Jack Ripp

Long time Wisconsin iceboater Jack Ripp died recently. Here’s a clip from ABC’s Wide World of Sports reporting from the 1966 Northwest Regatta which Jack won.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=Itsz-tBI3T0

His life long friend and racing nemesis Bill Mattison was by his side (as he was during many close finishes) in the final moments, discussing past racing and iceboats. That’s the way life should be.

More about Jack at http://www.iceboat.org

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