2021 US NATIONALS

January 23 - 30, 2021

2021 US Nationals

The US Nationals is a non-ranking regatta scheduled in place of the 2021 Gold Cup World Championship, cancelled because of the pandemic.
Sailors and Race Committee must observe social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines.

 

Results

 

 

OFFICIAL INFORMATION

2021 U.S. Nationals Called ON for Black Lake in Michigan

The sign we’ve been waiting for.   Photo: Catherine Firmbach

U.S. Nationals Information Page
The 2021 U.S. Nationals has been called on for Black Lake in northern Michigan. Online registration ends on Monday, January 25 at 7 PM ET. First day of racing is on Tuesday, January 26. See Schedule of Events below.

WHAT TO KNOW:

  • Online registration is mandatory. Register and pay online at this link.
  • Proof of Insurance: Please either upload when you register or email to debwhitehorse@gmail.com
  • Text Notifications: Competitors will receive updates via text messaging. There’s no need to download any app. Please plan ahead and bring your phone to the race course. A spare recharging battery can also be helpful and perhaps your reading glasses.
    After each race is scored, a photo of the line up sheet for the next race will be sent out via text messaging to discourage congregating around the competitors and Race Committee. The line up sheet will be posted but competitors must observe social distancing. Please do not crowd around the line up sheet and Race Committee.
  • If you have registered and paid for the regatta and are NOT coming, please let us know so that you won’t be added to the draws. We are assuming that you are attending if you we don’t hear from you.

ICE REPORT:
Link to ice report video.
Via Vice Commodore Jody Kjoller:

January 23, 2021: No wind today so we ran and pushed for miles. A working seam cuts the lake in about half. We went left out of the launch. 2 took one shore line, 2 took the other. Tons of room to sail. Small areas of stiff snow but not hard to push thru and separated by almost a mile for the most part. Surface is about 1/2 – 3/4 very textured snow ice that is very easy to cut through to a pretty decent hard surface. Barely a dusting of snow. Easily raced in 6+ mph wind. Overall I’d rate it a 6 (or a Maumee Bay 9).

 

 

 

 

LAUNCH:
Launch #1
UPDATE 25 January: There is a better launch for those with big trailers at Onaway State Park.

Launch #2
Eisen Trail, Grant Township, MI
Plus code: FPQP+66 Black Lake Bluffs, Michigan
Use caution when accessing the launch. It’s a very narrow, icy, and curvy road. Use extreme caution. Light single axle trailers can be rolled on but please spread out.

LODGING:
1. Best Western River Terrace
847 S Main Street
Cheboygan, Michigan 49721
1(800) 780-7234
(231) 627-5688
$85 double queen
$72 king

2. Waterway Inn
6100 M68
Indian River, MI 49749
231-238-9370

3. Northwoods Lodge
390 S. STRAITS HWY.
INDIAN RIVER, MI 49749
231.238.7729

4. Star Gate
4646 S. STRAITS HWY.,
INDIAN RIVER, MICHIGAN 49749

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Monday, January 25 7 PM: Registration Closes. No exceptions.
Tuesday, January 26
9 AM: Skippers Meeting in the pits
10 AM: First mini-qualifier
Following needed days: Races start at 9 AM
Awards follow immediately after the final race is completed and results are tabulated

2021 U.S. Nationals Update #4

Photo: Robert Jaeger

IMPORTANT U.S. NATIONALS SCHEDULE CHANGE:

The first day of racing for the U.S. Nationals has been moved to Tuesday, January 26, 2021. The primary site is Black Lake in northern Michigan. Ice reports from Black Lake are very encouraging. High winds prevented sailing on Black lake today, and it will be sailed by ranked sailors on Saturday. We are hoping to make the final confirmation on Saturday by 7 PM ET. 

If you plan to attend the regatta, please either register or email us debwhitehorse@gmail.com to help plan with logistics. 

Next update on Saturday, January 23, by 7 PM ET.

 

2021 U.S. Nationals Update #3

Photo: Catherine Firmbach

U.S. Nationals Information Page
IMPORTANT U.S. NATIONALS SCHEDULE CHANGE:
To give more time for scouting and get a clearer picture of the forecasted weekend weather event, the first day of U.S. Nationals racing has been moved to Monday, January 25, 2021. Registration will close on Sunday evening, January 24, 2021, at 7 PM.

Our ice scouts in Michigan and Wisconsin have been busy driving to lakes, checking conditions, and sailing when possible. Many thanks to our dedicated class members who spend a lot of time finding a suitable regatta site.

We will update you on Friday, January 22, 2021, by 8 PM ET.

