January 23 - 29, 2022

2022 US Nationals

The US Nationals is a non-ranking regatta scheduled in place of the 2022 North American Championship, cancelled because of the pandemic.

 

OFFICIAL INFORMATION

“Lake Senachwine hosts U.S National DN Ice Yacht races after last minute relocation”


The residents around the Lake Senachwine area gave the DN class a warm welcome everywhere, be it on the ice or in their restaurants. We appreciated your interest and making us feel at home on your lake. Here’s their local newspaper’s write up:

Lake Senachwine hosts U.S National DN Ice Yacht races after last minute relocation
Originally scheduled for Madison, Wisconsin; competition moves to Putnam on four days notice
By Jayce Eustice

Competitor Pete Johns of Decatur helped bring the organization’s attention to the lake where he spends some time in the winter.“This freeze’s early because it’s shallow, but it had a bunch of snow on it this year so I haven’t sailed it yet,” Johns said. “I had a guy drive up here on Sunday and it was perfect.” Read more.

US Nationals: Sherry Gold & Binder Silver

Peter Van Rossem, Inverary, Ontario, Canada and JR Francis of Petosky, Michigan in close competition at the DN US Nationals on Senachwine Lake, Putnam, IL. Photo by Gretchen Dorian.

Results
Gretchen Dorian Photo Gallery
The ice and wind converged in just the right quantities on the last day of the US Nationals on Lake Senachwine in Putnam, Illinois. Ron Sherry of Clinton Township, Michigan, found his gear and took three bullets, again showing why he is a five-time world champion, 14-time North American champion, and three-time European DN champion. The Gold fleet competition was tough, and everyone took notice of the Canadians as their training efforts paid off, with 3 of them in the top ten. Karen Binder of Bristol, Rhode Island, lined up in the one-block five times and dominated the Silver fleet. Thanks to the Race Committee and competitors who hung tough and waited for the right venue to come in. Stay tuned for more updates and links to photo galleries.

U.S. Nationals: Day 1 PM Update

Matt Meyer at sunset. Photo: Sean R. Heavey

U.S Nationals Page Provisional Results

It was a wind waiting game today on Senachwine Lake in Putnam, IL. Two hours before sunset, the breeze started to fill in, and the Race Committee quickly set a course and lined up the mini-qualifier fleet. Winds were nine mph gusting to 11 mph. Michigan’s Julie Richards again showed her light air mastery and won the race.
Thursday, January 27 schedule: 
9 AM Skipper’s Meeting
10 AM Gold Fleet Race One

 

U.S. Nationals Update Tues Jan 25: Called ON for Senachawine, Putnam, IL

Photo: Sean R Heavey

The 2022 US Nationals is ON for Senachwine Lake in Putnam, IL. There are some hazards in the ice. We will do our best to mark what we find, but there may be some hazards not marked. The forecast for Wednesday January 26 is very cold and light wind in the morning. Skippers meeting will be at the launch area at 11 AM CT, with a start for the first mini qualifier at 1 PM. Registration is open and will close at 7 PM CT Tuesday January 25.

US NATIONALS PAGE

WHAT TO KNOW
Dates: Racing begins Wednesday, January 26, 2022.
Skipper’s meeting at 11 AM. CT
First Race at 1 PM CT
Location: Senachwine Lake, Putnam IL
5299 Lake Rd, Putnam, IL 61560
LAUNCH:
Narrow loading/unloading zone. Please be courteous, unload, and go park.

LODGING
AmericInn by Wyndham Princeton IL
2120 Claude Bailey Pkwy, Princeton, Illinois 61356
+1-815-872-5000

RE-CHECK IN
You will receive a text message today from IDNIYRA asking you to confirm your attendance. Please let us know by replying to the text. Starting positions for the mini-qualifier and the first Gold Fleet race scheduled for Wednesday, January 26, will be redrawn tonight, posted online, and shared through the texting program.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Skipper’s Meeting 11 AM CT at the launch
First Race (Mini-qualifier) at 1 PM CT

U.S. Nationals Monday, Jan 24 PM Update

Andy Allen US5451 2021 Silver Fleet Champion Photo Gretchen Dorian

The 2022 U.S. Nationals site location has been moved to Senachwine Lake near Putnam, IL. Senachwine in IL is good right now. Raceable with approximately 1″ of snow. Very low temps tonight into tomorrow may change the snow texture. It will be sailed again Tuesday morning with an update provided by 10AM Tuesday January 25. If the surface is sailable, registration and recheck-in will reopen at 10 AM and close at 7PM CT Tuesday January 25.
NEXT UPDATE: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 by 10 AM.

Next update is Tuesday, Jan 25 at 10 AM. Racing scheduled to begin on Weds Jan 26. Stand by for hotel and launch area info.

US NATIONALS PAGE

WHAT TO KNOW
Dates: Racing begins Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Skipper’s meeting at 9 AM.
Location: Senachwine Lake, Putnam IL
5299 Lake Rd, Putnam, IL 61560
LAUNCH:
Narrow loading/unloading zone. Please be courteous, unload, and go park.

LODGING
AmericInn by Wyndham Princeton IL
2120 Claude Bailey Pkwy, Princeton, Illinois 61356
+1-815-872-5000

REGISTRATION
If the surface is sailable, registration and recheck-in will reopen at 10 AM and close at 7PM CT Tuesday January 25. 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
We are planning on an on-time start on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Mini-qualifier at 10 AM.

U.S. Nationals Sunday, Jan 23 PM Update


Due to the unexpectedly high volume of snow received on Monona, we are currently looking at two other locations. Lake Senachwine near Peru, IL the other Green Lake, WI. An update will be provided by noon CT on Monday, Jan 24.

With very cold temperatures across the region, the earliest the US Nationals will start will be Wednesday, Jan 26, with registration closing at 7 PM local time on Tuesday, Jan 25. Next update is Monday, Jan 24 by noon CT.

2022 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 – 29, 2022
Hosted by the Central Region
Central Region Rear Commodore Rob Holman US3705

Important Dates:

  • January 4, 2022: Regatta sweatshirt deadline.  Only those who register by January 4, 2022 will receive a regatta sweatshirt.
  • January 14, 2022, 7 PM ET: Early registration deadline for early entry fee. Registration is online only.
  • January 15 – 22, 2022: LATE REGISTRATION – Online only until 7 PM local time. Late registration fee applies.
  • January 20, 2022, 8PM CST: Primary site info to be posted on IDNIYRA website.
  • January 23, 2022: 9 AM Skippers meeting
  • January 23, 2022 first race at time stated in sailing instructions.
  • January 29, 2022 racing can be concluded if regatta complete, PRIZES shall be awarded after the regatta is completed.

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