2019 DN Gold Cup & North American Championship
Hosted by the Central Lakes Region
The 2019 Gold Cup had 5 women competitors and 3 received women’s trophies. Renee Fields, an experienced land sailor who sailed and raced an iceboat for the first time, placed 27th in the Bronze fleet. The top ranked North American woman, Julie Richards, finished 25th in the Silver fleet. Germany’s Anja Fiedler finished 9th in the Gold fleet.
We had previously published that Anja was the first female to finish in the top ten of a World Championship but let the record show that Lake Geneva’s Jane Pegel US805 accomplished that feat at the first World Championship sailed in 1973 on Gull Lake in Michigan. Jane placed 8th in the Gold fleet at that inaugural Worlds.
You can read about Jane Pegel’s remarkable career as a top ice sailor back when there were even fewer women competing at championships in the December 2016 DN class Newsletter, Runner Tracks.
Jane sends along the following note:
Susie and I are pleased to congratulate the women who competed in the Gold Cup and wish them well in the North Americans. But here is a correction to your report:In Susie’s scrap book she has come across an article about the first Gold Cup at Gull Lake in 1973. Jane placed 8th in the Gold fleet. Susie placed 16th in the Gold fleet.
A couple of announcements this morning from Lake Wawasee, Indiana.
You can check for provisional results during the regatta at the link above. The first mini-qualifier race begins at 11 AM ET today, 21 February.
NORTH AMERICAN ANNUAL MEETING:
The IDNIYRA North American Annual Meeting is scheduled for Thursday 21 February.
Location: Regatta Headquarters, Oakwood Resort
Bronze Mini Qualifier
|1||US 2360||JOHNS PETE||44|
|8||US 5498||GORDON RICHARD||42|
|10||US 65||GRAY *ROBERT||43|
|12||US467||RIAN MICHAEL (SR)||NA|
|24||US 5350||TRUESDELL PETER||41|
|37||KC 5457||DUNCAN COLIN||52|
Silver Mini Qualifier
|2||US 5451||ALLEN ANDY||32|
|23||KC2766||VAN ROSSEM PETER||25|
|25||KC 4360||BABY *ANDRÉ||33|
|26||US 637||MEADE JOSEPH||37|
|36||US 5633||JOHANSON PETER||35|
|39||US 5358||FROST DAVID||28|
Gold Fleet Start
|3||US 4975||EVANS ROBBIE||5|
|18||US 4487||ATKINS CHAD||6|
|19||US 5432||BLOOM MIKE||19|
|25||US 5166||BERGER CHRIS||7|
WEST TO WAWASEE!
Oakwood Resort (use parking lot and carry over the sidewalk)
Wawasee Yacht Club – space for 25 trailers
Wawasee Wetlands Conservaton Area
Regatta Headquarters: Oakwood Resort
702 E Lake View Rd, Syracuse, IN 46567
$79 Iceboaters Rate
Schedule of Events
Wednesday 20 Feb: Registration Regatta Headquarters: 7 PM – 9 PM ET
Thursday, 21 February; 9 AM Skippers Meeting TBA
We still have venues in play for the 2019 North American Championship. They are being sailed while I type this. The Governing Committee is reconvening at noon ET to hear reports and will make an announcement shortly thereafter.
Next Update: 12:30 PM ET
Gold Fleet: Michal Burczynski P114
Silver Fleet: Dave Clapp US5116
Bronze Fleet: Chad Coberly US1301
Congratulations to all sailors who competed in the 2019 IDNIYRA Gold Cup. There are so many dramatic stories to note from this regatta. Memorable moments include German sailor Anja Fielder’s G390 9th place finish in Gold which accomplished a couple of firsts – the first time a woman competitor has finished in the top 10 and the first time a husband and wife have both finished in top ten. Congratulations Anja Fiedler and Holger Petzke G890 for your 9th and 4th place finishes in the Gold fleet.
There were 9 Polish sailors who flew to Chicago last week ready to compete for the Gold Cup but there were 9 Polish boats stuck at Charles de Gaulle Airport without hope of getting to the regatta. The North American IDNIYRA community banded together and found boats for the Polish sailors. In fact, the winning boat was loaned to Michal Burczynski by Western Region Commodore Daniel Hearn of Madison, Wisconsin. Michal’s tribute to Daniel, cut and pasted with rough translation, is posted below.
“The Two World Champions”
Daniel Hearn! To dzięki temu przyjacielowi miałem szanse wystartować w tegorocznych Mistrzostwach Świata! Sprzęt nie doleciał na regaty wiec musiałem sobie jakoś poradzić. Warto podkreślić ,ze kolega oddał swój pierwszoligowy zestaw,a sam postanowił wystartować na zapasowym. Słowa uznania dla tego faceta za wielkie serce i 100 % fair play! W tym roku mamy dwóch mistrzów swiata: to Daniel Hearn i Ja;)
Daniel Hearn, thanks to him I had the chance to compete in the Gold Cup 2019! Our equipment did not arrive for regatta. Daniel was supported me with all his best equipment and he took his practice boat. There are no words to express the amount of appreciation I have for this guy. He has a great heart and 100% honest game! This year we have 2 world champions: Daniel and Me! Thank You!
Daniel Hearn! It’s thanks to this friend I had the chance to launch in the year The equipment didn’t make it to the regatta so I had to deal It is worth highlighting that a colleague gave his-Set and himself decided to launch on backup. Words of appreciation for this guy for a big heart and 100 % fair play! This year we have two world champions: it’s Daniel Hearn and I 😉
We have two sites identified for the 2019 North American regatta. There is a weather system moving through the current site at Indian Lake, Ohio and the other potential site, Lake Wawasee, Indiana. Snow and mixed precipitation is forecasted to move through tonight into tomorrow morning. We will assess Indian Lake and Lake Wawasee in the morning to learn if we can either stay here or move to Indiana, a less than 3 hour drive west from Lima, OH.
We have arranged late check out at Regatta Headquarters in Lima, OH for 1 PM on Wednesday 20 February if necessary.
NEXT UPDATE: Wednesday, 20 February 11 AM ET
1. Indian Lake, Ohio Primary Site (Gold Cup site)
Annual meeting at 1 PM ET at Regatta HQ, McKinley room
North American Registration at 5 PM ET
2. Lake Wawasee, Indiana Primary Site
Check out of Regatta Headquarters in Lima, OH
North American Registration TBA Wednesday night
Annual Meeting TBA
3. Nuclear Option (no site announced)
Annual Meeting 1 PM ET Wednesday, 20 Feb at Regatta Headquarters, Lima, OH
The 2019 IDNIYRA Gold Cup World Championship is called complete. The Wind Gods were not with us today. Congratulations to Michal Burczynski P114 for winning his third world championship. Prize giving is scheduled for 6 PM ET tonight 19 February at Regatta Headquarters.