Red Gear Racing Speed Symposium at the 2023 DN World Championship
The 2023 DN World Championship was held in Madison, WI on Lake Kegonsa. After racing on day 2, sailors gathered at the office of Daniel Hearn to learn from the best.
We had a Q&A session with four of the best ice sailors in the world: Tomek Zakrzewski, James “T” Thieler, Tomas Lindgren, and Oskar Svensson.
Thank you to the panelists for sharing your wisdom, to Daniel Hearn for letting us use your office, and to Red Gear Racing for sponsoring this Speed Symposium!
2023 DN World Championship Debrief with Matt Struble
Matt Struble US183 won this year’s World and North American Championships on Lake Kegonsa in Madison, WI (USA). In this video, Samuel Bartel US1011 talks with Matt about how he won the world championship. They discuss regatta preparation, equipment, strategy, and much more!
Photos in this video are from Cathy Firmbach and Mike Roemer.
Cathy Firmbach 2023 DN World Championship Photos Available
Via 2023 DN Worlds & North American Event Photographer Cathy Firmbach:
Thanks for your patience! My online store is now open with a gallery for the 2023 DN World Championship. The first set of images are uploaded and they will continue to be uploaded over the next few days. The North American Championship images will follow in a new gallery.
Each image has the sail number(s) as a keyword (ie, us46 ) to make searching for your boat easy. You will find the search bar in the top right corner.
THANKS very much for your support! Without it, I would not be able to continue to be out there with you.
Hope to see you on the ice soon! See the gallery here.
Harken’s Postcard from the Worlds on YouTube
The media team at Harken has released a fantastic video about the people who make up the DN ice sailing community and their experiences at the 2023 World Championship. It’s received the highest number of social media shares I’ve ever seen for this sport. The Harken folks have uploaded it to their YouTube Channel. For those of you not on Facebook, it’s your turn to watch it now! Link
Matt Struble Wins 2023 DN North American Championship
2023 DN NA RESULTS
Matt Struble has been unstoppable this week after his 2023 Worlds win. He took top honors at the 2023 DN North American Championship on Lake Kegonsa in Madison, Wisconsin, on January 27, 2023. It’s his fifth North American Championship. Congratulations to long-time Minnesota DNer Tom Meyer on his Silver fleet win.
Congratulations to all those competitors who hung tough and waited for PRO Pat Heppert to find the right window to complete the regatta on Friday with a race in Gold and Silver. Paul Goodwin US46 said the heavy air, blowing, snowy conditions reminded him of the classic iceboat documentary, Black Ice. Spectators and the Race Committee witnessed some of the most exciting races of the week on Friday. There will be many stories told about that day.
There are many people that need to be acknowledged for their part in bringing the Worlds and North Americans across the finish line. We’ll get to the heartfelt thankyous in a separate post.
Cathy Firmbach Photo Gallery
Harken’s Postcard From the Worlds
The media team at Harken has released a fantastic video about the people who make up the DN ice sailing community and their experiences at the 2023 World Championship. It’s only on Facebook for now but I would expect it to be available on other channels soon. See it here.
2023 DN North American Championship Day 2 Update
2023 DN North American Results
Thursday, January 26 was a plate runner day, the first day of sailing for the 2023 DN North American championship. Lake Kegonsa in Madison, WI. The lake was scouted and sailed early in the morning and competitors were surprised to find it easily sailable despite the additional snow. Two races in both Gold and Silver fleets were completed. The day ended with decreasing wind and a sticky, slower track. The gold fleet starts first in the rotation today at 10 AM. Results will be posted at the end of racing because our tabulator is on the ice with us again. Follow on Facebook for live updates.
Cathy Firmbach Photo Gallery
2023 Agenda for the Annual Governing Meeting
2023 DN North American Championship Update
Due to snow and low visibility, the first race DN North American Championship on Lake Kegonsa has been postponed until Thursday, January 26, 2023.
Skippers meeting at 9 AM
Bronze qualifier at 10 AM.
Annual IDNIYRA governing meeting tonight at 7 PM at the Clarion Hotel.
2023 DN North American Championship Day 1 Line Ups
Starting Line up for 2023 DN North American Championship
Schedule for Wednesday, January 25, 2023
North American Championship
9 AM Skipper’s Meeting at Springer’s Launch
10 AM First race, Bronze Qualifier
7 PM Annual IDNIYRA Governing Meeting at the Clarion Hotel
DAY 1 NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP STARTING LINE UP