2024 DN ICE SAILING NORTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP REGATTA

February 25 - March 2, 2024 in North America
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2024 DN North American Championship
February 25 – March 2, 2024

Hosted by the Eastern Lakes Region, USA

 

2024 DN North American Championship Information

Photo: Catherine Firmbach

The 2024 DN North American Championship regatta is called on for Waconia Lake in Waconia, Minnesota.
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DN North American Championship
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Dates: February 25 – March 2, 2024
Location: Lake Waconia, Waconia MN
Launch: Lake Waconia Regional Park
8170 Paradise Ln, Waconia, MN 55387
ATTENTION: DO NOT DRIVE ON THE ICE. THERE WILL BE AN ATV TO TAKE YOUR TRAILER ON THE ICE.

Lodging:
Regatta Headquarters:
AmeriVu Inn and Suites
952-442-8787
550 Cherry Dr, Waconia, MN 55387
Room rate: $90.99 plus tax and fees
Room type: Either King or 2 Queens
Cancellation Policy: Same day by no later than 11am.
Tell them you are with the DN Iceboat Regatta to get the discount

AmericInn by Wyndham Chanhassen, MN
612-293-6930

Country Inn & Suites Chanhassen, MN
952-937-2424

Super 8 by Wyndham Chaska, MN
1-952-448-7030

Register: Click here to register online.

Schedule of Events:

Sunday, February 25, 2024
Online Registration and Check In closes at 8 PM CT at Regatta Headquarters, AmeriVu Inn and Suites
Check-in is a must! If you’ve registered, paid, and submitted insurance but can’t make the 8 PM check-in deadline, call Ann Foeller at 1-419-705-0959 or Deb Whitehorse at 1-608-347-2513 by 8 PM on Sunday, February 25. Speak to either Ann or Deb to ensure your stickers are ready for collection in the morning.

Monday, February 26, 2024
9 AM Skipper’s Meeting
10 AM First Qualifying Race

Race Documents
Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Official Notice Board

2024 DN North American Championship Called ON for Waconia, MN


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We are pleased to announce the primary site for the upcoming DN North American Championship ahead of schedule.

The primary site for the championship will be Lake Waconia in Waconia, MN, and we will continue to scout ice in Minnesota for backup sites.

We want to thank Eastern Lakes Commodore James “T” Thieler and dedicated ice checkers Bill Bucholz, Jeff Roseberry and Paul Chamberland on the East Coast for their efforts. While the championship was originally slated to take place in the east, the unpredictable weather conditions and a lack of big ice have led us to select a location in Minnesota.

We want to thank Minnesota sailors Mike Bloom and Sam Bartel for their extensive windshield time and ice scouting over the last few days.

Consider arriving early to compete in the oldest ice yacht regatta in North America, the Northwest, a 3-day regatta. Where else can you sail a regatta for $16 and see Skeeters and Stern-Steerers? Registration will open tomorrow,  Information here.

Stay tuned for further updates and detailed information about lodging, launch, etc.

See you on the ice!

WHAT TO KNOW
2024 DN North American Championship Event page
Dates: Feb 25 – March 2
Primary Site: Lake Waconia, Waconia, MN
Launch: TBA
Lodging: TBA
Schedule: 

  • Sunday, February 25, 2024, Check-in 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm local time: Location to be listed on the IDNIYRA website.
  • Monday, February 26, 2024 first race at time stated in sailing instructions.
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024, racing is concluded.

IDNIYRA BY LAWS
Racing Rules

C) b) When not held in conjunction with the Gold Cup, the North American Championship regatta is held during a specific week, beginning on a Monday and ending on Friday, with Saturday as a reserve day. If 3 races in all fleets have not been completed by sundown on Friday, racing shall be continued until sundown on Saturday. 

Thinking About Registering Last Minute for the North Americans?


Deadline Alert: Waiting Until the Last Minute to Register for the DN North American Championship? Here’s what you need to know:

Registration for the 2024 DN North American Championship event closes on Sunday, February 25, 2024, at 8 PM Local Time. Don’t wait until the last minute – secure your spot now!

Registration Details:

Insurance Submission:

  • Send your insurance proof to proofdn@gmail.com This step is essential for your eligibility to compete.

