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Ice Boat Racing - Lake City, 1/6/19
The Lake City, MN folks took advantage of the opportunity to photograph the coolest sailing around at the 2019 Western Region championship on Lake Pepin. Above is a slide show from Tom Chamberlain.
Take a look below for more beautiful shots and video from Manda Baldwin.

Western Region Video & Sunrise Photo

Here’s another video to bookmark for those times when you want to show someone what DN racing is all about featuring former Commodore of the IDNIYRA Kent Baker US5219 and current Vice Commodore Dave Elsmo US5486. Thank you to Jim McDonagh US5214 for creating this video.

One of the fine folks from Lake City, MN passed this along. Sunday sunrise over the DN forest on Lake Pepin.
Photo: Manda Hart Baldwin

Western Region Championship Final Results

Western Region Championship DN Sailors

The Western Region regatta was concluded on Sunday in much colder and faster conditions compared to Saturday’s Miami-beach like weather. Ron Sherry (Michigan) and John Dennis (Minnesota) each scored 13 points in the Gold fleet. The tiebreak went to Ron Sherry.  Matt Schmidt (Wisconsin) won the Silver fleet. Grand Master winner was Bruce Williams(Michigan), Master was Jim Grogan (Michigan), and University of Wisconsin sailing team member Soren Hughes won the junior division. Congratulations to all who competed in this event and to Western Region Commodore Daniel Hearn for his efforts to make this regatta happen.
Final results are here.

 

Western Region Update


A quick update from today. If conditions were like this every day, iceboating would be the most popular sport in the world. The weather and setting could not have been more beautiful. The bright sun kept us warm as we waited for the wind to make an appearance. The predicted westerly filled in and the flag dropped for the first race at 1;16 PM.
The Silver fleet will start Sunday’s rotation. The flag drops at 10 AM for the final day of the 2019 Western Region Championship. Results here

Western Region Championship Called ON for Jan 5-6 @ Lake Pepin

DN Sailors:

It’s On!

The Western Regional Championships are confirmed for this weekend, Jan. 5-6 on Lake Pepin in Lake City, Minnesota.

Provisional Results SAILING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Conditions

The ice surface is smooth to pebbly, rated a 7+ from two ranked/experienced DN racers who sailed it today. (See attached photos). Ice thickness is reported to be 8”. Weather forecast is calling for above freezing temperatures—sunny and high of 46 degrees on Saturday; cloudy with high of 39 degrees Sunday. Wind forecast for Saturday is 8 mph until 1:00 p.m., then starting to diminish. Sunday winds 8-10 mph throughout the racing day.

 

Let’s Get Our Money’s Worth

Note that we have a 9-race format scheduled and we will be working hard to be as efficient as possible in order to make that happen. We have the option to start a race as late as 3:00 p.m., but we would prefer to avoid that in consideration of our longer distance travelers. Please be ready to help out the Race Committee if assistance is requested. If rules allow, I would like to move the start time Saturday up ½-hour to 10:00 a.m. Please plan accordingly.

 

Accommodations
AMERICINN: Group rate at AmericInn. Reference “Western Region” to get $79.99/night group rate for double queen with breakfast. Amenities include pool and hot tub. 651-345-5611.
Note: The special rate is ONLY available if you call the hotel in Lake City directly!!!!
AmericInn by Wyndham Lake City
Website
1615 N Lakeshore Drive Lake City, Minnesota 55041-9023
+1-651-314-5611
Map

 

THE WILLOWS:
Willows on the River Condominium Resort
100 Central Point Road
Lake City, MN 55041
1-651-345-9900

 

THE SUNSET:
Sunset Motel & Resort
1515 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake City, MN 55041•(651) 345-5331

 

Registration
At AmericInn Friday evening and on ice Saturday morning, if necessary. Please click here to pre-register or you can email Deb Whitehorse secretary.idniyra@gmail.com  to confirm your attendance and to provide your fleet preference—Gold or Silver. (Depending on numbers, there may be one or two fleets, though prizes will be awarded for two fleets).

Launch
Roschen Park. Drive on if you so choose, but be aware this is a frozen section of a river.

Many thanks to Mike Miller and Tommy Meyer for scouting this sheet today. And to all others who provided information on other potential venues.

See you there!