2021 U.S. Nationals Update #2

Photo: gretchendorian.com

U.S. Nationals Information Page
IDNIYRA ice scouts in the Central and Western regions continue the hunt for a U.S. Nationals regatta site. There’s a weather system forecasted to move through southern Wisconsin that could bring snow to the Madison area over the weekend and bears watching. Potential regatta sites include northern Michigan, Lake Mendota in Madison, WI, and Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin. We will update you on Friday, January 22, 2021, by 8 PM ET. The racing schedule has not changed with this postponement of site selection.

 

2021 U.S. Nationals Update #1

Photo: Copyright Catherine Firmbach

U.S. Nationals Information Page
The Governing and Race Committees had a conference call tonight about the 2021 Nationals. Potential regatta sites include northern Michigan, Lake Mendota in Madison, WI, and Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin. A site location announcement will be posted by 9 PM ET Wednesday evening, January 20, 2021.

Important Dates:

  • January 20: Site location announced
  • January 21: Site location final confirmation
  • January 23: Registration closes 7 PM local time
  • January 24: Skippers Meeting 9 AM
    First mini-qualifier 10 AM
  • Following needed days: Races start at 9 AM
  • Awards follow immediately after the final race is completed and results are tabulated

2021 U.S. Nationals Notice of Race

DNs line up on Lake Charlevoix in Michigan in 2018     Photo: upnorthimaging.com

2021 U.S. Nationals Regatta
January 23 – 30, 2021
Location: TBA on January 20, 2021
US NATIONALS INFORMATION PAGE
Register & Pay for 2021 U.S. Nationals

IDNIYRA Vice-Commodore Jody Kjoller invites U.S. DN sailors to the 2021 U.S. Nationals. The US Nationals is a non-ranking regatta scheduled in place of the 2021 Gold Cup World Championship, cancelled because of the pandemic. A Nationals information page has been created for Race Documents, Schedule of Events, and Registration information. The latest information will be posted on the home page of idniyra.org in addition to the Nationals Information page.
Sailors and Race Committee must observe social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines. Online registration and payment is mandatory. 

2021 U.S. NATIONALS NOTICE OF RACE

NOTICE OF RACE
International DN Ice Yacht Racing Association
U.S. Nationals January 23-30, 2021
Hosted by V.C. Jody Kjoller

RULES
● All races will be governed by the Racing Rules of the National Iceboat Authority, the Bylaws of the IDNIYRA, Established Procedures of Iceboat Competition, the Regatta Management Agreement, the Notice of Race, including any amendments to the NOR,(except as any of these are altered by the sailing instructions) and the Sailing instructions.

RACE SYSTEM
● Races shall be sailed under the rules of the National Iceboat Authority and those of the IDNIYRA.
● The regatta is scheduled for 11 races per fleet with up to one throwout.
● Saturday will be used ONLY if the gold fleet does not have 3 races completed. This changes IDNIYRA bylaws, C) 2, b.
● The number of Fleets and fleet size will be determined after registration.

RACE COURSE
● All courses will be a WINDWARD / LEEWARD Inline course with Darling Marks.
● A diagram of the race course will be posted on the Official Notice Board and will be available online

ELIGIBILITY
● All DN class yachts meeting the requirements of the DN official specifications and whose skippers meet the requirements of the bylaws of the IDNIYRA as stated in sections IDNIYRA Regattas are eligible to enter and race in the championships.
● All participants shall provide proof of $300,000 personal liability at time of online registration.

SITE INFORMATION
● The primary site is in the United States
● Site and Headquarters information will be posted on the DN North America website located at: idniyra.org
REGISTRATION, DEADLINE, AND FEE
● Each skipper shall register on: idniyra.org. All registration and fees will be online only. Entry Fee shall be paid in U.S. Dollars.
● The entry fee is $75.
● No entry fee will be accepted after the close of registration (refer to schedule of events) When regatta location moves, prior to the first race, registration may be reopened.
● Sailing instructions and course diagram to be available to all competitors, online only, at time of final registration. Printed Sailing instructions and other regatta documents will not be provided by any race official.
● All skippers may be required to complete a Safety Test as part of registration.

REGATTA INFORMATION at: idniyra.org

2021 U.S. NATIONALS REGATTA

MEDIA INQUIRIES

For all media inquiries, please contact
Deb Whitehorse
secretary.idniyra@gmail.com
+1 608 347 3513

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

January 23-30, 2021
Hosted by IDNIYRA Vice Commodore Jody Kjoller
Important Dates:

  • Next update January 23 by 8 PM ET
  • January 25: Registration closes 7 PM local time
  • January 26: Skippers Meeting 9 AM
    First mini-qualifier 10 AM
  • Following needed days: Races start at 9 AM
  • Awards follow immediately after the final race is completed and results are tabulated

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