Check-In Information:

  • Check-in is a must! If you’ve registered, paid, and submitted insurance but can’t make the 8 PM check-in deadline, call Ann Foeller at 1-419-705-0959 or Deb Whitehorse at 1-608-347-2513 by 8 PM on Sunday, February 25. Speak to either Ann or Deb to ensure your stickers are ready for collection in the morning.

Spread the word and ensure all participants are aware of these crucial details. For any inquiries or assistance, feel free to contact us. secretary.idniyra@gmail.com

See you at the DN North American Championships.

Site Selection Update #1 for the 2024 North American Championship


Last night, the IDNIYRA Governing Group met to discuss the site selection for the 2024 North American Championship. A weather system is currently moving across the eastern part of the United States. Despite the usual challenges, we remain committed to finding the perfect location for the championship.

We are sending scouts to explore potential New England and Northern Minnesota sites and are monitoring conditions in Northern Michigan. On Tuesday, we have a conference call scheduled with a weather service to discuss the long-range forecast for the regatta. At present, we do not have a primary site secured. However, we are working hard to finalize our decision and plan to announce the chosen venue on Wednesday night, February 21, 2024.

Your assistance in this process is invaluable. If you have any information regarding potential regatta ice, please do not hesitate to contact your regional commodore. Stay tuned for further updates as we navigate through this process together.

Regional Commodores
Host Region – Eastern  – James “T” Thieler t_thieler@yahoo.com
Canada – Colin Duncan – colinduncan439@gmail.com
Central Region – Peter Johanson – petejoh@med.umich.edu
Western Region – Chris Berger – berg820@yahoo.com

2024 DN Western Region Championship Called ON for Phelps, WI

Photo: Kevin Barta

WESTERN REGION CHAMPIONSHIP
REGISTER: Registration is Closed

DATES: January 6 – 7, 2024
LOCATION: North Twin Lake, Phelps Wisconsin
Launch: North Twin Lakes Landing Road, Phelps, WI. Roll trailers on please.


LODGING:
Best Western Derby Inn
US-45, Eagle River, WI 54521
+17154791600
$150 Double Queen beds Single Occupancy
$135 Double Queen beds Double Occupancy

Days Inn by Wyndham
844 N Railroad St North, Eagle River, WI 54521
+17154777025

Coady’s Point of View Resort
3932 Point of View Trail, Phelps, WI 54554
+17152044111
https://povresort.com/

SCHEDULE:

  • Friday: 5 PM CT online registration closes.
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM CT Skippers Meeting. 10:00 CT First start. If fleets are split, Silver Fleet will start first.
  • Sunday: 10:00 CT First start. Races can start as late as 3:00 PM CT, at the discretion of the Race Committee.
  • If you’d like to stay for the Senior Shuffle, please register on iceboat.org

NOTICE OF RACE
SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Via Western Region Commodore Chris Berger US5166

Bob Cummins and I sailed Twin Lake in Phelps, WI today. We found 6 – 7″ of ice everywhere we drilled. The lake is covered in light powdered snow. We had no trouble sailing on inserts in 6 – 8 knots of breeze. There were slight bumps on some areas of the lake but it wasn’t rough.

2024 North American Championship NOR & Registration

Photo: Catherine Firmbach

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2024 IDNIYRA North American Championship is now open and the Notice of Race has been posted.
Please see the 2024 North American Home Page for information on registration, important dates, registered competitors, and the online store front.
2024 North American Home Page
Registration page

WHAT TO KNOW:

2024 IDNIYRA North American Championship
Hosted by the Eastern Region
Dates: February 25 – March 2, 2024
Location: Best ice in Eastern Region or North America TBA
Buy your 2024 North Americans Gear here!

 

MEDIA INQUIRIES

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

DOCUMENTS

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Sunday, February 4, 2024: Registration Deadline for early entry fee.
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024, 9:00 pm, CST: Site info to be posted on IDNIYRA website.
  • Sunday, February 25, 2024, Registration 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm local time: Location to be listed on the IDNIYRA website.
  • Monday, February 26, 2024 first race at time stated in sailing instructions.
  • Saturday, March 2, 2024, racing is concluded.

IDNIYRA BY LAWS
Racing Rules

C) b) When not held in conjunction with the Gold Cup, the North American Championship regatta is held during a specific week, beginning on a Monday and ending on Friday, with Saturday as a reserve day. If 3 races in all fleets have not been completed by sundown on Friday, racing shall be continued until sundown on Saturday. 

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