Daniel Hearn

Western Region Rear Commodore

US 5352

Weather Underground PWS KMNLAKEC11

Notice of Race

Western Status Update


Via Western Region Commodore Daniel Hearn:

DN Sailors:
Lake Pepin is being sailed today as a possible venue for the Western Region Championships to take place this weekend, Jan. 5-6. I will have a full ice report with video and pictures by late afternoon. At this point, no other good possibilities have been identified, though anything else served up will still be considered. Send any other reports ASAP. Recent snow events have taken out, for now, the lakes that were previously frozen. Many lakes in the southern portion of our region remain open, however, so more possibilities with the next cold weather/calm winds stretch. I hope to make a final call by end of day today. Stay tuned, and think ice!
Daniel Hearn
Western Region Rear Commodore
US 5352

2018 Central Region Regatta: Final Results

2018 CENTRAL LAKES CHAMPIONSHIP 
DECEMBER 29 - 30, 2018
HOUGHTON LAKE, MICHIGAN


Gold fleet

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Pos    Sail#          Name         Race>     1    2    3    4    5    6    7  Points
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  1   US   44       SHERRY,      RON (S)     1 (  2)   1    1    1    1    1    6.00
  2   US 5166       BERGER,    CHRIS (S)  (  6)   1    2    2    2    3    2   12.00
  3   US 4638      LOVEJOY,      GUY (S)  ( 12)   5    3    8    4    2    5   27.00
  4   US    3       GROGAN,      JIM (M)     2 (  8)   4    7    5    7    4   29.00
  5   US   60       HARPER,     JOHN (M)  ( 11)   3    6    3    8    5    7   32.00
  6   US 5219        BAKER,     KENT (S)     5   11 ( 25)   4    3   11   13   47.00
  7   US 3705       HOLMAN,   ROBERT (S)     3    9 ( 16)  14    7    8   11   52.00
  8   US 2500        SMITH,     ERIC (S)  (DNF)  16    5    5   10   17    6   59.00
  9   US 5435      KJOLLER,         JODY    13 (DNF)   7    6   23    6    9   64.00
 10   US 4882       WOLLAM,  RICHARD(GM)    20 (DNS)  10   12   12    9    3   66.00
 11   US 3283     WILLIAMS, J.BRUCE (GM)  ( 24)   6   13   16    9   12   10   66.00
 12   US   99        DEFER,    HARRY (M)  ( 19)  10    9    9   13   14   12   67.00
 13   US 5430      CUTTING,     BILL (S)    16 (DNS)   8   10   15   16    8   73.00
 14   US 4868     RICHARDS,    JULIE (M)     9    7   15   17 ( 19)  18   16   82.00
 15   US    5      DIEBALL,         SKIP  (DNF)  12   11   13    6   15  DNS   86.00
 16   US  111     KOCH (J),         MATT    10   13   17   19   16   13 ( 21)  88.00
 17   US 5053         REIS,   GEORGE (M)    17   18   12 ( 18)  14   10   18   89.00
 18   US 5358        FROST,    DAVID (S)  ( 21)  19   20   15   18    4   15   91.00


SILVER FLEET
 
  1   US 5633     JOHANSON,        PETER  (DNS) DNS   14   11   11   19   14   98.00
  2   US 2237      STEWART,      MIKE(N)     4   14   23   22   20 ( 23)  22  105.00
  3   US  637     MEADE IV,          JOE    15   17   18 (DNF)  21   21   17  109.00
  4   US 5250       SIEGLE,    GEORGE(S)    14   20   22 (DNS)  22   22   20  120.00
  5   US  610        JONES,  DONALD (GM)     8    4  DNF (DNS) DNS  DNS  DNS  128.00
  6   US  472      COBERLY,  WILLIAM(GM)   DNS (DNS)  21   20   17   20   23  130.00
  7   US 4974        JONES,    STAN (GM)    18  DNS   19   21 (DNS) DNS   19  135.00
  8   US 1610        BROWN,    BRUCE (M)     7   15  DNS (DNS) DNS  DNS  DNS  138.00
  9   US 4783     NICHOLAS,     RHEA (N)    22   21   24   24 ( 25)  24   24  139.00
 10   US   65         GRAY,  ROBERT (GM)    23  DNS (DNS)  23   24  DNS  DNS  157.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds

