2023 DN ICE SAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA

January 21 - 28, 2023, North America

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2023 DN World & North American Championship

Hosted by the Western Lakes Region, USA

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DN World Championship: Day 2 Report

PRO Pat Heppert waves the checkers for Gold fleet race 4 winner, Matt Struble. Photo: Michael Jones

WORLDS RESULTS
The breeze came up, and the surface was fine for Monday, January 24, 2023, day two of the DN World Championship. There were four more races in Gold and three more in the Silver and Bronze fleets. In the last race for the Gold, the wind increased and made for an exciting end of the day. The Silver fleet starts the rotation this morning at 10 AM on the third day of the 2023 DN World Championship on Lake Kegonsa in Madison, WI.

Schedule for Tuesday, January 24, 203: First race 10 AM, Silver fleet

 

2023 DN World Championship: Opening Ceremony

Western Region Commodore Chris Berger, Hal Bowman, and Pete Johns

Practice Day and Opening Ceremonies
The slush on Lake Kegonsa finally hardened up, and competitors took advantage of a practice day on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The surface was rougher than earlier in the week but sailable. The Toledo Ice Yacht sailors rated it as a “Point Place 8” (the Point Place grading scale is weighted heavily towards the positive.)

Over 100 competitors and area iceboaters attended the opening ceremony in downtown Madison. Hal Bowman US1277 and Pete Johns US2360, who sailed at the first World Championship in Gull Lake in 1973, represented the United States during the opening ceremony.

A half-inch of snow fell overnight. NOAA is forecasting light winds. Skipper’s meeting at 9 AM followed by the first qualifier at 10 AM.

We are pleased to have Cathy Firmbach as our official event photographer. (Ann Suslova was unable to attend.) Cathy is a DN sailor and an experienced DN regatta photographer. She’ll provide daily photos and will have pictures available for purchase.

 

 

2023 Worlds & North Americans Registration & Ceremony

Photo: Joe Stanton

2023 IDNIYRA WORLD & NA REGISTRATION & OPENING CEREMONY INFORMATION

You are cordially invited to join us for the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, January 21, 2023. The event begins at 8 PM CT and will take place at Daniel Hearn’s office at 1352 E. Wilson St. There will be an open bar and a charcuterie board worthy of a world championship. Please plan on joining in the fun.

What To Know
2023 DN World & North American Championship Registration & Opening Ceremony
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Location: 1352 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI
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PARKING MAP

Registration: 6 – 8 PM PICK UP YOUR STICKERS
Please visit the registration table on the mezzanine where you will pick up your World Championship stickers and regatta give-away.
YOU MUST ATTEND TO PICK UP YOUR STICKERS.

Opening Ceremony: 8 PM
Beverages and a charcuterie board worthy of a world championship.

2023 Worlds & NA: Called ON for Lake Kegonsa, Madison, WI

Go Time

2023 Worlds & NA Home Page
The 2023 IDNIYRA World and North American Championship is called for Lake Kegonsa in Madison, WI. The first scheduled qualifier race is Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 10 AM CT.

NO SAILING IS ALLOWED ON KEGONSA ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2023.
PRACTICE SAILING ON FRIDAY ON KEGONSA IS PROHIBITED.

AGAIN, DO NOT SAIL ON KEGONSA ON FRIDAY.

LAUNCHES: DO NOT DRIVE ON THE ICE!!!!!
1. Springer’s On The Lake
Map
3097 Sunnyside St, Stoughton, WI 53589
Walk your boat on the lake.
Let’s be good guests at Springers and leave a positive impression of ice sailors. Observe these 3 rules:
1. DO NOT PULL YOUR YOUR TRAILERS ON TO THE LAWN!!!!
2. PARK YOUR VEHICLES  ACROSS THE STREET IN THEIR PARKING LOT.
3. LEAVE THE PARKING SPACES IN FRONT OF SPRINGERS FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS!

2. Town of Pleasant Springs Boat Launch DO NOT DRIVE ON THE ICE!!!!!
Very limited parking
2267 Williams Point Dr, Stoughton, WI 53589
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Pleasant Springs for trailers that sailors would like towed to Springers. We will not start shuttling trailers until Saturday, January 21, 2023 when the ice has had more time to harden up.

3. Amundson Landing DO NOT DRIVE ON THE ICE!!!!!
Amundsen for those who want to try to try to put their own trailers on.
1928-2264 Quam Dr, Stoughton, WI 53589
Map

LODGING INFORMATION:
BOOKING LINK
You can call the hotel or just use the booking link and reserve their rooms at your special rate online.
Clarion Suites at The Alliant Energy Center
2110 Rimrock Road
Madison, WI 53713
Map
(608) 284-1234
Rooms starting at $99 night
Ask for the DN ICEBOAT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS rate

Alternate Hotels
Tru by Hilton Stoughton
2500 Jackson St
Stoughton, Wisconsin, 53589, USA
1 608-205-2566
Website

AmericInn
101 W Broadway, Monona, Wisconsin 53716-3901
1-608-467-4791
Website

Country Inn & Suites
400 River Pl, Madison, WI 53716
16084670962
Website

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

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DN SPEED SYMPOSIUM SPONSOR

Date: Monday, January 23
Location: TBA
The Red Gear Racing Speed Symposium is your chance to learn from a panel of ice sailing champions. They are the best of the best. The cream of the crop. The all-stars of ice yacht racing. Do you have a burning question that needs to be answered? Great. Bring your questions, curiosities, and good vibes.

Important Dates

  • Saturday, January 21, 2021, Check In Registration 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm local time: Location 1352 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI
    Opening ceremonies at 8 PM
  • Sunday, January 22, 2023 first World Gold Cup race at time stated in sailing instructions.
  • Monday, January 23, 2023 Red Gear Racing Speed Symposium – Your chance to learn from a panel of ice sailing champions.
    Location 1352 E. Wilson Street, Madison, WI
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2023: IDNIYRA Annual Governing Meeting.
    Time: 7 PM – 9 PM
    Location: Clarion Hotel Conference Room
  • PRIZES to be awarded after the Completion of World Gold Cup. Raffle and auction will be held in conjunction with awards ceremony.
  •  January 23, 2023, earliest possible North American Championship Registration: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm local time. Location and updated date, time and place to be listed on the IDNIYRA website.
  • January 24, 2023 earliest possible race in North American Championship, at time stated in sailing
    instructions.
  • Saturday, January 28, 2023 racing is concluded. PRIZES shall be awarded after the regatta is completed.

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