sails. Bossett is a three-¬time DN Ice Boat World Champion, as well as claiming North American and Eastern Championship honors in the DN, MScow, and Tornado classes. He is a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic team, representing the United States in the Tornado Class. Bossett also competed in a number of other races and was elected to Barnegat Bay Sailing Hall of Fame in 2008. In his retirement, Bossett enjoys capturing ice boats and sailboats with drone photography.