Ice Breaker

The Ice Breaker is traditionally the first racing event each year for Minuteman Model Yacht Club.  It is an open event to all, but it awards its perpetual trophy (seen to the left) to the winner of a designated class of boat.  The Soling 1 Meter has been the most often chosen class.

Weather can be a major factor with this event.  In 1980 the event was abandoned due to extreme cold weather.  It has been rescheduled when sailing was not possible.  Recently, in 2020, the event was held in July due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

2021 Ice Breaker Champion
Peter DeWolfe

Ice Breaker Champions

2020s

2020 – Peter DeWolfe
2021 – Peter DeWolfe
2022 – 
2023 – 
2024 – 
2025 – 
2026 – 
2027 – 
2028 – 
2029 – 

2010s

2010 – Colin Mosgrove
2011 – Colin Mosgrove
2012 – Herb Dreher
2013 – Todd Brown
2014 – Colin Mosgrove
2015 – Cliff Martin
2016 – Cliff Martin
2017 – Colin Mosgrove
2018 – Alain Jousse
2019 – Paul Mercer

2000s

2000      Bob Francis
2001      Ben Pratt
2002      Peter Wells
2003      Herb Dreher
2004      Greg Vasileff
2005      Pat Butterworth
2006      Alain Jousse
2007      Colin Mosgrove
2008      Herb Dreher
2009      Herb Dreher

1990s

1990 – Steve Cruse
1991 – Steve Cruse
1992 – Steve Cruse
1993 – George Greenhalgh
1994 – J. R. LeBlanc
1995 – J. R. LeBlanc
1996 – Jack Gregory
1997 – Kevin Dooley
1998 – Jack Gregory
1999 – Peter Wells

1980s

1980 – Too cold!
1981 – Al Bradford
1982 – Manuel Costa
1983 – Manuel Costa
1984 – Steve Cruse
1985 – John Snow
1986 – John Snow
1987 – John Snow
1988 – Michael Andrea
1989 – Steve Cruse