The Lake City, MN folks took advantage of the opportunity to photograph the coolest sailing around at the 2019 Western Region championship on Lake Pepin. Above is a slide show from Tom Chamberlain.
Take a look below for more beautiful shots and video from Manda Baldwin.
Here’s another video to bookmark for those times when you want to show someone what DN racing is all about featuring former Commodore of the IDNIYRA Kent Baker US5219 and current Vice Commodore Dave Elsmo US5486. Thank you to Jim McDonagh US5214 for creating this video.
One of the fine folks from Lake City, MN passed this along. Sunday sunrise over the DN forest on Lake Pepin. Photo: Manda Hart Baldwin
The Western Region regatta was concluded on Sunday in much colder and faster conditions compared to Saturday’s Miami-beach like weather. Ron Sherry (Michigan) and John Dennis (Minnesota) each scored 13 points in the Gold fleet. The tiebreak went to Ron Sherry. Matt Schmidt (Wisconsin) won the Silver fleet. Grand Master winner was Bruce Williams(Michigan), Master was Jim Grogan (Michigan), and University of Wisconsin sailing team member Soren Hughes won the junior division. Congratulations to all who competed in this event and to Western Region Commodore Daniel Hearn for his efforts to make this regatta happen. Final results are here.
A quick update from today. If conditions were like this every day, iceboating would be the most popular sport in the world. The weather and setting could not have been more beautiful. The bright sun kept us warm as we waited for the wind to make an appearance. The predicted westerly filled in and the flag dropped for the first race at 1;16 PM.
The Silver fleet will start Sunday’s rotation. The flag drops at 10 AM for the final day of the 2019 Western Region Championship. Results here
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