The DN Great Western Challenge is called “ON” for December 13-15, 2019 on Lake Puckaway Wisconsin.
Lake Puckaway is near Green Lake, Wisconsin. The Skeeter Western Challenge is cancelled for the season.
Apuckawa Park and Boat Launch
Located at the intersection of Fox Court and Toepper Drive, east of Montello.
Link to map
Mecan River Outfitters:
Very limited availability.
T’ween the Lake Motel
510 Underwood Ave Hwy 23
Montello, WI 53949
Acorn Ridge Motel
Bayview Motel and Marina
439 Lake St, Green Lake, WI 54941
Comfort Suites At Royal Ridges
2 Westgate Drive, Ripon, WI, 54971, US
Boarders Inn & Suites by Cobblestone Hotels – Ripon
1219 W Fond Du Lac St, Ripon, WI 54971
As we wait for news of the first unofficial regatta of the season, the Western Challenge, it’s a good time to review one of the earliest and best DN videos ever made by Minnetonka’s Peter Crawford of Head Injury Media/Penalty Box Productions. It’s of a Western Challenge at Buffalo Lake in 2005.
Currently we are checking ice. We have a lake in Albert Lea that looks like it will work. We are checking Buffalo today to see whats left after the snow.
Expect an update on Wednesday December 11.
Any help checking Albert lea is appreciated.
DN Regatta Fri,Sat,Sun
Please report any new freeze. I know Pepin was water on Sunday.
The 2020 International DN Ice Yacht Racing Yearbook is now available for purchase. There have been some significant changes from the 2019 yearbook including the new EPIC and Regatta Management Agreements. IDNIYRA Europe has a new constitution as well.
New this year is the championship history of the DN Junior and Ice Optimist World and European regattas. Very interesting to see some familiar names who continue to have success in DN competition as adults.
If you have already ordered the yearbook, it will be shipped to you within the next 2 weeks.
More video from Buffalo Lake in Minnesota created by Jim McDonaugh on his iphone! Stay tuned for Western Challenge updates here.
The Minnesota ice sailors are warming up the track today for next weekend’s Western Challenge on Lake Buffalo. Keep an eye on iceboating.net for all the latest updates.
Via the Minnesota Ice Sailing website:
The Great Western Challenge is “ON” for December 13-15, 2019.
Primary location is Lake Buffalo in Buffalo, MN., sailing out of Sturges Park.
Check back for update on Wednesday and for hotel information.
Estonia’s Rasmus Maaliin C20 is an up and coming ice sailor to watch! Here’s a link to a translated interview with the current DN Junior World Champion.
Rasmus Maaliin C20 of Pärnu, Estonia is the four time the junior world champion in ice sailing and wants to reach the highest pedestal rank among adults. For this year’s achievements, the young man was awarded the Order of the Estonian Yachting Club.
How and when did you get to ice sailing?
I got to ice sailing through summer sailing. As Estonia has a long and cold winter, when the water bodies are frozen, ice sailing is a logical extension for a young sailor to be able to train in winter. I started ice sailing at the age of 11, in 2011. From this year on, ice sailing has become my main area, and summer sailing is a bit overlooked. Continue reading.
Results of the EPIC Agreement Ballot
Members of IDNIYRA in North America and Europe recently received postal ballot concerning approval of the EPIC and Regatta Management Agreements, and deletion of the current Specifications Management System (SMS), because the EPIC and Regatta management Agreements would replace the SMS. Ballots closed on Novembers 29th and on November 30th the Executive Secretaries in North America and Europe organized the counting of ballots.
One hundred and fourteen ballots were received (51 in Europe and 63 in North America), of which 112 supported adoption of the EPIC and Regatta Management Agreements and deletion of the current Specifications Management System. Consequently, the EPIC and Regatta management Agreements are now in force and will be published in the upcoming IDNIYRA Yearbook. Adoption of the EPIC and Regatta Management Agreements also means that all future ballots of IDNIYRA members will be conducted electronically.
Warren Nethercote, Commodore IDNIYRA
Attila Pataki, Commodore IDNIYRA EU
Just announced on iceboating.net:
The 2019 Western Challenge is Postponed.
We will try again on December 13-15, 2019, at a location to be determined.
At Least You’ll Look Fast.
But you MUST register by DECEMBER 23rd!
CLICK TO REGISTER FOR THE 2020 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Register by December 23rd for the North American Championship and you’re guaranteed a customized thermal vest in the size you really need. Miss the 23rd and you’ll have to choose from the extras we have left with no sail number. Since it’s a bummer to not receive your correct size, see below so you can specify when you register. Hey, here’s an idea! How about doing it right now?
See the graphic above. Download in pdf.
Women’s sizes are available through XL. Men’s sizes are available through 3X. Finished measurements are in Inches
Chest: Full chest, measured 1″ under the arms. Body Length: Measured from center of the back neck seam straight down to back bottom hem.BODY
S 44 27-3/4
M 47 28-1/4
L 50 28-3/4
XL 53 29-1/4
2XL 56 29-3/4
3XL 60 30-1/4
Finished measurements are in inches.
Chest: Full chest, measured 1″ under the arms.
Body Length: Measured from center of the back neck seam straight down to back bottom hem.
CHEST BODY LENGTH
S 38 1/2 26
M 40 1/2 26 1/2
L 43 1/2 27 1/4
XL 46 1/2 28
2XL 50 1/2 28 3/4
3XL 54 1/2 29 1/4