2018 Central Region Regatta- Day 1 Results

2018 CENTRAL LAKES CHAMPIONSHIP - DECEMBER 29 - 30, 2018

HOUGHTON LAKE


Gold fleet
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Pos    Sail#          Name         Race>     1    2  Points
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  1   US   44       SHERRY,      RON (S)     1    2    3.00
  2   US 5166       BERGER,    CHRIS (S)     6    1    7.00
  3   US    3       GROGAN,      JIM (M)     2    8   10.00
  4   US  610        JONES,  DONALD (GM)     8    4   12.00
  5   US 3705       HOLMAN,   ROBERT (S)     3    9   12.00
  6   US   60       HARPER,     JOHN (M)    11    3   14.00
  7   US 4868     RICHARDS,    JULIE (M)     9    7   16.00
  8   US 5219        BAKER,         KENT     5   11   16.00
  9   US 4638      LOVEJOY,      GUY (S)    12    5   17.00
 10   US 2237  STEWART (N),         MIKE     4   14   18.00
 11   US 1610        BROWN,    BRUCE (M)     7   15   22.00
 12   US  111     KOCH (J),         MATT    10   13   23.00
 13   US   99        DEFER,    HARRY (M)    19   10   29.00
 14   US 3283     WILLIAMS, J.BRUCE (GM)    24    6   30.00
 15   US  637     MEADE IV,          JOE    15   17   32.00
 16   US 5250   SIEGLE (S),       GEORGE    14   20   34.00
 17   US 5053         REIS,   GEORGE (M)    17   18   35.00
 18   US    5      DIEBALL,         SKIP   DNF   12   39.00
 19   US 5358        FROST,    DAVID (S)    21   19   40.00
 20   US 5435      KJOLLER,         JODY    13  DNF   40.00
 21   US 2500        SMITH,     ERIC (S)   DNF   16   43.00
 22   US 4783 NICHOLAS (N),         RHEA    22   21   43.00
 23   US 5430      CUTTING,     BILL (S)    16  DNS   43.00
 24   US 4974        JONES,    STAN (GM)    18  DNS   45.00
 25   US 4882       WOLLAM,  RICHARD (M)    20  DNS   47.00
 26   US   65         GRAY,  ROBERT (GM)    23  DNS   50.00

Scoring system: IDNIYRA Worlds

2018 Central Region Championship Called ON for Dec 29-30 @ Houghton Lake


Via Central Region Commodore Rob Holman:

The 2018 Central Lakes Regional Regatta is Called On for December 29 & 30th at Houghton Lake, Michigan.

Launch Location: DNR site on West side of lake off Old US Highway 27 next to the Lakeside resort.

Please be aware of the following: The ice has not been sailed. It has been walked by two ranked sailors due to no wind at time. It has been rated a 7 and the lake was 7 to 7.5 inches thick, before the current rain event that is going through the area.
On Saturday morning the ice & racing area will be sailed. Please do not leave the pit area until the ice has been checked. I will have a full ice report at the skippers meeting.

Thank you.
Central Comm. Rob Holman

Accommodations:
Headquarter Hotel:
American Inn & Suite
200 Cloverleaf Ln.
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
(989) 422-7829
$69.49 + tax
Map

Other Hotel
Super 8 by Wyndham
9580 W. Lake City Rd
Houghton Lake, MI 48629
(989) 422-3119
74.00 + tax
Map


NOTICE OF RACE

2018 Central Lakes Regional DN Regatta
North American Central Region

1. Rules:

1.1 All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority; the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA, and Official Specifications of the DN Ice Yacht; the Notice of Race, including any amendments to the Notice of Race, and the Sailing Instructions.
1.2 The Sailing Instructions can be modified at the Skippers Meeting and by a notice posted on the official notice board.
1.3 Nine race series per fleet – 3 race minimum in the Gold Fleet will constitute the regatta. Fleets – Gold and Silver, Fleets will be split by rank if needed. One discarded race after the 6th race.

2. Eligibility:

2.1 All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the Official Specifications and whose skippers meet the requirements of the By-Laws of the IDNIYRA as stated in the section IDNIYRA Regattas are eligible to enter and race in the championship.
2.2 Skipper needs to be a current member of IDNIYRA in good standing.

3. Site Information and Postings:

3.1 The primary site is within the North American Central Region
3.2 Site and Headquarters Information will be determined by the regatta organizer.
3.3 Official regatta information, updates and accommodations:

4. Entry and Fee:

4.1 Registration will be at the launch site on Saturday morning
4.2 Registration fee: $25.00 US

5. Schedule of Events:

Fri 8-9:00pm at the Regatta Headquarters
Sat 9:30-10:30am on ice registration
Sat 11am Skippers meeting
Sat 11:30am First start
Sun 09:30am Skippers meeting
Sun 10:00am First start. No race will start after 3PM

6. Sailing instructions:

6.1 Official Sailing Instructions will be provided at registration.
7. Prizes:
7.1 Trophies will be award for Gold & Silver fleets.

8. Proof of Insurance:

8.1 Proof of personal or race liability insurance ($300,000 US minimum)
8.2 A hard copy of the policy must present at the time of registration. No exceptions.

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