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

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

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


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.